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Summer School 2022 – Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs

May 3, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is pleased to share information about Summer School 2022 programs for students in grades 6-8. Please see below for details.

Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs

Upper Grand DSB offers Grade 6, 7, and 8 students requiring additional support with the Ontario curriculum, particularly in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, an opportunity to participate in an 8-day non-credit remediation program. The program is intended for students whose achievement of expectations in Grade 6, 7 or 8 Language and/or Mathematics indicates that they are likely to experience difficulty in the next school year.

Students who are achieving a Level 2 or below in Language and/or Mathematics at their grade level, and are recommended by their Principal, are eligible to participate in the program. Parents of Grade 6, 7, and 8 can contact their home school to indicate their interest in the program. All registrations will occur with the Principal (or designate) via a Google Form.


Grade 8 Reach-Ahead Credits

Reach-ahead credits allow graduating Grade 8 students to earn a high school credit prior to entering secondary school in September. Learners will get a head start on credit accumulation, develop learning and technology skills that will be useful in all secondary settings while gaining self-confidence through successful completion of a high school credit. UGDSB students will register via myBlueprint. All programs are dependent on sufficient enrolment.

GLS 1O – Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Secondary School (1 credit) **Elective credit

This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal life management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students building confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond. Particular emphasis will be placed on skills and tips to manage the transition to high school.

This credit is offered in two formats: in-person in Guelph or Orangeville and via elearning.

CHV 2O/CHV 2OF – Civics (1/2 credit) **Compulsory credit for high school graduation

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and /or global community.

The English version of CHV 2O is offered in 2 formats: in-person in Guelph or Orangeville and via elearning. The French Immersion version of CHV 2O is offered in-person.

GLC 2O/GLC 2OF – Careers (1/2 credit) **Compulsory credit for high school graduation

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan and post-secondary budget.

The English version of GLC 2O is offered in 2 formats: in-person in Guelph or Orangeville and via elearning. The French Immersion version of GLC 2O is offered in-person in Guelph or Orangeville.

PAI 1O – Girl Grit – Small Group Activities (1 credit) **Elective/PE credit

*Limited enrolment, onsite in the City of Guelph only

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active learning. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affect by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. Girl Grit will focus on an introduction to martial arts, strength training, leadership training and personal development.

Please note that elearning classes are taught entirely online in an asynchronous format. This means that while students have flexibility in terms of the pace and schedule of completing work, they do not have a teacher who directly teaches course material or classmates that they meet online. To be successful in this type of course, a student needs to be a proficient, self-directed learner with strong organizational skills, time management skills and the ability to communicate clearly. Elearning will involve approximately 6 hours of online work per day. Learners must have their own electronic equipment and reliable internet access.

Summer Programs Session Dates: Monday, July 4th – Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 (18 days), 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p. m. Daily attendance required. Transportation is not provided.

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