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Summer School - Getting Ready for High School

 Getting Ready for High School

This program is open to all students entering grade 9 in Fall 2019 and provides them with a brief introduction to the grade 9 English and mathematics curriculum, as well as study skills, time management, and steps to success.  The program also allows students to become familiar with their new school and prepares them for the transition from elementary school to secondary school.  It is especially helpful for students who are experiencing some anxiety related to the upcoming transition. 

The program runs Monday August 19, 2019 to Thursday August 22, 2019 (Monday August 19, 2019 to Wednesday August 21, 2019 at Brock HS, Henry St. HS, and Maxwell Hts. SS) from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  This program will be delivered by qualified teachers and where possible teachers from the school in which the program is held.  It is recommended that students attend the program at the secondary school they will be attending in Fall 2019 as the programs will be tailored to that school. 

Note: To support the success of identified students who receive modifications or accommodations to their program during the school year, please ensure that you submit a copy of your child’s IEP to Continuing Education prior to the start of the program.  This will be forwarded to the summer school site/teacher.  If you have questions, please call Michele Reid, Head of Elective Programs – Durham Continuing Education – 905.436.3211.  Documents may be submitted at Durham Continuing Education, or by FAX 905.436.1780 or via email 

Transportation: Bus transportation is available only for Brock HS, Port Perry HS, and Uxbridge SS. A schedule will be issued at the time of registration.

 Program Dates

For regular calendar secondary schools:
Mon. Aug. 19 to Thurs Aug. 22, 2019

For modified calendar schools*:
Mon. Aug. 19 to Wed. Aug. 21, 2019


8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Ajax HS, 105 Bayly St. E., Ajax
Anderson CVI, 400 Anderson St., Whitby
*Brock HS, C1590 Concession 12, Cannington (Aug. 19 to 21)
Brooklin HS, 20 Carnwith Dr. W. Brooklin
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby - French Immersion
Dunbarton HS, 655 Sheppard Ave., Pickering
Eastdale CVI, 265 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa
G.L. Roberts CVI, 399 Chaleur Ave., Oshawa
*Henry St HS, 600 Henry St., Whitby (Aug 19 to 21)
J Clarke Richardson C, 1355 Harwood Ave. N., Ajax
*Maxwell Heights SS, 1100 Coldstream Dr., Oshawa (Aug 19 to 21)
O'Neill CVI, 301 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
Pickering HS, 180 Church St. N., Ajax
Pine Ridge SS, 2155 Liverpool Rd. N., Pickering
Port Perry HS, 160 Rosa St., Port Perry
R.S. McLaughlin CVI, 570 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa
Sinclair SS, 380 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby
Uxbridge SS, 127 Planks Lane, Uxbridge 

There is no fee for this program.

NB. Program specific pages will be enabled as information becomes available.  Please check back often as information may change.

Registration Instructions
 (for current Durham District School Board elementary students)

Registration Instructions
(for all other students)

Brock, Port Perry and Uxbridge Bus Schedules Registration Form
​Getting Ready for High School Program Specific Information

Registration opens May 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Thursday Aug. 15, 2019

Students may still register for courses after the deadline where space is available.