FAQs About Summer School
Who can attend Summer School?
Both Peel and non-Peel residents, adolescent and adult learners.
I just finished grade 8 and will be starting high school in September. Can I take a Summer School credit course?
No. There are no reach-ahead credit opportunities for students who have not yet completed grade 9.
How many credits can I take in Summer School?
- Two-credit Summer Co-op (see below) OR
- One full credit online or in class OR
- Two half-credits (i.e., Civics and Careers) in class OR
- Up to two 55-hour sessions for courses in which you did not earn a passing mark (see below)
How long is the Summer School program?
Summer School runs for 5.5 hours per day for 20 days (i.e., the requisite 110 hours to offer a credit). Two-week sessions (i.e., 55 hours) are open to students who have completed the same course during the academic year but who have not earned the credit. It will be at the discretion of the day-school Principal or designate as to whether the student can complete course requirements in the 55-hour session, or if is in the student's best interest to complete the full 110 hours.
Can I take Summer School to upgrade a passing mark for a credit that I've already earned?
Yes. Students who have earned the credit but who wish to upgrade their mark MUST complete the entire 110 hours as they would in their day-school.
What are the admission procedures?
Peel and Dufferin-Peel students register for courses through their school guidance department. Registration opens in May. Students who do not attend a Peel or Dufferin-Peel school should contact Continuing Education at 905-890-1010, ext. 6610.
All classes are conditional on space, teacher availability and sufficient enrolment, and may be cancelled or transferred to a different location. In some cases, classes may be added if demand for a course exceeds available spaces. Students will be notified through their day-school and this site of any course changes.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Waitlists will be created once a class has been filled, and students will be contacted should space become available.
Students are strongly encouraged to report early to the Summer School location on the first day of classes.
What are the pre-requisites for Summer School courses?
Pre-requisites are the same as regular day-school programs. The specific eligibility requirements are listed under each program description in the common course calendar. School guidance counsellors can help students determine if they are eligible for a course. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for certain courses must obtain an assessment by contacting the Adult Education Centre, 905-270-6000 ext. 6620.
How do I withdraw from a Summer School course?
Students wishing to withdraw from a course must contact the Administrator at the Summer School location where they are registered.
Is Co-operative Education available in Summer School?
Yes. Peel students must register through their day school after consulting with their counsellor. Registration begins in March. Application packages must be submitted to your guidance counsellor by the end of March. Student interviews will take place April, and Summer Co-op teachers will work with students to find appropriate placements. Students registered in Summer Co-op are not able to take another course at the same time.
Is there homework?
Yes. Summer School courses cover an entire year's work in a compressed period of time. Students must be prepared to allocate sufficient time to work at home every day. It is not advisable to pursue daily employment.
When are final report cards issued?
On the last day of the course after the exam review.
Is there a cost?
Textbooks are provided for use during summer school at no cost. Students are responsible only for the replacement cost of lost, misplaced or damaged textbooks. Any enhancement fees will be clearly communicated to students and parents during the registration process.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation is provided from Caledon to some Brampton sites. There is no transportation provided to Mississauga sites.
You can find out more about Public Transportation options at:
Mississauga Transit: 905-615-INFO (615-4636) or miway.ca
Brampton Transit: 905-874-2999 or http://www.brampton.ca/transit/home.taf
Where can I get more information?
Peel District School Board, Continuing Education
Adult Education Centre - South, Room 116
100 Elm Drive West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1L9
905-270-6000, select 7
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