FAQs About Summer School
Who can attend Summer School?
Both Peel and non-Peel residents, adolescent and adult learners.
I just finished grade 8 and will be starting high school in September. Can I take a Summer School credit course?
No. There are currently no reach-ahead credit opportunities for students who have not yet completed grade 9.
How many credits can I take in Summer School?
- Two-credit Summer Co-op (CANCELLED FOR 2021) OR
- One full credit (only online in 2021) OR
- Two half-credits (i.e., Civics and Careers - only online in 2021) OR
- Up to two 55-hour sessions (only online in 2021)
How long is the Summer School program?
Summer School runs for 5.5 hours per day for 20 days (i.e., the requisite 110 hours to offer a credit). Two-week sessions (i.e., 55 hours) are open to students who have already attempted the same course during the academic year. It will be at the discretion of the day-school Principal or designate as to whether the student can complete course requirements in the 55-hour session, or if is in the student's best interest to complete the full 110 hours.
Can I take Summer School to upgrade a passing mark for a credit that I've already earned?
Yes. Students who have earned the credit but who wish to upgrade their mark MUST complete the entire 110 hours as they would in their day-school.
What are the admission procedures?
Peel and Dufferin-Peel students register for courses through their school guidance department. Non-Peel students can have their Guidance Counsellor forward the registration form and Credit Counselling summary through email at [email protected]. Ensure the student name and "Summer School Registration" appear in the subject line.
All classes are conditional on space, teacher availability and sufficient enrolment, and may be cancelled or transferred to a different location. In some cases, classes may be added if demand for a course exceeds available spaces. Students will be notified through their day-school and this site of any course changes.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will endeavour to create additional sections to meet increased demand (staffing permitting). PDSB day school students should check their Student Web status, and will receive notification via their PDSB Gmail account of any changes to their registration. Out of board students will be contacted about changes via the email provided on their registration form.
Students are reminded of the expectation to log into their Brightspace course shell daily and communicate with their teachers via Brightspace.
What are the pre-requisites for Summer School courses?
Pre-requisites are the same as regular day-school programs. The specific eligibility requirements are listed under each program description in the common course calendar. School guidance counsellors can help students determine if they are eligible for a course. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for certain courses must obtain an assessment by contacting the Adult Education Centre, 905-270-6000 ext. 6624.
How do I withdraw from a Summer School course?
Students wishing to withdraw from a Summer School course before the school year ends are to speak with their day school guidance counsellor. Once the program has begun, you must speak with the Summer School Site Administrator to withdraw.
Is Co-operative Education available in Summer School? - CANCELLED FOR 2021
Yes. Peel students must register through their day school after consulting with their counsellor. Registration begins in March. Application packages must be submitted to your guidance counsellor by the end of March. Student interviews will take place April, and Summer Co-op teachers will work with students to find appropriate placements. Students registered in Summer Co-op are not able to take another course at the same time.
Is there homework?
Yes. Summer School courses cover an entire year's work in a compressed period of time. Students must be prepared to allocate sufficient time to work at home every day. It is not advisable to pursue daily employment.
When are final report cards issued?
On the last day of the course after the exam review.
Is there a cost?
Textbooks may be provided for use during summer school at no cost. Students are responsible only for the replacement cost of lost, misplaced or damaged textbooks. Any enhancement fees will be clearly communicated to students and parents during the registration process.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation is provided from Caledon to some Brampton sites. There is no transportation provided to Mississauga sites. Bussin information will be posted on the main webpage in mid-June.
You can find out more about Public Transportation options at:
Mississauga Transit: 905-615-INFO (615-4636) or miway.ca
Brampton Transit: 905-874-2999 or http://www.brampton.ca/transit/home.taf
Where can I get more information?
Peel District School Board, Continuing Education
Adult Education Centre - South
1490 Ogden Avenue
Mississauga, ON L5E 2H8
905-890-1010, ext. 6610
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