Continuing Education Courses Policy

Any Bethune student who has falsified information to gain entry to summer school or to night school will be withdrawn from the course. A letter will be sent home to the parents and placed in the OSR indicating that this step has been taken. Students must consult a counselor to complete a night school, summer school, or private school application.

Any student who earns a credit for continuing education courses that she/he took without receiving the required permission from Bethune and/or falsified information to gain entry into the course will not have the credit added to his/her record. Bethune will not forward this credit to any post-secondary institution on behalf of this student.

Falsifying information includes the following:
  • The student indicates on the Adult and Continuing Education application form that she/he does not attend day school.

  • The student indicates that she/he has the prerequisite for the Continuing Education course, but does not. The prerequisites are those stated by the Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board.

  • The student does not have the written consent of the Principal or designate to take a course in night school or summer school.

Admission to Full Credit/Acceleration Course (Summer/Night):
  • A student must have attained a credit in the previous grade at the same level of difficulty. Students are cautioned against taking a course such as English or Math during the summer where 20 days of instruction may not provide adequate time to proceed confidently to the following year’s work.

  • Any student wishing to use a Summer School course as their final credit for admission to university or college must ensure the university/college receives a copy of it and should inform the institution well in advance of their plans to take a course.

  • A high standard in the pre-requisite course is strongly recommended in order to be successful in an accelerated course.

Private School

Courses studied at private institutions will not automatically appear on the transcripts. A course studied at a private institution will be noted as such on all documents. We strongly advise that students speak to a counsellor if considering a private school course. The student will be responsible for any follow-up issues that may arise from earning a credit at a private institution.

TDSB Continuing Education