Summer School 2021 is now complete.

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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 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.

Secondary Summer School dates: July 5th at 8:00 am (or 8:00 am July 19th for session 2 half-credit or upgrades)

Students must log into their online course at 8:00 am through https://hdsb.elearningontario.ca/on the 1st day of class using their HDSB username and password* (May require signing out of all other accounts).

Teachers will be informing students at that time as to the synchronous learning daily schedule.

*Non-HDSB students will receive a username and password by end of day on July 2nd to the email address indicated on their registration form.

Registration closed June 29th at 4:00 pm. Unfortunately, no late applications can be accepted. If you were recommended to a summer program after the closing date, please contact your home school for alternative options.

 

Running/Cancelled courses:   See Course list here

If your course was cancelled, you must email summerschool@hdsb.ca by FRIDAY JULY 2nd at 12:00 pm  to request a new course. Spaces are limited and may fill up prior to the deadline.

 

Dropping a course:

Courses must be dropped by the deadline in order for a mark to not appear on the student’s permanent transcript.

Dates are as follows:           Session one courses : July 14th

Full Credit and Session 2 courses: July 28th

To drop, complete the form here: Drop Form

 

How to have your marks sent to your college or University for September 2021 enrollment:

▪ Marks for current Halton DSB students will be automatically uploaded to OCAS/OUAC on August 13th with your home school records and as such, do not require a form unless the school requires the mark on a specific date which falls before August 13th.

▪ Students who are not currently with the HDSB in a day-school and are registered in a post-secondary institution in September 2021 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 2021.

 

Upgrade courses:

Courses are 2 weeks in length, starting July 5th OR July 19th. Check HERE to see what date your course starts

 

 

Please click below for full 2021 Summer School Information

Full 2021 Summer School Information

 Frequently Asked Questions 

Are courses online or in person?

Summer School Update (May10/21)
The health, well-being, and safety of our students and staff continues to be the highest priority for the Halton District School Board. With this in mind, we have made the decision to conduct all classes for Summer 2021 online (virtual remote teacher-led instruction).
Students who have already registered for an in-class course will automatically be switched to the online class. We will be contacting students who have registered for in-class courses and letting them know of the change. If they do not want to take the course online, they will be directed to contact summerschool@hdsb.ca to withdraw.

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. 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 30th, 2021 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 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 July 2nd 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 must log in at 8am on the first day of the course.

Can I take more than one course?

Students may enroll in either:

1 Full Credit course

or

2 ½ credit courses (Civics and Careers)

or

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?

All courses may require some homework and will have a final evaluation. There are no final exams.  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 by July 5th 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 15th 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?

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.

Remote Learning

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 8:00 am on the first date of class.

Students must be available for synchronous learning between the hours of 8am and 1:30 pm.
There is a daily requirement of a minimum of 60 minutes of synchronous time which may be increased depending on the units/lessons being taught each day.  Students are expected to work asynchronously during non-synchronous summer school hours.  Teachers will be available for questions and support during the asynchronous learning times.

Teachers office hours are from 8:00 am to 1:30 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 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 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, 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 summerschool@hdsb.ca

Below is a list of courses that are running or are cancelled.

If your course is running, please log into your Brightspace account on the 1st day of the course at 8:00 am using your HDSB email and password. (Non-HDSB students will be sent a login via email July 2nd by 4pm)

If your course has been cancelled, you may request to change to another course that is running by emailing your full information and course request to summerschool@hdsb.ca . Requests must be received by 12 pm on Friday, July 2nd. Late requests cannot be processed. Although we will do our best to accommodate all requests, spaces are limited. Requests are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

No NEW applications will be accepted.

Upgrade Courses 

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.

 

Registration for Secondary Summer School closed June 29th at 4:00 p.m. Unfortunately, due to tight timelines, late applications cannot be processed. 

Due to the Pandemic, it is very important that all applicants review the Secondary Summer School Information and the Frequently Asked Questions  prior to registering.

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.

Drop forms will no longer be accepted

 

  • 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.