Learning Opportunities All Summer Long

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Summer School 2017

This summer, the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) will offer students of all ages a variety of program options. These opportunities were outlined by ADSB Superintendents at the final board meeting held on Tuesday June 20th.  All of these summer learning opportunities, aside from VexIQ Summer Camp, are offered at no charge.

Math Summer Camp

Brand new this summer, a Grade 6 Math Summer Camp is being offered at River View Public School.  The intent of the camp is to boost mathematical thinking skills in preparation for moving to the intermediate level.  The camp will run from August 8 to 18th.

e-Learning Summer School

…will be an opportunity offered to students in Grade 9 through 12.  Our ADSB e-learning tentative offerings (determined by enrollment) include: Grade 10 Civics and Grade 10 Careers and Grade 12 English.  Civics & Careers are both 55 hour credit courses.  All other courses are full, 110 hour courses and students interested in an e-Learning course are reminded that they will need to commit to these hours.    ADSB students have access to numerous eLearning courses throughout our Northern Consortium.  Currently we have 58 ADSB students enrolled in 22 different courses from other boards.

e-Learning Summer School begins July 4th and runs for 4 weeks.  e-Learning is best for students who are self-directed, motivated and have the full month of July available to earn their credit.  Top of FormTo register, students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to contact their secondary school’s guidance office.  Course offerings are not final and are determined by enrollment.

Summer School

…runs from July 4th to July 31st and is based out of Superior Heights.  The day runs from 8am to 1:30pm. There are a variety of courses from Learning Strategies for those entering Grade 9 in the fall to English, History, Science and Math.  All course offerings are subject to sufficient enrolment. Students with summer jobs can use that job as a Co-op placement and earn 1 credit while they work.  Co-op students are expected to attend all pre-placement sessions from July 4th to 7th.  Registration for Summer School and Co-op summer placement is available at a student’s secondary school guidance office or through the Continuing Education office on Northland Road.  For more information one can call 705-945-7185.

Summer School Refresher for Adults

Northland Adult Learning Centre in partnership with Employment Ontario is offering a number of opportunities for adult learners in July.  Programs will be offered at the Adult Learning Centre located at 440 Northland Road and run in the mornings 8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.  Interested adults are encouraged to call 705-945-7109 or drop by the Adult Learning Centre before June 24th for more information or to sign up.

Dual Credits

…provide an opportunity for high school students to earn a high school and college credit.  Students may also need to complete a credit recovery or wish to work on an independent study course.  These are all options at summer school offered at Sault College for four weeks from July 4 to August 4, 2017.   To register students are encouraged to see Student Services at their high school or call (705) 759-2554 extension 2851 or 2855.

Summer Learning Program (for primary students)

This is the fourth year that ADSB is offering the Summer Learning Program (SLP).  SLP has been designed to support primary students with literacy needs and to minimize summer learning loss for all participants.  It also supports First Nation, Métis, and Inuit primary students with literacy needs while immersing them in a cultural environment.  It provides interactive instruction for three weeks in the summer, from July 31st to August 18th, 2017.  Mornings are spent in class and every site has a lead teacher plus two support staff in each classroom.  Recreational Learning, including games, sports, physical activities and field trips, are also part of the learning day.

The program will be running at three ADSB sites this summer: East View and River View Public Schools in Sault Ste Marie and Esten Park Public School in Elliot Lake.  Participants are selected by Principals and invited to attend.  Teachers will communicate regularly with parents and material will be sent home daily for review. Parents are welcome to the classroom any time and are invited to visit during the recreational learning part of the day also.

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) continue to coordinate and provide leadership for this program funded by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education.

VexIQ Summer Camp – White Pines(WP) Robotics

White Pines Robotics is pleased to announce the second annual WP Robotics Summer Camp. These week-long camps provide a fun environment, while teacher practical, hands-on engineering and computer science skills, culminating in a mini-tournament.  Students will work on critical thinking, problem solving, programming and hardware design. No previous experience is necessary.

All camp sessions will take place at White Pines Collegiate & Vocational School from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.

·         July 10 to  July 14: Students entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 in September are invited

·         July 17 to July 21:  Students entering Grades 6, 7 and 8 in September are invited

·         July 24 to July 28:  Students entering Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in September are invited

The cost for the week is $50.  All proceeds go towards supporting the robotics program.

Space is limited to 24 students per week, so interested students/parents are encouraged to register early by going to http://wprobotics.ca.  There may be financial assistance for those unable to cover the fee.

Snacks will be provided twice daily, however students are required to provide their own lunches. Please refrain from nut products.  For further information one can email camps@wprobotics.ca or call 705-945-7181.

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