Summer School 2022

Summer school registrations have now closed.

Thank you and we look forward to next year.  


A copy of the August E-Learning Welcome Letter can be found here. 

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

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

eLearning Courses (Asynchronous/Flex Time)

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. 


DDSB Student Registration | Non-DDSB Student Registration 

Full Credit (In-Person)

Full credit courses are open to all students who, wish to take a secondary school credit that they have not previously taken or have taken previously and wish to repeat the full course.  A maximum of one credit can be earned during the summer session. The expectation is that students are in class, on site Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM. 


One session is available: 

Please read the eLearning Student Guidebefore registering. 


Credit Recovery (In Person or Synchronous/Real Time) - For DDSB Secondary School Students 

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 in class or online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM, Monday to Friday. 

Two semesters are available: 


 Please read theCredit Recovery Student Guidebefore registering. 


Credit Upgrading (In Person or Synchronous/Real Time) - For DDSB Secondary Students Only

Credit Upgrading courses are available for DDSB students who, during the preceding two school years, 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 in class or online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM, Monday to Friday. 


Two semesters are available:


Credit Upgrading Semester 1 (July 6 – 18) Courses (Civics: July 6 - 12, Careers: July 12 - 18)

 Credit Upgrading Semester 2 (July 19 – 29) Courses (Civics: July 19 - 25, Careers: July 25 - 29)

 See All Credit Upgrading Course Descriptions (July, August and Extended)


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


DDSB Student Registration 

SMILE/SMILE-e Program (In Person OR Synchronous/Real Time) - Elementary 

Summer MeaningfulInnovative Learning Experience (SMILE)  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 new de-streamed curriculum.The expectation is that students are in class or online during class time from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday to Friday. 


SMILE/SMILE-e Program Information & Dates - Registration closes June 29, 2022, 11:59 AM (EST) 


Please read theSMILE Student Guide or the SMILE-e Student Guide before registering. 


Student Registration

Getting Ready for High School - In-person delivery (Synchronous/Real Time delivery for future DDSB@Home students) - Elementary 

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 andmathematics 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. The expectation is that students are in class (online for DDSB@Home) from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday to Thursday (Monday to Wednesday for schools on the modified calendar). 


GR4HS Program Information & Dates - Registration closes Aug 18, 2022, 11:59 AM (EST) 


Please read the GR4HS Student Guide or GR4HS (DDSB@Home) Student Guide before registering. 


Note: Current DDSB students will register via MyBlueprint and will be placed into the classes at the future secondary school automatically.  


Youth In Policing (In Person and Online Synchronous/Real Time) 

Durham Continuing Education is pleased to partner with the Durham Region Police Service to offer a unique opportunity to youth in Durham Region. Youth In Policing is a 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.  


Students interested in this program must apply to the Youth In Policing job posting offered by Durham Regional Police Services. The posting is generally available in March/April. 


For more information, please visit the Youth In Policing website or email Youth in Policing at; 

Boyd Archeological Field School (Boyd AFS) - (Asynchronous/Flex Time and In Person)  

Durham Continuing Education in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, offers students 15 – 21 years of age the opportunity to learn about archeology while working on a real archeological dig site in Clarmont Ontario. Successful participants will earn a co-op credit and an interdisciplinary studies credit that combines history and social science curriculum. The program content is delivered by OCT qualified teachers and licensed archeologists. For more information and to register for this program please visit the Boyd AFS website. 

Cooperative Education and Specialist High Skills Major Cooperative Education (SHSM) - DDSB students only 

This program is recommended for secondary students who wish to gain up to two credits through experiential learning.  This program combines online synchronous/real time instruction via Google Classroom with on-site practical work experience.  Students can explore future careers or fulfil co-op requirements for Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs.   Up to two credits will be granted upon successful completion of the course.


Students are required to find their own cooperative work placements within Durham Region before June 24, 2022. It is NOT the responsibility of the home school to assist with securing cooperative work placements. Placements must be available from July 11 to Aug 10, 2022, 8 hours per day between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00 PM. Shutdowns or vacations cannot be accommodated.  


Note: This program is open to current DDSB students only. This program is not open to grade 8 students reaching ahead – students must have completed at least one year of secondary education to be eligible. 


For adult students (18 years of age and older) who currently have paid employment, please explore our Co-op Works program. 


Registration Closes June 24, 2022, 11:59 PM (EST) 


Please read the Co-op/SHSM Co-op Programs Student Guide before registering.


Note: Placements must be approved prior to the start of summer school.  The Durham District School Board and Durham Continuing Education reserve the right to refuse placements if the Co-operative Education Teacher deems the placement unsafe or unsuitable for the cooperative education program.  Students cannot be supervised by family members at a cooperative education placement.  Please visit for further information. 

Adult English as a Second Language (Adult ESL - Non-Credit) (Online Synchronous/Real Time Delivery only) 

Adult ESL summer school will be offered virtually from July 4 to 29, 2022. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 am and 12:00 - 2:30 pm. The program will be delivered in an online synchronous/real-time model. Students will require a laptop or tablet and internet access to participate in this program.


For more information on how to register please visit the DCE Adult English as a Second Language webpage for more information about classes starting in September or to register directly, click here. 


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.