Distance learning provides the flexibility for you to work from your backyard, bring your homework along with you on summer break, or take time off as you need. There are a few things to keep in mind, though.

Unlike standard “summer school” courses, ADLC courses are not condensed versions designed to be completed in two months. They are a full semester’s (or 10 months, in Elementary and Junior High) worth of course work.

We encourage you to consider these grade-specific guidelines for approaching the summer months.

Elementary and Junior High

If you’re looking to get ahead or catch up in an elementary or junior high course, we recommend some alternatives that set you up for better success in the summer months:

  • Grades 1-3: Try Successmaker for math and reading.
  • Grades 4-9: Preview/Review courses are available in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Each booklet has 15 lessons covering the most important areas or concepts of the Alberta curriculum.
    To make sure that you have all of the information and guidance you need, we recommend purchasing the Teacher Key version (so you also have the answers) of Preview/Review materials. Note: Some Preview/Review courses may also require a textbook.

If you still want to register in a full Grade 1-9 course, contact your school or school division directly to do so.

Grade 9

If you’re a Grade 9 student and you wish to re-do a Grade 9 course with ADLC, you must contact your local school or school division to register you.

Graduating Grade 9 students may take ADLC’s senior high courses to start accumulating credits toward high school completion. If you wish to enrol in a high school course, talk to your local school or school division to register you. (If your school doesn’t know what’s going on, it could cause complications with prerequisites for courses you’re taking in the fall at your local school.)

Note: Credits for senior high courses won’t show up on your transcript until early September, even if you complete the courses much earlier.

Senior High

Looking to upgrade, or get ahead? Senior high summer school registrations should go through your local school, if possible—if not, you may register online through ADLC.


Still not sure what’s best for your summer schooling situation?

Get in touch—one of our academic counsellors would be happy to assist you.