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Summer School 2017 Registration Now Open

Fort McMurray Public School District is proud to host Summer School for the next five years. It runs from July 4 to 31 at Westwood Community High School free of charge. Diploma exams will be written from August 1 to 10. Register here.

Students exiting Grade 9 (June 2017) and entering Grade 10 in 2017-2018 are eligible to register for courses, in addition to high school students in Grades 10 through 12. Only one course, however, can be taken due to the condensed nature of summer school classes. New for this year is a range of option courses. Pending enrolment, these may include Art, Data Processing, Coding, and Keyboarding, to name a few.

Brendan Toner is looking forward to serving as Summer School Principal.

“We are very excited to host the 2017 edition of Summer School at Westwood Community High School. Due to the missed opportunity last year, we are anticipating a large group this year. Students can expect a very condensed and challenging program as each day is a week's worth of material.  Attendance requirements are very strict and students need to attend all classes,” explained Toner, who will also be the new Vice Principal for Westwood Community High School as of September 2017.

“The school is open to all students in both districts. We have excellent staff from both districts teaching in a fun environment building relationships.  Any students requiring learning and testing accommodations must bring proof the first day of school in order to have them secured and provided,” added Toner.

Daniel Baseley, Social Studies and Japanese Teacher at Westwood Community High School will be the Summer School Vice Principal.

“As a proud Westwood teacher, who has taught Summer School for eight years, I am particularly excited that Fort McMurray Public is hosting for the first time since 2010. Although this will depend on enrolment, we expect to have quite a variety of courses available along with non-core courses this year. Students should be pleasantly surprised to see the choices offered,” he noted.

“Each course consists of four months of material crammed into one. Students must therefore be prepared to work extremely hard, and attend all classes. Based on the high demands of Summer School, I would also not recommend that students attempt to combine their studies with summer employment,” Baseley said.

Classes will run Monday through Friday beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m., with a 30 minute lunch break.

Queries can be directed to summerschool@fmpsd.ab.ca or the District Office at 780-799-7900.