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Summer School Program

Whether you need to catch up on credits, explore new subjects, or simply embrace a love for learning, Canadian Rockies Public Schools' (CRPS) virtual summer school program will leave a lasting and positive impact on your academic journey. CRPS is not just a place of education; it is a place where friendships are formed, dreams are nurtured, and lifelong memories are created. 

Who Should Enrol?

Summer school is completed online and is open to any Alberta or international student in Grades 10 - 12 who wants to:

  • take an Art or a French course to continue with your personal learning trajectory
  • upgrade a high school grade or GPA for university or college entrance
  • retake a course you did not pass
  • improve your English through English Language Learning courses
  • improve your knowledge of Canadian Social Studies with a CND Studies 15 or 25 course
  • earn 30 level credits to get closer to graduation
  • take your French 30 Challenge course as a french immersion student

Student Commitment

CRPS' Summer School Program is for students willing to commit to:

  • five hours of dedicated school work a day, meaning no summer job until after summer school is over!
  • provide their own laptop 
  • meet daily online Google hangout meetings as a class, in small groups, and/or one-on-one
  • excel at self-directed learning

*If you have already registered or plan to register with another summer school, your registration will be denied.  

2024/25 Summer School

The first day of summer school for the 2024/25 school year will be Monday, July 1, 2024. What are great way to celebrate Canada!

Summer school classes typical run weekdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, beginning July 1 thru to July 19, when students will write their finals or submit their final assignment and begin their summer adventures!

If you have any questions about CRPS' 2024 summer school, please email


High School Grade 10

First time courses offered (or needing to upgrade) - Math 10-4, Math 10-3, Science 14, Canadian Studies 15, French 10, Art 10 (3 credit), CALM 20.

Upgrading - Previously Attempted or Completed Courses - English 10-1, Social Studies 10-1, Math C and Science 10, English 10-2, Social Studies 10-2

High School Grade 11

First time courses offered (or needing to upgrade) - English 20-2, Social Studies 20-2, Math 20-3, Math 20-4, Science 24, Canadian Studies 25, Art 20 (3 credit), World Religion 30, Philosophies of Humans 30, Applied Sociology 30, and Anthropology 30 (open to grade 11 students) and CALM 20.

Upgrading - Previously Attempted or Completed Courses - English 20-1, Social Studies 20-1, Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Biology 20, Physics 20 and Chemistry 20.

High School Grade 12

Diploma Exams are not offered by CRPS as inclusive to summer school.  If students have not previously written exams they will need to contact Alberta Education directly or register on mypass.  CRPS does not offer access to diploma exams in the summer as part of the summer program.

First time courses offered (or upgrade) - Math 30-3, Math 30-4, French 30 (challenge course only), Art 30 (with permission), World Religion 30, Applied Sociology 30, Philosophies of Humans 30, Anthropology 30, English 30-2 and Social 30-2.

Upgrading Previously Attempted or Completed Courses - English 30-1, and Social 30-1.

Please note that if sufficient student numbers are not met for a course, it may be cancelled with limited notice.


Art 10 (3 credit), Art 20 (3 credit) and Art 30 (with permission) 

These separate courses address the following general outcomes as is appropriate to each course level. Exploring art and imagery across history and tradition, students will understand how images are designed. As your teen develops artistically, technically and critically, they will discover how images evoke responses and a variety of interpretations. They will convey meaning through creating their own visual artwork. 

Career and Life Management CALM (5 credits) 

Summer CALM (PED 0770 - CALM 20 (3 credits) HSS1090 - Speaking and Listening (1 credit)- HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit).

NEED a 30 level course? These ones have no diploma exams! If you are a fast student, you can choose a maximum of two of these four courses to complete 6 credits in one summer!

World Religions 30 (3 credits) (no diploma exam) 

In this day and age, globalization enables people to communicate and interact with people of varied cultures and backgrounds.  A key to understanding others is recognizing their beliefs and values about life. A deep and informed awareness of world religions will allow students to be respectful of the many people they will come across in the course of their lifetime. In order to understand how individuals make decisions, consider politics, react to conflict, etc. it is imperative to understand their relationship to religion.  This course allows students to examine the fundamental philosophies of seven major world religions, as well as the human interpretations and practices of these religions. Open to grades 11 and 12 (no diploma exam for this course).

Anthropology 30 (3 credits) (no diploma exam) 

Why isn’t everyone the same? Why do people worldwide have differences in skin and hair colour and ways of greeting one another? Why doesn’t everyone speak the same language? Questions like these have fascinated humanity for as long as we have written records. Anthropology helps us to answer these questions through the study of humanity starting with the origin and evolution of humans. Anthropology strives to understand what defines us as humans and to explain how we got to be the way we are. Specifically, in this course we study Paleolithic-like societies, Mesolithic-like societies and Traditional-state and Empire societies, as well as cultural interrelationships and culture change. Open to grades 11 and 12 (no diploma exam for this course).

Philosophies of Humans 30 (3 credits) (no diploma exam) 

This course addresses questions such as: What is a person? What is a meaningful life? What are good and evil? What is a just society? What is human knowledge? Students will learn critical thinking skills in evaluating philosophical arguments related to these questions, as well as skills used in researching and investigating various topics in philosophy. Students will study the great philosophers to provide answers to fundamental questions and think about the basic foundations of their own knowledge and beliefs. Open to grades 11 and 12 (no diploma exam for this course).

Applied Sociology 30 (3 credits) (no diploma exam) 

The objectives of the sociology course is to develop, within the student, a better understanding of group behaviour. This understanding should be based on fact rather than opinion. The sociological perspective focuses on "what is" rather than "what ought to be." Students should be able to analyze occurrences around them objectively. They should feel that they are a part of society, understand its influence on their lives, and visualize their roles in societal change. Students will objectively analyze phenomena around them to better understand society and its influence on their lives as well as their roles in society. Topics include the scientific methods of sociology, crime and delinquency, youth rebellion, how sociology influences the individual and changes in culture.

Introduction to Canadian Studies for New Canadians 15 and 25 (5 credit courses) 

Summer school is offering Introduction to Canadian Studies 15 & 25 to provide English Language Learners (ELL) an awareness of the cultural/social/political background of Canada.  This course provides background knowledge of Canada by exploring shared beliefs, customs, way of life, and historical background.  This course will prepare English Language Learners for the demands of Social Studies 10, 20, & 30 level courses.  It is recommended that students with Benchmarks between 1 and 3 in grades 9 to 11 participate in this course.

Ang layunin ng “Introduction to Canadian Studies 15 &25” ay makapagbigay sa mga English Language Learners (ELL) ng karanasan sa Ingles habang natututo tungkol sa kultural, social at politikal na kamalayan sa kasaysayan at pulitika ng bansang Canada. Ang “Introduction to Canadian Studies 15 & 25” ay makakapagbigay ng kadagdagang kaalaman tungkol sa Canada sa pamamagitan ng pagdidiskubre ng mga karaniwang paniniwala, pamumuhay, at kasaysayan. Ang kursong ito ay makakatulong upang maihanda ang mga estudyante para sa mga kursong Social Studies 10, 20, & 30. Inirerekomenda ito sa mga estudyanteng nasa grade 9 hanggang 11 na may benchmark (grado) sa pagitan ng 1 hanggang 3.

French 10, French 20 or French 30 Challenge Course 

These 3 separate courses address the following general outcomes as is appropriate to each course level: Communication: Students will use their knowledge of French to understand and/or to express a message effectively in various situations for a variety of purposes. Language: Students will use, with accuracy, knowledge of linguistic elements of the French language to fulfill their communicative intents. Culture: Students will use their knowledge of different Francophone cultures and their own culture to be able to interact appropriately within these cultures. Language Learning Strategies: Students will use their knowledge of strategies to enhance learning and to communicate in French (Appropriate prerequisites required).

Please note that if sufficient student numbers are not met for a course, it may be canceled with limited notice.