Adult Summer School

Registration is now closed for adult student summer courses.

Vista Virtual School is thrilled to announce our 2024 summer semester for adult students! Embrace the opportunity to elevate your education during the vibrant months of summer. Our specially designed courses are condensed to perfectly fit the summer term while upholding Alberta Education’s standards.

This unique summer offering is ideal for those looking to enhance their course grades, catch up on any courses they have missed, or prepare for upcoming diploma exams. It is the perfect blend of efficiency and excellence, tailored for adults seeking to achieve their educational goals in the midst of their busy lives.

WHO CAN ENROLL IN THE ADULT SUMMER SEMESTER?

The adult summer semester is intended for students 20 years of age, or older, as of September 1 of the current school year residing in Alberta at the time of registration. 

 

Students 19 years of age, or younger, as of September 1 of the current school year* looking for a summer school option are classified as school-aged students and should refer to our School-Aged Summer School page. 

IS SUMMER SCHOOL RIGHT FOR ME?

 

Is Summer School right for you?

TAKE THE QUIZ   

 

 

 

Watch this brief video created by Associate Principal Frank McCallum to see if our newly introduced adult summer semester for 2024 is right for you! We also recommend that students review our Summer School Important Information document.

REGISTER HERE

2024 SUMMER SCHOOL DATES

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.

May 1 – Summer Semester Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m. MST

DEADLINE EXTENDED! June 17 – Course Request Deadline: 5-Credit Summer Courses. Course requests must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. MST.

June 17 Summer School Begins (teachers are available starting July 2)

July 19 – Course Withdrawal Deadline: All Summer Courses. Withdrawal requests must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. MST.

July 26 – All Summer Semester Assignments/Quizzes Due by 3:00 p.m. MST

August 2 – All Summer Semester Exams Due by 3:00 p.m. MST

AVAILABLE COURSES AND COURSE LOAD

ADULT SUMMER CATALOGUE

MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2

ENGLISH

  • English 30-1
  • English 30-2

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-2

PHYSICS

  • Physics 20
  • Physics 30

BIOLOGY

  • Biology 20

CHEMISTRY

  • Chemistry 20

SCIENCE

  • Science 20
  • Science 30

Successful adult students will commit at least 20 hours per week to complete a 5-credit course, plus submitting assessments. Please take this into consideration when deciding on your course load. There are no extensions for summer courses.

Adults may register for a maximum of 10 credits in the summer semester (two core courses).

Students must work regularly in their courses, submitting work throughout the summer term and adhere to their provided timelines. Students should not be away for more than 3 days at a time with no more than 6 days away total from the course.

Those looking to withdraw from a course must fill out and submit a Course Withdrawal Request Form. Withdrawing from a course does not automatically cancel a diploma exam registration. This must be cancelled directly in myPass.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To register in the adult summer semester, please review the following bullet points to determine the process tailored to your specific student type.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT

Due to condensed course content and a compressed summer timeline, exam accommodations and support may be limited.  Please discuss accommodations and supports with your teacher upon registration.

If you require extensive and/or unique exam accommodations/support, you are encouraged to speak to an Inclusive Education teacher or the course teacher prior to registering.

Flexible timelines and significant changes to assignment submission due dates, for core courses, will not be an available accommodation.

MATERIALS, FEES, AND REFUNDS

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee for all adult summer courses is $100 per credit

TEXTBOOK AND MATERIAL FEES

Required materials have a caution fee that is 100% refundable when materials are returned within 30 days of completion/withdrawal and in reusable condition.

Refer to our Course Catalogue for materials and pricing.

– Note: Full payment for materials is due within 48 hours of registration.

SHIPPING FEES

Students residing in the Calgary region are required to pick up their materials from the VVS Calgary campus or pay a $15 flat rate shipping fee. Those residing outside of Calgary but within Alberta will have materials shipped to them for the $15 flat rate shipping fee. *Materials that are ordered for summer courses are shipped as they are ordered.

REFUNDS

Materials must be returned, in reusable condition, within 30 days of completion/withdrawal to receive a refund.*

*See our Policies page for more information on textbooks and material returns, refunds and shipping fees.

AUGUST 2024 DIPLOMA EXAM INFORMATION

Check our Diploma Exams webpage for more details on dates, times and locations.
Reminder: Diploma exams are not the same as course final exams; students must write both.

Diploma exam writing centres in Calgary may be heavily populated and, in most cases, we do not offer isolation.  Please refer to the Diploma Exams page for more information.

– Adult students who are registered with VVS must write their diploma exams under the school’s supervision on the dates specified by the Government of Alberta.

CONTACT US

Have questions?
Give us a call at 1-855-974-5333 x5317 or email vvsupport@pembinahills.ca