International Student Summer School

Registration is now closed for international student summer courses.

Vista Virtual School is excited to offer a summer semester for international 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.

Our summer term is suitable for students wanting to upgrade course marks, catch up on missed courses or earn extra high school credits and create room in next year’s schedule!

WHO CAN ENROLL IN THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUMMER TERM?

  1. Students who ordinarily live outside of Alberta
  2. Students living in Alberta without Canadian citizenship
  3. Students studying at Alberta Accredited International Schools (AAIS)

To determine if you fall under one of these categories, please review our eligibility criteria document for international students.

Is Summer School right for you?

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We recommend that students review our Summer School Important Information document and watch the video below created by Associate Principal, Frank McCallum.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENROLL IN A COURSE?

The registration fee for summer school is $200 per credit.

International Summer School Video coming soon!

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 request must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. MST.

June 17Summer 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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT  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 international 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.

International students may register for a maximum of 5-credits (one core course).

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. Students under 18 must have their withdrawal form filled out by a parent or guardian. Withdrawing from a course does not automatically cancel a diploma exam registration. This must be cancelled directly in myPass.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

Students cannot be registered in the same course in the summer term with another school. All registration eligibility requirements and admission process information are listed on the Registration webpage.

Click here for a list of prerequisite requirements for core courses offered in the summer term.

  • To register for a course, students must have prerequisite course marks on their Detailed Academic Report (DAR) or provide an official final report card or transcripts (screenshots, progress reports, or emails from school counsellors or teachers cannot be accepted).

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

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

Those residing outside of Alberta are responsible for out-of-province shipping fees.*Materials that are ordered for summer courses are shipped as they are ordered.

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.

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

For students not located in Alberta, please contact vvsupport@pembinahills.ca for more information regarding Diploma Exams.

CONTACT US

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

Last Updated: June 17, 2024