The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2023. Our 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. 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.
The deadline to register is June 28, 2023, by 12:00 pm (noon).
Transportation will only be available to students attending the Grade 6, 7 & 8 Skills Builder Program.
You can register online – see below. For more information on the Summer School programs listed below and course offerings, view our Summer School flyer.
The tuition fee for out-of-province students is payable using SchoolCashOnline. Click the button to pay now!
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)|
|2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Mandatory virtual synchronous learning|
|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. Please note that this is a non-credit course.
Reach Ahead Courses will run from July 4 to July 25, 2023, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Credit Recovery Achievement Centre
The Credit Recovery Achievement Centre program enables students to recover one full course credit and 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 will offer flexibility to participate in-person or online upon consultation with the Credit Recovery teacher.
This program runs from July 5 to July 18, 2023, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Credit Recovery end dates will be dependent on the completion of the course.
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 supports 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.
This program will run in-person from July 4 to July 25, 2023, 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.
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 email@example.com
This program will run in-person from July 4 to July 25, 2023, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily, at St. Patrick’s High School.