The Da Costa Hall Program
Secondary remedial summer school & academic support program
The Da Costa Hall summer school provides an opportunity for at-risk high school students to take remedial courses or to write supplemental exams to obtain the prerequisite credits to graduate from high-school.
The BANA and Da Costa Hall summer school programs have served more than 15,000 students, since its inception in 1968. Today, parents from all ethnicities seek our nurturing and culture-sensitive approach to the education of their children.
The Da Costa Hall Program
The DaCosta Hall program provides academic enrichment, remediation, and the opportunity to write supplemental exams necessary for graduation.
QBBE also offers tutoring as a way to supplement formal education. The main goal of the tutor is to provide support to the student and help them gain proficiency in the subject area.
Grades 7 to 9 students have access to the core course of Math, English, and French. Grade 9 History is also offered.
In grades 10 and 11, students can take bridge courses for upgrades in Math and Science, and they can write supplemental exams leading to graduation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Quebec Board of Black Educators?
The Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE) is an organization founded in 1968 by a group of Educators from the Caribbean to address the cultural differences and challenges the immigrant children brought to the schools. The goal has been and still is to provide quality educational support and opportunities for English speaking black children and their families and lobbying with the School Boards and Government to eliminate the inequalities in education.
How is the QBBE funded?
QBBE is entirely enabled by monetary and in-kind donations of goods and services from Government grants, corporate supporters, foundations and individual donors, to name a few. Thanks to their championing, the QBBE is able to offer its programs and service free of charge to the community.
Where can I learn more about the QBBE?
Our website is the most comprehensive source of information about QBBE. We invite you to explore the abundant information about our services, our programs, audited financial statements, and our most recent annual reports.
Is the QBBE a non-profit organization?
The QBBE is a non-profit corporation and is a legal entity separate from its members and directors formed for purposes other than generating a profit.
What is the QBBE mission statement?
To encourage and support continuous improvements in the education system of Quebec and the equitable distribution of its benefits to communities of colour, such that the programs will provide the best opportunity to pursue educational attainment which in turn will impact social and economic achievements.
Is the QBBE affiliated with a religious or government organization?
The QBBE is a non-sectarian non-governmental organization
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