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​What is Explore High Skills?

Explore High Skills are sector-specific programs for grade 9 and 10 students for all skill levels and in all pathways, available at select secondary schools in the Peel District School Board. All Peel board students currently in grade 8, entering grade 9 as of September 2019, are eligible to apply for the Explore High Skills programs.

​​​​What are the benefits of the Explore High Skills program?

Explore High Skills provides learning experiences to engage and empower students as they transition to high school. Students use skills such as critical and innovative thinking, creativity and collaboration while they continue to build self-confidenceand develop a sense of belonging in school and in their community.​

​​How do ​students apply?

  1. ​​​​​​Students have the option to apply to one, two or three Explore High Skills sectors.

  2. ​​​Use the Find your School tool on to view the program boundaries for schools that offer the same sector.​

  3. Visit to apply. Out of board applications are available at the school(s) where you are applying and must be submitted directly to the school(s).

Important Dates to Remember:

  • ​Application opens: Nov. 5, 2018

  • Application closes: Nov. 21, 2018 at 3 p.m.

  • Out of board applications available: Nov. 22, 2018

  • Out of board applications due: Dec. 19, 2018 at 3 p.m.

  • Explore High Skills offers sent out: Feb. 11, 2019

  • Explore High Skills offers must be accepted by: Feb. 14, 2019 at 3 p.m.



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