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RRDSB Summer Cooperative Education 2024

The Rainy River District School Board’s (RRDSB) Summer Co-op Program provides the opportunity for secondary students to earn up to two credits in the summer through a registered work placement.

Most students who are accepted into the Summer Co-op Program provide their own work placement. All students must complete a preplacement learning session with a Co-op teacher.

To earn one credit, students must complete 110 hours of work by a summer deadline; 220 hours is required for 2 credits. The number of credits to be earned will be determined before starting the placement.

Is the Summer Co-op Program for you?

The Summer Co-op Program may help with your education plans if you are currently in grade 12, 11, or 10 and:

  • Need only one or two credits to graduate by the end of Summer 2024
  • Need one or two credits to get back on track with your scheduled graduation year
  • Are a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) student who can't fit your co-op requirement into your academic schedule
  • Are interested in exploring the apprenticeship pathway through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • Would like to try co-op, but can't fit it into your academic schedule

General Timelines

Specific dates will be provided as they are finalized.

March - April 2024:

Initial applications open (online or paper form).

Applicants will be contacted by the school to follow up and to provide more information as needed during this time.

May 2024:
All applicants will be informed if they have been accepted to the Summer Co-op program or not.

Applicants who were not accepted will be counselled to consider other summer learning options as available.

Early June:
Possible orientation session(s) for students and families as needed

Late June - early July:
Mandatory pre-placement learning (in-person, virtual, or hybrid)

July - August:
tudents on work placements; student learning is monitored by the Co-op teacher; students complete learning logs and assignments as required by the Co-op curriculum

End of August:
All earned credits applied to student transcripts.

Please click here for a PDF version of this information


PDF fillable registration form.  

Online fillable Google registration form.

Opens: Friday April 5, 2024
Deadline: Friday May 3, 2024

If assistance is needed when completing the registration form, please contact your Guidance Counsellor or email [email protected]

Please hand in the completed registration form your Guidance Counsellor or email it to [email protected].

Are you looking for summer work experiences that could possibly count as co-op placements too? Check here for a list of some ideas:
Summer Work / Training Experiences  

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