Steinbach MLA and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the province is expanding its partnership with InformNet to increase access to summer school programming for grade 9 to 12 students in Manitoba.
“The expansion of InformNet summer school will provide additional supports for students across Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Goertzen. “This will help students to be as prepared as possible for the next school year.”
InformNet is an online high school learning management system operated by the Pembina Trails and St. James-Assiniboia school divisions.
Student fees for summer school courses will be waived for 2020 and there will be no cap on enrolment. InformNet summer school is available for grade 9 to 12 students who have not successfully completed a course(s) during the regular academic year or wish to improve their grade(s). Summer courses follow the provincial guideline of 45 hours of curriculum content. A certified teacher with experience and expertise in the subject area facilitates all online courses. In addition, French language and print-based strategies are under development.
InformNet summer school runs from July 3 to 29. Registration begins today. Students can register for summer school courses at informnet.mb.ca.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things in Manitoba, including suspension of classroom-based education, but learning must continue,” said Goertzen. “Earlier this month we announced the web portal, My Learning at Home/Mon Apprentissage Chez Moi, a comprehensive online resource to supplement learning and help teachers, families and caregivers support students. Expanding access to InformNet summer school is one more way we are helping our students succeed.”
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at manitoba.ca.