Summer School July 4-August 4
Registration for summer school opens May 1. Closes July 4.
Summer School runs July 4- August 4 (Diploma exams are the following week)
Figuring out time required to complete a summer course? Summer School will require students to spend as much time learning in the compressed four week period as they would spend in the classroom during the semester. the general rule of thumb is a 5 credit course requires 125 hours. Students have one month to complete the course. They should plan to be working on the course 5 hours a day if they plan to work weekdays and less if they pan to work weekdays and weekends.
Getting Online Orientation: Please note that the Getting Online course is required for all students who have not completed this 3 credit online orientation. This prepares the students for learning how to be successful online and is a required prerequisite for all online courses. Our data shows us that students successfully complete after 14-16 log ins who spend an hour or more with each log in. If students log in every day and work for an hour they can complete this course in two weeks. (Students who take longer, interestingly enough still log in between 14-16 times but spread their completion time over a longer period of time). This course must be completed by July 11.
No courses will be added to a student registration after July 12 for summer completion.
Summer School Registration
Summer school runs in July and part of August each year. This is an opportunity for students to do a course in a compressed amount of time. Summer school registration will open May 1 each year. Please note there will be a non-refundable $25.00 summer registration fee.
Registering for summer school if you are a Palliser student who has not completed your current course by June 1 (diploma) and June 10 (not diploma)
Students who have not completed 50% of the material and assessments in their courses by May 1st must choose one of the three options by completing the Student Intentions form:
Declare their intention of registering in the summer semester to complete Please note there is a $25.00 fee for summer registration, the summmer registration form can be found here
Declare their intention of registering in the fall semester to complete. Please note there may be a fee for re-registration.
Finish their course by the June deadline or have the course submitted to Alberta Education as a withdraw on the student’s transcript
Second Semester Deadlines:
Please note that courses need to be completed within one calendar year of the student’s start date. These deadlines mean that all assignments and exams must be submitted on or before the date.
Diploma Courses: June 1, 2016
Non-diploma Courses: June 10, 2016
Any work submitted after the deadline will not be assessed until the subsequent semester begins. Please be in touch with your teacher(s) directly before this date if you have questions or concerns.
Diploma Registration for Diploma Courses:
All students registered in a diploma course must fill out the Diploma Registration form to indicate when they plan to write their diploma exam throughout their course. It is the student’s responsibility to edit their response should their intentions change. Please note the registration deadline for August is July 4, 2016.
Students who have previously written the diploma are now required to register themselves to rewrite the diploma and pay the rewrite fee ($26.25) using MyPass.
Summer Course Deadlines
Diploma courses are those that have the provincial diploma exam at the end. Only students who meet the diploma course deadline will be eligible to write their diploma exam in that sitting.
August 4, 2016 - Diploma courses for those writing diploma exams in August
August 4, 2016 - Non-diploma courses for August reporting period
Report cards will be emailed out as students conclude their courses.
Summer Teacher Contact information
Phone: (403) 915-8555
Palliser Beyond Borders Email: Keith.Harrison@pallisersd.ab.ca
Phone: (403) 485-6180
Fax: (403) 485-6196
Vulcan Outreach School
Box 390, 102B 1 Street South, Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0
Cell: (403) 485-1543
Summer Schedule for Meeting Locations
Appointments may be scheduled with teachers according to this schedule.
2016 Summer Schedule
Blackboard/Google Hangout will be by appointment only
Lee's Link to Book Appointment: goo.gl/vE3LBt
Keith's Link to Book Appointment:
Link to the online room:
Notices for Summer School - these are sent home by email.