Summer School: Registration opens April 17th
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we wanted to let you know about the exciting variety of summer learning opportunities we offer for students of all ages.
Who is Summer Learning for? Everyone!
With a range of credit and non-credit options, summer learning can be a great way explore a new topic, build skills up around a subject that’s a bit challenging, or potentially get ahead by earning credit through the summer. And, as we continue to expand options for middle and elementary students, there’s more to learn than ever. For most students and most classes, these learning opportunities are also free!
Here’s a quick break down of the options you and your children may be interested in learning more about:
Full credit courses (for students entering grades 10-12)
These full credit courses are perfect for students looking to get ahead, complete an extra course, or reattempt a class!
- These classes run from July 4th to August 4th, Monday to Friday, out of New Westminster Secondary School. Courses are available in either morning or afternoon timeslots.
- You can learn more about the courses, times and policies here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/summer-learning/summer-learning-2023/
Online Learning – Full credit courses (for students entering grades 10-12)
This year our Online Learning Program will be offering two classes through the Summer Learning window: Career Life Education 10 and Career Life Connections 12.
- These two classes run from July 4th to August 4th, Monday to Friday, through New Westminster Online Learning.
- You can learn more about the courses, requirements and policies here: https://newwestonlinelearning.ca/summer-2023-course-information/
Non-credit short courses (for students entering grades 6-12)
Short courses are not for credit and will not show up on student transcripts – and they include options that range from “Foundations of Literacy and Numeracy” to “English, Arts & Movie Making.” These classes are ideal for those needing extra support in preparation for the next school year, for those curious about a new subject, or for those seeking early exposure to upcoming curriculum.
- Short courses run from July 4th to July 21st, Monday to Friday out of New Westminster Secondary School, from 9 am to noon.
- You can explore course options, and policies for our non-credit courses here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/summer-learning/summer-learning-non-credit-short-courses/
Summer Learning for students entering K-5
Our K-5 learning opportunities are aimed at supporting students who need a little extra practice, or engaging those who are keen to learn new skills. Course options range from Primary Numeracy Skill Building, to ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technology) for kids entering grades 2-5.
- These courses run from Monday to Friday, from July 4th to July 14th, out of Lord Kelvin Elementary, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm each day.
- You can learn more about our K-5 summer learning options and policies here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/summer-learning/summer-learning-for-elementary-students/
Applications for all Summer Learning courses will open on Monday April 17th at 10am, using forms that will be added to the individual pages linked above. Middle and secondary students already enrolled in our district and programs will have priority over out-of-district applications for the first two weeks of the registration window. Students will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis, using this priority order. (We will not be accepting out-of-district applications for K-5 learning options at this time.)
*Please note that you will need your child’s PEN number to successfully register. If you don’t know how to find your PEN number, a guide has been provided on the website pages linked above.
Thank you for your interest in our summer learning programs!