UGDSB announces Continuing Education summer school programs for students
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2020
GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students this summer.
Through UGDSB Continuing Education, the board is offering courses for students in Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.
Programs being offered this summer include:
- Grade 6/7/8 Literacy & Numeracy Support Program – This program oﬀers Grade 6, 7 and 8 students requiring additional help with the Ontario Curriculum, particularly in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, an opportunity to participate in an 8-day summer remediation program. Students who are achieving a Level 2 or below in Language and/or Mathematics, and are recommended by their principal, are eligible to participate in the program. Parents of Grade 6, 7 and 8 students can contact their home school to indicate their interest in the program and register. Session dates: July 2-14, 2020.
- Grade 8 Reach-Ahead Credits – Reach-Ahead credits allow graduating Grade 8 students the opportunity 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. Students can choose between two course options: Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Secondary School and Careers & Civics. Session dates: June 30-July 24, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. daily.
- New Secondary Credits – Summer School offers a selection of new credits from Grade 9 to 12. For a list of available credits, please see the attached flyer: Summer School 2020. Daily attendance is mandatory. Session dates: June 30-July 24, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. daily.
- Secondary Upgrading Credits – Upgrading courses are for students who have already passed a course in this school year but wish to improve their final grade. Upgrading courses will contain similar content to the course completed at a student’s home school. Session dates: June 30-July 13 or July 14-24, 2020, from 8:30 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. daily.
- Credit Recovery – Credit Recovery is designed to help secondary students meet the expectations of a course they have completed but for which they have received a failing grade. Eligible students will be contacted by their home school. Programs will run during the period of July 2-14, 2020.
Please note that due to current circumstances, these summer programs will be offered virtually through a distance learning model.
For additional information on courses and how to register, please see the following flyer: Summer School 2020
About the Upper Grand District School Board
The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.
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Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board