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Secondary Programs – all courses taught at WVSS

West Vancouver Secondary School

1750 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver

 May 29 – *Please note: some courses have been cancelled due to low enrolment. Check below before registering. * 

Secondary Course Offerings

Wednesday, July 3rd to Friday, August 2nd

Full-Credit Courses 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, July 3rd to Friday, July 19th 

Completion Courses 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Preview Courses 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Transitions Course 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Academic Preparation Course for English Language Learners 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Monday, July 22nd to Friday, August 2nd

Skill-Building Math Courses 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


All courses and sections are subject to enrolment and Board approval.  Students are offered places on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registrants for oversubscribed courses will be placed on a wait list and will be notified by email if space becomes available.

Courses with insufficient enrolment will be cancelled and 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 by indicating that this is a safe email address in your browser settings;
  • your email address is valid and entered correctly on the form
  • you have regular access to that email address
  • you regularly check your junk folder to ensure that emails are not being redirected there inadvertently

There will be three decision dates:  May 30th, June 13th, and June 27th, 2019.  On each of those dates courses will be designated as Running, Pending, or Cancelled.



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

Funding-eligible international students, such as those whose families are living in BC under a work/diplomatic permit or as refugees, are able to attend Summer Learning if they are currently attending school within the West Vancouver School District and will be asked to provide their student file number on the registration form.

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 web site. Graduated students (June 2018 and earlier) are not eligible for summer learning but can register with an adult education centre. For more information, visit

We are only able to accept registrations from fee-paying international students who are already part of the West Vancouver Schools International Program.



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 course. Two days of late attendance are equivalent to one absence.

Please be aware that any absences in full credit or completion courses are likely to result in lost marks, as assessments are done on a daily basis.

Please do not enrol your child in a summer learning program if they are attending another program that runs at the same time. Students should not register for a summer learning course if they are unable to commit to full-time attendance.


Full-Credit Courses (4 credits)

July 3rd to August 2nd

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Successful completion of Summer Learning 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;
  • have obtained 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 card will be sent to the students’ home school where it can be picked up when school reopens in September.   Students who wish to receive a copy in the mail prior to September may bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Summer Learning Office.

Full-Credit Courses Course Codes  
Anatomy and Physiology 12 (Biology 12) MATPH12-FC CANCELLED
Life Sciences 11 (Biology 11) MLFSC11-FC  Pending increased enrollment
Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 (English 10) MCMPS10-FC & MLTST10-FC  Pending increased enrollment
Literary Studies 11 (English 11) MLTST11-FC  Pending increased enrollment
Physical and Health Education 10 MPHED10-FC CANCELLED
Physics 11 MPH–11-FC  
Physics 12 MPH–12-FC  Pending increased enrollment
Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 MFMP-10-FC  
Pre-calculus 11 MPREC11-FC  
Pre-calculus 12 MPREC12-FC  
20th Century World History 12 (Social Studies) MWH–12-FC CANCELLED

Completion Courses

(July 3rd, 4th and 5th, individual schedules only)

July 8th to July 19th

8:30 am to 1:00 pm


These courses are only available to students who currently attend École Sentinel Secondary, Inglewood Secondary, Rockridge Secondary, or West Vancouver Secondary.

Students enroled in a Completion Course will be working on a personal action plan in order to successfully complete the learning outcomes of the course in order to achieve a passing grade. There may also be time to consolidate learning by further developing competencies and skills.

On the first day of classes, students must submit to their teacher the ‘In Progress’(I) report which was attached to their final report card.

For the first three days students will not be expected to attend full time.  They will be individually scheduled to meet with their teachers to create a personal action plan which will be based on their Interim “I” report recommendations and additional assessments that will be conducted on site at those times.

Completion Courses

Course Codes

English 8 XLDCA08ENU
English 9 XLDCA09ENU
Mathematics 8 XLDCA08MU
Mathematics 9 XLDCA09MU
Science 8 XLDCA08SCU
Science 9 XLDCA09SCU
Social Studies 8 XLDCA08SSU
Social Studies 9 XLDCA09SSU


Preview Courses (non-credit)

July 3rd to July 19th

8:30 am to 12:15 pm


Students taking a preview course will be introduced to some of the curriculum and learning outcomes of the course they will be taking in September.  They will receive an anecdotal final report upon completion of the course.  No letter grades will be given and no credit will be granted.

Preview Courses

Course Codes

English 8 XLDCA08ENP
English 9 XLDCA09ENP
Mathematics 8 XLDCA08MP
Mathematics 9 XLDCA09MP
Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 XMA–10-P
Physics 11 XLDCA11PHH
Pre-Calculus 11 XMA–11-P



Grade 7 to 8 Transitions Course

July 3rd to July 19th

8:30 am to 12:15 pm


This course is designed to help students, who have just completed Grade 7, navigate their way through the transition from elementary to secondary school.  A number of topics will be addressed such as the student’s role as a learner, personal responsibility, self-regulation, study skills, relationships, attitudes toward learning, and engagement in school.

Transition Course

Course Codes

Grade 7 to 8 Transitions XLDCA08TRN



Academic Preparation Courses for English Language Learners

July 3rd to July 19th

8:30 am to 12:15 pm

For students currently in Grade 7, 8 and 9


These courses are designed to provide an opportunity for beginning, developing and expanding English Language Learners to prepare for content and curricular competencies in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. The focus will include key academic vocabulary and academic concepts to support and prepare students for academic achievement in these areas.

Course Name

Grade Requirement as of June 2019

Course Codes

Grade 8 – Academic Preparation (ELL) Completing Grade 7  XESL-08-EE
Grade 9 – Academic Preparation (ELL) Completing Grade 8  XESL-09-EE
Grade 10 – Exploring English Language (ELL) Completing Grade 9  XESL-10-EE



Skill-Building Math Courses

July 22nd to August 2nd

8:30 am to 1:00 pm


In the Skill-Building Math courses there is an emphasis on the revision and consolidation of the skills required to better prepare students for the course they will be taking in September.  Students will receive an anecdotal final report upon completion of the course.  No letter grades will be given and no credit will be granted.

Skill-Building Math Courses Course Codes  
Mathematics 8 XLDCA08MH  
Mathematics 9 XLDCA09MH  
Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 XMA–10-H CANCELLED
Pre-calculus 11 XMA–11-H CANCELLED