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Zach Leonardi, left, Dominic Commisso work on cabinets while attending the Summer CLASS program at Confederation College on Friday. (Emma Tranter)
Zach Leonardi, left, Dominic Commisso work on cabinets while attending the Summer CLASS program at Confederation College on Friday. (Emma Tranter)

BY EMMA TRANTER
High school students from across the city are taking time out of their summer break to catch up and get ahead in their studies.
The Summer CLASS (Centre for Learning and Student Success) program allows students to recover high school credits through college programs. Students can also participate in the dual-credit program, receiving both a high school and a college level credit.
The program is a partnership of the Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board, Lakehead Public Schools, and Confederation College.
Jim Keyes, a Summer CLASS teacher, said the program gives high school students the opportunity to experience college.
“The dual-credit program allows them to take a college course delivered by college instructors. These are courses that are part of the college programs here and if they’re successful they also receive a high school credit for it,” Keyes said.

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