Summer Cooperative Education

The Summer Cooperative Education program provides current Thames Valley District School Board 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.

Students must meet with their Guidance Counsellor prior to completing their application form. The counsellor will provide students with additional information about the Summer Cooperative Education program and further details about the registration requirements.

The deadline for applications is April 21, 2018.

Program Dates and Times

Orientation / Interview

Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room B208, 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


Pre-Placement Classes

In-School Classes: Saturday April 28th, May 12th, and May 26th (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Location: G.A. Wheable Centre

On-Line Classes: Saturday May 5th, May 19th, and June 2nd
Students will have access to on-line resources and assignments that they can complete from home.

Work Placement

Various workplace sites
Tuesday July 3rd to Monday July 30th inclusive
Days of work will be 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 over 15 years of age in order to apply for Summer Coop.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Conduct or behaviour that is contrary to a positive learning environment will result in a student's removal from the Summer Coop program. Please see below for the link to the Summer School Code of Conduct.
Registration Information 
Students must meet with their Guidance Counsellor prior to completing their application form.
  • The following forms can be obtained from your Guidance Department and must be completed, signed and uploaded with your coop application:
    • current Credit Counselling Summary
    • Reference Form from your current school
    • Acknowledgement and Permission to Publish Form
  • After meeting with your Guidance Counsellor and obtaining the above forms, you can complete and submit the on-line Summer Cooperative Education Application. Students will need to sign into their GOTVDSB account to access the application.
  • The deadline for applications is April 21, 2018.
  • Application Form
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Contact Us

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

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