Sankofa Summer Academy for Black Youth

Sankofa Academy for Black Youth for Students - Summer 2023

Reach Ahead Credit Opportunity for African, Black, and Caribbean Students

Registration: April 3 at 12:00 pm - June 19, 2023 by 4:00 pm
Program duration: July 5 - July 27, 2023
Class Times:  8:30 am to 3:35 pm
Location: Adult High School - 300 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7N4

About this program:

This summer, the OCDSB Continuing Education department, in partnership with the Sankofa Centre of Excellence, will be offering a reach ahead credit opportunity for African, Black and Caribbean students. Eligible students will have the opportunity to supplement and enrich their high school education by acquiring one credit.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in field trips and hands-on activities.

IMPORTANT: Students are required to attend the full summer school session (110 hours) to meet curriculum expectations outlined by the Ministry of Education. Vacations and holidays must not be taken for the duration of the course.

Course Options:

ENG1D (English - Grade 9, Academic)

CHC2D (Canadian History since World War 1 - Grade 10, Academic)
*Please note: Courses are subject to change or cancellation.


  • ENG1D: African, Black, and Caribbean Grade 8 students entering grade 9 in 2023-2024 school year or High School students who have not yet completed Grade 9 English.
  • CHC2D: African, Black, and Caribbean HS students who have completed Grade 9 English.

How to Register:

OCDSB Student Registration: Please register by completing this Sankofa Academy Summer 2023 Registration Form (OCDSB students).
All Other Students (Non-OCDSB): Please register by completing this Sankofa Academy Summer 2023 Registration Form (Non-OCDSB students).

More Information:

  • For more information regarding the Summer Academy program, please contact Jacqueline Lawrence at [email protected].
  • For more information regarding registration, please call the Continuing Education Department at 613-239-2620 or email [email protected].
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