Distance learning provides the flexibility for students to work from their backyard, bring their homework along with them on summer break, or take time off as they 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
Students can catch up in an elementary or junior high course, using some alternatives that can set them 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.
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.
Students need to discuss their options with their local school or distance education facilitator.