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Summer School 2020

Important information on summer school course options and online program delivery

Summer School 2020 Program Updates

Due to the current restrictions of COVID-19, Edmonton Public Schools has made the decision to move Summer School 2020 courses online. Metro is dedicated to offering a high quality program to our Division students. As a result of the challenges and limitations that come with this method of delivery, we have made a number of changes to this year’s Summer School programming.

Summer School 2020 Changes:

  • Out of Division students will not be able to register for Summer School 2020
  • Students over 20 years of age as of September 1, 2019 will not be able to register for Summer School 2020
  • Grade 9 students may only register in the following transition courses: Math 15, Reading 15, Science 14
  • Grade 9 students cannot register in CALM or Physical Education 10

All division schools will be providing options for grade 9 students to complete CALM and Physical Education during the regular school year. Please contact the school you are registered to attend in September to discuss your options for completing these classes.

Due to the constraints around online delivery, it has been determined that the following courses will not be offered and current registrations will be cancelled:

  • Physical Education 10, 20, 30
  • Art 10, 20, 30
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • ESL Levels 2, 3, 4
  • Expository English 15, 25
  • Medical Science 10
  • All Argyll online courses
  • All Summer Career Academy courses

Summer School 2020 Sites:

Although students will not be required to attend in school classes, they will still be attached to a Summer School site.

In an effort to improve efficiencies, the following sites will be closed for this year: Argyll, McNally, Metro evening classes, Strathcona, Victoria, and W.P. Wagner.

Students who are currently registered at these sites can request a transfer to one of the following open sites: Harry Ainlay, J.Percy Page, Jasper Place, Lillian Osborne, M.E.Lazerte, Queen Elizabeth and Ross Sheppard.
All sites will run on the same Summer School schedule.

Students are encouraged to register at their home school if it is available or the school located closest to their home.

What Students Can Expect Summer School 2020 To Look Like:

  • Students are only permitted to register in one Summer School course.
  • Students are encouraged to enroll in a course they feel is an area of strength, as the online platform and short timeline of summer school can present further challenges to learning.
  • Summer School courses will be delivered on the G Suite (Google Classroom) platform that most EPSB teachers use for remote delivery.
  • 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 9:00 am 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 continue to run on a 9-day schedule.
  • Teachers will provide engaging, curriculum-based lessons that require students to be actively participating in their learning.
  • Secured assessments and formative evaluations will be used to determine a students final mark.
  • At this time, Diploma examinations are scheduled for 30-level courses in August. Students will need to attend the August sessions in order to obtain a final mark for 30- level diploma courses.

Technology Requirements:

To complete a summer school course, students will require internet access and access to a computer (laptop, Chromebook or desktop, brand does not matter) 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 secured assessments through their computer. Students who require technology for a summer school class will have it made available to them by the summer school site they are registered at. Details around technology pick up will be shared with students as soon as it is available.

Summer School 2020 Schedule:

  • June 25-30: Students will have access to their Summer School Google classroom and will need to complete a few short activities and check in with their teacher to make sure they are ready to start the course on July 2.
  • July 2-28: 19 days of remote course delivery (5-Credit classes)
  • CALM will continue to run in 2 sessions: July 2-14 & July 15-27
  • July 31: Final marks due

Withdrawals, Transfers, and Continuing Registrations:

Out of Division students and students over 20 years of age as of September 1, 2019 will be withdrawn from their course and receive a full refund. Metro will process this refund automatically and students will receive a refund receipt once the request is processed. No further action is required.

Grade 9 students registered in CALM or Physical Education can choose one of the following:
Withdraw from the course and have the registration fully refunded.
Transfer their registration to one of the following transition courses: Science 14, Math 15, or Reading 15.

Students under 20 years of age as of September 1, 2019 who are Edmonton Public Schools students can choose one of the following:

  • Withdraw from the course and have their registration fully refunded if they do not wish to continue with online delivery.
  • Transfer into another online course or Summer School site that is available.
  • If the course and site you are currently registered in has remained open and you wish to stay in the course, no action is required at this time.

Students who are currently registered will be contacted directly with instructions and deadlines for withdrawing and transferring. Please check your email. 



If you have questions, contact Metro Continuing Education at 780-428-1111. Please leave a message and we will return your call.