The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is providing a free summer learning
opportunity. These courses are available to students who are registered in grade 12 in a New Brunswick
High School, in June of this year, in one of the four Anglophone districts.
This program will allow you to earn a mark for the course that will be
recorded on your existing transcript. It is primarily intended for those
heading to university or community college in the fall.
Registration opens - June 1st
Registration closes - June 22nd
Courses begin - June 26th
Last day of courses - July 31st
Registrations will take place through your school, same as for regular online courses. Check with guidance
or administration at your school for information. Courses need to meet a minimum enrollment threshold to
be offered. Details will be shared with schools prior to the end of the registration period.
Information for students and families
Q. How many courses can I take?
A. Students can enroll in a maximum of two courses.
Q. What’s the workload like?
A. Each course is a complete 90h course, so you can
expect to be putting in a substantial amount of time
each day. While you can work at your own pace, it is
reasonable to expect that you will need to work 4-5
hours each day for a single course.
Q. Where/how will the course be offered? Who is
A. Courses will be offered through D2L Brightspace, the
same platform as regular distance learning courses.
Courses will be taught by online teachers from NB
Q. Do I have to have been enrolled in the course
A. No, but it will certainly help. You do need to have
the prerequisites to be enrolled.
Q. I’m in grade 11 now, can I take one of these
A. Unfortunately no, the focus is on those heading to
post-secondary in the fall.
Q. Do I need to be available each day? When do I need
to be online?
A. You need to demonstrate evidence of working each
day, but there is some flexibility about when you do
your work. Teachers will mostly be available in the
Q. How is my mark recorded? What if I don’t pass?
A. Your existing transcript will be updated to indicate
your mark. Where the primary intent of offering these
courses is post-secondary readiness, unsuccessful
attempts won’t be recorded on your transcript.
Q. What do I need for equipment and internet?
A. You will need a computer to complete the course
(PC or Mac). Where all content is online, internet access
is required. For software, you need an up to date
browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari).