Summer School 2021

Program Information

Summer School is now accepting registrations for students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of our courses will be online. 

All classes will run from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (students will be online, working on assessments and engaged in classwork during all of those scheduled hours, every day). 

Summer School is an intense format for studies in which all of the Alberta Education outcomes in the Program of Studies that are normally taught in a semester are taught in fewer hours. The general rule is that a week’s worth of material in a regular semester is covered every day in Summer School. The classes are taught by a teacher and will involve instruction, assessment and student work every day. These are NOT self-paced courses and the attendance is required during the set class time. All assessments must be submitted by the due date and time. 

Summer School is an opportunity for students to free up room in their timetables for other courses or to upgrade marks. 

Registration

Information to register can be found here. A link for payment of applicable fees will be provided as soon as the registration form is completed. Registration is not complete until payment in full is received.

Credit Course Fees and Refunds

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is due at the time of registration. GYPSD Summer School reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment or unexpected circumstances. A full refund will be issued if GYPSD Summer School cancels the class. 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS, TECHNOLOGY AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMER 2021 

  1. All classes will be conducted online. 
  2. Students must provide their own technology.  The computer must have an active microphone and camera as well as a keyboard as participation through Google Meet is mandatory.
  3. Students can expect to be online, engaged in learning, and completing assessments for each day. There may also be homework to complete after school hours. 
  4. Assessments must be completed and submitted on or before the due dates. 
  5. Summer School is an optional program and passing grades are not guaranteed. The mark the student achieved in the course will be submitted to Alberta Education. 
  6. Students must attend class every day. 
  7. If a student misses two days of instruction during the Summer School session, they will be removed from the class. 
  8. Pre-requisite course requirement: ​​In consultation with Alberta Education and our Executive team here at GYPSD, if there is a pre-requisite course needed for the student’s summer class (ex. Science 10 to prepare for Biology 20), that pre-requisite must have been successfully completed by June 25, 2021.  

For further information, please contact Mark Maris, Principal for GYPSD Summer School, at markmari@gypsd.ca.

Career and Life Management (CALM)

This course follows the Alberta Education Program of Studies for Career and Life Management (CALM). The aim of CALM is to help students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future.

The program involves student discussions, activities, and computer time to work on assessments with the support from a teacher.

Date Offered: July 5 to 14, 2021

Credits: Three

Prerequisite: None

Fees: Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $50

Biology 20

This course follows the Alberta Education Program of Studies for Biology 20.

The program involves student discussions, activities, and computer time to work on assessments with the support from a teacher.

Date Offered: July 5 to 22, 2021

Credits: Five

Prerequisite: Science 10

Fees: Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $50

Social Studies 30-2

This course follows the Alberta Education Program of Studies for Social Studies 30-2.

The program involves student discussions, activities, and computer time to work on assessments with the support from a teacher.

Date Offered: July 5 to 22, 2021

Credits: Five

Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2

Fees: Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $50