Can students take more than one class in Summer Learning?
- No, presently NVSD Summer Learning offers one class (instructional session) per day.
How much does it cost to take a Summer Learning course?
Can a student who has already graduated from high school take a Summer Learning course?
- No, students who have graduated are not able to take Summer Learning courses.
How will a parent know if their child should enroll in the Literacy or the Numeracy program?
- Literacy and Numeracy courses are designed for students who will benefit from increasing their competencies and knowledge in the subject matter by practicing the core skills in these areas of study.
- Literacy and Numeracy courses are targeted for students who have already taken Math 8 or 9 or English 8 or 9 but who need to further develop curricular competencies before entering the next level.
How do the Math and English Foundations courses work?
- Students who register for Math 8 and 9 (Numeracy), or English 8 and 9 (Literacy) will be assessed on the first day of classes and then grouped based on skill level.
- This provides the opportunity for direct, individualized learning, and allows the teacher to focus on gaps in learning and the needs for support as demonstrated through the assessments.
If my child takes a Foundations course are they guaranteed to pass?
- No, there are no guarantees. Students who take Literacy or Numeracy 8 or 9 will be assessed accordingly and will earn a pass (meeting expectations) or a fail (not meeting expectations). The focus in the Foundations courses is on skill acquisition and refinement – not on grades.
How do I register my child for the Elementary Summer Learning program?
- Parents cannot register their child for the Elementary Summer Learning program.
- Students in the Elementary Summer Learning program are admitted by referral only. Students are recommended by School Based Resource Teams and in consultation with the family.
How do students know who their teacher will be?
- Students meet their teachers on day one of classes.
How many classes can a student miss during the Summer Learning session?
- Students must be punctual and attend class every day. For further details on attendance see the Attendance Policy on the Summer Learning website.
Can students audit a summer course?
- No, students cannot audit courses. We encourage and support students who engage in the course and participate fully.
Communicating Student Learning
When will I receive my SL report card?
- Report cards will be available via the Parent Portal in MyEdBC after Summer Learning has finished.
- Please refer to the Summer Learning calendar on the website for reporting dates.
How will parents know how their child is progressing in the summer course?
- For Full Credit courses, teachers will provide interim reports midway through the course.
- For Foundations courses, interim reports will be produced weekly.