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Gr. 6, 7 & 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs

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General Information

Upper Grand DSB offers our Grade 6, 7 & 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. 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 next year. Special education supports will be available. 

Upper Grand DSB students require a principal’s/home school’s recommendation to participate in summer Literacy and Numeracy programs. Registration will open on May 1st, 2023. Please contact your home school.

Program Dates: Wednesday, July 5th – Friday, July 14th, 2023

Locations: Guelph CVI (Guelph) or Grant Evans Education Centre (Orangeville)

Students registering for literacy or numeracy programs cannot select a preferred session time as they are assigned in alignment with full-day registration requests and overall numbers.

All programming is dependent on sufficient enrollment. Transportation is not provided.



The program is designed to remediate essential skills in reading, writing and oral language, including spelling and grammar with a particular emphasis on the writing process. The three (3) major strands in Language will be reviewed.


The numeracy program is designed to ensure that students build a solid foundation in Mathematics. The program will review the five strands in mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration, Patterning and Algebra, Measurement, Data Management and Geometry. Students will understand a range of mathematical concepts, memorize necessary mathematical facts, learn and practice standard mathematical procedures and apply mathematics in real world situations.


Students who are achieving a Level 2 or below in Language and/or Mathematics, and recommended by their Principal, are eligible to participate in the program.

Registration Procedure

Elementary school administrators can recommend and register students into this program. 

Session Information

Each 8-day support program is a half-day commitment for students (approx 2.75 hours). Morning sessions are 8:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Daily attendance is mandatory.

It is possible for students to be registered for both a Literacy Support and a Math Support program (which would mean time in both halves of the day), or only one of the programs.

These support programs are contingent on enrollment meeting the required minimum.