Parkland School Division offers Summer School for current and incoming high school students at Connections For Learning. Students over age 18 are also welcome to register, and select courses are open to students who have completed Grade 7 and/or 8.
Summer School is not only a convenient way to upgrade your marks - it’s also a great opportunity to get a head start on the new school year, freeing up your future schedule for courses you didn’t think you’d have time to take.
Take one of our wide range of available courses, and:
- Upgrade your marks
- Make room in your high school schedule for courses that previously wouldn't fit
- Choose a course delivery method that suits your learning style
- Explore exciting career opportunities
- Earn high school credits - even on the job or at summer camp!
For a detailed list of the courses on offer and their prerequisites, check out the Summer School Courses page.
Dates & Times
Summer School 2022 will run from Monday, July 4 until Tuesday, July 19 using the following schedule:
Please see our school calendar for specific Summer School dates.
All non-Diploma Summer School courses must be completed by Noon on Tuesday, July 19 - this is also the last day to write final exams. Diploma courses must be completed by Noon on Thursday, July 28, and Diploma exams are scheduled in August.
The following dates apply to most Summer School courses, with a few exceptions. Teachers will communicate specific details and timelines for each course.
- March 28 - Summer School registration opens
- June 6 (or earlier) - Teachers send out introductory email with course information
- June 24 - Summer School registration closes
- July 4 - First day of Summer School
- July 11 - Halfway point (coursework should be at least 50% complete)
- July 19 - Last day of Summer School; all assignments and exams for non-Diploma courses due at Noon
- July 28 - All assignments for Diploma courses due at Noon
- August 2 - English Diploma Exam Part A (9am)
- August 3 - Social Studies Diploma Exam Part A (9am)
- August 4 - Mathematics Diploma Exam (9am)
- August 5 - English Diploma Exam Part B (9am)
- August 8 - Social Studies Diploma Exam Part B (9am)
- August 9 - Chemistry (9am) & Biology (1pm) Diploma Exams
- August 10 - Physics (9am) & Science (1pm) Diploma Exams
Please note: All Diploma Exams will be administered at Spruce Grove Outreach.
Most Summer School courses will be taught at Spruce Grove Outreach and Connections for Learning. Courses that require specialized equipment or spaces will be based at Memorial Composite High School or Spruce Grove Composite High School. The location for our Adventure Camp will be determined soon.
Drop off and pick up of course materials will occur at Spruce Grove Outreach, and all Diploma Exams will be administered there as well.
Spruce Grove Locations
Stony Plain Locations
Course Delivery Methods
Most CFL Summer School courses are delivered in one of these three ways. In some instances, students may have the ability to choose the course delivery method that best suits their learning style. Please refer to the legend on each Summer School course page to see the available course delivery methods.
In-Person (Synchronous or Asynchronous)
Should a designated minimum number of students enrol for an in-person Summer School course, we will deliver a section of that course in a typical teacher-directed classroom style (i.e. synchronous learning).
Should student enrolment in a Summer School course not meet the minimum number required for in-person delivery, the class will be offered with teacher support in an asynchronous manner (i.e. students complete their learning on their own time, and can seek help from the teacher as necessary during regular Summer School hours).
Print Modular (Asynchronous)
Students who prefer to work on their own may opt to complete course modules in print format. Course materials can be picked up at the start of Summer School and returned upon completion (by the July 19 deadline).
Students who choose the Print Modular course delivery format will still be able to access a designated site should they need teacher support and/or a quiet place to work.
Virtual Learning (Asynchronous)
Students can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule using CFL's online platform.
Students who choose the Virtual Learning course delivery format will still be able to access a designated site should they need teacher support and/or a quiet place to work.
Important to Note:
Any Summer School course scheduled for in-person delivery may be converted to an online delivery due to COVID-19 health guidelines that may be in place this summer.
Summer School courses are fast-paced: every day of Summer School instruction is the equivalent to one week of a high school semester program.
Full attendance is required for synchronous classroom courses and no provisions will be made for late starts or early releases.
Some courses require final exams. Diploma exams are scheduled for the dates listed above. Students writing non-Diploma exams will coordinate an exam time with their teacher.
CFL reserves the right to cancel any class for which the minimum enrolment is NOT reached.
For more information contact:
Connections For Learning