Summer School 2021

eLearning August courses started July 29th and end August 24th.

The Getting Ready for High School (GR4HS) program starts on August 23. Instructions on how to access GR4HS online classes will be sent via email on August 18. Please note that you may not be able to access your online class until the first day of classes on August 23.

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To withdraw prior to or during a summer school program, please complete the withdrawal request form.

With continued safety measures in effect at schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Durham Continuing Education summer programs will be offered through online learning this summer. Depending on the program, online learning will be either in synchronous/real-time or asynchronous/flex-time mode.

Synchronous/Real Time: Learning that happens in real time involving the use of text, video, or voice communication in a way that enables educators to instruct and connect with students in real time. Synchronous/Real-Time delivery supports students with an interactive and engaging way to learn.

Asynchronous/Flex Time: Learning that is not delivered in real time. Asynchronous/Flex Time learning is supported by a teacher in the D2L Brightspace platform and may involve students watching pre-recorded video lessons, completing assigned tasks, or contributing to online discussion boards.

The following programs are being offered at this time. Please check back often. Updates and additional information will be posted as they become available.

To register, please click the registration links found under the programs below.  

eLearning Courses (Asynchronous/Flex Time): Registration is Closed

eLearning courses are recommended for secondary school students who wish to earn a high school credit in a course they have not previously studied or wish to repeat in full. eLearning courses are supported by a teacher in the D2L Brightspace platform. Learning is in asynchronous/flex time mode, not in real time. Students should expect to spend 30 hours per week dedicated to regular eLearning courses (15 hours per week for Extended eLearning courses).

Three sessions are available:

Please read the eLearning Student Guide before registering. Registration is not open to elementary school students.

Credit Recovery (Synchronous/Real Time) - DDSB Students Only: Registration is Closed

Credit Recovery courses are available for DDSB students who, during the preceding two school years, have been unsuccessful in one or two courses. The student must take the same course grade and stream that was previously taken. A maximum of two credits can be recovered during the summer session. The expectation is that students are online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM, Monday to Friday.

Two semesters are available:

Please read the Credit Recovery Student Guide before registering. Registration is not open to elementary school students.

Gap Closing/Upgrading (Synchronous/Real Time) - DDSB Students Only: Registration is Closed

Gap Closing/Upgrading courses are available for DDSB students who, during the 2020-2021 school year, have been successful in one or two courses, but who feel they have instructional gaps in those courses that may impact their future studies. The student must take the same course grade and stream that was previously taken. Courses will not result in additional credits towards the overall credit count. Grade 9/10 course marks will replace the existing mark on the student transcript. Grade 11/12 course marks will show as a second attempt on the student transcript. The expectation is that students are online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM, Monday to Friday.

Two semesters are available:

Please read the Gap Closing/Upgrading Student Guide before registering. Registration is not open to elementary school students.

SMILE-e Program (Synchronous/Real Time) - Elementary: Registration is Closed

Summer Meaningful Innovative Learning Experience (SMILE-e) is an online synchronous/real time program for students who have completed Grade 6, 7, or 8 in the 2020-2021 school year. The program teaches students science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics and involves coding activities. Students will expand and build on the information learned in the previous school year. The expectation is that students are online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please read the SMILE-e Student Guide before registering. Program dates: July 5 - 28.

Registration Closed as of June 28, 12:00 PM

Getting Ready for High School (Synchronous/Real Time) - Elementary: Registration is Closed

The Getting Ready for High School (GR4HS) program is open to students entering Grade 9 at DDSB secondary schools in September. It provides a brief introduction to the Grade 9 English and mathematics curriculum, as well as study skills, time management, and provides steps to success. The program also allows students to become familiar with their new school and prepares them for the transition from elementary school to secondary school. When registering, students should select the school they will be attending in September. The expectation is that students are online during class time from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM during the following program dates:

  • August 23 to 26 (all schools on the regular school calendar)
  • August 23 to 25 (Henry Street High School, Brock High School, Maxwell Heights Secondary School)

Delivery mode will be online. Please read the GR4HS Student Guide before registering. Registration closes August 16 at 9:00 AM.

International and Indigenous Languages, Farsi (Synchronous/Real Time) - Elementary: Registration is Closed

The International and Indigenous Languages Elementary program is designed for elementary school age children currently enrolled in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the 2020-2021 school year. This program provides the opportunity for children to speak, listen, write and read in Farsi while exploring the associated culture and heritage.

This program is delivered online in synchronous/real-time mode. Students will need access to a device such as a computer, laptop, Chromebook or tablet with internet access, and capable of sound, video and running Google Chrome.

  • Program Dates: Monday, July 12, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021
  • Class Time: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

The expectation is that students are online during class time from 9:00 AM to 11:30 am, Monday to Friday.

Registration Closed as of June 28, 12:00 PM

Youth In Policing

Youth In Policing is a unique paid employment opportunity for youth between the ages of 15 - 18 years. Successful hires will also complete concurrent cooperative education credit(s) offered by Durham Continuing Education. Participants in the program must be hired by Durham Regional Police Services. For more information please see the Youth In Policing webpage.

Specialty Programs - Registration is Closed

Specialty Programs include secondary school courses that are unique in design, delivery or relate to specific audiences. Programs may have specific registration requirements that must be met for enrolment. Current DDSB secondary students should consult with your home school guidance prior to registering to ensure they meet the registration requirements.

Please read the Specialty Programs Student Guide before registering. Registration is not open to elementary school students.

DDSB Student Registration Closed as of June 28, 12:00 PM

Adult English as a Second Language (Adult ESL - Non-Credit) - Registration for Summer Classes is Closed

Adult ESL summer school will be offered virtually from July 5 to 30. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 am and 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Evening classes are offered Monday to Thursday from 5:45 - 9:30 pm.

Registration for summer ESL classes is now closed. Please visit the DCE Adult English as a Second Language web page for more information about classes starting in September.

For Inquiries: Oshawa site 905-440-4489     Pickering site 905-831-3118     Toll free 1-800-408-9619

 

 

Note: Durham Continuing Education reserves the right to revise, limit or cancel programming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances. Please check back often. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

  

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