SMILE Program

Summer Meaningful Innovative Learning Experience is an in-person or online synchronous/real time program for students who have completed grade 6, 7, or 8 in the previous school year. The program teaches students science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Students will expand and build on the information learned in the previous school year. Students entering grade 9 will have an opportunity to prepare for the de-streamed curriculum. Full attendance is suggested to obtain the full benefit of the program.  Students are responsible for providing their own electronic equipment and a stable internet connection (see technology notes in the FAQ). 



July 4 – 27, 2023 (Monday to Friday)


SMILE (In-person): Sinclair Secondary School, 380 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby L1R 2K5

SMILE-e (Online): DDSB Google Classroom


8:30 AM – 2:00 PM (with two (2) 15-minute nutrition breaks) – early dismissal on final day

Still have Questions? see our FAQs


*Disclaimers:  Durham Continuing Education reserves the right to revise, limit, or cancel programming.  DCE is not responsible if a home school will not add a credit to the student transcript because it was taken without permission or without applicable pre-requisites. 


 Please check back often. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.