Continuing Education for High School Students

For more information on all Continuing Education Programs listed below,
visit the Continuing and Adult Education website or call the Ajax office at 905-683-7713.


Head Start

Head Start is a summer transition program for students entering Grade 9. This program is offered at Notre Dame CSS in late August and gives students an overview of math and literacy, while providing study tips and strategies to achieve success in high school.  Students also receive an orientation and tour of the school and start to make new friends.

Students can register for Head Start through the Continuing and Adult Education website.


Summer School

Summer school is offered each July for students needing to recover courses that they were not successful in achieving throughout the school year or who are interested in accelerating.

  • Students may enrol in a credit recovery course if they obtained a mark between 35% and 49% throughout the school year.  These courses are approximately 2 weeks in length.
  • Students may enrol in an accelerated course (in class or online) if they have the appropriate prerequisite course.  These courses are approximately 4 weeks in length.
  • Cooperative education is also available at summer school.

Classes take place daily from 8:30 am to 2:40 pm.  The location varies each year.

Students can register for summer school through their Guidance Counsellor.


Night School

Night school is offered each semester for a variety of grade 11 and 12 courses, including cooperative education.
Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  The location varies each semester.

The next session of night school runs from February 22, 2021 to June 2, 2021
Register by completing the registration form and returning it to your Guidance Counsellor right away.


Interdisciplinary Course for Athletes

This course is designed for elite student athletes who are participating in an athletic endeavor and wish to obtain an NCAA scholarship.  Students enrolled will earn an Interdisciplinary Credit, IDP3O, which prepares them for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

IDC3O is offered during Night School and takes place on Wednesdays at St. Mary CSS, 1918 Whites Rd, Pickering.

Students can register for IDC3O through their Guidance Counsellor.


Language Programs

Language courses for high school credit are offered throughout the year.  Courses include, but are not limited to Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish.  Classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Students can register for language courses through their Guidance Counsellor.


English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs is free for Permanent Residents, Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Canadian Citizens.  Courses are available to better develop English language skills -- listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students can register for ESL, LINC & Citizenship Classes through the Ajax Welcome Center at 289-481-1336.  Please note that an English Language Assessment is required for all ESL, LINC, Citizenship and Computers classes. English Language Assessment information is available by calling 1-855-330-8655.