Manitoba expands access to summer school amid pandemic

By | May 4, 2020

The Manitoba government is widening access to summer school programming for students in grades 9 to 12.

“The expansion of InformNet summer school will provide additional supports for students across Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen said Monday.

“This will help students to be as prepared as possible for the next school year.”

InformNet is an online high school learning management system operated by the Pembina Trails and St. James-Assiniboia school divisions. It is available to high school students who have not successfully completed courses during the regular academic year or who wish to improve their grades.

Fees for the courses are being waived and there will be no cap on enrolment, Goertzen said.

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All courses follow the provincial guideline of 45 hours of curriculum content and are facilitated by certified, experienced teachers.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things in Manitoba, including suspension of classroom-based education, but learning must continue,” Goertzen said.

“Earlier this month, we announced the web portal My Learning at Home/Mon Apprentissage Chez Moi, a comprehensive online resource to supplement learning and help teachers, families and caregivers support students. Expanding access to InformNet summer school is one more way we are helping our students succeed.”

InormNet summer school runs from July 3 to 29 and registration started Monday.

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