Are you thinking of fast tracking through high school? Maybe you would like to achieve a better result in a course you’ve already taken. Or perhaps you weren’t successful with one of your courses this semester and you would like to re-take it summer. The Toronto District School Board offers a range of academic courses for secondary school students this summer.
The secondary summer school program for 2011 begins Tuesday, July 5th and runs until Friday, July 29th. If you’re interested in registering for a course, check out the TDSB site http://bit.ly/dZupPo for details. Generally, students must register through their school’s guidance department. Registration for courses begins in mid-April and closes on Friday, June 3, 2011. Students attending non-TDSB schools can ask their day school’s guidance department for the appropriate registration forms. If you intend to enrol in the TDSB’s secondary summer school program, you must meet the registration deadline so mark it on your calendars!
Senior full credit courses (Grade 11 and 12) are open to students who have the prerequisites as well as a minimum of 16 earned credits on their transcripts. It’s important to keep in mind that students can only register for one full credit course in the summer. Grade 9 and 10 full credit courses are open to students who are aged 17 or older (check out the TDSB site and brochure for further details).
In addition to full credit courses, the TDSB also offers remedial classes (registration closes June 29th for these courses). In order to enrol, students must have completed the course in the 2010-2011 school year and earned a final mark between 35% and 49%. Students may take one or two remedial credit courses during the summer.
The TDSB also offers non-credit literacy and numeracy courses, which focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for success at the next grade level and on mandated tests. All students who are registered in Grades 9-12 are eligible to attend these courses.