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Help your Grade 8 student get a headstart on High School

2018 Summer Reach Ahead Programs – CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

Reach Ahead Summer programs are a great way to keep your Grade 8 student learning this summer and working ahead to earn their first Secondary School credit before starting Grade 9.  These engaging Phys. Ed. and Communication Technology courses allow your child to meet other Grade 9’s, get a taste of high school programs and have fun.

Program Locations:  Sir John A. Macdonald and Nora F. Henderson Secondary Schools

Program Dates: July 4 to 27, 2018 (Monday to Friday)

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:07 p.m.


a visual arts class - teacher guiding teen boy


unfortunately, this program will not be running in 2018

teen girls playing basketball


Course Code: PAF1O

  • Focus is on Healthy Active Living!
  • Students will participate in health focused projects and a variety of physical activities
  • Indoor and outdoor team games, sports, fitness training and more.

Offered at both Sir John A. Macdonald and Nora F. Henderson

 teacher demonstrating technology to student


Course Code: TGJ1O

  • Learn about and experience the real world use of Communications and Computer Technology
  • Programming includes learning the basics of working with digital media.

Offered at both Sir John A. Macdonald and Nora F. Henderson

Attendance:  Inform the teacher each day if you will be absent.  Please remember, parents are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of their child(ren) each day.  Students who miss more than three (3) days of this Reach Ahead program may not be eligible to complete the credit.

Behaviour:  Students enrolled in Summer Reach Ahead Programs must make every effort to complete both in class and homework assigned to them.  Any lost time and / or assignments must be reconciled with their classroom teacher.  Students must be respectful of their teachers, fellow classmates and all other support staff on site at designated schools.  Parents will be contacted by the teacher and / or Principal should there be any concerns.  Students may be asked to leave the program if there are any concerns.

Support:  There are no Special Education Resource Teachers available to assist with program modifications / accommodations.  Every effort will be made by the classroom teacher to support and enhance the learning of each student.  Identified students with Individual Education plans are welcome to attend with the above understanding.  HWDSB is committed to protecting your personal information.What to Bring:
Program participants need to bring the following items with them to the Summer Reach Ahead Program everyday:

Pen/pencil, eraser, peanut free lunch & snacks, water bottle, attire appropriate to the program, summer hat, sunscreenRegistration deadline WAS June 8, 2018 – THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED TO REGISTRATION.

Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or relocate programs.  Confirmations for programs and notices of cancellation/relocation that are running will be sent the week of June 18th.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre by calling 905-561-2190 or by e-mail at cce@hwdsb.on.ca .

Updated on Friday, October 12, 2018.
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