The Victoria Park High School Summer School program is a student centered program that offers flexibility and a compressed timeline for course work. It enables students to keep on target with their academic goals within thier school career. Whether that be improving marks, accelerating timelines, opening up some flexibility in their home-school schedule, earning additional credits, completing courses within a different context without peer pressures or social anxieties, or just keeping focused throughout the first part of summer.
Summer School starts on the first of May each year and goes to the end of July. The comprehensive course offerings allow students to tailor their needs to meet their specific goals each year and eventually toward their high school graduation. Click here for a quick video expaining the benefits of Summer School.
Distributed Learning info below - Diploma course info at bottom
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SUMMER SCHOOL?
If you are motivated, organized, and can follow a timeline, you should successfully achieve your goal for summer school. Remember that you have from the time of registration, to July 24 (exams written by 26th), to complete your course.
SUMMER SCHOOL FEES
If you were 19 years of age or under on September 1, 2018, fees are: $150.00
If you were 20 years of age or older on September 1, 2018, fees are:
$100 per credit (core courses $500)
Registration will not proceed until fees are paid in full.
WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?
Registrations are accepted between May 1 and June 28, 2018. You may begin your course upon registration. All coursework must be completed by July 23. July 23, 24, and 25 are test-writing days only.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Call VPHS to schedule an appointment with an administrator. Pick-up or download the registration package. Complete the forms and bring them along with your school fees,* birth certificate, statement of marks, and current report card. *Fees must be paid in full with cash or cheque at time of registration.
CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE CLASS?
Usually you can take one core class in summer; however, an appropriate course load and schedule will be developed at the intake meeting.
WHAT IS THE METHOD OF INSTRUCTION?
All courses are completed with Distributed Learning materials, with one-on-one teacher support as needed. Schedules for exams and assignments are developed at registration. All marking is done on-site, with timely feedback.
WHAT COURSES CAN I TAKE?
English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2
Social 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2
Math 10-C, 10-3, 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 30-3 (no Diploma)
Science 10, 14, 20, 24
Forensic Science 25, 35
Phys. Ed. 10, 20
CALM (3 credits)
Reading 15 (3 credits)
Learning Strategies 15 (3 credits)
Aboriginal Studies 10, 20 (3 credits)
Abnormal Psychology 35 (3 credits)
Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits)
HCS 3000 (1 credit)
HSS 1010 (1 credit)
CTR 1010 (1 credit)
WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?
Registrations will be accepted between May 1 and June 28, 2018. Classes begin Monday, July 2, and end Thursday, July 26. Classes run Monday to Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Students have access to tutorial time from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on those days.
SUMMER DIPLOMA EXAMS
Victoria Park High School is the host site for the August Diploma Exams. The dates will soon be announced:
ELA Part A
ELA Part B
Social Part B
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Call VPHS to schedule an appointment with an administrator. Pick-up or down-load the registration package. Complete the forms and bring them along with your school fees (fees must be paid in full at time of registration in either cash or cheque), birth certificate, statement of marks, and current report card.
WHAT COURSES CAN I TAKE?
Social Studies 30-1
Social Studies 30-2
**The English 30-1/English 30-2 and Social 30-1/Social 30-2 will be combined classes unless the numbers warrant having separate classes.
Victoria Park High School reserves the right to cancel any Diploma course prior to the Summer Session should there be insufficient enrolments. If this becomes the case we will cancel the course prior to June 28, contact students to inform them, and issue a full refund.
Summer School Information - Article April 13th, 2017
There are many reasons for students to choose summer school as an option to further their academic goals.
At Victoria Park High School, many options exist for students looking to take advantage of everything summer school has to offer.
“Students may choose to take a class to fast track and free up a spot in their timetable for the fall,” said Rod Scott, assistant principal at Victoria Park. “Others could be picking up a class for a second time to try and upgrade their mark, while other students just might be looking for smaller class size, as there typically are about 10 students per class in summer school.”
Those looking to complete a diploma course can do so throughout the summer, as Victoria park offers English 30-1, English 30-2, Social Studies 30-1, Social Studies 30-2, Math 30-2 and Biology 30.
“It is an intense process,” said Scott, as students have four weeks, from July 3-27, to complete the course. “The diploma classes are not for students who don’t want to work hard.”
Summer school diploma exam dates range from Aug. 1-10.
Scott added summer school involves many other courses for younger students as well, including English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2 and Social 10-1, 10-2, 20-1 and 20-2. Math 10-C, 10-3, 20-1, 20-2, 20-3 and 30-3 can also be taken, along with Science 10, 14, 20 and 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 and Forensic Science 25 and 35.
Physical Education 10 and 20, CALM, Reading 15, Learning Strategies 15, Aboriginal Studies 10 and 20, Abnormal Psychology 35, Experimental Psychology 30, HCS 3000, HSS 1010 and CTR 1010 are also offered.
Students attend summer school Monday to Thursday, as Scott added there is one main advantage of summer school.
“The unique part of it is they get four hours of instruction in the morning, and then they have access to the teacher from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.”
Courses are student friendly and straightforward to navigate, as Scott added summer school can also help students develop strong work habits for future post-secondary schooling.
“It really helps students transition to being more independent with their learning and preparing them for college and university. It’s closer to a post-secondary pace and helps them become more self-motivated.”
Students can call Victoria Park at 403-327-3945 to schedule an appointment with an administrator, and can visit http://lasp.lethsd.ab.ca/Summer%20School.php for more information. Students can pick up or download the registration package.
There is a $150 fee for summer school, a fee which must be paid in full at the time of registration.