Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We frequently receive inquiries about the Summer Learning Program and are happy to provide the necessary information to assist students and families. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-713-4550.
Elementary students are limited to one Ministry funded course and one fee-based course. They must register in their current grade level. Grade 7 students may take up to two Grade 8 Preview courses at a Secondary Summer School site.
Secondary students may take more than one Ministry funded course.
No. The Summer Learning Program offers in-person classes. Students attend classes in person daily.
I am a Grade 12 student who will be turning 19 years old on June 30. I do not have enough credits to graduate. Can I take the course in Summer Learning Program?
No. To be eligible for the Summer Learning Program, students need to be under 19 years of age on June 30th of the current school year. Non-school age students may register at South Hill Adult Education Centre or at VLN.
I am a Grade 12 student who will be turning 19 after July 1. I will graduate in June, but I need an additional course(s) to apply for university. Can I take these courses at Summer Learning Program?
No. Only non-graduate, school age students are eligible for the Summer Learning Program. Secondary school graduates may register at VLN or at South Hill Adult Education Centre.
I am a Grade 12 student. I will turn 19 on July 1. I only need English Studies 12 to graduate. Can I take English Studies 12 and one other Grade 12 course in the Summer Learning Program?
Yes. Grade 12 non-graduates who are still 18 years of age on June 30 are eligible to take summer learning courses. Grade 12 students who wish to register for summer learning courses must be referred by their home school administrator. You will be notified once you have been registered in a summer learning course.
I am a Grade 12 non-graduate student who meets the age requirement for Summer Learning Program. Why am I not able to register online?
Grade 12 students are not able to register online. They must seek permission to attend Summer Learning courses from their home school administrator who will send a list of approved students and courses to the Summer Learning office. The Summer Learning office will register Grade 12 students into approved courses.
Can I finish a secondary completion course in summer and have the credits to continue to the next level?
Secondary students who successfully complete a summer learning course will receive a final mark and credits which enables proceeding to the next level. Work with your secondary school counsellor to finalize your school schedule.
Students who have successfully registered will receive an email receipt sent to the email address provided during the registration process. Students can also log into the Summer Learning registration site (summerreg.vsb.bc.ca) with their PEN and DOB to view their registered courses.
No mark will be recorded on your transcript if you withdraw prior to the last week of your Summer Learning Program. More information will be provided by the Summer Learning Principal regarding the deadline when students may withdraw with a “W” rather than a final mark on their final Summer Learning report. For students who are granted permission to withdraw from a course, the course will not appear on the student’s Ministry of Education transcript.
No. There will be no deposits required for textbooks for the Summer Learning Program.
Some courses require students to pay for a workbook deposit ranging from $20 - $50. This deposit will be refunded if the workbook has not been written in and returned in good condition. Workbook deposits and refunds will be managed through the VSB’s School Cash online payment system. Students registered in courses where a workbook deposit is required will receive instructions by email regarding workbook deposit payment prior to the start of class.