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OCSB Summer School 2020

Register Today for Summer School 2020!

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2020. Our course offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these exciting summer learning opportunities.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 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 or designate

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


Check out the Summer School 2020 Flyer

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

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 to complete the summative task and the final exam. Students can only enrol in one Reach Ahead course. Reach Ahead Courses will run from July 2 to 23, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:10 pm.

Credit Recovery Achievement Centre: July 2 to 20, 2020

This program runs from July 2 to 20, 2020, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Credit Recovery Achievement Centre program enables students to recover one full course credit and 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 summer credit recovery. Courses may be recovered in Grade 9 and 10. This program is available at the following schools:

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Co-operative Education

This program is for current Grade 11 SHSM students. For this program, students must register with their home school guidance counsellor by Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Cooperative Education allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing work placements in the community. This program is being offered to current 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.

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 will receive encouragement, confidence building and daily supports to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study, and organizational skills. This program is organized for students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8 and will run from July 2 to 23 from 8:30 am -12:00 pm at Holy Trinity, St. Pius X, St. Patrick’s, and St. Matthew high schools.

Note: Free transportation is offered to Skills Builder students.

Summer school locations

St. Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Avenue, Ottawa

St. Pius X High School

1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

*St. Francis Xavier High School

3740 Spratt Road, Gloucester

*St. Mother Teresa High School

440 Longfields Drive, Nepean

*Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School

2072 Jasmine Crescent, Gloucester

*St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orléans

*Online and Achievement Centre

Exam information

Our summer school schedule cannot be modified to accommodate personal summer plans. Final exams are compulsory and must be written on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Students will have a final opportunity to discuss marks and final exams/summative tasks with their teachers on Thursday, July 23, 2020.