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Summer Skill Builder Programs – Non-Credit

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These learning programs focus on foundational literacy and numeracy skills in combination with engaging activities to keep your student interested in learning this summer.

Summer Skill Builder Program Selection will close on June 10, 2024 at 8 a.m., check out the details below!

Program Dates and Times

Dates:  Five weeks of programs, starting July 8, 2024

Week 1 – July 8-12
Week 2 – July 15-19
Week 3 – July 22-26
Week 4 – July 29 – August 2
Week 5 – August 6-9

In-Person programs: Morning programs 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily, Afternoon programs 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

Summer Skill Builder Programs Offered

Grade 6-7 Programs only Grade 6-10 Programs

CENTRAL PROGRAMS

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 
July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29-August  2 August 6-9
Nora F. Henderson A.M. Coding & Numeracy, Soccer & Literacy Art & Literacy, Volleyball & Numeracy Basketball & Literacy, Coding & Numeracy Art & Numeracy, Soccer & Numeracy Coding & Numeracy Volleyball & Literacy
Nora F. Henderson P.M. Basketball & Numeracy, Art & Literacy Coding & Literacy, Soccer & Numeracy Art & Literacy, Volleyball & Numeracy Coding & Numeracy, Basketball & Literacy Art & Literacy, Soccer & Numeracy
Bernie Custis A.M. Volleyball & Literacy Coding & Numeracy Basketball & Numeracy Volleyball & Numeracy Badminton & Literacy
Bernie Custis P.M. Skill Builder Math Badminton & Numeracy Art & Literacy Skill Builder Literacy (9-10) Art & Numeracy
Waterdown A.M. Basketball & Numeracy Basketball & Literacy Basketball & Numeracy Basketball & Literacy Basketball & Numeracy
Waterdown P.M. Skill Builder Math,
Art & Literacy
Coding & Literacy, Skill Builder Literacy Coding & Numeracy, Art & Literacy Coding & Numeracy Art & Literacy
Hill Park Learning Centre  Food Handler and Literacy – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Grade 9+ Food Handler and Literacy – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Grade 9+ Food Handler and Literacy – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Grade 9+ Food Handler and Literacy – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Grade 9+

SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS

Cathy Wever A.M. Soccer & Literacy Volleyball & Literacy Soccer & Literacy Basketball & Literacy
Dr. E. J Davey A.M Art & Literacy 6/7 Skill Builder Literacy 6/7
Dr. E.J. Davey P.M. Skill Builder Literacy 6/7 Art & Literacy
Guy Brown (F.I.) A.M.  French Immersion – Skill Builder Literacy 6/7
Guy Brown (F.I.) P.M. French Immersion – Skill Builder Numeracy 6/7
DVSS A.M. Art & Literacy 6/7 Art & Literacy 6/7 Art & Literacy 6/7 Art & Literacy 8-10
Helen Detwiler A.M. Basketball & Literacy Basketball & Numeracy
Helen Detwiler P.M. Skill Builder Numeracy 6/7 Skill Builder Literacy 6/7
Lake Ave. A.M. Volleyball & Numeracy Gr 8 Basketball & Literacy Gr 8
Lake Ave. P.M. Volleyball & Numeracy 6/7 Basketball & Literacy 6/7
Lawfield (F.I.) A.M. French Immersion – Skill Builder Literacy 6/7 French Immersion – Skill Builder Numeracy 6/7
Saltfleet A.M. Basketball & Numeracy Soccer & Literacy
Saltfleet P.M. Skill Builder Literacy (9-10) Skill Builder Literacy (9-10)
Sherwood A.M. Basketball & Numeracy Basketball & Literacy
South Meadow (F.I.) A.M. French Immersion – Skill Builder Literacy 6/7
South Meadow (F.I.) P.M. French Immersion – Skill Builder Numeracy 6/7
Tiffany Hills A.M. Volleyball & Literacy Basketball & Numeracy Art & Literacy 6/7 Art & Literacy 6/7
Tiffany Hills P.M. Volleyball & Numeracy Skill Builder Literacy 6/7 Skill Builder Literacy 6/7 Skill Builder Numeracy 6/7

How to Apply - HWDSB Students

Complete the form to select your programs –  application closes at 8 a.m. on June 10.   

Once your Program Application has been submitted, you’ll receive a copy of your responses.

Deadline for Program Selection is June 10, 2024 at 8 a.m.

How to Apply - NON-HWDSB Students

Grade 6-10 Students from outside HWDSB will need to:

Step 1: REGISTER AS AN HWDSB STUDENT – do this now, by no later than June 3, 2024.

Step 2: Complete the Summer Skill Builder Program Application Form – Complete the form to select your programs –  application closes at 8 a.m. on June 10.  

Once your Program Application has been submitted, you’ll receive a copy of your responses.

Deadline for Program Selection is June 10, 2024 at 8 a.m.

Important Dates and Information

Deadline: Program / course selection must be submitted by June 10, 2024 at 8 a.m.

Confirmations: Program requests are subject to Principal approval.  Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel, combine and/or relocate programs based on registration and staffing.  Confirmations and final program information will be sent to families, at the Parent email provided, in mid/late-June.

Eligibility

Grade 6 to 12 students not enrolled in an Ontario publicly funded school during the 2023-2024 school year may attend, but a fee of $125 per week/per program (a.m. or p.m.) will apply, and student registration process will be required.

Students from other publicly funded school boards in Ontario are welcome to attend but will be required to complete the student registration process (by June 3).

Students are not able to participate in Skill Builder AND International Language Elementary, Reach Ahead and/or Summer School On-Line over the same dates (i.e. in July)

Other Important Information

BEHAVIOUR:  Students enrolled in Summer Programs should make every effort to complete both in class and homework assigned to them.  Students must be respectful of their teachers, fellow classmates and all other program staff.  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 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.

Password and Username: Course materials for some classes may be found on-line.  Students access their course using their …@hwdsb.on.ca email address. If you need help with your existing Username or a password reset please CLICK HERE to request support   

Welcome Package/ Confirmations: Confirmation messages will be sent to the STUDENT‘s …@hwdsb.on.ca email by June 25, 2024

Continuing Education reserves the right to combine,  cancel and/or relocate classes or programs.  Affected students would be contacted by email in the event that their course/program is cancelled or modified. 

Students are limited to choose ONE Summer program in July (i.e. ONE OF: Summer School, Summer On-Line, Summer Co-op, Summer Skill Builder, Summer Reach Ahead, Summer International Language Elementary).

We are also offering our ESL Literacy Program – for students in Grades 6-12 from July 3-26, 2024 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – please visit our Summer ESL Literacy Program page for more information and contact your Principal, Guidance Counsellor or ESL Teacher to register.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Continuing Education – Hill Park Learning Centre by phone at 905-561-2190 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
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