Programs & Services - Summer Learning

Summer Learning options 2020

Here at New Westminster Schools we know there are many types of students and many ways we can all learn. And that can happen at any time of the year.

Throughout the summer months, we have a number of options for learners of many ages, with each option achieving something a little bit different. So whether you’re looking for a bit more support for your child who has struggled through this past year or for a way you can continue to add to your own learning, take a look at the offerings below.

Summer Learning through summer school programs

In this unprecedented school year, we’ve heard from many parents who are worried about their kids’ learning needs. That’s why we’re so excited to be moving forward with our Summer School programming for tweens, teens and young adults: not only will we be there to support students who have struggled with their learning throughout the year, but we’ll also be able to help fill the gaps that COVID related changes created for some near the end.

This year’s classes will include a mix of face-to-face time and remote learning components, as we carefully transition back into in-class instruction. Operating out of New Westminster Secondary School, there will be new safe entry protocols, social distancing practices and continued increased cleaning and disinfection to keep everybody safe and healthy.

So, want to strengthen your child’s grade 7-9 literacy or numeracy basics, and give them a stronger start heading into next year? Looking spark your teen’s imagination with some creative writing support? Or maybe want to see what kind of crazy science experiments can be cooked up both at home and in the lab? Check out this year’s course offerings for New West’s summer school learning programs.

Rec and Read

Rec and Read is a referral only program that supports our youngest students. The two-week long camps target kids leaving kindergarten to those leaving grade two, and they make improving reading fun by wrapping it into into things like themed activities days and cooking lessons. The program is offered to families at a small fee, though subsidies are available for families who need support.

Online Learning

When flexibility is key, online learning can be a great solution for students in grades 10-12 or for adult learners. Available 24/7 throughout the school year, the media-rich, teacher-supported class options provide teens and adults the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

*It is important to note that if the course is a pre-requisite for your September timetable you will need to complete the course no later than July 30th, 2020.

Check out New West’s online learning options for more.

Adult Education

We should all aspire to be lifelong learners. So if you’re an adult who needs to complete or upgrade your high school education, a new Canadian who wants to work on your English language skills or maybe somebody just looking to expand your knowledge, see what options might work for you through New West’s Adult Education programs this summer.

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