Summer Cooperative Education

The Summer Cooperative Education program provides current secondary school students with a valuable learning experience that demonstrates the relevance of school, the community, and skill development as a necessary transition to the work world.

Students will have the opportunity to earn two credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students must have completed the appropriate pre-requisite course and have a reference from their current school in order to be considered for Summer Coop.

This program includes a combination of three in-school classes, three on-line classes, and a four week work placement. In addition, all interested students MUST attend a mandatory Orientation. Students under 18 years of age must attend with a parent/legal guardian or they will not be permitted to register.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Program Dates and Times

Orientation / Interview

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, G.A. Wheable Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London, ON
NOTE: Students under 18 years of age must attend with a parent/legal guardian.

Please bring the following documents to the Orientation:

  • birth certificate/proof of Canadian Citizenship
  • photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport)
  • current Credit Counselling Summary
  • original copy of signed Reference Form
  • original copy of signed Acknowledgement/Permission form
  • SHSM students must also provide the connecting credit code (e.g. Auto Service - TTJ30)


Pre-Placement Classes

In-School Classes: Saturday April 27, May 11, and May 25 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Location: G.A. Wheable Centre

On-Line Classes: Saturday May 4, May 18, and June 1
Students will have access to on-line resources and assignments that they can complete from home.

Work Placement

Location: Various workplace sites
Placement Dates: Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 26 inclusive
Days of Work: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (hours may vary)

General Information
  • Students who register for Summer Coop cannot register for any other summer programs.
  • Students must be available to attend ALL program dates. Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Accommodations will not be made for family vacation plans or personal activities.
  • Students under 18 years of age must have parent/legal guardian approval to apply for Summer Coop.
  • Students must be 14 years of age or older in order to apply for Summer Coop.
  • International Students are required to pay Summer School Course Fees prior to registering for a summer school course. See details under Registration Information below.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the standard rules of academic integrity and follow the Code of Conduct. Behaviour that is contrary to a positive learning environment could result in a student's removal from the Summer Coop program. Please see the Summer School Code of Conduct.
Registration Information and Forms

Registration Opens: Monday, February 4, 2019

Registration Closes: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

International Students are required to pay Summer School Course Fees prior to registering. The 2019 fees are $1,750 per credit course. Summer Coop students can earn two credits, which would cost a total of $3,450 ($1,750 x 2). Payments must be made in person at G.A. Wheable Centre, Summer School Office, 70 Jacqueline Street, London, (Monday to Friday 8:30 -11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.) by one of the following payment methods:

  • Money order or bank draft made payable to Thames Valley District School Board
  • Cash (must be exact amount, we cannot provide change)
  • Debit (one transaction only, daily limit must allow for full payment)


Students must meet with their current school Guidance Counsellor prior to completing their application form.

The following forms must be completed, signed and uploaded with your coop application:


Summer Cooperative Education Application Form 

Applications will be accepted up to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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Contact Us:

Thames Valley Alternative Secondary School - Summer Programs
G.A. Wheable Centre
70 Jacqueline Street
London, ON N5Z 3P7

Terry Allen
Cooperative Education Supervisor
Phone: 519-452-2660 ext. 69707
Email Terry Allen 

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