Accelerated Secondary Credit Courses (Not eLearning)

Important Information About Summer School 2020

  • Due to the uncertainty surrounding the re-opening of schools this summer, Durham Continuing Education is currently experiencing limitations in the types and number of courses we can offer.
  • This summer, eLearning courses will be available and on-line registration at will open on May 1, 2020 at 12 pm (GMT + 5) for students to enroll in eLearning courses.
  • We are hopeful that expanded programming choices and other registration options can take place for the current 2020 summer session, pending direction from the province and public health authorities. However, Durham Continuing Education reserves the right to revise, limit or cancel programming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances.

Accelerated Credit Courses are for secondary students who wish to gain up to one credit in a subject they have not previously studied or who wish to upgrade a mark in a course that they have successfully completed.  Up to one credit will be granted upon successful completion of the course.

Bus Schedule
Please note:  Bussing is only available for students who live in North Durham.
Bus Schedule
Civics and Careers Program Information
Civics (CHV2O1) and Career Studies (GLC2O1) are separate courses and therefore require separate registrations. Students registered in Civics will complete a summative evaluation on Thursday July 16th, 2020.  Students registered in Careers will complete a summative evaluation on Wednesday July 29th, 2020.  Attendance is MANDATORY on these days – no changes or exceptions can be made.   Note: the bussing schedule on July 16th will not be altered to accommodate early dismissal. 
Course Dates and Times

Classes begin on Monday July 6, 2020 and end on Wednesday July 29, 2020.

8:30 am - 2:15 pm.

Civics and Careers courses may have different start dates – please check specific program information.

Course Guide
Course Guide
Course Information and Registration Instructions

Bus Schedule

Course cancellation information

Course descriptions

List of courses

Program information

Registration checklist

Registration instructions for current DDSB students

Registration instructions for non-DDSB students

Summer School Code of Conduct

It is the responsibility of students and their guidance counsellors to ensure that all prerequisites have been met before registering for an accelerated course.
Registration Deadline
Tuesday June 30, 2020.  Students may still register for courses after the deadline where space is available, but choices may be limited.
Summative Evaluations
Will be held on Tuesday July 28th and Wednesday July 29th, 2020.  Attendance is MANDATORY on these days – no changes or exceptions can be made.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm on Wednesday July 28th, 2020. (Alternate dates for Civics and Careers – please see teacher for details).
Summer School Locations
 Maxwell Heights SS
1100 Coldstream Dr. - Map
Oshawa, ON
L1K 0N1 
J. Clarke Richardson SS
1355 Harwood Ave. N. - Map
Ajax, ON
L1T 4G8  
Donald A. Wilson SS
681 Rossland Rd. W. - Map
Whitby, ON
L1P 1Y1 

Current DDSB students enrolled in an Accelerated course CANNOT take any other course in any other delivery model during the duration of the SUMMER program (i.e. Learn@Home, eLearning, Credit Recovery), without prior approval from their home school Principal.

​This program is not recommended for grade 8 students reaching ahead (exception – PPL1O credit recommended students) without prior approval of the home school Principal in consultation with the Principal of Durham Continuing Education.