Summer School

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

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 23 (exams written by 25th), to complete your course.

SUMMER SCHOOL FEES

  • If you were 19 years of age or under on September 1, 2019, fees are: $125.00
  • 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.

WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?

Registrations are accepted between May 1 and June 21, 2020. You may begin your course upon registration. All coursework must be completed by July 21. July 22, and 23 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.  REGISTRATION TO BEGIN MAY 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, with one-on-one teacher support as needed. Schedules for module work and assignments are developed at registration. Exams can be taken anytime in the Learning Commons and don't need an appointment. 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
  • 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)

Diploma Courses

WHEN IS SUMMER SCHOOL?

Registrations will be accepted between May 1 and June 26, 2020. Diploma classes begin Monday, June 29, and end Thursday, July 23. Diploma classes run Monday to Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (except July 1, due to the holiday. Students will still have four days of instruction, from Tuesday to Friday). 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 scheduled exam dates are as listed below, all starting at 9am:

  • ELA Part A - Thursday, July 30
  • Social Part A - Friday, July 31
  • Math - Tuesday, August 4
  • ELA Part B - Wednesday, August 5
  • Social Part B - Thursday, August 6
  • Biology - Friday, August 7
  • Chemistry - Monday, August 10

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.  REGISTRATION TO BEGIN MAY 2020.

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

**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.