Secondary Programs

Located at West Vancouver Secondary School.

Courses Dates Location Time
Full Credit
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July 4 – August 3 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Upgrade/Preview
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July 4 – July 20 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
ELL Courses
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July 4 – July 20 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Math Headstart
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July 23 – August 3 West Vancouver Secondary School: 1750 Mathers Ave 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Physics Headstart (11 & 12)
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July 23 – 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 a first-come, first-served basis. Late registrants for oversubscribed courses will be placed on a waitlist and notified by email if a space becomes available. 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 2017 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 of classroom instruction, Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, August 3rd

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:

Mathematics Science English Social Studies
Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 English 10: Composition and Literary Studies Social Studies 10
Pre-Calculus 11 Physics 11 English 11 Social Studies 11
Pre-Calculus 12 Physics 12

 


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Fee: $1500.00 (for International fee-paying students only)

Upgrade Courses

3 weeks of classroom instruction, Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 20th

Passing Credit:  Students who choose this upgrade option will be working specifically on a personal action plan as outlined in the I Report which was attached to their final report card.  Time permitting, students will also focus on competencies and content requiring additional reinforcement.

Upgrade Credit: Students who choose this upgrade option will develop a personal action plan that identifies curricular competencies and content requiring review and consolidation. Students 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 classes. 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.

Courses offered:

Mathematics Science English Social Studies
Mathematics 8 Science 8 English 8 Social Studies 8
Mathematics 9 Science 9 English 9 Social Studies 9
Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Science 10 English 10 Social Studies 10

Fee: $800.00 (for International fee-paying students only)

Preview Courses (non-credit)

3 weeks of classroom instruction, Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 20th

Preview Courses: Students taking a 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.

Mathematics Science English Social Studies
Mathematics 8 Science 8 English 8
Mathematics 9 Science 9 English 9
Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Science 10 English 10 Social Studies 10
Pre-Calculus 11 English 11 Social Studies 11

Fee: $800.00 (for International fee-paying students only)

New for Summer 2018!

Grade 7/8 Transitions Course

3 weeks of classroom instruction, Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 20th

This course is designed to help students navigate their way through the transition from elementary to secondary school.  A number of topics will be addressed such as the students’s role as a learner, personal responsibility, self-regulation, study skills, relationships, attitudes towards learning, and engagement in school.

Course Name Grade Requirement
Grade 7/8 Transitions For students who have completed Grade 7 in June 2018.

Fee: $800.00 (for International fee-paying students only)

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

3 weeks classroom instruction, Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 20th

ELL Courses: 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 their level of proficiency in English. If enrolment for one course is not sufficient, then courses will be grouped together.

Grade 7 into 8 Grade 8 into 9 Grade 9 into 10 Grade 10 into 11 Grade 11 into 12
Grade 8 ELL Preparation Grade 9 ELL Language Support Grade 10 ELL Language Support Grade 11 ELL Language Support Grade 12 ELL Language Support

Fee: $800.00 (for International fee-paying students only)

Math Headstart (non-credit)

2 weeks classroom instruction, Monday, July 23rd – Friday, August 3rd

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

Courses  
Mathematics 8 Mathematics 9 Foundations of Math and  Pre-Calculus 10 Pre-Calculus 11

 

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Physics Headstart (non-credit)

2 weeks classroom instruction, Monday, July 23rd – Friday, August 3rd

Physics Headstart 11 and Physics Headstart 12 are designed for students who are transitioning from Science 10 to Physics 11, IB Physics 11, or AP Physics 1. The summer preview will focus on foundational skills essential for success in Grade 11 or as a booster for Grade 12 level Physics courses. The preview will explore the following topics:

  1. Math for Physics Basics: Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry, Sig Figs and Calculator Mechanics
  2. Graphing: Curve Straightening, Computer-Assisted Graphing
  3. Problem Solving through Puzzling
  4. Lab Writing (including design labs)
  5. 1-D Kinematics
Course Name Pre-requisites
Physics 11 Completion of Science 10
Physics 12 Completion of Physics 11, IB Physics 11, or AP Physics 1

 

Fee: $600.00 (for International fee-paying students only)