Summer School

Summer School offers a variety of 10, 20 and 30-level online courses from July 5–30. Students may register in up to 10 credits. Current grade 9–12 students will register for teacher-directed synchronous courses. This live-online format best reflects past practice where students attended Summer School in person. U-Learn (self-directed) courses, are only available to students born after September 1, 2000, who have completed Grade 12 and are now upgrading. Exceptions to this are CALM, and HCS 3000, which are available to all students, as well as Religious Studies 15, 25, 35, which are available to current Grade 10, 11, 12 and upgrading students.

It is important students and families understand that Summer School is a rigorous program. Five-credit courses are completed in 20 classes and 3-credit courses in 12. Attendance is very important; missing one class is equivalent to missing three school days.

Note: This year, there will be no in-person or on-site Summer School classes.

Registration

Summer School registration and waitlists are now closed for 2021. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you again next summer.

If you would like to check your existing course registration, please visit: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cssd/ActiveNet_Login.

Current CCSD Students
  • Eligibility
    • CCSD students currently attending Semester 2 classes, including students who will complete Grade 9 this June, and born after September 1, 2000.
       
  • Registration
    • March 11–June 17, 2021
Non-CCSD Students

Please note: Due to an unanticipated level of summer school registrations by current CCSD students, we are unable to offer summer school courses to non-CCSD students this year.

Refunds
  • The textbook caution fee is refunded when all textbooks are returned. Refunds will be issued to the original online method of payment or by cheque.
  • A full refund is applicable if CCSD cancels the course.

Synchronous Course Structure & Schedule

Live-Online Format

All courses, excluding CALM 20, HCS 3000 and Religious Studies 15, 25, 35, will follow a synchronous online format to mirror the in-class experience as closely as possible. Research shows this is the most effective model of delivering online courses for student success. Teachers will instruct in real time and support students using videoconferencing tools such as Google Meet. Attendance is required for the entire duration of the class. Students will be engaged in lessons, activities, assessments and have independent work time which may occur offline at the teacher's discretion. 

Note: All course offerings are subject to enrolment, teacher availability, consolidation and cancellation.

Schedule
  • 3-Credit Courses: July 5–20, 2021
  • 5-Credit Courses: July 5–30, 2021
Hours of Instruction
  • Morning courses offerings: 8:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
  • Afternoon course offerings: 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

U-Learn Course Structure & Schedule

Self-Directed Format

We offer select courses in a self-directed format. Each course has mandatory student-teacher check-ins where students can ask questions and receive support. Previous exposure to the topic of study is highly recommended, as well as strong independent work habits.

Note: All course offerings are subject to enrolment, teacher availability, consolidation and cancellation.

Schedule

Outside of the check-ins, students will follow their own schedule to complete lessons and assignments between July 5–20, 2021 for 3-credit courses and July 5–30, 2021 for 5-credit courses. 

Eligibility

U-Learn (self-directed) courses, are only available to students born after September 1, 2000, who have completed Grade 12 and are now upgrading. Exceptions to this are CALM, and HCS 3000, which are available to all students, as well as Religious Studies 15, 25, 35, which are available to current Grade 10, 11, 12 and upgrading students. Students who register for U-Learn courses may be contacted by school administration to verify eligibility. 

Check-in dates
  • 3-Credit Courses: July 6, July 13 and July 19, 2021 (option of 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.)
  • 5-Credit Courses: July 6, July 13 and July 27, 2021 (option of 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.)

Courses

All course offerings are subject to enrolment, teacher availability, consolidation and cancellation. Click here to view course descriptions and prerequisites. 

To view a printable list of all Summer School courses being offered this year, click here.

3-Credit Courses
Course NameCourse Level(s)
Career and Life Management (CALM)20
Communication Technology 10
Forensic Studies25
HCS 3000 (1 credit)30
Legal Studies20
Personal Psychology 20
Religious Studies 15*, 25, 35
     
*Not available to students completing Grade 9 in June 2021.
5-Credit Courses
Course NameCourse Level(s)
Aboriginal Studies30
Biology20, 30
Chemistry20, 30
Competencies in Math15
English Language Arts10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2
Études Sociales20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2
French Language Arts20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2
Mathematics10C, 10-3, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2
Physics20, 30
Science10, 20, 30
Social Studies10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2
Withdrawals & Transfers

To withdraw or transfer courses, email academicservices@cssd.ab.ca or call 403-500-2012 ext. 412.

Diploma Exams

Diploma exams remain optional for August 2021. The diploma exam location has not been determined. Please click here to view Alberta Education's Diploma exam schedule.

Diverse Learning & Counsellor Supports

Online diverse learning and counselling supports will be in place to provide Summer School students with academic assistance and counselling. In-person supports will also be available through St. Anne Academic Centre.

Grade 9 Students Entering Grade 10 in September 2021

It is important for students and their families to know that Summer School courses are offered at an accelerated pace and have increased difficulty for course completion. We encourage students who will complete Grade 9 in June 2021 and wish to enroll in Summer School to register in subject areas they are confident in. Students with appropriate prerequisites can enroll in 10-level courses, excluding Religion 15. 

Questions

Contact academicservices@cssd.ab.ca for more information.