Frequently Asked Questions
Is summer school being offered Face-to-Face?
At this point, we are not 100% sure of the method of delivery of this year's Summer School. Classes could be Face-to-Face, online or a hybrid of the two, depending on Alberta Government regulations and guidelines. We will inform registered students regarding instructional delivery prior to the start of summer school.
Why does every student/family get a phone call (interview) from the Principal?
Summer school is very different than ordinary school. The timelines are fast and it is not for everyone. We have found that a phone call after the initial application clarifies many of the details about summer school so students can be successful in their course.
Can I register for more than one course?
Not usually. More than one complete course is not realistic with the timelines involved. If you are upgrading marks from previously completed courses, then it may be possible to upgrade more than one course. This requires a conversation with the Principal. If this applies to you, register for the one, highest priority course and discuss your needs during your phone interview.
Where is Summer School Located?
If we are instructing classes in a Face-to-Face format, we will inform students of the location of summer school classes prior to the start of summer school. Any face-to-face instruction will follow all Alberta Government guidelines and protocols.
I am taking a 30 Level course, do I have to write a diploma?
For those wishing to enroll in Grade 12 courses, a diploma exam will be offered but due to Alberta Education policy changes, as a result of Covid-19, every student will be able to choose to write this exam or not with full exemption.
I am going away on vacation, are the dates flexible?
No, the dates for summer school programming indicated are strictly adhered to. If you are going away you will still be expected to complete your coursework while you are gone. If your vacation destination does not have internet access, you may not want to enroll in the course.
Do I have all summer to complete the course?
No, the dates indicated are strictly adhered to. Students must finish all courses by the dates provided by your instructor.
Can I finish my course earlier than scheduled?
Yes, many students who are dedicated and apply themselves regularly to the work and assignments provided are able to finish the course in less time. However, this requires dedication and commitment and regular contact with your instructor.
Can I do my school work at any time during the day?
Typically, students are required to be in class during school hours (9:00 am - 3:00 pm), so they can seek assistance from teachers. However, students can complete work or submit assignments at any time during the day. Special consideration may be given in certain circumstances. If this is required, make sure to bring it up during your phone interview.
Will I receive transcripts and proof of course completion?
Marks will be available on PowerSchool throughout the course. At the end of the program, final grades will be sent to Alberta Education. All schools in the province of Alberta will have access to your online summer school grades when you return to your local school in September. By logging into your myPASS account at Alberta Education, you will be able to see your course mark after completion. In diploma courses you will be able to see your course mark, diploma exam mark and final mark once the exam has been graded.
I live in another province. Can I take a summer course from Wolf Creek?
No. Only Alberta residents are eligible and must have an Alberta Education Student Number (ASN) to register.