Summer Meaningful Innovative Learning Experience (SMILE)

The elementary SMILE summer program provides students who have completed grade 6, 7 or 8 the opportunity to deepen and extend their skills in literacy and/or numeracy or to reach ahead and learn new skills to prepare for the next grade through our innovative SMILE program.

Bus Schedule

Buses will be available for the SMILE program except at G.L. Roberts CVI.  A bus schedule will be issued at the time of registration.

Ajax/Pickering bus schedule

Brock/Scugog/Uxbridge bus schedule

Brooklin/Whitby bus schedule

Oshawa bus schedule

Course Dates and Times

Classes begin on Wednesday July 2, 2019 and end on Friday July 26, 2019.

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Supervised lunch period - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Students will be required to stay on site during the lunch hour.

No food service is available on site.

Although it is recommended that students attend all classes, some absences can be accommodated.  Any planned absences should be discussed with the summer school site principal.

Please note that ALL students must bring a copy of their final report card and a signed registration form the first day of class.

Schedule of important dates

Course Guide
Course Guide
Course Information and Registration Forms

Ajax/Pickering bus schedule

Brock/Scugog/Uxbridge bus schedule

Brooklin/Whitby bus schedule

Oshawa bus schedule

Program information

Registration checklist

Registration form

Registration instructions for current DDSB students

Registration instructions for non-DDSB students

Summer School Code of Conduct

Program Information
The SMILE program will engage students in coding activities that incorporate problem solving, critical thinking, creativity,  collaboration, reasoning, spatial awareness, and sequencing.  Classes are taught by an OCT qualified teacher and supported by an educational tutor.  
Registration Deadline
Wed. June 26, 2019.  Students may still register for courses after the deadline where space is available, but choices may be limited.
Students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
To support the success of identified students who receive modifications or accommodations to their program during the school year, please ensure that you submit a copy of your child’s IEP to Continuing Education prior to the start of the program.  This will be forwarded to the summer school site/teacher.  If you have questions, please call Michele Reid, Head of Elective Programs – Durham Continuing Education – 905.436.3211.  Documents may be submitted at Durham Continuing Education, or by FAX 905.436.1780 or via email
Summer School Locations
G. L. Roberts CVI
399 Chaleur Ave - Map
Oshawa, ON
L1J 1G5  
Maxwell Heights SS 
1100 Coldstream Dr. - Map
Oshawa, ON
L1K 0N1 
Pickering HS 
180 Church St N. - Map
Ajax, ON
L1T 2W7 
Sinclair SS 
380 Taunton Rd. E. - Map
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K5