Summer Learning

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – This year, we are offering Summer Learning to students attending public schools in West Vancouver ONLY.

What is Summer Learning?

West Vancouver Schools Summer Learning programs provide rich learning opportunities for students over the summer months.  Summer Learning programs range from elementary to secondary and include a range of different course options.  All Summer Learning courses strive to:

  • Support student engagement in a different learning environment
  • Provide students with skill-building opportunities in specific curriculum areas
  • Support personal success in a specific curriculum areas
  • Provide opportunities for focused curriculum
  • Provide support for key transitions

The Summer Learning structure for this year has been based on stage three of the Ministry of Education’s restart plan. For stage three, Kindergarten to Grade 5 students are expected to have opportunities for 50% in-class instruction whereas Grade 6 -12 are expected to have opportunities for 20% in-class instruction.  The Summer Learning structure has been built on this premise; however, this plan may be adjusted if Public Health and Ministry of Education guidelines change before July 2nd .

Registering for Summer Learning is a choice and once registered, students will be expected to participate fully in the structure in place at the time.   We anticipate a blended approach to Summer Learning, which will include in-class instruction AND synchronous and asynchronous (remote) learning opportunities.  Other accommodations will not be possible.

Eligibility

The BC Ministry of Education provides funding for eligible residents of British Columbia only.

This year, we are only offering Summer Learning to students attending public schools in West Vancouver. Due to the potential structure of Summer Learning and the unpredictability of the current situation, it is not possible to support any students that are not already registered with West Vancouver Schools.

International fee-paying students must pay a fee for all courses. The list of fees is available in the Fees and Policies section of this website. Graduated students (June 2019 and earlier) are not eligible for summer learning but can register with an adult education centre. For more information, visit www.bcsdceda.ca

Please note: We are only able to accept registrations from international fee-paying students and Diplomat, Refugee, Study Permit, Work Permit  students who have attended a West Vancouver school for the 2019-2020 school year and are enroled in a school within the West Vancouver School District for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Grant or summerlearning@wvschools.ca

Attendance

Regular attendance for Summer Learning is required. Students will be expected to engage in remote learning or attendance if public health guidelines allow. Extended absences or lack of daily engagement in remote learning for any reason will not be accommodated.  Absences may result in the student being removed from the course.  Students should not register for a summer learning course if they are unable to commit to full-time attendance/engagement. 

Elementary Program Dates
Hollyburn Elementary and Pauline Johnson Elementary sites

Thursday, July 2nd to Friday, July 17th, 2020
8:45am – 12:25pm

Students who have completed any grade between Kindergarten and Grade 6 at a West Vancouver public school by June 30th, 2020 are eligible for the Elementary Summer Learning program.

 

Secondary Program Dates
West Vancouver Secondary School site

Full Credit Courses
Thursday, July 2nd to Friday, July 31st, 2020     8:30am – 1:00pm

Preview Courses
Thursday, July 2nd to Friday, July 17th, 2020     8:30am – 12:30pm

Skill-Building Math Courses
Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 31st, 2020     8:30am – 1:10pm

Students who have completed any grade between Grades 7 and 12 at a West Vancouver public school by June 30th, 2020 are eligible for the Secondary Summer Learning programs.

Current West Vancouver public school students only

*ONE IN-PERSON LATE REGISTRATION SESSION WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 29th*
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Principal (Secondary and Elementary programs)

Kathy Grant  kgrant@wvschools.ca

Vice Principals (Elementary program)

Pauline Johnson:
Kristina Hayes khayes@wvschools.ca

Hollyburn:
Robyn Evans revans@wvschools.ca

General inquiries: summerlearning@wvschools.ca