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Summer Learning Opportunities
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Summer Learning Opportunities
​Aurora, ON – The York Region District School Board is pleased to offer a variety of summer learning programs for elementary and secondary students. Registration for summer programs is underway with additional program information available on the York Region District School Board website.

“Our Board is able to make unique learning opportunities available to students throughout the year, including over the summer months,” said Chair of the Board Corrie McBain.  “Many of the programs are open to all students across York Region, including public, Catholic and private school students.”

“Our programs are intentionally connected to the Ontario curriculum,” said Director of Education Louise Sirisko. “Many of our elementary non-credit courses programs have literacy, numeracy, physical education, arts and technology embedded in them.”

Registration information for the programs listed below is available on the Board website.


Summer Learning Program



​Elementary Summer School


·   Grades 6, 7 & 8

·  Literacy and Numeracy


Summer Institute



·   Grades K-8

·   Academics, Recreational and Athletic Activities


​Summer School E-Learning

·  Credit Courses Online


Secondary Summer School Credit Courses


·   Acceleration Courses

·  Credit Recovery Courses


Summer Co-op Courses


· Grade 11 or 12

Partnership Program

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre

·    Grade 12

·   Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M)

International Education Programs

Summer English ​Language Academy

·   July 9 – August 10, 2018

·   International students aged 10 - 13

·   Elementary program at Crosby Heights Public School


·   July 9 – August 17, 2018

·   International students aged 14 – 18

·   Secondary program at Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning


ESL Summer Credit Program

·     July 23 – August 17, 2018

·     New YRDSB international secondary school students beginning their study in September 2018

·     4 week ESL credit course 


Summer Credit Program

·   July 4 – July 27, 2018

·   International secondary school students attending an international school overseas which grants Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits

·   Available to school groups only

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 124,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.


​For more information, contact:

Annette Oliver

Continuing Education Services, Community and International Education Services,

York Region District School Board

Tel: 905-884-2046 ext. 186


Erin Bain

Corporate Communications

Tel: 905-727-0022, extension 2520


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