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Summer School - Elementary Literacy/Numeracy Program

 Elementary Literacy/Numeracy Program

NEW Program Design and Eligibility Requirements

Elementary Literacy/Numeracy Program

The elementary Language Arts and/or Mathematics summer program provides students who have completed grade 6, 7 or 8 opportunity to deepen and extend their skills in literacy and/or numeracy or to reach ahead and learn new skills to prepare for the next grade.  Students may attend either morning or afternoon programs or both if desired.

The morning program will concentrate on literacy skills development through inquiry and activity-based learning.  The afternoon program will concentrate on mathematics skills development. 

A pilot program in S.T.E.M. that introduces coding to elementary students will be offered at GL Roberts CVI.  It will engage students in coding activities that incorporate problem solving, critical thinking, creativity,  collaboration, reasoning, spatial awareness, and sequencing.  Note: this program is open to all students however, bussing will not be provided for this program. 

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 – 905.436.3211. 


Click here for Elementary Brochure

 Program Dates

 Sites and Times

J. Clarke Richardson CI - Map
Donald A. Wilson SS - Map
​Maxwell Heights SS - Map
Uxbridge SS - Map Cancelled
​G. L. Roberts - Map
​8:30 am - 11:00 am - Literacy
​11:30 am - 2:00 pm - Numeracy
​Monday to Friday

Please note that ALL students must bring a copy of their final report card and a signed registration form the first day of class. 

Transportation: Buses will be available for the grades 7 and 8 literacy and numeracy program only. Bus transportation will be available before the literacy session in the morning and after the numeracy session in the afternoon. A bus schedule will be issued at the time of registration.  Students requesting a half-day program are responsible for mid-day transportation. There is no bussing provided at mid-day. 

Each class will be taught by an OCT qualified teacher and supported by an educational tutor.  The morning program begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 11:00 am.  The afternoon program begins at 11:30 am and concludes at 2:00 pm.  Students who attend both classes will be supervised during the lunch period from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. 

The program begins Tuesday July 3, 2018 and concludes Friday July 27, 2018.  Although it is recommended that students attend all classes, some absences can be accommodated.  Any planned absences should be discussed with the summer school site principal. 

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)

Elementary Bus Schedules
Ajax/Pickering Schedule
Brock/Scugog/Uxbridge Schedule
Brooklin/Whitby Schedule
Oshawa Schedule
All Bus Routes
Registration Form
Elementary Literacy/Numeracy DCE Code of ConductElementary Literacy/Numeracy Program Specific Information
​Elementary Literacy/Numeracy Registration Checklist

Registration opens May 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Wed. June 27, 2018

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