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Reach ahead or build skills in Summer School 2019

Registration is now open! Our Summer School offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these great summer learning opportunities. Classes run from July 3 to 24, 2019.

How to register for Summer School 2019

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2019. Our offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these great summer learning opportunities.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. The deadline to register is Friday, June 28, 2019. All classes are conditional upon sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or transfer to an alternate location. You will be contacted by OCSB staff if a course is cancelled. Subsidized OC Transpo passes are not available for high school credit students.

Students currently attending a high school must have their summer school registration approved by their home school. You can register by one of the following methods:

  • if you are currently attending an OCSB high school, you can register through your Student Services or Guidance Department
  • fax, email, or mail your approved registration form to the contact information on this page
  • visit us at St. Nicholas Adult High School, 893 Admiral Avenue, Ottawa
  • registration forms must be signed by the day school principal

Adult learners must provide proof of prerequisite through a transcript or report card. Please contact us if you are an adult learner who does not have a transcript or has attended a non-Ontario high school.


Exam information

Our summer school schedule will not be modified to accommodate personal summer plans. Final exams are compulsory and must be written on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Students will have their final opportunity to discuss marks and final exams/summative tasks with their teachers on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Reach Ahead Courses

Reach Ahead Courses enable students to obtain a full credit towards their high school diploma. Online Reach Ahead Courses are teacher-supported. For E-Learning courses, students will be required to meet once with their teacher for a summative task and the final exam. Students can only enrol in one Reach Ahead course. Reach Ahead Courses will run from July 3 to 24. 

Credit Recovery: July 3 to 19, 2019

The Credit Recovery Achievement Centre enables students who have not been successful during the regular school year (who have received a failing grade) to recover one full credit. It is recommended that students have obtained a minimum standing of 30% in the original course. Students must be recommended by their home school Credit Recovery Team to participate in this program. This program runs from July 3 to 19, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

Courses may be recovered in Grade 9 and 10 Math, English, History, Geography, Science, and Civics & Careers. This program is available at the following schools:


Holy Trinity Catholic High SchoolSt. Mother Teresa High School
Immaculata High SchoolSt. Francis Xavier High School
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High SchoolSt. Pius X High School
St. Matthew High School

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Co-operative Education: Registration deadline is April 23, 2019

This program is for current Grade 11 SHSM students. Students must register with their home school guidance counsellor. 

Cooperative Education allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing work placements in the community. This particular program is being offered to all Grade 11 students registered in a Specialist High Skills Major program, and provides timetable flexibility for those students unable to complete the two required cooperative education credits during the school year.

Summer school locations

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

St. Pius X High School

1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa

*St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orléans

*St. Francis Xavier High School

3740 Spratt Road, Gloucester

*St. Mother Teresa High School

440 Longfields Drive, Nepean

*Online, Skills Builder classes, and Achievement Centre

Skills Builder Program

The Skills Builder program is a literacy and numeracy support program for students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower. In this program, students receive encouragement, gain confidence and learn how to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study, and organizational skills required for success. These courses are for students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8. This program will run from July 3 to 24 from 8:30 am -12:00 pm at Holy Trinity, St. Pius X, Immaculata, and St. Matthew high schools.

Note: Free transportation is offered to Skills Builder students. 

Contact Us

Summer School Office
Continuing and Community Education

St. Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admiral Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6L6
Phone: 613-723-7757
Fax: 613-228-9967