Interested in summer school? Contact the staff at Victoria Park High School

There are many reasons for students to choose summer school as an option to further their academic goals.

At Victoria Park High School, many options exist for students looking to take advantage of everything summer school has to offer.

“Students may choose to take a class to fast track and free up a spot in their timetable for the fall,” said Rod Scott, assistant principal at Victoria Park. “Others could be picking up a class for a second time to try and upgrade their mark, while other students just might be looking for smaller class size, as there typically are about 10 students per class in summer school.”

Those looking to complete a diploma course can do so throughout the summer, as Victoria park offers English 30-1, English 30-2, Social Studies 30-1, Social Studies 30-2, Math 30-2 and Biology 30.

“It is an intense process,” said Scott, as students have four weeks, from July 3-27, to complete the course. “The diploma classes are not for students who don’t want to work hard.”

Summer school diploma exam dates range from Aug. 1-10.

Scott added summer school involves many other courses for younger students as well, including English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2 and Social 10-1, 10-2, 20-1 and 20-2. Math 10-C, 10-3, 20-1, 20-2, 20-3 and 30-3 can also be taken, along with Science 10, 14, 20 and 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 and Forensic Science 25 and 35.

Physical Education 10 and 20, CALM, Reading 15, Learning Strategies 15, Aboriginal Studies 10 and 20, Abnormal Psychology 35, Experimental Psychology 30, HCS 3000, HSS 1010 and CTR 1010 are also offered.

Students attend summer school Monday to Thursday, as Scott added there is one main advantage of summer school.

“The unique part of it is they get four hours of instruction in the morning, and then they have access to the teacher from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.”

Courses are student friendly and straightforward to navigate, as Scott added summer school can also help students develop strong work habits for future post-secondary schooling.

“It really helps students transition to being more independent with their learning and preparing them for college and university. It’s closer to a post-secondary pace and helps them become more self-motivated.”

Students can call Victoria Park at 403-327-3945 to schedule an appointment with an administrator, and can visit http://lasp.lethsd.ab.ca/Summer%20School.php for more information. Students can pick up or download the registration package.

There is a $150 fee for summer school, a fee which must be paid in full at the time of registration.