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Program Information

Summer Experience Catalogue

General Program Information -Online Student Registration begins May 4, 8:00 a.m. and closes June 4, 11:59 p.m.

  • Fee Information - See Student Status and Fee Information.
  • All Elementary programs: Students are limited to one Ministry Funded course and must register in their current grade level as of June 30, 2021.
  • All Secondary programs: Student may take more than one Ministry funded courses, but must be under age 19 on July 1, 2021.
  • Absences - Students absent for more than 3 days may not be permitted to continue taking the course and may be withdrawn from the course.  3 ‘Lates’ of more than 20 minutes is equivalent to 1 day of absence.
  • Report Card/ID - All students MUST present their home school current year final report card including their PEN to the summer program teacher on the first day of class to be able to take the course.
  • The Right to Make Changes - See Withdrawal and Refund Policy.


Secondary Grade 10-12 Completion Program - July 6 to August 6 (8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.)

  • Course Information - This program is intended for students who have not yet graduated and are under age 19 on June 30, 2021 and:
    • Wish to acquire credits toward secondary graduation.
    • Wish to repeat a credit course to improve the mark.
    • Wish to complete a post-secondary pre-requisite course.
  • Workbook Deposit - Some courses require students to pay for a workbook deposit ranging from $20 to $50. This deposit will be refunded if the workbook has not been written in and returned in good condition. Workbook deposits will be handled through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system.  Students registered in courses where a workbook deposit is required will be sent instruction on how to complete payment prior to the start of the class. All workbook deposit refunds will be issued through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system, after approval from the Summer School administration.
  • Evaluation/Mark - Final exams will be written on the last day of class and are weighted at 20% of the final mark. Students who do not write the exams will be given a mark of zero and this will be calculated into the final mark.  
  • Special Note - Students must have successfully completed the previous level of the course in which they wish to register.  Grade 12 students who plan to take a summer course will not be able to register online and must seek approval from their home school administrator who will submit to the Summer School Office a list of eligible Grade 12 students and applicable courses.

 Secondary Grade 10-11 Remedial Program - July 8 to August 5 (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

  • Course Information - The objective of this program is to provide those students who completed a course during the regular school year but were not successful or received a low 'Pass' an opportunity to improve their mark to a maximum of 63%.  All assignments must be completed, and attendance must be satisfactory.
  • Workbook Deposit - Some courses require students to pay for a workbook deposit ranging from $20 to $50. This deposit will be refunded if the workbook has not been written in and returned in good condition. Workbook deposits will be handled through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system.  Students registered in courses where a workbook deposit is required will be sent instruction on how to complete payment prior to the start of the class. All workbook deposit refunds will be issued through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system, after approval from the Summer School administration.
  • Evaluation/Mark - Final exams will be written on the last day of class and are weighted at 20% of the final mark. Students who do not write the exams will be given a mark of zero and this will be calculated into the final mark.  Final Results for Remedial Courses will be as follows: The maximum achievable mark for these courses is 63%. For students whose results are 0% to 63%, the actual mark will be shown on the report card. Marks of 64% or above will be shown as 63%. 
  • Special Note - Students must have taken the course(s) previously.  The home school reserves the right to determine if the Summer school mark will be accepted. 

Secondary Grade 8-9 Review Program July 8 to August 5 (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

  • Course Information - These courses are designed to provide a review of the course that students have taken in the 2020-2021 school year and who would benefit from further instruction. Students will be eligible to move on to the next grade level in this subject area upon completion of this review course.
  • Workbook Deposit - Some courses require students to pay for a workbook deposit ranging from $20 to $50. This deposit will be refunded if the workbook has not been written in and returned in good condition. Workbook deposits will be handled through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system.  Students registered in courses where a workbook deposit is required will be sent instruction on how to complete payment prior to the start of the class. All workbook deposit refunds will be issued through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system, after approval from the Summer School administration.
  • Evaluation/Mark - Students will receive a student progress report at the conclusion of the course.
  • Special Note - Students may only register in a Review course that is consistent with their grade level as of June 30, 2021. 

Elementary Program Grade 1-7 Program - July 6 to July 23 (9:00 a.m. - 11:52 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:22 p.m.)

  • Course Information 
    • Remedial Language Arts & Mathematics (Grades 1-7) - Student will review the skills taught in the 2020/2021 school year. 

    • Consolidation - Students will review and learn new skills from a combination of language Arts, Mathematics and Science.

    • Evaluation/Mark - Students will receive a student progress report at the conclusion of the course.

    • Fee-Based - These courses are not funded by Ministry of Education. Students are able to register with a fee.







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