Students in grade 8 generally have two options: Remedial & Preview. Remedial classes are for students who didn't quite get to 50%, or got barely over it and want to improve their mark. Preview courses are for students who want to see what some of next year's more difficult units have to offer.
A couple examples:
- Student A gets a final mark in Science of 39%. They can take the Remedial Science 8 class and get it above 50%, so that they don't need to repeat the course again.
- Student B wants to do better in Math next year, so they sign up to do a Preview course and be prepared for September.
List of classes & signup starts here: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx#secondary
There is no cost for summer school, but there is a Textbook Deposit of $100 returned at the end. In situations of financial hardship, please email me and I'll support waiving the textbook fee (firstname.lastname@example.org). In these circumstances we need to do a signup in person, rather than online.
Should I sign up if I'm not sure whether the student will pass or fail? The district has said that there is a $30 cancelation fee for students/families that sign up and then decide not to go. So if the $30 isn't that large of a deterrent, then I'd error on the side of caution and get the spot. Not having to go sure might feel worth more than $30!
Student PEN numbers: These are 9 digits and on report cards. If you can't find it email me and I'll fire it over.
Signup Page: https://penverifier.vsb.bc.ca/
Please contact me if you have questions. Otherwise, feel free to sign up!