Summer School Co-op Program

Co-operative Education Program:
Virtual and In Person Placement Opportunities

Registration is now closed

Program Duration:
1 credit: June 29 - July 22, 2021 (No classes on July 1)
2 credit: June 29 - August 13, 2021 (No classes on July 1, August 2)

This Summer Program will offer students enrolled in Grades 11 and 12 for the 2021-2022 school year the opportunity to gain valuable work experience directly in the workforce through face-to-face placements. In addition, students may choose to work in a virtual placement or with a virtual mentor(s) within a community organization with a sector specific focus such as business, healthcare, or law, among others.  These options are available in both English and French languages.  Finally, students may choose a purely virtual co-op experience through the DCO3O course in a virtual platform that includes virtual guest speakers, a digital classroom and other virtual learning experiences.  Note: Students who previously have successfully completed DCO3O are not eligible to repeat this course and receive additional credit(s).

All virtual and in-person placements must be located in the National Capital Region and be pre-approved by your assigned Cooperative Education Teacher
Students will be able to use this experience to meet OCDSB SHSM requirements for their sector or complete graduation requirements needed for their OSSD.

*** Information is subject to change without notice and programs will run subject to sufficient enrollment ***

Student Fees are Required for:

  • International students (must be living in Ontario in order to participate in this program)
  • Students residing outside of Ontario at the time of registration.

The fee for a Summer School credit is $500.00 + 3% administration fee payable online by Visa or Mastercard. Payment information will be provided upon receipt of the registration.

Special Considerations:

  • All virtual and in-person placements must be in the National Capital Region and be approved by your Cooperative Education Teacher
  • Some requested placements are challenging to secure. Students need to come in with an open mind and are strongly encouraged to have 3-5 placement options identified ahead of time.
  • We will make every attempt to find virtual placements, however, please understand a virtual work placement may not be possible due to many different circumstances. In these cases, students will benefit from a broad range of experiential learning opportunities, including guest speakers, informational interviews, virtual human library, workshops etc.
  • Age restrictions of specific placements must adhere to the Employment Standards Act
  • Students will need to check their email used upon registering for ongoing communication from Continuing Education Staff
  • Students will need to login (check in daily with their teacher) for the duration of the program dates
  • Assessment and evaluation expectations of students include direct engagement by students in all activities culminating in development of skills and abilities toward final marks.
  • Given the rapid pace of the summer co-op session combined with a virtual delivery platform, engagement, diligence, and commitment on the part of students is essential for a successful experience.
  • As this is a virtual learning opportunity, in order to participate in this program your child will need to have access to technology and the internet. Students who require technology and access to the internet can communicate their needs to their guidance counsellor.

Continuing Education Office Hours (by appointment only):

Please email or call 613-239-2620 to schedule an appointment with an Education Advisor. No drop-ins are allowed during this time for safety reasons.

Please note: Some registration appointments may be conducted virtually.

For more information please call us at 613-239-2620 or email


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