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 2021 who wish to register for Reach-Ahead high school credit courses (NAC1O1 and GLD2O1.)
About Summer School
Courses will be offered through virtual, teacher-led remote learning, running for the month of July, Monday to Friday.
Remote Learning Online courses will provide opportunities for synchronous learning for their students through scheduled, live, online interactions with students, individually, or in groups, as well as asynchronous, self-directed learning. Remote Learning courses run 8am-130pm , during which time the teacher is available to assist students via emails, Brightspace or video-conferencing. Students must log in at 8:00 am on the first day of class. Teachers will give further information on synchronous/asynchronous scheduling at that time. Students will be required to complete all daily assignments and tasks.
Please click below for full 2021 Summer School Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Are courses online or in person?
How do I register
Current HDSB Students: Registration must be done through their MyBlueprint account.
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 29th, 4:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com 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 30th, 2021 by 4:00 PM. We will not have access to class numbers until that date.
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
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.
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. HDSB students will see their course selection in their MyBlueprint account. Non-HDSB applicants will receive an email on July 2nd.
Can I take more than one course?
Students may enroll in either:
1 Full Credit course
2 ½ credit courses (Civics and Careers)
1 Full Credit Course and 1 Upgrade course
What are the locations and times of the courses?
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 in either Session 1 or Session 2 for 55 hours. Students may select 2 Upgrade courses, or 1 Upgrade and 1 Full Credit course. Course options are posted in HDSB’s MyBlueprint.
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.
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?
Yes, all courses may require some homework and will have a final evaluation. Your teacher will explain all grading criteria in 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 prior to the second day of class. The last day to drop out of the course without the mark showing up on your official record is July 15th for a Session 1 half credit course, and July 29th for a Session 2 half credit course or a Full Credit Course.
How do I get my final mark?
Report cards will be sent digitally to your HDSB email address by August 13th. 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 13th.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 8:00 am on the first date of class. Students will receive a minimum of 60 minutes of synchronous instruction each day. The teacher will give further information as to schedules for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
How much time per day should I expect to work on my Remote Learning course?
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 email@example.com
June 29, 2021 – Registration Closes at 4:00 p.m.
June 30, 2021 – Cancellations posted on www.garyallan.ca at 4:00 PM.
July 2, 2021 – First day of Co-op
July 5, 2021 – First Day of Class (Full Credit and Session One – Half-Credit)
July 15, 2021 – Full Disclosure Date (Session 1, Half-Credit)
July 16, 2021 – Exam Day (Session One – Half-Credit)
July 19, 2021 – First Day of Class (Session Two – Half-Credit)
July 29, 2021 – Full Disclosure Date (Full Credit & Session 2 Half-Credit)
July 30, 2021 – Exam Day (Full Credit and Session Two Half-Credit)
Aug 6, 2021 – Last day of Co-op
Aug 13, 2021 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Upgrade and 1 Full Credit course. Course options are posted in HDSB’s MyBlueprint. Non-HDSB students are not eligible to enroll in Upgrade courses.
The Registration Process
Due to overwhelming response, LASBO – American Sign Language is now waitlisted. Applicants will be added to the waitlist and will be contact in order of date of application should space become available.
Select one of the following:
Students currently enrolled a Secondary School in the Halton District School Board must register for Summer School through their MyBlueprint account. Select the ‘Continuing Education’ menu on the left side to see Summer School course offerings. See ‘How to Register for Summer School through MyBlueprint‘ tutorial video.
At this time, students may select Summer School courses offered in-class at various schools throughout the HDSB, OR Online Summer School.
Please email your home school guidance counsellor for assistance in choosing a course.
Current Non-HDSB high school students
- Students who are currently in a non-HDSB high school must download and complete the registration package.
- Send the completed form to your home school’s Guidance Counselor. The student’s home school Guidance/Student Services department must then review the form for accuracy and correct course selection, indicate forms of Proof of Identity on file at the home school, and sign the form.
- A copy of your High School Transcripts must be attached to the registration form.
- Email all completed forms and transcript to email@example.com
Forms will not be accepted if incomplete or if Proof of Identity is not verified by the home school’s Guidance counselor.
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 complete the following 4 steps:
- Contact your most recent school to obtain a copy of your High School Transcripts, if applicable
- Collect the following Proof of Identity documents : Proof of Citizenship, Proof of Date of Birth, Proof of Ontario Residency. No other forms of identification will be accepted.
- Download the registration package and complete in full.
- Email all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms will not be accepted if incomplete or if incorrect Proof of Identity is received. Drivers license/Health Card will not be accepted.
Please complete the following form to drop/change a course.
- Completed forms must be sent to your home school Guidance counselor for approval prior to being sent to the Summer School office.
- Completed forms must be received by Gary Allan Learning Centres (email@example.com) 1 day before the last day of the course to prevent the mark appearing on your official transcript.
- Drop forms received after this date will result in a failing mark on the students official records.