Summer Cooperative Education

The Summer Cooperative Education program provides current Thames Valley District School Board 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 workplace. Students will have the opportunity to earn two credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

For Summer 2021, we are offering the Cooperative Education Program as an online program using the Brightspace platform. Students will connect with community partners as part of the virtual learning experience but will not be participating in the usual on-site work placements. Prior to the start of the program, students will receive notification by email providing them with details on how to log into the online program.

Brightspace is a ministry funded and provincially supported cloud-based learning management system in which students can access classroom learning activities, submit work for assessment and receive feedback. As part of this virtual learning experience, the online coop program will include involvement from community partners as Virtual Coop Mentors and Guest Speakers. Coop students will have the opportunity to explore information specifically related to their career choices and SHSM areas of focus.

The application form for the Online Summer Coop program will be available from Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3 p.m.

See “HOW TO REGISTER” under “Registration Information and Forms” below.

Program Dates


Saturday, May 29, 2021

All students who apply for the Summer Coop program must attend this MANDATORY Online Orientation Session.

Prior to this session, students will receive notification by email providing them with details on how to log into the online program.



Monday to Friday: June 29 to July 29, 2021 (excluding July 1 holiday)

Saturdays: June 5, June 12, June 19, and June 26, 2021

All course work will be completed online. Students will be expected to log in for approximately 4 to 6 hours daily to complete assignments, receive teacher feedback, keep up with course material, and meet due dates. 


General Information and Expectations
  1. Students who register for Summer Coop cannot register for any other summer school programs.

  2. All course work will need to be completed online. As Summer School is an optional program, students are expected to have a device and Internet access. 

  3. As in traditional classes, regular attendance is critical for success at summer school. Students are expected to log in on a daily basis to complete assignments and receive teacher feedback, and to be able to keep up with course material and meet due dates. Students who do not login regularly risk being removed from the program for failing to meet the requirements.

  4. International Students who are currently required to pay International Fees to attend regular day school will also be required to pay a fee to attend the Summer Coop program. This fee must be paid prior to applying for the program. See details under Registration Information and Forms below.

  5. The parent/legal guardian (or student over the age of 18) must ensure the home school has their current address, phone and/or cell number(s), email address and emergency contact information on file. All changes must be reported immediately to the home school. The Summer School office cannot make changes to this information.

  6. Students are expected to adhere to the standard rules of academic integrity. Behaviour that is contrary to a positive learning environment could result in a student's removal from the Summer Coop program. It is recommended that students read the entire Summer School Code of Conduct.

Registration Information and Forms
**The Summer Cooperative Education program is open to current TVDSB students only**
Registration Opens: Wednesday March 10, 2021
Registration Closes: Monday May 10, 2021 at 3 p.m.

**Late registrations will not be accepted.

We recommend that you register early to secure a spot in the online Summer Coop program.

Students must be 14 years of age or older to apply, and students under 18 years of age must have parent/legal guardian approval to apply.


Students who are currently required to pay International Fees to attend regular day school will also be required to pay a fee to attend the Summer Coop program. This fee must be paid prior to applying for the program. The 2021 fees are $1,837.50 per credit course. Summer Coop students can earn two credits therefore the total cost is $3,675.00 ($1,837.50 X 2).


1. Payment must be made by wire transfer to Thames Valley District School Board using the following "Account Information For Wiring Funds" listed below.

2. When submitting a wire transfer please make sure you include Summer School” and “student name in the Reference field so that the funds received in our account can be matched to the summer school program. 

3. A copy of the bank wire confirmation or receipt must be sent by email to along with the following information:

  • student name
  • name of current school
  • name of summer program student has registered for (eg. Summer Coop program)

International students will not be registered for the Online Summer Coop Program until payment confirmation has been received.


Thames Valley District School Board, 1250 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N5W 5P2

Bank: Royal Bank of Canada, 383 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3C4

Bank Number: 003

Transit Number: 02722

Account Number: 000-090-1

Account Name: Thames Valley District School Board


Reference: Summer School, Student Name 


Students will only be accepted for Summer Coop if they have completed the related prerequisite course and have a reference from their current school. 

The following documents must be uploaded with your Summer Coop Application: 



Students will need to sign into their GOTVDSB account to access the Application Form.

Summer Cooperative Education Application

Applications will only be accepted up to 3 p.m. on Monday May 10, 2021


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Contact Us

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

Corinne Wester
Cooperative Education Supervisor
Email Corinne Wester

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