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Summer School - eLearning


  PLEASE NOTE: Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District (BHNCDSB) Summer School E-Learning Courses are only available for students who are registered to attend one of the four Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District secondary schools: Assumption College School, St. John’s College, Holy Trinity Catholic High School or St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre.

  PLEASE NOTE: Online Summer school courses will be presented in an asynchronous format.


The Summer School eLearning program is an online learning experience that involves four (4) full weeks of online instruction.  eLearning courses will run from Tuesday, July 2, 2024 to Friday, July 26, 2024



  • All Students currently within our board who have Pre-Registered or are registered with one of our high schools are to register through My BluePrint 

  • OUT OF BOARD STUDENTS pre-registered to attend one of our highschools in the fall.

  • Parents will receive an information e-mail near the start of course providing information on their child’s course. *PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PARENT EMAIL IS CORRECT IN THE SCHOOL DATABASE - contact your home school to confirm.

  • ALL email communication to students will be through their BHNCDSB board email address. - Ask your current teacher for this information if you are currently unaware of your board email address

  • If by chance, someone you know has registered to take Summer School 2024 eLearning and does not receive any of the email communications about summer school prior to July, please have that individual contact:

St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre
Main Office: 519-753-0552


  July 2, 2024 - July 26, 2024 Course Offerings

e-Learning Courses Grade 9 – 12 Online

Grade 10 Civics – CHV2O (1/2 credit)
Grade 10 Careers – GLC2O (1/2 credit)
Grade 10 Careers and Civics – CHV2O & GLC2O (1 credit)
Grade 10 Intermediate Computer Studies – ICD2O
Grade 10 Health & Physical Education – Personal Fitness – PAF2O
Grade 10 Information and Communication Technology in Business – BTT2O
Grade 11 World Religions – HRT3M-University/College
Grade 11 World Religion – HRF3O – Open
Grade 11 Health for Life – PPZ3C
Grade 11 Mathematics – Functions & Applications (prerequisite required Grade 10 math) – MCF3M
Grade11 English – Understand Contemporary First Nations, Metis and Inuit Voices (prerequisite required Grade 10 Academic English ENG2D) – NBE3U
Grade 12 English – University Level – ENG4U
Grade 12 English – College Level – ENG4C
Grade 12 Writers Craft (prerequisite required ENG3U) – EWC4U
Grade 12 Ontario Literacy Course – OLC4O
Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (prerequisite required MCF3M or MCR3U) – MDM4U
Grade 12 Foundation for College Mathematics (prerequisite required MBF3C or MCF3M) – MAP4C

Grade 9-12 Credit Recovery

Grade 9-12 Credit Recovery – the failed course must be 40% or higher to recover the credit.


Grade 10-12 Co-op Face-to-face

Co-op (2 Credit) – DCO3O
Focus on Youth (1 credit) – DCO3O1 – (Students require recommendation from their home school for this program)





  eLearning Program Expectations and Guidelines

  • eLearning allows secondary school students the option of taking a course online. Taking an online course allows for flexibility in a student's timetable, allows access to courses that are not currently offered and gives students an opportunity to earn credits while building valuable independent learning skills that will be beneficial in any post-secondary pathway.
  • All students or prospective students must read the following information carefully, so they know exactly what is expected of them, and what to expect from the program. 

  • By registering in an eLearning course, each student agrees to abide by the guidelines, as outlined below.

  • A PDF document outlining the Program Expectations and Guidelines can be found here.

  Course Outlines

  • Summer school course outlines are developed and released by the individual summer school teachers through their respective Brightspace.

  • Once teachers receive their class list/section assignments in June, who will then begin communicating with their students shortly thereafter.

  • Students can request course details directly from their respective summer school teacher(s). 

  • PowerSchool's (our web-based student information system) roll-over processes will not permit access to summer school course content for students prior to the first day of summer school.

  Reporting Periods & Key Dates - TBD

  • Date of Record/Full Disclosure (Drop Date): Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – The Ministry of Education has a policy of full disclosure. This policy states that all courses attempted by students must be recorded on Ontario Student Transcripts.  After the full disclosure deadline, any course completed, withdrawn from or failed will appear on a student transcript along with the marks earned in the program. This means a student who is on the class list of an eLearning course after this date will have a mark entered on his/her permanent record, even if they withdraw after this date.

  • Final Course Completion Date:  Friday, July 26, 2024 - All students are to complete the eLearning course by the Final Course Completion Date. All Assignments, Unit Tests, Culminating Activities/Exams and Independent Study work must be submitted by the completion date.

  • Final Exam Date:  Friday, July 26, 2024 - If students have an exam, it will be written on this date

  • Final Report Cards: TBD - Final Report Cards will be mailed out to each student by this dateA copy of the final report card will also be sent to the student’s Home School, for inclusion in their Ontario Student Record.

  Computer Accessibility and Software

  • eLearning students are responsible for obtaining the basic software and stable internet connections (high speed internet is essential) required for successful completion of the online course.

  • Students can download Office 365, which includes; Word, Excel, Outlook Mail, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive etc., free of charge from, using their BHNCDSB user name and password (the same login they use for their BHNCDSB email).

  • Courses are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so students should be able to complete their assignments without an issue if they are organized and motivated. 

  • Access to the internet is required daily.  Courses can not be completed on a cell phone.

  • It is not recommended that the course be completed while away on holidays.

  • If a student has difficulties with their home computer, i.e. technical difficulties, computer breakdown, etc., Please contact for more information & assistance.

  Attendance / Logging In

  • Students must dedicate adequate time (anytime during the day or night) to participate in the learning process and meet deadlines as outlined in their course(s).

  • Students are expected to login regularly to the course and complete daily tasks.

  • Students MUST login in a minimum of once weekly to remain in the course.

  • Students will submit tasks and assignments as listed on the Course Checklist/Calendar and meet each Unit/Activity deadline.

  BHNCDSB Email, Username & Password

  • All communication about Summer School eLearning will come through students' BHNCDSB e-mail account, NOT personal e-mail accounts.

  • Each eLearning student will be required to access and use their BHNCDSB e-mail throughout the course to properly communicate with teachers and administration, therefore it is essential that students know their BHNCDSB username and password. 

  • If students do not currently know their login information, they should check with their current classroom teacher or guidance counsellor to obtain it, or contact

  Communication with Online Teacher(s)

  • All communication from teachers will come through students' BHNCDSB e-mail account, NOT personal e-mail accounts.

  • A Student can expect feedback from the course instructor, concerning a submission, within a timely manner of the assignment under normal circumstances.

  Suggestions for Success

  • The average number of hours a student should spend working on one full-credit eLearning course is 30 Hours per week (6 hours per day / per credit). Students are encouraged to consider this before enrolling in an eLearning course.

  • There are a minimum of 20 assignments for each full credit course.  In the case of Civics and Careers, they are both 1/2 credit courses, so 3 hours each, daily, is recommended, with a minimum of 10 assignments for each 1/2 credit course.

  • Students must keep up to date with assignments. If a student leaves any work to the last minute it can become a challenge to get caught up before the course is over.

  • eLearning students should always leave a work session with enough information and/or assignments printed or downloaded to allow them to work offline if necessary for at least one day. It is possible that D2L may be inaccessible for technical reasons from time to time.

  Plagiarism Policy & Information CHECK POLICY

  • All assignments are submitted through Eurchin, an internet-based plagiarism detection service, that allows teachers to see the percentage of the paper that is plagiarized.

  • If a student has been caught plagiarizing:

    • 1st Offence – Discussion between eLearning teacher and student to clarify specifics of the plagiarized document(s). Parent informed by eLearning teacher. The student will be required to revise assignment and resubmit demonstrating new learning, in consultation with the eLearning teacher.

    • 2nd Offence – Verbal warning from teacher. Parent and summer school principal contacted.  Student will be required to revise the assignment and demonstrate new learning independently.

    • 3rd Offence – Teacher to inform student, parent and summer school principal.  Student will be given a zero grade on the assignment and any subsequent assignment deemed to be plagiarized.


Summer School Co-op (DCO3O)

The Summer Co-operative Education (co-op) program is designed for students to achieve a maximum of two credits and will run from July 2, 2024 to August 2, 2024.  The program consists of a Co-op course monitored by a Co-operative Education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject, and a work placement. 

Please see Co-op Calendar 2024 TBD

Co-op MANDATORY Meetings - TBD



  Desire2Learning (D2L)/Brightspace Learning Platform

  • The Summer School eLearning courses will be available via the Desire2Learn Online Learning Platform on the morning of July 2, 2024 and will close at 11:59 pm on July 26, 2024.

  • It is essential that students know how to access the D2L platform on July 2, 2024 to find their course.  Students should BOOKMARK/SAVE the Brightspace/D2L link in the event that the BHNCDSB website becomes unavailable. 

  • Students must also know their BHNCDSB username and password.  If students do not currently know this information, they should check with their current classroom teacher or guidance counsellor to obtain it, or contact

  D2L/Brightspace Technical Support

If students experience any technical difficulties while working on an Online Course, for example the website or course email is not functioning normally, please contact:

Helpdesk at Desire2Learn
Phone: 1-800-222-0209

  D2L/Brightspace Course Content Difficulties

If a student experiences problems with the content of the course, please contact the course teacher directly via email to their BHNCDSB email from your BHNCDSB email and provide the following details:

  • student first name and last name
  • the course name and section
  • the Unit and activity student is having problems with
  • a copy of the question or statement that is proving difficult or describe the link that is not working

It is much easier for the teacher to help a student if they are given this information up front. If a link is not working, be sure to clearly identify where the issue occurs, and what error you receive when attempting to open the document.

  Course not Appearing in D2L/Brightspace

For other issues, for example, a course a student signed up for is not showing in D2L, please contact:

St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre
Main Office: 519-753-0552


  Withdrawing from a Summer School eLearning Course

  • If circumstances change and a student is no longer able to/does not wish to participate in the Summer School Reach Ahead program prior to the beginning of summer school please contact:

    Your home school's guidance department - see all school phone numbers at the end of this page

  • If a student is no longer able to/does not wish to participate in the Summer School Reach Ahead program from July 2, 2024 to July 26, 2024, please contact:

    St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre

    Main Office 519-753-0552

  • If the request to withdraw is received prior to the Full Disclosure/Drop Date Wednesday, July 17, 2024, the student's name will be removed from the eLearning registration list without academic penalty.

  • Parental consent is required for removal from a course once the course begins for all students under the age of 18, so if a student is under the age of 18 a parent must be the one who makes the contact.


* Asynchronous learning happens on your schedule. While your course of study, instructor, or program will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, and assignments for completing, you can access and satisfy these requirements on your own schedule, so long as you meet the expected deadlines. Common methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, pre-recorded video content, virtual libraries, lecture notes, and online discussion boards or social media platforms.





For more information about Reach Ahead during the school year, please contact the Student Success Teacher at your Secondary School:


257 Shellard Lane
Brantford, ON N3T 5L5

JILLIAN MARRANCA 519-751–2030 x14241


128 Evergreen Hill Road
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4N5



80 Paris Road
Brantford, ON N3R 1H9

MATT LYNCH 519-759–2318 x15216


For more information about Summer School programs please contact the Continuing Education offices at:

Main Office 519-753-0552




All BHNCDSB students have the ability to download and use a copy of Microsoft office at home free of charge. Students must also know their BHNCDSB username and password to do the installation. The following link will walk you through how to install it on your computer: Install MS Office for home.