High School Student Programs

Need to obtain credits for your high school diploma, enhance your skills or prepare for higher education? Gary Allan High School has diverse and creative programs available to cater to your individual learning requirements.

Summer School registration is now OPEN

Our most popular program! Summer school gives students the opportunity to:

  • Earn credits toward their high school diploma
  • Upgrade high school credits
  • Take new pre-requisites for an apprenticeship, college or university program.

A wide range of classes are offered both in-person and by remote eLearning.

Summer school is open to all high school students resident in Ontario. Adult learners resident in Ontario may enrol in remote courses only. Upgrade and Co-Op courses are available for HDSB students only. Reach ahead credits are also available for HDSB elementary students.

Summer school is free to Ontario residents. International students who pay fees for their day schooling must also pay fees for summer school credits.

Classes may be oversubscribed, in which case seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Classes may also be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.

Registration for Non-HDSB students will close May 20th
Registration for HDSB through MyBlueprint will close June 16th

Registration

HDSB students: register through MyBlueprint.

Non-HDSB High School students – 2024 Summer School applications closed as of May 20th, 2024.

  • Download the registration form, complete it in full
  • Send the completed form to the Guidance Counsellor at your CURRENT HOME SCHOOL
  • The counsellor verifies the information and course selection, and completes the ‘Current Home School Use’ section of the form to verify the student’s identity
  • Attach a credit counselling summary
  • Email the form and credit counselling summary to summerschool@hdsb.ca.

Elementary & Adult Student Registration:

Course List

Important Dates

First Class (Full Credit & Civics & Co-Op): Tuesday, July 2nd
Last Class (Civics Half Credit): Monday, July 15th
First Class (Careers Half Credit): Tuesday, July 16th
Last Class (Full Credit & Careers): Monday, July 29th
Last Class (Co-Op): Friday, August 2nd

Class Times

Milton, Burlington & Oakville: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Bussing

Bussing will be available:
– Acton and Georgetown to Craig Kielburger SS
– Aldershot HS and Central HS to Dr Frank J Hayden

Maximum Course Load

One full credit in-person course and one full credit eLearning course OR
One full credit in-person course and two half credit/upgrade eLearning courses OR
Co-Op. All acceptable options can be found HERE.

Dropping a Course

Am I Eligible?

  • Summer School Academic Courses
    • High school students (under 21) resident in Ontario – HDSB and non-HDSB
    • Adult learners (21+) resident in Ontario – Remote classes only
    • International students – a fee of $1250 per credit applies.
  • Reach Ahead credits, for students beginning Grade 9 – Halton District School Board students only
  • Co-operative Education and Upgrade classes – Halton District School Board students only

In-person Summer School Locations:

Dr Frank J Hayden
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington
L7M 0M3

Garth Webb SS
2820 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville
L6M 4W2

Craig Kielburger SS
1151 Ferguson Drive, Milton
L9T 7V8

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2023/2024 school year.
Registration for the 2024/2025 school year will open May 8th.

Online Plus offers online learning and co-operative education courses, with teacher support, at each of our community sites. This program is flexible and free!

Our courses provide high school credits, which can be used to complete the Ontario high school diploma, upgrade marks or to meet entrance requirements of post-secondary programs.

We offer a wide range of courses, from core selections in Math, English and Science to electives in Business, Nutrition & Health, History and the Humanities.

Course content is available 24/7 online. Teacher support is available in-person at our on-site Learning Commons 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, as well as online during school hours.

Students may enrol in up to four courses at a time. The timetable is by semester, and unfinished courses can be continued from semester one to semester two. If a course is completed early in a semester, another course can be added.

Course availability is subject to enrolment on a first come, first served basis. Courses will be closed when they are full.

How to Register

  1. Contact your most recent school to obtain a copy of your High School Transcript.
  2. Once you have this, please complete the registration form and email all documents (including your transcript) to ConEd@hdsb.ca. We will schedule an appointment for you with a Guidance Counsellor. The Counsellor will help you with course selection and with planning your learning to achieve your goals.
  3. If you currently attend a HDSB school, speak to your Student Services Department for help.

Email: ConEd@hdsb.ca

Need more information? Contact your preferred location to arrange a meeting with a Guidance Counsellor.

Important Dates

Semester One: September 11th, 2023 – February 4, 2024.
Registration closes Friday, December 1st, 2023.

Semester Two: February 7th, 2024 – June 29th, 2024. 
Registration closes Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Am I Eligible?

  • This program is for students who are 18 to 20 years of age.
  • Students must live within Halton and be eligible to attend a Halton District School Board school.

Online Plus Courses

Please find our course list here:

Curriculum AreaCourse CodeCourse Description
BusinessBOH4MGrade 12 University/College Business Leadership
BBB4MGrade 12 University/College International Business
Co-operative EducationPaid/unpaid co-op is available to students working towards their diploma, whose work meets ministry requirements for safety, hours and monitoring.  Employers must agree to the partnership.
Social Science & HumanitiesHIP4OGrade 12 Open Personal Life Management
HHS4UGrade 12 University Families in Canada
HSB4UGrade 12 University Challenge and Change in Society
HFA4CGrade 12 College Nutrition & Health
HFA4UGrade 12 University Nutrition & Health
PPZ3CGrade 11 Health for Life
Canada and World StudiesCGG3OGrade 11 Travel and Tourism
CHY4UGrade 12 University World History
Guidance & Career EducationGWL3OGrade 11 Open Designing Your Future
GLS4OGrade 12 Open Learning Skills for PLAR students
EnglishNBE3EGrade 11 Workplace English
NBE3CGrade 11 College English
NBE3UGrade 11 University English
ENG4CGrade 12 College English
ENG4UGrade 12 University English
EWC4UGrade 12 University Writers Craft
ENG4EGrade 12 Workplace English
OLC4OGrade 12 Open Literacy Course
MathematicsMEL3EGrade 11 Workplace Math
MEL4EGrade 12 Workplace Math
MBF3CGrade 11 College Math
MCR3UGrade 11 University Math Functions
MAP4CGrade 12 College Math
MDM4UGrade 12 Data Management
MHF4UGrade 12 Advanced Functions
MCV4UGrade 12 Calculus
ScienceSBI3CGrade 11 College Biology
SBI3UGrade 11 University Biology
SCH3UGrade 11 University Chemistry
SBI4UGrade 12 University Biology
SCH4CGrade 12 College Chemistry
SCH4UGrade 12 University Chemistry
SPH4CGrade 12 College Physics
SPH3UGrade 11 University Physics
SPH4UGrade 12 University Physics
SNC4EGrade 12 Workplace Science
  • These courses are available for students up to 20 years of age.
  • All course content is available 24/7 online, PLUS teacher support on campus during the school day.
  • Course availability is subject to enrolment on a first come, first served basis.  Courses will be closed when they have reached maximum capacity. 
  • Courses are continuous enrollment but semestered.

The Secondary Teen Engagement Program (S.T.E.P.) offers tailored academic instruction combined with career and life education.

With a mission to inspire students, we have small classes focused on skill development and experiential learning. Teachers provide a positive and inclusive learning environment centred on respect, equity, wellness and collaboration.

Work opportunities, career exploration and volunteer experiences are integrated into the academic program to create a diverse and engaging learning experience.

We support students to successfully complete their high school diploma and to transition to work or post-secondary studies.

Am I Eligible? / Locations

  • The STEP program is open to HDSB students only, who must be referred to the program through their home school. Intake is continuous through the school year.
  • STEP is delivered at Gary Allan Learning Centres in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
Registration is CLOSED. Cancellations are now posted.

Our International Language School offers high school credit courses as part of our Night School program.

Classes run in-person in Oakville and are open to high school students (up to 21 years of age). Classes are free to Ontario residents.

Classes are held either weekly over the school year on Wednesdays, September – May, or twice weekly over a semester, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Our classes are high school credit courses, funded by the Ministry of Education, not general interest courses. Students are required to complete all assignments, tests and exams and maintain regular attendance (students may miss a total of 3 classes). Student IEPs should be provided to the teacher on the first day of class.

Important Dates

Semester Two Registration Opens: January 8, 2024
Semester Two Registration Closes: February 14, 2024

First Class: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
Last Class: Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Dropping a Course

Night School courses must be formally dropped before the Full Disclosure Date or a mark will be recorded on the permanent school record.

Full Disclosure Dates
Semester One Arabic – November 15th, 2023
Full Year Language – German & Mandarin – March 13th, 2024
Semester Two Spanish – April 29th, 2024

Am I Eligible?

  • This program is open to high school students (up to 21 years of age) resident in Ontario.
  • Classes are free.
  • Level 2 and 3 classes require successful completion of pre-requisites prior to enrollment – please note this applies to all students, including native speakers of the language. Students are expected to be able to communicate verbally and in writing with basic phrases at time of enrollment into Level 1 of the course.
Registration is CLOSED. Cancellations are now posted.

Our Night School program offers a range of academic high school credit courses in each school semester.

Classes run in-person in Oakville and are open to high school students (up to 21 years of age). Classes are free to Ontario residents.

Classes are taught twice weekly each semester, on Mondays and Wednesdays evenings, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

These classes are high school credit courses, funded by the Ministry of Education, not general interest courses. Students are therefore required to complete all assignments, tests and exams and maintain regular attendance (students may miss a total of 3 classes). Student IEPs should be provided to the teacher on the first day of class.

Important Dates

Semester Two Registration Opens: January 8th, 2024
Semester Two Registration Closes: February 14th, 2024

First Class: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
Last Class: Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Full Disclosure Date: Monday, April 29th, 2024

Dropping a Course

Night School courses must be formally dropped before the Full Disclosure Date or a mark will be recorded on the permanent school record.

Am I Eligible?

  • This program is open to high school students (up to 21 years of age) resident in Ontario.
  • Classes are free.
  • Classes require successful completion of pre-requisites prior to enrolment.
Registration opens 8th January, 2024

From repair shops to retail, engineering to emarketing, this successful and expanding program provides the opportunity for students in work placements to earn Co-Op credits towards their high school diploma.

Registration

Night School Co-Op classes are open to HDSB students only. Students should register through their Student Services office.

Important Dates

Semester Two Registration Opens: January 8th, 2024
Semester Two Registration Closes: February 14th, 2024

First Class: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
Last Class: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

Pre-placement dates (Mandatory in-class dates):
February 21/26/27 (one mandatory in-person class), March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, June 12th

Dropping a Course

Night School courses must be formally dropped before the Full Disclosure Date or a mark will be recorded on the permanent school record.

Full Disclosure Date
Monday, April 29th 2024

Email
ConEd@hdsb.ca

Am I Eligible?

  • Night School Co-Op classes are open to HDSB students only

Build a robot, build your skills and earn a technology credit too!

Our Night School Robotics offers Halton District School Board students the opportunity to learn software and computing engineering skills. In partnership with world leading technology companies, our students build robots to compete in First Robotics competitions throughout North America, whilst completing a technology high school credit course.

The program runs from January to March, Tuesday and Thursdays evenings, and full day Saturdays.

Registration

Night School Robotics registration is open to HDSB students only. Students should register through their Student Services office.

Location

2024 Robotics Schools:

  • Central HS, Burlington
  • Garth Webb SS, Oakville
  • Georgetown DHS, Georgetown

Important Dates

First Class: Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
Last Class: Thursday, February 29th, 2024
Full Disclosure Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Dropping a Course

Night School courses must be formally dropped before the Full Disclosure Date or a mark will be recorded on the permanent school record.

Email
ConEd@hdsb.ca

Am I Eligible?

  • Night School Robotics registration is open to HDSB students only.