As in previous years, the CDSBEO continues to provide various online course offerings for students. This year, 62 secondary courses are included in the program roster, including five reach-ahead courses for students entering Grade 9. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Natalie Cameron, provided an update to trustees on the plans for summer courses, as well as the newest programs introduced this year.
The Board continues to offer a very robust selection of online courses for students in Grades 9 through 12, and currently there are 880 students registered for the online summer courses.
“We currently have 62 courses being offered, and for the first time we are providing five new reach-ahead courses for students entering Grade 9. These courses will allow students to get a head start on their secondary credits,” explained Superintendent Cameron.
The Summer Learning Program is also being offered virtually this year and is open to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. The program aims to close learning gaps in literacy and numeracy, providing students the opportunity to connect with a teacher for two hours of synchronous distance learning.
Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Brent Bovaird, also noted that over 600 students were currently registered for the K-8 Summer Learning Program.
“We will also be offering some 55-hour credit upgrade courses and we are currently surveying our schools and guidance staff to see what the needs are in our system. The offerings will include math, science and English, and will give students an opportunity to improve their mark, if they feel they need to improve.”
“It is encouraging to see the number of students who have shown an interest in summer learning programs. It is excellent that the CDSBEO is able to accommodate these students as they endeavour to learn over the summer months,” concluded Chair Lalonde.