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Elementary & Secondary Summer Programming

April 11, 2018

ALCDSB logoElementary Summer Programs

The Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board Summer Literacy and Numeracy programs will run from July 9th - July 27th with the SEVENs Mathematics program running from August 20th – 24th.


Primary Literacy and Numeracy Skills (Grades K-2)

Primary Literacy and Numeracy Skills program is geared for students who have completed Kindergarten through grade 2.  This program will be running out of twelve locations throughout the board.  There are sites in the Kingston, Belleville, Picton and the Trenton regions.   If your child is working at level one or two in literacy or mathematics they may be a suitable candidate for this program. Dates –July 9th – July 27th. All programs will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Parent(s) and guardian(s) may drop their children off between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and must pick up their child(ren) between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

The full-day primary programs will include a recreational component in the afternoons and will provide some fun opportunities for students to explore learning outside of the regular classroom.  These activities will be announced to parent(s)/guardian(s) the week before the camp begins, but may include swimming, bowling, community parks or trips to local museums or splash pads. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) with children registered in our primary program will have the choice as to whether or not they would like their child to participate in the recreational component portion of the program.

Student referral packages will be provided to parent(s)/guardian(s) by your child's principal, vice principal, SERT or classroom teacher. Parents and guardians who feel their child may benefit from the program should reach out to their child's classroom teacher, SERT, vice-principal or principal to determine if their child is a suitable candidate for the program. Once a student has been referred to the program parent(s)/guardian(s) can register their child(ren) for the program at the link below. There is no cost for this program.  Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who register their child(ren) without their school's staff consent will have their registration removed from the site.  All registrations need to be preapproved by school staff and will be monitored closely.  In order to maximize our programs, benefit all classrooms will be capped at a ratio of 1:16 students.

Registration for the K-2 Program is now closed.


Intermediate Skills – Grades 6/7/8

This program is for students who as of June 2018 are presently in grades 6, 7 or 8.  This program will work to enhance students' literacy, numeracy and keyboarding skills.  In addition, this program will provide opportunities for students to use a variety of robotics and coding applications.  This program will run Monday, July 9th - Friday, July 27th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  There will be two schools that will host this program they are Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School in (Kingston) and St. Michael Catholic School in Belleville.   Parent(s)/Guardians are welcome to register their child at the registration link below.  There is no cost for this program.

Click here for the registration form


SEVENS (Students Entering into Grade 7 – September 2018)

This program is for students who are graduating grade 6 and will be entering grade 7 in September.  This grade 7 Numeracy programs will be offered August 20th -24th, 2018 in the morning from 9:00am until 12:00pm.  The purpose of this program is to strengthen the student's skills in the areas of Mathematics.  We understand that the transition from grade 6 to grade 7 is a huge step for many students, therefore this program may help with that challenge.  Sevens is an engaging 15-hour program designed to prepare grade 7 students for intermediate math by reviewing and solidifying basic concepts and skills.  Activities will include hands-on games, group work, technology enhanced investigations and inquiries planned through a universally designed framework. There will be three schools that will host this program.  St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Kingston and Georges Vanier Catholic School in Belleville and St. Mary Catholic School in Trenton.   Parent(s)/guardians are welcome to register their child at the registration link below.  In order to maximize our programs, benefit all classrooms will be capped at ration of 1:15 students.

There is no cost for this program.  

Click here for the registration form


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Reminders 

In order for the programs to have the greatest impact for our students, we would ask that parents agree to have their child attend for the entire three weeks of the program.  If for any reason a child or parent decides to withdraw from the program, parents are asked to inform their child's summer program teacher, so that spot can be designated to another child.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for providing their children with lunches, snacks, drinks and sunscreen throughout the duration of our programs. 

Please note that transportation to and from any our programs is not available.  All programs are subject to enrollment.  Parent(s) and guardian(s) will be advised via email by June 19th if a site is unable to accommodate a program due to low enrollment.  If this is the case the principal of summer school will attempt to make another site available, so that your child may be able to participate at another school in your region. 


Secondary Students

The 2018 Secondary Summer School program will consist of eLearning courses, regular and specialized Cooperative Education, and a Dual Credit program in the west.  Students must meet with their home school guidance counsellors to register for any program listed below. 

eLearning:  July 3 – 30, 2018

Online learning:  4 week program for new credit courses will be delivered through online learning.  The list of online course offerings will be available on the board website; it is anticipated that the following courses will be offered:

  • Careers/Civics in English and French
  • Senior English:  ENG 3U, 4C and 4U
  • Mathematics: MCR 3U, MHF 4U

Students must be residing in the province of Ontario during the month of July.  All senior college and university level eLearning courses will include a proctored final exam held on July 30st. The following handouts are given to the students at the time of registration:

eLearning Program Information for Students and Parents

Summer Jobs for Youth Co-op:  July 3– July 30, 2018

Specialized co-op program:  4 week paid co-op program (one credit) for students who meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the Employment Ontario Service Provider.

Co-op:  July 3 – 30, 2018

Regular co-op program:  4 week co-op program (one credit) will be offered in the west.  Students are encouraged to arrange their own placements prior to the start of summer school.  The following handouts are given to the students at the time of registration: 

 Cooperative Education Registration Package.docx - 2018

Dual Credit: July 3 – July 13, 2018

Students take one of six dual credit courses offered; classes run full days 9:00am-3:00pm over the 9 days.

Please find below more information regarding summer programming through ALCDSB.  All registration must be done through school guidance departments. For any inquiries during the month of July, please contact Jennifer Wilson at (613)-544-3361 ext. 233 or


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