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Scenario 1: In-school classes resume

Summer School

NEW INFORMATION FOR DIPLOMA COURSE STUDENTS!

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Please read the information below, including the Summer School brochure that applies to you or your child, click on the appropriate link below for more information, and finally, click on the "Summer School Registration Procedures" link for the step by step instructions on how to register. 

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 remain on target with their academic goals throughout their school career. Whether that goals involves  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, our Summer School program is designed to meet the needs of students. 

Summer School starts on the first of May each year and runs until the end of July. The comprehensive course offerings allow students to tailor their needs to meet their specific goals each year, eventually culminating in their high school graduation. Click here for a quick video explaining the benefits of Summer School.

Distributed Learning

Special Considerations During the Pandemic

We are striving to offer an excellent learning experience for you or your child during this challenging time. Our teachers and support staff have worked hard to "normalize" the experience as much as possible. However, there are some considerations that may impact a student's experience. . . there may be a delayed turnaround time for feedback and marks entry since we are having to hold print materials for a period of time prior to submitting course work to our teachers for assessment. We also will have special pick-up and drop-off requirements for print materials being submitted and/or returned to the building. More detailed safety information will be provided in a handout with your DL material and a link to the file will be posted below in the following days. 

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 20th (exams written by 22nd), to complete your course.

Please note: Closure Dates

We are closed on June 16 for our graduation, on June 26 for our year-end wrap-up, and July 1. Please arrange drop-off and pick-up of DL materials around those dates.

SUMMER SCHOOL FEES

  • If you were 19 years of age or under on September 1, 2019, fees are: $125.00 with a $50 refund once materials are returned.
  • If you were 20 years of age or older on September 1, 2019, fees are:
    $100 per credit (core courses $500)
  • Registration will not proceed until fees are paid in full.
  • Withdrawal refunds will not be issued for DL courses.

WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?

Registrations are accepted between May 1 and June 15, 2020 for academic courses, and extended to June 20, 2020 for option classes. You may begin your course upon registration. All coursework must be completed by Monday July 20. July 21 and 22 are test-writing days only. Marks will be submitted to Alberta Education on July 23, 2020.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Please click on the Summer School Registration Procedures link below and follow the instructions closely.
*Fees must be paid in full using School Cash Online.

REGISTRATION TO BEGIN MAY 1, 2020.

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 and with one-to-one teacher support as needed through an online communication tool like Teams. 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
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20
  • Forensic Science 25 (3 credits), 35 (5 credits)
  • Phys. Ed. 10, 20 (3 or 5 credits)
  • CALM (3 credits)
  • Reading 15 (3 credits)
  • Learning Strategies 15 (3 credits)
  • Aboriginal Studies 10, 20 (3 credits)
  • General and Personal Psychology 20 (3 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology 35 (3 credits)
  • Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits)
  • World Geography 30 (3 credits)
  • HCS 3000 (1 credit)
  • HSS 1010 (1 credit)
  • CTR 1010 (1 credit)

Diploma Courses

What format will Summer School take through the COVID 19 pandemic?

We will strive to offer a program with integrity, rigor, and support in a virtual fashion using Moodle and Teams as learning management and content delivery systems. Our teachers have been selected based on their proven experience with this learning format. 

Should Alberta Education allow face-to-face classes by the Summer School semester, we will offer the courses in that fashion.

 

WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?

Registrations will be accepted between May 1 and June 25, 2020. Classes begin Monday, June 29, and end Thursday, July 23. Classes run Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Students have access to tutorial time from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on those days.

NOTE: There is no school on Wednesday July 1 and there is school on Friday, July 3rd

 

SUMMER SCHOOL FEES                

If you were 19 years of age or under on Sept. 1, 2019, your fees are:  $ 125.00 with a $50 refund once materials are returned.

If you were  20 years of age or older on Sept. 1, 2019, your fees are:  $500.00

Note: In order to write your final exam and receive your final grade, all school materials must be returned.

*Withdrawal refunds will not be issued after June 19.

 

WHAT COURSES CAN I TAKE?

  • English 30-1*
  • English 30-2*
  • Social Studies 30-1*
  • Social Studies 30-2*
  • Math 30-1
  • Math 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

**The English 30-1/English 30-2 and Social 30-1/Social 30-2 may be combined if there are not enough students to warrant separate classes.

SUMMER DIPLOMA EXAMS

Victoria Park High School is the host site for the August Diploma Exams.  The dates range from Tuesday, August 1, to Thursday, August 10.

ELA Part A - Aug 4 - 9:00 AM Start

Social Part A-Aug 5 - 9:00 AM Start

Math - Aug 6          - 9:00 AM Start

ELA Part B - Aug 7  - 9:00 AM Start

Social Part B-Aug 11 - 9:00 AM Start

Biology - Aug 12       - 1:00 PM Start

Chemistry  - Aug 12 - 9:00 AM Start

Will Diploma Exams run this semester?

We are planning as though the Diploma Exams are going to be administered. We will hear from Alberta Education as the time approaches and perhaps even through the Summer School semester. We will let students know if Diploma Exams are running, as soon as we know.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Please click on the Summer School Registration Procedures link below and follow the instructions closely.

 

Victoria Park High School reserves the right to cancel any Diploma course prior to the Summer Session should there be insufficient enrollments. 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 Registration Procedures

Please follow the instructions below. 

 

  1. Please call the office at (403)327-3945 and receive a registration package and other important information through email.