Summer School

The Secondary Summer School Credit Program provides students the opportunity to complete additional high school credits during month of July.  Courses are offered for students currently in grades 9 to 12 or for Adult Learners who are working towards their High School Diploma or require a course for employment/post-secondary purposes. Note: We do not offer General Interest courses.

Students currently in Elementary School can find course information here.  This includes current HDSB Grade 8 students who have registered to attend an HDSB Secondary School in September 2022 who wish to register for Reach-Ahead high school credit courses (NAC1O1 and GLD2O1.)

Secondary Summer Program 2022

Dates

  • Full Credit courses: July 4th – July 29th
  • Half Credit courses:
    • Session 1: July 4th – July 15th (Mon – Fri)
    • Session 2: July 18th – July 29th (Mon – Fri)
  • Co-Op Credit courses: July 4th – August 5th
  • Credit upgrading:
    • Session 1: July 4th – July 15th (Mon – Fri)
    • Session 2: July 18th – July 29th (Mon – Fri)

Locations & Timing

  • Burlington – Dr. F. Hayden SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Oakville – Iroquois Ridge HS, Garth Webb SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Milton – Craig Kielburger SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Halton Hills – Georgetown DHS (8:30 am to 2:00 pm)
  • All Remote courses – (8:30 am to 2:00 pm)

Course confirmation / cancellation list

  • Course confirmation / cancellations will be posted on June 30, 2022

How to have your marks sent to your college or University for September 2022 enrollment

  • Marks for current Halton DSB students will be automatically uploaded to OCAS/OUAC in August with your home school records and as such, do not require a form unless the school requires the mark on a specific date.
  • Students who are not currently with the HDSB in a day-school and are registered in a post-secondary institution in September 2022 must complete a ‘Marks to University or College’ Form.
  • Should your university or college have a specific due date for mark submission, please include this date on your form.
  • Do not complete this form if you are not registered for College or University in September 2022.

 Frequently Asked Questions 

Are courses online or in person?

For Summer School 2022 we have courses that are offered both in person and online. Please check the course list for the locations. Given the uncertainty around the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is possible that Summer School courses may be moved to fully online only, or changed as the situation evolves.

How do I register

Current HDSB Students: Registration must be done through their  MyBlueprint account. For help on how to register using myBlueprint , please follow this video.

Out of Board Students (Not from the HDSB): must download the registration form from the ‘Register’ tab and send it to your home school Guidance counselor to approve. They must also attach a credit counseling summary.

Adult Learners: Adult Learners who are currently enrolled in courses through Gary Allan Learning Centres may register through their MyBlueprint account. All other applicants over 18 years of age must download the registration form from the ‘Register’ tab and send it, a current Credit Counselling Summary, proof of Citizenship,  date of birth and Ontario residency to the address on the form.

Can I register on site on the first day?

No. Registration must be completed prior to June 29, 4:00 p.m. Some courses may reach maximum capacity prior to this time.

Do I have to be an Ontario Resident?

Current Ontario residents may take Summer School at no cost. Students from other provinces or countries must pay a fee. Please email summerschool@hdsb.ca if you are not an Ontario Resident and wish to take a summer course.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to Ontario residents. International Students or students who reside in other provinces must pay a fee.

Is the course guaranteed to run?

Courses may be cancelled if enrollment is low. Cancellations will be posted on www.garyallan.ca on June 30 by 4:00 PM. We will not have access to class numbers until that date. Some courses may reach maximum capacity prior to this time.

What are the pre-requisites for summer school courses?

Pre-requisites are the same as regular day-school. If students are unsure of eligibility for a course, they should email their Student Services office at their home school.

I’m starting Grade 9 in September. Can I take a Summer School course?

Current HDSB Students may choose from either:

NAC1O – Exploring Canada’s Indigenous Cultures, Grade 9

or

GLD2O — Exploring My Future – Grade 10 – Open.

There are no other reach-ahead credit opportunities for students who have not yet completed grade 9.

These courses are NOT Civics and Careers Courses.

Click here for more info

Do you offer eLearning courses for Summer School?

Yes. Both half credit (Civics and Careers) courses are asynchronous eLearning courses. They count towards the Ministry of Education’s compulsory 2 credit e-Learning requirements.

Do you offer General Interest courses?

No. These are High School Credit courses, not General Interest courses. Adults must commit to participating in all classes and completing the final exam

How do I get confirmation that my registration was approved?

Due to high numbers, we cannot confirm receipt of registration forms.

Students are responsible to ensure their registration has been processed by one of the following methods:

  • HDSB students will see their course selection in their MyBlueprint account. No welcome email is required. If the course is not in your Myblueprint account, you did not register.
  • Non-HDSB applicants will receive a welcome email on  June 30 with your user name, password, and login link. If you do not get the email by 4pm, students are responsible to email summerschool@hdsb.ca

Students taking in-person courses must reach early at their chosen location to identify their classroom.

Students taking remote learning courses must log in at 8:30 am on the first day of the course.

Can I take more than one course?

Students may enroll in a maximum of 220 hours of coursework :

  • 1 Full Credit course (in-person or remote synchronous) PLUS
  • 1 or 2 Half credit courses (Civics and Careers – Asynchronous eLearning)

OR

  • 1 Full Credit Course (in person or remote synchronous) PLUS
  • 1 or 2 Upgrade courses (Asynchronous) Only 1 from each session

OR

  • 1 or 2 upgrade courses (Asynchronous) Only 1 from each session PLUS
  • 1 or 2 Half credit courses (Civics and Careers – Asynchronous eLearning)

OR

  • 1 Full Credit Course (in person or remote synchronous) PLUS
  • 1 Upgrade courses (Asynchronous) PLUS
  • 1 Half credit courses (Civics and Careers – Asynchronous eLearning)

What are the locations and times of the courses?

Locations & Timing

  • Burlington – Dr. F. Hayden SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Oakville – Iroquois Ridge HS, Garth Webb SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Milton – Craig Kielburger SS (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Halton Hills – Georgetown DHS (8:30 am to 2:00 pm)
  • All Remote courses – (8:30 am to 2:00 pm)

Click here for course information. 

Can I upgrade my mark by taking a summer school course?

Current HDSB students may enroll in courses to upgrade their understanding and/or passing mark for a course that they have successfully completed this school year.  Upgrade classes will run asynchronously in either Session 1  or Session 2 for 55 hours. Course options are posted in HDSB’s MyBlueprint. The dates are fixed and we cannot move courses from one session to the other. Students may enroll in a maximum of 220 hours of coursework :

  • 1 or 2 upgrade courses (Asynchronous) Only 1 from each session

OR

  • 1 Full Credit course (in-person or remote synchronous) PLUS
  • 1 or 2 upgrade courses (Asynchronous) Only 1 from each session

OR

  • 1 or 2 upgrade courses (Asynchronous) Only 1 from each session  PLUS
  • 1 or 2 Half credit courses (Civics and Careers – Asynchronous eLearning)

OR

  • 1 Full Credit Course (in person or remote synchronous) PLUS
  • 1 Upgrade courses (Asynchronous) PLUS
  • 1 Half credit courses (Civics and Careers – Asynchronous eLearning)

How will Upgrade Courses appear on my transcript?

Both attempts at the course will show up on the transcript. If the student passes or received a higher grade in the Upgrade, then that mark will stand and the first attempt will have an R beside it. If the student fails the upgrade, or receives a lower grade, then it still appears on the transcript but as a 0.00 credit. The upgrade course mark will be what the student achieves in their final exam.

I can’t participate in the course every day. Is that okay?

Students may miss a maximum of ‘1’ day in Half-Credit course and ‘2’ days in a Full Credit course.
Further absences will result in removal from the program.

Can I start/finish the course early?

No, course schedules cannot be modified for any reason. Exams/final evaluations must be written on the scheduled day and time.

Is there homework and an exam?

All courses may require some homework and will have a final evaluation. For courses requiring a final exam, this will take place on the final day of classes. For remote learning, the final exam will be online. More information on exams and evaluations will be given during class.

Can I contact the teacher prior to the course?

Teachers are not assigned to a specific class until the first morning of class as enrollment numbers change drastically up until that time. You may only contact a teacher at this time.

I have an IEP. What do I do?

You must submit a copy of your IEP to your teacher on the 1st day via email.

What if I need to drop out or change my course?

You must complete a Drop/Change Form. Course changes must be received by July 5 at 12:00 p.m.

The last day to drop out of the course without the mark showing up on your official record is July 14th for a Session 1 half credit course, and July 28th at midnight for a Session 2 half credit course or a Full Credit Course.

How do I get my final mark?

A physical copy will be sent by mail to your home school, available for pick up when school re-opens from summer break. If you are an adult, your report will be mailed to your home address.

How does my university/college get my marks?

If you are a Halton District School Board student, your mark will automatically be uploaded to
OUAC/OCAS August 10th.

Students from outside of the Halton District School Board, please complete a ‘Marks To University’ form.

If your school requires a final mark prior to this date, please indicate the date on the form and we will try to accommodate your request.

When will I know the class locations for my in-person class?

Students taking in-person courses must reach early at their chosen location to identify their classroom on the first day. The in-person classes are from 8:00 am till 1:30 pm.

How do I log into my Remote Learning class?

Online courses will run through the Brightspace platform. Current HDSB students must use their existing login.

Non-HDSB and Adult students will receive an email by the 1st day of class to the email address entered onto the registration form with a user name and password. Be sure to check your junk/spam email. If you do not receive this email by the 1st day of class, please contact summerschool@hdsb.ca .

Students will be able to access their course on the 1st day (not before) at https://hdsb.elearningontario.ca/

Is there a set time of day that I must be logged into my Remote Learning Class?

Please be certain to log in at 8:30 am on the first date of class.

Remote Learning

Starting in Summer 2022, Remote Synchronous class instruction will consist of 4 hrs instruction with 1 hr of available help by the teacher.

Civics/ Careers and Upgrading Asynchronous eLearning

Students will be working through correspondence e-learning with minimal teacher interactions.

Teachers office hours are from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and are not required to be available outside of these hours.
The daily schedule will be given by the teacher either the day of class or the day prior.

How much time per day should I expect to work on my Summer School courses?

Plan on at least 5 to 6 hours per day.

Does it matter if I use a PC or a MAC to access my Remote Learning course?

No, but courses work best when using the Google Chrome browser. Please do not attempt to do the course on a mobile phone.

Who do I contact if I am having technical problems and cannot access my Remote Learning course?

Please email summerschool@hdsb.ca

I am not in Canada. What if I can't access courses or course material?

Several countries have firewall systems that block online content that originates from another country.  Accommodations will not be made for students living abroad who experience difficulties accessing course information.

Important Dates

June 29 – Registration Closes at 4:00 p.m.
June 30 – Cancellations posted on www.garyallan.ca at 4:00 PM.
July 4     – First day of Co-op (Mandatory pre-placement in-person)
July 4     – First Day of Class (Full Credit and Session One – Half-Credit)
July 14    – Full Disclosure Date (Session 1, Half-Credit)
July 15    – Exam Day (Session One – Half-Credit)
July 18    – First Day of Class (Session Two – Half-Credit)
July 28    – Full Disclosure Date (Full Credit & Session 2 Half-Credit)
July 29    – Exam Day (Full Credit and Session Two Half-Credit)
Aug 5       – Last day of Co-op
Aug 10      – OUAC/OCAS Upload for HDSB Students
Mid-August       – Report Cards sent to students Home Schools

 

Don’t see the answer to your question ? Email us at summerschool@hdsb.ca

Course list Summer 2022 – Full Credit & Half Credit

Our Summer School 2022 Full Credit courses are offered as in-person and synchronous remote learning courses.

Both half credit (Civics and Careers) courses are asynchronous eLearning courses. They count towards the Ministry of Education’s compulsory 2 credit e-Learning requirements.

Upgrade Courses 

Upgrades are offered as asynchronous remote learning. Current HDSB students may enroll in courses to upgrade their understanding and/or passing mark for a course that they have successfully completed this school year.  Upgrade classes will run in either Session 1  or Session 2 for 55 hours. Students may select 2 Upgrade courses, or 1 Full Credit course and upto 2 Upgrade courses. Course options are posted in HDSB’s MyBlueprint. Non-HDSB students are not eligible to enroll in Upgrade courses.

Registration for Secondary Summer School will open on April 11, 2022

  • Full Credit courses: July 4th – July 29th
  • Half credit courses: Session 1: July 4th – July 15th (Mon – Fri); Session 2: July 18th – July 29th (Mon – Fri)
  • Co-Op Credit courses: July 4th – August 5th
  • Credit upgrading: Session 1 or Session 2 for 55 hours
  • For Elementary Programs click here

Select one of the following:

Current HDSB students MUST register through their MyBlueprint.

For help on how to register using myBlueprint , please follow this video.

Find all Summer School information here

  • Students must download the registration form, complete it in full
  • Send the completed form to the Guidance Counselor at your CURRENT HOME SCHOOL
  • The counselor must verify that all information and course selection is accurate, then they must complete the ‘Current Home School Use’ section of the form to verify the student’s identity
  • Attach a credit counseling summary
  • The form and Credit Counseling Summary must then be sent to summerschool@hdsb.ca

Download Registration Form

Registration closes on June 29th at 4:00 p.m. Applications received after this time will not be processed.
Cancellations posted on www.garyallan.ca June 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Find all Summer School information here

  • Students must download the registration form, complete it in full
  • Attach the FOUR required documents found here to prove your identity and current address.
  • Attach a credit counseling summary or transcript if you are able to
  • Email all completed documents and forms to summerschool@hdsb.ca  in one email — Adult students do NOT have to send the guidance counselor at their most recent high school

Download Registration Form

Registration closes on June 29th at 4:00 p.m. Applications received after this time will not be processed.
Cancellations posted on www.garyallan.ca June 30th at 4:00 p.m.

VISA Students:  Students currently in an HDSB school may register through MyBlueprint.  VISA students who do not currently attend a high school in the Halton Region please email summerschool@hdsb.ca  to learn more.

Summer School 2022 Drop forms

  • Completed forms must be received by Gary Allan Learning Centres (summerschool@hdsb.ca) by the deadline to prevent the mark appearing on your official transcript :
      • Session one courses: July 14th, Midnight.
      • Full Credit and Session 2 courses: July 28th,  Midnight
  • Drop forms received after this date will result in a failing mark on the students official records.
  • Course change requests must be received by the 2nd day of the course. Please refer to your home school Guidance counsellor for eligibility to switch courses prior to submission of this form.

Download the Drop/Change Form here