Secondary Programs

Located at West Vancouver Secondary School.

Courses Dates Location Time
Full Credit
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July 5 – August 4 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Preview/Upgrade
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July 5 – July 21 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
ESL Courses
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July 5 – July 21 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Math Headstart
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July 24 – August 3 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

All courses are subject to enrolment and Board approval. All registrations are offered on first-come, first-served basis. Later registrants for oversubscribed courses will be placed on a waitlist and notified by email if a space becomes open. Courses with insufficient enrolment will be cancelled and all registrants will be notified by email.

As all registration and course confirmation correspondence will be by email, please ensure that:

  • you are able to receive emails from wvschools.ca by indicating that this is a safe email address in your browser settings, and
  • you have provided an accurate email address.

The BC Ministry of Education provides funding for eligible residents of British Columbia only.  International fee-paying, out-of-province and graduated students (June 2016 and earlier) must pay a fee for all courses.

Extended absences for any reason are not accommodated. These include, but are not limited to, work, vacations, sporting events, games or practices, family commitments, or music festivals. Absences beyond two days may result in the student being removed from the program. Do not register for a summer learning course if you are unable to commit to full attendance. Two days of late attendance are equivalent to one absence.

Full Credit Courses (4 credits)

5 weeks classroom instruction, July 5 – August 4

Successful completion of summer Full Credit courses depends on the commitment of the student. West Vancouver School District recommends that students must:

  • be highly motivated;
  • have very good work habits and excellent attendance;
  • obtain at least a C+ in the prerequisite and related courses.

A midterm report will be sent home with the students in the third week of classes and a final report will be mailed home in August.

Courses offered:

Maths Sciences English Humanities
PreCalculus 11 Physics 11 English 10 Social Studies 10
PreCalculus 12 Physics 12 English 11 Social Studies 11

Fee: $1100.00 (for International fee-paying only)

Preview / Upgrade Courses (non-credit)

3 weeks classroom instruction, July 5 – July 21

Upgrade courses registrants: Student must have completed the course during the regular school year to be eligible for upgrade or passing for credit. Students must bring in their final report card from their home school for the mark to be verified on the first day of summer school class. Students are only able to upgrade to a maximum of a “B” letter grade.  A midterm report will be sent home in the second week of classes and a final report will be mailed home in August.

Preview courses registrants: Students taking the course for preview purposes will not receive credit and will receive an anecdotal final report upon completion of the course. The final report will be mailed home in August. There will not be a midterm report provided for students enrolled in a preview course.

Courses offered:

Maths Sciences English Humanities
Math 8 Science 8 English 8
Math 9 Science 9 English 9
Foundations of Math and PreCalculus 10 Science 10 English 10 Social Studies 10
PreCalculus 11 English 11 Social Studies 11

Fee: $650.00 (for International fee-paying only)

English Language Learner (ELL) and Transitional English Language Support Courses (non-credit)

3 weeks classroom instruction, July 5 – 21

ELL courses registrants: These courses are designed to give secondary ELL students English language learning support over the summer months. Students will be grouped according to their grade level and language proficiency. If enrolment for one course is not sufficient, then courses will be grouped together.

2016/17 Grade 7 Grades 8-12 Grades 8-12 Grades 8-12
Grade 8 ELL Preparation Transitional English Language Support I Transitional English Language Support II Transitional English Language Support III

Fee: $650.00 (for International fee-paying only)

Math Headstart (non credit)

2 weeks classroom instruction, July 24 – August 3

Math Headstart registrants: Math Headstart is designed for students who have good work habits but have difficulties in basic math concepts and skills.

Math 8 Math 9 Math 10 PreCalculus 11

Fee: $500.00 (for International fee-paying only)