Thompson Rivers University

High School Students Access Summer Courses at University

  Posted on: May 13, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Secondary students in the UCC region have a unique opportunity to catch up or get ahead this summer.

For the first time, UCC has created a special summer session geared to the secondary school year: the courses will run for two or three hours a day for six weeks from July 5th to August 13.

Students who have just finished Grade 11 who wish to get ahead on studies for the next year so they have extra time for more electives, or a lighter course load in their final year, may take the English 12 equivalent, English 060, Math 051, which is equivalent to Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Math 12, or Physics 050, equivalent to Physics 11. In some cases, these students may have to obtain permission to use UCC credits toward their Grade 12 matriculation calculation.

Students who have graduated Grade 12 but need to improve their marks or make up prerequisites for entrance to a particular university program may take any of the above courses, in addition to Mathematics 100, available only to graduates of Grade 12.

“I’m very excited about this new initiative because it allows high school students to start some courses immediately,” said Summer Session coordinator Heather Friesen. “Another perk is that Grade 12 grads who choose summer session get a chance to become accustomed to campus life in the more relaxed atmosphere of summer session.”

Although this particular summer program is designated for high-school-aged youth, mature students will also have the option to enroll, space permitting, said Friesen.

For more information about spring and summer course offerings, contact Heather Friesen at 828-5134 or see www.tru.ca/summer .