Summer School

The Upper Grand District School Board is once again offering an extensive selection of courses this summer for students. There are several summer school program options:

  • New/Upgrade credit (4 weeks)
  • Credit Recovery (2 weeks)
  • Co-op Program
  • e-Learning (Upper Grand, OeLC students only, 4 weeks)
  • Dual Credit in partnership with Conestoga College
  • Literacy and/or numeracy support for grade 7 & 8 students

* Please note - students may only register for one summer school program (it is possible to register for a credit recovery course in each of the two sessions).  Two week "upgrade" courses offered in the past are not allowed under Ministry Regulations

Summer School 2016 will run from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 29, 2016.  Our regular registration deadline has passed.  Students will need to bring a copy of their report card or recent transcript to the summer school office that shows they have any pre-requisite course or marks for the course they wish to take.

Classes run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm daily.  Secondary classes will be offered at the following locations:

Guelph Orangeville

Centennial C.V.I.
289 College Ave. W

300 Alder Street, Orangeville

Guelph Information Brochure Orangeville Information Brochure
  • Please call the Summer School Office (519-822-1426) to ask if there is still available space in a required class.

  • Please call the Summer School Office (519-938-9355 ext. 246) to ask if there is still available space in a required class.

Grade 7 and 8 Literacy and Numeracy: Students who are achieving a Level 2 or below in English/Language and/or Mathematics, and recommended by their Principal, are eligible to participate in the program. See our flyer for more details.  Registration forms will be available at their school in May.


Summer Co-op programs integrate classroom theory, some online work and practical experience in the workplace. All students can benefit from a co-op experience regardless of the post-secondary destination of choice. Students earn two high school credits by participating in this program.  This program is intended for Upper Grand or Wellington Catholic students, at least 14 years of age, who have completed the grade 10 Careers course or a course linked to desired area of work.  To register, students need to:

  • Our original deadline for this summer's program was March 4, 2016.  We are still accepting late registrations, but students will only be contacted if there is space in the course - please complete the online late registration form at and follow the other instructions below. (further instructions can be found here)

  • Record CODE (provided after successfully completing online form) on paper application form

  • Get two teacher reference forms completed and submit to guidance

  • Find at least 2 possible placement choices and gather contact information for application - students outside the City of Guelph must discuss with semester 2 co-op teacher - contact info will be needed for the online application form

  • Sign and have parent/guardian sign the paper application form

  • Submit complete package to guidance at their home school

  • Students must be prepared to attend a pre-course information and interview night, April 13, 2016 from 6 - 9 pm (at Cont. Education for Guelph & surrounding area, Centre Wellington D.H.S. for Wellington and Dufferin County students)

Dual Credit

Students can also earn a "Dual Credit" in the summer - Dual Credits are college courses that count on both your secondary school diploma as well as a college program. This summer's offerings include Professional Make-up, Masonry, and Introduction to Aboriginal Cuisine - for more information see our  Dual Credit Summer School Flyer 2016. Courses will be offered in conjunction with Conestoga at the Waterloo Campus. Transportation will be provided from centralized pick up points.  The program is for students going into grade 11 or higher in the fall (must be turning 16 or older this year). To register, students should complete both of the following forms, and submit to Wellington Centre for Continuing Education (information below) - please note that space is limited and students will be accepted based on when applications are received:


Upper Grand DSB, Wellington Catholic DSB, and Dufferin-Peel Catholic students may register electronically for the regular summer school program (pending guidance counsellor approval) using one of the links above.

e-Learning courses are available to Upper Grand students only - students should see their home school Guidance department to get registered through SSeS.

All other day students and adults learners should register in person at one of locations below.

Contact us:

Guelph Orangeville

Wellington Centre for Continuing Education
1428 Gordon St. S.
Guelph, ON
Ph: (519) 836-7280
Fax: (519) 837-0244

Dufferin Centre for Continuing Education
40 Amelia St.
Orangeville, ON
Ph: (519) 941-2661
Fax: (519) 942-2353