Summer School 2021: Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs
May 13, 2021
The Upper Grand District School Board is offering summer programming to students. Registration is now open for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs and the Grade 8 Reach Ahead Credits.
Please see the information below for program and registration details.
Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs
The 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. Special education supports will be available.
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 can contact their home school to indicate their interest in the program. All registrations will occur with the Principal via a Google Form.
These support programs are half-day programs so it is possible for students to participate in both the literacy and the numeracy support program.
Session Dates: Monday, July 5th – Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Literacy and Numeracy support programs are being offered both in-person (John F Ross CVI or Grant Evans Education Centre) as well as remotely. If there is direction from the Ministry of Education and/or the WDG Health Unit, in-person programs will pivot to remote learning as required.
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. Special education supports will be available. UGDSB students will register via myBlueprint.
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.
GLS 1O – Learning Strategies: Numeracy Focus (1 credit) **Elective credit
This course is designed for students who need support to reach provincial standards in numeracy skills to be prepared for Gr. 9 de-streamed math programs. Please discuss this course selection with your child’s teacher to determine whether or not it is an appropriate choice for your child. 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. While meeting the overall curriculum expectations of Learning Strategies, the course will emphasize numeracy skills which students will require to be prepared for Gr. 9 de-streamed math.
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. Offered in English and French Immersion.
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. Offered in English & French Immersion.
NAC 1O – Expressing Aboriginal Cultures (1 credit) **Elective credit
This course explores various arts disciplines (dance, drama, installation and performance art, media arts, music, storytelling, utilitarian or functional art, visual arts), giving students the opportunity to create, present, and analyze art works, including integrated art works/productions, that explore or reflect First Nations, Metis, and Inuit perspectives and individual and cultures. Students will examine the interconnected relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, values, protocols, and ways of knowing and being. They will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, methods, and conventions, and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to creative art challenges.
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.
All credits are offered onsite (John F Ross CVI, Guelph) or remotely. If directed by the Ministry of Education and/or the WDG Health Unit, onsite programs will pivot to remote.
Session Dates: Monday, July 5th – Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 (18 days), 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. daily