Summer Cooperative Education

NOTE:  Pending Ministry direction, scheduled dates for the Summer Cooperative Education program are subject to change.
Please visit this page regularly for program updates.

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 work world. Students will have the opportunity to earn two credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

This program includes an Orientation/Interview session held in April, pre-placement in-school and on-line classes held on Saturdays during the months of April and May, and a 4 week work placement during the month of July. See further details under “Program Dates” below.

Registration Opens Monday February 10, 2020
See “HOW TO REGISTER” under “Registration Information and Forms” below.

Program Dates


Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium, G.A. Wheable Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London, ON

All students who have applied for the Summer Coop program must attend this MANDATORY orientation session being held prior to the start of the pre-placement component. Students under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian in order to be considered for this program.

Students must bring the following documentation with them to the Orientation/Interview:

  • A current Credit Counselling Summary
  • The original copies of the signed forms submitted with their on-line Coop Application
  • The related prerequisite course (e.g. Health - SBI3U, Career Exploration - GLC2O)
  • SHSM students: the program name (e.g. Health and Wellness, Transportation)
  • The contact name and phone number of any company or person who they know would be willing to provide them with a Coop placement, or a list of places where they would like to have a coop placement.

At the orientation session, students will receive various required Coop forms that will need to be signed by the student, AND the parent/guardian if student is under 18 years of age. These forms MUST be completed and signed at the orientation session, and given to the Coop teachers on April 22, 2020, otherwise the student may not be accepted into the program. 


In-School Classes

Dates: Saturday April 25, May 9, and May 23, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium, G.A. Wheable Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London, ON


On-Line Classes

Dates: Saturday May 2, May 16, and May 30, 2020

Students will have access to on-line resources and assignments that they can complete from home.


Student/Teacher Interview: Wednesday June 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(If necessary, for students with outstanding assignments or placement concerns)



Location: Various workplace sites

Placement Dates: Thursday July 2 to Tuesday July 28, 2020 inclusive

Days of work: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

NOTE: Days of the week and hours may vary.


General Information
  • Students who register for Summer Coop cannot register for any other summer school programs.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Students must attend ALL program dates in order to be eligible to earn Summer Coop credits and/or certificates. Accommodations will not be made for family vacation plans or personal activities.
  • 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 the Registration Information and Forms section below.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation.
  • 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: Monday, February 10, 2020 

Registration Closes: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

**Late registrations will not be accepted.

We recommend that you register early to secure a spot in the 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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  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 2020 fees are $1,781.25 per credit course. Summer Coop students can earn two credits therefore the total cost is $3,562.50 ($1,781.25 X 2).

Payment must be made in person at G.A. Wheable Centre - Summer School Office, 70 Jacqueline St, London. Payments can only be accepted Monday to Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or from 1:00-2:45 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)

A receipt will be issued at the time of payment.


Prior to completing the Application Form:

Students must meet with their current school Guidance Counsellor who will provide additional information about the Summer Cooperative Education program and further details about the registration requirements. 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 on-line Application:

  • Credit Counselling Summary (obtain from current school guidance office)



After meeting with your Guidance Counsellor and obtaining the above forms, you can complete and submit your Summer Cooperative Education Application. Students will need to sign into their GOTVDSB account to access the Application.


Summer Cooperative Education Application Form


 Applications will only be accepted up to 4:00 p.m. on Friday April 17, 2020


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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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