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Summer Learning
School District No. 43(Coquitlam)
Secondary Skill Building: Grades 8 to 10

Dates and Times:

Registration Opening Date:Tuesday May 1 at 6am
Program Dates:July 10 - 27
Program Times:

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Program Information:

Secondary Skill Building courses are non-credit courses.  Students may take these courses to review previously covered course content OR to preview a course that they will take in the future.  Students completing these courses do not receive a final letter grade nor is this course recorded on their transcript.

Only students currently in Grade 8 or older are eligible to register for afternoon classes.


All registration is online.  All students must create or update their account before registering for a summer course.  Do this today!  Registration & Account Info

Please make course selections carefully when registering.   A refundable $100 deposit applies.  There are transfer and/or withdrawal fees associated with course changes.  See Fees and Refunds/Withdrawals (note that our refund and withdrawal policies have changed this year. Please review them thoroughly).

Course offerings and schedule may change during registration based on registration 

PLEASE CHECK ONLINE FAST TRACK for more course offerings or if sections below are full.



Course Information*


Centennial Secondary


Centennial Secondary

12:00 - 3:00

Gleneagle Secondary


Gleneagle Secondary

 12:00 - 3:00

Scott Creek Middle

8:45 - 11:45

Hillcrest Middle

8:45 - 11:45

Kway Middle

 8:45 - 11:45

English 8 Skill Building YYY
English 9 Skill BuildingYY
English 10 Skill Building.  This course will cover content described in the new BC curriculum for English Language Arts.  More info will be provided about this course in early April.YY

English for School Success

For students entering Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in September 2018. This course is for ELL students at the beginner level, Level 1 or 2.  It is designed to help students who are new to Canada or the English Language in improving basic English skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, writing with an emphasis on oral communication skills.  In this course students will also be introduced to Canada and Canadian culture.

Math 8 Skill BuildingYYY
Math 9 Skill BuildingYY
Math 10 Skill BuildingFullY
Science 9 Skill BuildingYY

**Tech Ed for students entering Gr 9 or 10

See course description below.

(Note: a $15 deposit will be charged at the time or registration.  This is nonrefundable as it covers the cost of materials for this course) 


French 9/10​****See course description below.


PE/Leadership 6, 7, 8YYY

PMSS IB Math 9

(For students entering International Baccalaureate at Port Moody Secondary only)


PMSS IB Math 10

(For students currently enrolled in Grade 9 International Baccalaureate at Port Moody Secondary only)


PMSS IB Science 9

(For students entering International Baccalaureate at Port Moody Secondary only)


Home Economics/Culinary Arts for students entering Gr 9 or 10

(Note: a $15 deposit will be charged at the time or registration.  This is nonrefundable as it covers the cost of materials for this course) 

(Note:  Home Ec/Culinary Arts 6/7/8 available at Kway Middle)

 Y     Y

Coding : (Info & Comm Tech 9) for students entering Gr 9, 10 or 11***

See course description below.


Secondary Music Program  (for students entering Grade 9 through 12 this Sept.) Click here for more info:



Junior Concert Band

Senior Concert Band 

12:00- 3:00pm

Senior Jazz Band


Junior Jazz Band

12:00- 3:00pm


If the course you're wanting is Full:

  • Keep checking back as  occasionally students do cancel their registration.
  • Look for other suitable courses at the same school site or another site that you can travel to each morning. 


Additional Information:

Click the school name above for a map.

Click here to see all Summer Learning School Sites on One Map

*Classes may be combined, cancelled or moved where necessary.

Courses marked "Y" are offered at the specific school in that column.  Once registration starts they are either marked "Open" meaning there is plenty of space in the course or "Space is limited" meaning there may be limited space left in this course.  When registering online you will be informed if a particular course is full.  If course is full please select a different course or check back regularly as space may become available.

*Please see 'Middle' for full course offerings at Hillcrest, Kway, and Scott Creek Middle Schools. 


Course Descriptions:

**Tech Ed for students entering Grades 9 or 10 will be located at Centennial Secondary

MODELS OF POWER:  ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES:  Morning course(8:30-11:30am):
Learn about alternative energies (eg solar power, hydrogen fuel cells, biomass & biofuels, water & wind powered turbines). Our studies will include hands-on activities, no prior technical experience is required.  Students will build a small scale model of an alternative energy engine!

HOW CARS WORK & THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMOUS CARS:  Afternoon course (12:00-3:00pm):
Learn about the basics of how our traditional cars work and some of the minimal maintenance requirements, including an introduction to basic hand tools. Learn about hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars).   Work with actual cars and go-karts.  Students will also build a small model e.g. robot!

No prior technical experience is required.
Tools and safety equipment are provided
This course will be a safe and satisfying experience for all types of learners going into Grade 9 or 10 this September. 

***Coding (Info & Comm Tech 9):  This course is for   students currently in Grade 8, 9, or 10 who are beginners or novices when it comes to computer programming (coding) but want to advance their coding abilities while learning skills needed for taking ICT and Business Ed courses in high school: 

  • basic coding techniques
  • html coding & scripting; including website design
  • flash animation
  • use of Scratch and other software
  • Digital media
  • Based on new curriculum:  ADST 9 Applied Design, Skills and Technology
  • please note that actual course may not include all of the above components

 ****French 9/10:  Learn an incredible amount of French in a short amount of time in this engaging, high energy class. Using the TPRS method (Teaching Proficiency through Storytelling and Reading), students will be exposed to high-level grammar and language structures. Students will be actively listening, speaking, reading, writing and acting throughout the three weeks of classes. This course is excellent for students who enjoy a fun filled class rich in learning. This course is open to students entering Grade 9 this September or students who have completed French 9 or 10 and would like to really solidify what they have learned.



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