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Register Today for Summer School 2024!

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2024.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) Reach Ahead courses are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these exciting summer learning opportunities.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. Students who are enrolled in the Skills Builder or Credit Recovery courses cannot concurrently take a Reach Ahead course. The deadline to register is June 20, 2024, by 5:00 pm.

All classes are conditional upon sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or transfer to an alternate location. Students currently attending a high school must have their summer school registration approved by their home school.

Transportation will only be available to students attending the Grade 6, 7 & 8 Skills Builder Program. 

For more information on the Summer School programs listed below and course offerings, view our Summer School flyer. You can register online (below):

The tuition fee for out-of-province students is payable using SchoolCashOnline.

Reach Ahead Courses

Reach Ahead Courses will be offered in two different formats. Students may choose one:

Blended Course: The course will be taught through a combination of both synchronous (in-person teaching) and mandatory virtual synchronous instruction.

In-Person Class Schedule
8:30 am – 12:30 pm In-person learning (at site location – either All Saints High School or St. Pius X High School)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mandatory virtual synchronous learning (students are online with their class and instructor)
2 hours minimum Consolidation work

E-Learning Course: The course is taught in an asynchronous format (flexible independent online learning) instruction. Students will need access to a computer device and reliable internet. Students who require a computer device will need to make arrangements with their home school.

The courses are teacher-supported and enable students to obtain a full credit toward their high school diploma. Students can only enrol in one Reach Ahead course.

We are also offering the “Conversational English & Literacy Skills Development course” for students entering Grades 9-12. Students will have many fun interactive opportunities to engage in everyday social English activities, play games, engage with different forms of media and practice English. 

Reach Ahead Courses will run from July 3 to July 24, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Credit Recovery Achievement Centre

The Credit Recovery Achievement Centre Program enables students to recover one full course credit. It is recommended that students have obtained a minimum standing of 30% in the original course. Students must be recommended by their home school Credit Recovery Team to participate in Summer Credit Recovery. Courses may be recovered in Grades 9 and 10. This program is offered only in-person, and runs from July 4 to July 17, 2024, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Credit recovery end dates will be dependent on completion of the course.

Important Note: Registration deadline for Credit Recovery will close on June 27, 2024, at 5:00 pm.

Skills Builder Programs

(English Numeracy & Literacy Support or Core French Literacy Support)

The Skills Builder programs are support programs for students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower. In the English Numeracy & Literacy Skills Builder program, students will receive encouragement, confidence building and daily support to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study, and organizational skills. In the Core French Literacy Support program, students will receive intensive French language skill development with a focus on reading, writing and speaking. These programs are organized for students currently in Grades 6, 7 or 8 and will run in-person at All Saints High School and St. Pius X High School from July 3 to July 24, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Specialist High Skills Major, Cooperative Education

(For current Grade 11 SHSM students)

Cooperative Education allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing work placements in the community. This particular program is being offered to Grade 11 students registered in a Specialist High Skills Major program, and provides timetable flexibility for those students unable to complete the two required cooperative education credits during the regular school year. Students can complete one or two credits linked to (in order of preference) a SHSM major credit course, a SHSM ‘other required’ course, or Creating Opportunities Through Co-op (DCO30).

Please note that space is limited, and participation is not guaranteed. For more information, view the Specialist High Skills Major, Cooperative Education flyer.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2024

Mandatory Virtual Meet: May 13, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Course Duration: July 3, 2024, to August 13, 2024

Indigenous Summer Program

As a part of this program, Indigenous students will have the opportunity to earn a Reach-Ahead credit, or recover some credits, depending on the information on their status sheets. Students will meet curriculum expectations in a variety of ways including: land-based learning, cultural teachings, experiential learning, field trips, arts and crafts, through elder teachings and so much more! This program is like a day camp for Indigenous students where you can earn credits!
If you’re interested in registering for this unique learning opportunity, please click the Register Now button below and fill in the registration form.
If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to alanna.trines@ocsb.ca

This program will run in-person from July 3 to July 24, 2024, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily, at St. Pius X High School.