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Summer School - Getting Ready for High School

 Getting Ready for High School

This program is open to all students entering grade 9 in Fall 2018 and provides them with a brief introduction to the grade 9 English and mathematics curriculum, as well as study skills, time management, and steps to success. The program also allows students to become familiar with their new school and prepares them for the transition from elementary school to secondary school.  It is especially helpful for students who are experiencing some anxiety related to the upcoming transition. 

The program runs Monday August 20, 2018 to Thursday August 23, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  (see sites below).

Brock HS, Henry St. HS, and Maxwell Hts. SS are on an modified school year, so their program runs Monday August 20, 2018 to Wednesday August 22, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

This program will be delivered by qualified teachers and where possible teachers from the school in which the program is held.  It is recommended that students attend the program at the secondary school they will be attending in Fall 2018 as the programs will be tailored to that school. 

Note: While we welcome all students, summer school may not be appropriate for the success of identified students who receive modifications or accommodations to their program during the school year. As summer school is an optional program, additional support for identified students is not always available.  If you have questions about the suitability of the program for your child, consult the home school SERT or administration or call Michele Reid, Head of Elective Programs – Durham Continuing Education – 905.432.3211. 

Transportation: Bus transportation is available only for Brock HS, Port Perry HS, and Uxbridge SS. A schedule will be issued at the time of registration.


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 Program Dates

For regular calendar secondary schools:
Mon. Aug. 20 to Thurs Aug. 23, 2018

For modified calendar schools*:
Mon. Aug. 20 to Wed. Aug. 22, 2018


8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Ajax HS, 105 Bayly St. E., Ajax
Anderson CVI, 400 Anderson St., Whitby
Brock HS, C1590 Concession 12, Cannington
Brooklin HS, 20 Carnwith Dr. W. Brooklin
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby - French Immersion
Dunbarton HS, 655 Sheppard Ave., Pickering
Eastdale CVI, 265 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa
G.L. Roberts CVI, 399 Chaleur Ave., Oshawa
Henry St HS, 600 Henry St., Whitby (Aug 20 to 22)*
J Clarke Richardson C, 1355 Harwood Ave. N., Ajax
Maxwell Heights SS, 1100 Coldstream Dr., Oshawa (Aug 20 to 22)*
O'Neill CVI, 301 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
Pickering HS, 180 Church St. N., Ajax
Pine Ridge SS, 2155 Liverpool Rd. N., Pickering
Port Perry HS, 160 Rosa St., Port Perry
R.S. McLaughlin CVI, 570 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa
Sinclair SS, 380 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby
Uxbridge SS, 127 Planks Lane, Uxbridge 

There is no fee for this program.

NB. Program specific pages will be enabled as information becomes available.  Please check back often as information may change.

Registration Instructions
 (for current Durham District School Board elementary students)

Registration Instructions
(for all other students)

Brock, Port Perry and Uxbridge Bus Schedules Registration Form
​Getting Ready for High School DCE Code of ConductGetting Ready for High School Program Specific Information
Getting Ready for High School Registration Checklist

Registration opens May 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Wed. Aug. 15, 2018

Students may still register for courses after the deadline where space is available.