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Burnaby School District Summer Session for Secondary Students

These programs help in shaping students’ personality and boosts their confidence. SD41 is currently accepting pre-approvals for the 2022 Summer Session for secondary schools. This summer session is the one-stop-shop for academic enrichment while having fun with creative and engaging courses at the same time. No matter in which grade of secondary school you are, there is something in store for you to look out for! 

An Intro to SD41

The Burnaby School District is the fourth largest in BC. They operate 41 elementary and eight secondary schools, including a range of district programs and Provincial Resource Programs. Also, the district employs dedicated teachers who are committed to providing students with high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in areas like academics, leadership, athletics, and skill development.

If you want to learn more about Burnaby School District 41?


Experience Academic Life in Burnaby

Burnaby School District Summer Session for Elementary Students

Registration Info

Tuesday, April 5th is when secondary registration begins and it has two closing dates. June 22nd is the closing date for advanced credit courses while regular courses close on June 27th.  

Please note that there is a pre-approval process for the following:

  • Students currently attending Grade 12 in a Burnaby public school


  • All students who do not attend a Burnaby public school during the regular session

Have a look at Burnaby Summer Sessions’ website to fill out the pre-approval form. Once you do that you will receive notification about your eligibility to register for Summer Session courses with the Burnaby School District. Along with that, you will have to submit a few documents such as the student’s report card, proof of identity, and proof of citizenship among other documents.  

Types of Courses

Grade 7/8 Transition

This course is a must if you are on your way to secondary school in September as it will help you navigate the transition between elementary and secondary school. This course teaches personal responsibility, and skill-building, and boosts confidence thereby enhancing a positive attitude towards learning.

English Language Courses

These courses provide students in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to improve their English language skills with a focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Regular Credit Courses

These are courses for the students who have previously taken the course and did not receive a passing mark in that course. Courses include Humanities, Math, and Science. 

Preview Courses 

Students are introduced to courses they have not previously taken. They learn and practice concepts and skills in preparation for the regular course to be taken during the upcoming school year.

Credit Courses Going Into Grades 10-12 

  • Documentary Filmmaking, Featuring Women in Computing Science

Students will be taught to create short films and will learn skills like narrative storytelling, scriptwriting, sound, filming, and editing. Classes will take place at Simon Fraser University, where students will learn how to use professional film equipment.

  • Coding Literacy Through Game Design

Students will develop practical skills in game designing while learning foundational programming skills in C#. Also, they will learn key concepts in gaming logic and design.

  • ADST 11 – Computer Programming 11

Students will learn computer coding using the Python language, develop their computational thinking and learn basic concepts such as data types, error handling and debugging, input and output.

Going into Grades 9-12

  • Skills Explorations – Cabinetry, Carpentry, and Furniture Designs

If you are creative and love making new things, then this course is just for you! Here, you will learn hands-on what it takes to design and build structures and furniture in this Drafting, Design, Carpentry, and Cabinetry course!

Advanced Credit Courses

These grade 10-12 courses are for students who wish to:

  • Acquire 4 credits for a course not taken before
  • Upgrade a mark for a course taken previously
  • Repeat a course

These courses include subjects like Chemistry, English, Social Studies, Math, and other academic courses.

New Enrichment Courses for Students Going into Grades 8 & 9

2D Animation

Students will learn animation techniques that will enhance their creativity. Also, then students will also learn how to use Adobe Animate CC.

Culinary Arts/International Culinary Cuisine

Students will learn how to craft meals from countries ranging from America to Asia. If you like to cook, this is the perfect course for you.

Fitness and Conditioning

As the name suggests, this program will focus on overall fitness and help gain stamina. Participants will also receive advice and instruction on nutrition.

Introduction to Art

Students will be learning about different mediums of art and will be taught to hand build with clay and explore acrylic paint, watercolors, and pencils.

Learn Guitar through Popular Songs

This course is intended for both beginners and those who already have some guitar experience. Students can learn how to play their favorite songs on the guitar.

Sewing & Fashion Design

This is for the Grade 7 students also. Students can unleash their creativity by designing and making their clothes using sewing machines! 

The above courses are non-exhaustive and SD41 has many more in store for students.

Course Locations & Cancellations

Courses and their locations cannot be guaranteed. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrolment and may be moved or canceled before the course start date.

Daily Attendance 

Every student must be regular and punctual. For the summer session, students are expected to arrive on time every day and be prepared to work and participate fully in class.  

By enrolling for the Burnaby Summer Sessions, you will be able to take advantage of summer in the best possible way.

If you want to know about the tuition fee or any detailed information, please visit their website and download the 2022 Summer Session Brochures.

Sources: Burnaby School District Summer Session for Secondary students

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