Summer School

Upgrade your marks and get ahead in just four weeks!

Summer School 2021

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Make the most of your summer

Our summer school classes give you the ability to prepare for the year ahead, lighten your schedule, or upgrade a class in just 4 weeks.

Small class sizes
Experienced instructors
Affordable pricing

School's online for summer

All courses (with the exception of Physical Education 10) will be delivered online.

If your home school site is not listed, please register in any available site.

Health and safety first

Edmonton Public Schools is excited to start taking registrations for Summer School 2021 on April 15th. We are dedicated to offering high quality summer high school programming while ensuring the health and safety of our students. Visit our COVID-19 page for more info on how we are keeping students and staff safe.

Can’t wait to see you (virtually)

All courses (with the exception of Physical Education 10) will be delivered online. Physical Education 10 will be delivered as an onsite, in-person class following strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Review the Physical Education COVID-19 protocols here.

Schedule it in

Register starting April 15 through Metro Continuing Education.

  • 5-credit classes | July 5-29 (19 days) from 9am to 1pm
  • 3-credit classes | July 5-15 | July 19-29 (9 days) from 9am to 2pm

The online registration deadline is June 28. Register as early as possible to secure your course, as space is limited.

From July 1 to 3, students will receive an invite to their Google Classroom on their EPSB share account.

Summer school 2021 sites

Although all courses (with the exception of Physical Education 10) are online, students are encouraged to register at their home school site if the course is available. If a course is not available at your home school, all nine sites are open for registration. Summer School 2021 sites are:

 

Harry Ainlay

Jasper Place

Ross Sheppard

Lillian Osborne

M.E. LaZerte

Queen Elizabeth

J. Percy Page

Strathcona

W.P. Wagner

How it will work

Read on for further details on how summer school will work.

The details

  • Curriculum delivery of 5-credit courses will follow a rigorous 19-day schedule. Students will be accountable to attend their online class and engage in a variety of learning activities for approximately 3-4 hours per day.
  • Classes will start at 9am each day with a live lesson. The remainder of the day will include live connection points with a teacher, as well as time for students to work on their own. Additional tasks will need to be completed outside of the scheduled time.
    • CALM courses will follow the same format, but will run on a 9-day schedule.
    • Physical Education 10 will be run in person following strict COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Teachers will provide engaging, curriculum-based lessons that require students to be actively participating in their learning for the duration of the day.
  • Daily attendance and participation is required and students who do not demonstrate consistent attendance will be removed from the course.
  • Summer School courses will be delivered on the G Suite (Google Classroom) platform that most EPSB teachers use for remote delivery.

August diploma exams

Alberta Education has advised that diploma exams for the 2020-2021 school year are optional (including August). For students who still choose to write, diploma exams will be held at Metro Continuing Education from August 3 – 11.

 

The course line-up

Students are limited to one 5-credit course or two 3-credit courses, and are encouraged to enroll in a course they feel is an area of strength. The online platform and short timeline of summer school can present further challenges to learning.

Grade 9 students

Grade 9 students transitioning into grade 10 are encouraged to register in Physical Education 10, CALM or a transition course (Math 15 and Reading 15). Grade 9 students registering in courses other than these are advised to choose a subject where they feel confident and have demonstrated past success. Metro will be reviewing all registrations to ensure students are in a course that will offer a pathway to success.

*Students planning to take Physical Education 10 or CALM are advised to complete both courses. Many Division high schools schedule these courses together and there may be limited opportunities to register in either course separately during the regular school year.

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Technology requirements

To complete a summer school course, students will require internet access and access to a computer (laptop, Chromebook or desktop) with a working microphone and camera (either built-in or external). Tablets and cell phones are not recommended as they cannot support the programs students are required to use.

Students will be required to engage in video conferencing with their teacher and classmates, as well as complete assignments, projects and assessments through their computer.

Students who require technology for a summer school class are encouraged to do the following:

  • Current Grade 10 and 11 students returning to the same school in September are advised to ask their home school for a device to use over the summer.
  • Current Grade 9 and Grade 12 students can contact Metro at 780-428-1111 to make arrangements to sign out a device ($100 deposit required).

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