News Releases

News Release - Manitoba

May 3, 2021

PROVINCE ENHANCES ACCESS TO ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR GRADE 9 TO 12 STUDENTS

– – –
Successful Support for Students to be Continued Across Manitoba: Cullen

Following a successful past summer program, the province is renewing its partnership with InformNet to increase access to online summer school programming and provide one more avenue for advancing education for grade 9 to 12 students in Manitoba, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

“Last summer, as part of our COVID-19 response, we increased programming by over 300 per cent and saw significant uptake and success,” said Cullen. “Renewing these additional supports across Manitoba will help students to be as prepared as possible for the next school year, offering more and better education options this summer.”

InformNet is an online high school operated by the Pembina Trails and St. James-Assiniboia school divisions using an online learning management system. Student fees for summer school courses will be waived for 2021 with summer school seats being assigned to school divisions on a per capita basis.

“When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit Manitoba, InformNet worked with the province to expand and respond to the growing needs of students learning remotely. We are pleased to continue to partner with Manitoba in providing this service for all Manitoba high school students.” shared Ted Fransen, superintendent, Pembina Trails School Division.

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. 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. 

Last summer, Manitoba supported enrolment of over 1,300 seats, a significant increase for InformNet, which usually has 400 summer school seats occupied.

InformNet summer school runs from July 2 to 30. Registration begins on May 3. Students can register for summer school courses at www.informnet.mb.ca/

- 30 -