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Reach ahead or build skills in Summer School 2018

Summer school credit programs offer students the chance to complete extra credits during the summer. Courses are available to Grade 9 to 12 students in all school boards, and to adult learners working toward their high school diploma. Summer School courses can be completed in a classroom setting or online. Classes run from July 4 to 25, 2018. Photo: @HolyTrinity_CHS

How to register for Summer School 2018

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. All classes are conditional upon sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or transfer to an alternate location. You will be contacted by OCSB staff if a course is cancelled. Subsidized OC Transpo passes are not available for high school credit students. Registration is open until June 27, 2018.

Students currently attending a high school must have their summer school registration approved by their home school. You can register by one of the following methods:

  • if you are currently attending an OCSB high school, you can register through your Students Services or Guidance Department
  • fax, email, or mail your approved registration form to the contact information on this page
  • visit us at St. Nicholas Adult High School, 893 Admiral Avenue, Ottawa

Adult learners must provide proof of prerequisite through a transcript or report card. Please contact us if you are an adult learner who does not have a transcript or has attended a non-Ontario high school.


Exam information

Our summer school schedule will not be modified to accommodate personal summer plans. Final exams are compulsory and must be written on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Students will have their final opportunity to discuss marks and final exams/summative tasks with their teachers on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Reach Ahead Courses

Reach Ahead Courses enable students to obtain a full credit towards their high school diploma. Online Reach Ahead Courses are teacher-supported, where eLearning teachers meet with students at the specified school locations during regular school hours for the duration of the course. Students will be required to meet once with their teacher for a summative task and the final exam.  View the list of online English Course Texts. Reach Ahead Courses will run from July 4 to 25. Students can only enrol in one Reach Ahead course.

Credit Recovery

The Credit Recovery Achievement Centre enables students who have not been successful during the regular school year (who have received a failing grade) to recover one full credit. It is recommended that students have obtained a minimum standing of 30% in the original course. Students must be recommended by their home school Credit Recovery Team to participate in this program. Courses will run from July 4 to 20.

Courses are offered in Grade 9 and 10 Math, English, History, Geography, Science, and Civics & Careers. This program is available at the following schools:

Holy Trinity Catholic High SchoolSt. Mother Teresa High School
Immaculata High SchoolSt. Francis Xavier High School
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High SchoolSt. Pius X High School
St. Matthew High SchoolSt. Patrick's Intermediate School 

NEW! Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Co-operative Education – Registration deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018

This program is for current SHSM students. Students must register with their home school guidance counsellor. 

Cooperative Education allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing work placements in the community. This particular program is being offered to all students registered in a Specialist High Skills Major program, and provides timetable flexibility for those students unable to complete the two required cooperative education credits during the school year.

Summer cooperative education students can complete one or two credits linked to a SHSM major credit course, or the grade 10 Careers (GLC2O) course already completed (this includes Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program opportunities). For SHSM students, these can also count as third and fourth cooperative education credits, which then replaces one SHSM major credit, and one SHSM ‘other’ credit.

Summer school locations

Summer school courses are offered at the following OCSB locations:

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

St. Pius X High School

1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa

*St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orléans
*online and Skills Builder classes only 

Contact Us

Summer School Office
Continuing and Community Education Department

St. Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admiral Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6L6
Phone: 613-723-7757
Fax: 613-228-9967

Enrol in the popular Skills Builder Program

The Skills Builder program is a literacy and numeracy support program for students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower, and are at a risk. In this program, students receive encouragement, gain confidence and learn how to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study, and organizational skills required for success. These courses are for students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8. This program will run from July 4 to 25 from 8:30 am -12:00 pm at Holy Trinity, St. Pius X, Immaculata, and St. Matthew high schools.

Note: Transportation is offered to Skills Builder students.