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International Summer School Program (ISSP)

July 2018 Applications

We are now accepting applications for the International Summer School Program. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2018.

The International Summer School Program (ISSP) provides students with an opportunity to complete one (1) compulsory or optional credit in a classroom setting tailored to their specific language needs. International Summer School classes allow students to improve a wide range of skill sets and learning skills within a Canadian school environment.

The ISSP program offers four (4) credit course options:

  • Learning Strategies for International Students (GLS10 – Grade 9 credit) –This full credit course teaches students to develop and apply their literacy and numeracy skills, personal-management skills, as well as their interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve achievement in school. This course also helps students build confidence to pursue opportunities in secondary school, the workplace, and beyond.
  • Literacy Skills – Reading & Writing (ELS20l – Grade 10 credit) –This full credit course is designed to help students strengthen their reading and writing skills, providing them with additional literacy support in order to graduate secondary school.
  • Civics (CHV20 – Grade 10, 0.5 credit) July 3rd to 13th –The Civics 0.5 credit course explores the rights and responsibilities of being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance, such as community planning, environmental responsibility, healthy schools, and the influence of social media. Students will also develop their understanding of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community.
  • Careers (GLC20 – Grade 10, 0.5 credit) July 16th – 27th -The 0.5 Careers credit course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, career planning and community involvement.
  • Religious Education – Introduction to Catholicism (HRE20 – Grade 10 credit) – The full credit Religious Education course invites students to explore the Gospel values and social justice principles that guide Catholics in understanding their role in our community, and what it means to be human, created in God’s image. Connections between the Church and how Catholic faith is infused in our contemporary culture are also explored.

Please note that class availability is subject to change.

Summer School Details

Date: July 3 – 27, 2018 (Monday to Friday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Corpus Christi CSS (Burlington) – Busing information to Corpus Christi coming soon!


The Halton Catholic District School Board has partnered with Nacel Canada to provide students with full Homestay accommodation with host families from arrival to departure.

Tuition Costs

HCDSB Course Costs: $1,750.00 (includes tuition and medical insurance fees)

Nacel Canada Activities and Accommodations Package: Please contact isp@hcdsb.org for cost details

The Nacel package includes:

  • Full board accommodation with host family during program (July 2018)
  • Airport transfers
  • Local supervision during the program
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support
  • Daily activities and outings after school, including bus pick up from school and drop off at activity/outing
  • Niagara Falls trip

How to Apply

New International Secondary School Students

  1. Complete an International Student Program registration form
  2. Complete an International Student Summer Program registration form
  3. Complete a Homestay application form
  4. Submit your payment (please contact isp@hcdsb.org for payment information)
  5. Email the three (3) completed forms to isp@hcdsb.org
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