Thank you for taking time out of
your busy schedules to look through the guidance section of our school website.
The information provided below should help answer some of your questions with
respect to your child's high school registration. In most cases, all of the work
will be done by our staff here at the school. There are, however, some unique
circumstances where parents will be more involved in the registration process,
but we will make every effort to support you in whatever way we can. Please read
the following highlights of what's to come with respect to the registration
process for high school.
Option forms and course calendars
will be distributed to all grade 8 students in early to mid January.
Workshops with homeroom teachers
and the guidance counsellor will be provided to each grade 8 class to guide
students through completing option forms.
Every student will complete and
submit their home, public high school option form regardless of whether they are
applying to a regional program, or are planning on attending a Catholic
Completed option forms must be
filled out, reviewed and signed by parents, and returned in early February
(dates will be specified when option forms are handed out)
Any students who are planning on
attending a Catholic secondary school must obtain registration information and
option forms from the school themselves. We will assist students in completing
these option forms but we cannot provide any further registration
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What if my son/daughter wants to go
to another secondary school that is not their home school?
There is a process that must be
followed which is outlined in the course calendar that your child will receive
in January. This process will also be explained to your child in the workshop
provided by the guidance counsellor.
2. What regional programs are offered in
high school and how do I know they are right for my child?
There are a number of regional
program offered at various Secondary Schools in the Peel District School Board.
If you or your child is interested in obtaining more information about a
specific program, please click on the Regional Secondary School Programs link on
the main guidance page for more detail.
2. My child has applied to a regional
program. Why do I have to fill out their home high school option
There is no guarantee that any
child will be accepted into a regional program. As a result we must ensure that
everyone has filled out an option form for their home high school so that they
do not miss out on class options due to late entry.
3. What do we do if we have decided to
send our child to our local Catholic secondary school?
This is done at the discretion of
the parent but you, the parent, are responsible for going to that school to
register your child and get an option form for them to fill out. We will help
your child choose the correct options, but we cannot register them for
4. My child has been accepted into a
regional program or we have registered at a local Catholic secondary school, now
what do we do?
It is vital that you inform our
school as soon as possible. This is done for two reasons. First, at the end of
each year we must send your child's Ontario School Record to their high school.
If our records do not reflect any changes, it will automatically be sent to
their home high school. If this happens, it may take a great deal of valuable
time to track it down and have it sent to the correct school. Secondly, in order
for your child to be transitioned in the Student Information System for
September, a code must be entered for their high school. If the code does not
match the school then their electronic file cannot be accessed by their new
school. Please, make sure that you or your child informs us of any changes in
their high school for grade 9, and if this occurs during the summer months make
sure to call the school in September.
5. My child is either in the enhanced
program or ISSP program at school and we want them to be in the same program in
high school, what do I do to make sure this happens?
Our special education staff and
enhanced learning teachers will be in contact with you regarding this process.
It is our goal to make sure that every child's educational needs are met
regardless of what high school they will be attending in September. To this end
we ensure that all ISSP and enhanced learning students are afforded the
necessary arrangements for enrolling in high school.
If at any time you have questions
regarding the process, or would like to make an appointment to see me, please
call the school at (905) 278-7287.
Ms. S. Wash
Queen Elizabeth Sr.