Application Process and Timelines
Applications for the 2020-2021 open on November 9 and close on November 23.
Our IB Information Night presentation will be posted online.
Click Here to Apply
Click Here for the Participation Component
Click for the IB Learner Profile: IB Learner Profile.pdf
Technical problems with the application process can be directed to the Board Office at 905-890-1010 ext 7365. All other questions about the IB program can go to Colin Parker, the Diplomma Coordinator at 905-793-2155 ext. 418.
Secondary 2020-21 regional program dates:
|Applications||First round||Second round|
|Open||Nov. 9, 2020|
|Dec. 10, 2020|
|Dec. 15, 2020|
|First round offers (for all other RLCP programs)||Feb. 1, 2021|
|Second round offers (for all other RLCP programs)||Feb. 9, 2021|
|Close||Nov. 23, 2020|
|Dec. 14, 2020|
at 3 p.m.
|Dec. 18, 2020|
at 3 p.m.
|First round acceptances (for all other RLCP programs)||Feb. 8, 2021|
at 3 p.m.
|Second round acceptances (for all other RLCP programs)||Feb. 16, 2021|
at 3 p.m.
|Waitlist starts - For IB: Jan. 4, 2021 and for other regional programs: Feb. 17, 2021|
|Waitlist closes - For IB: Jan. 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. and for other regional programs: Feb. 23, 2021 at 3 p.m.|
All Peel Regional Learning Choices Programs
Financial supports are available
Financial supports are available for families who are interested in applying for Regional Learning Choices Programs. For assistance with application fees, please connect with your school principal. If you need assistance with program fees, please connect with the principal at the RLCP school after you have been accepted to the program.
The Peel District School Board has a commitment to equity and inclusion for all. As such, based on a process of self-identification, admission to regional programs will reflect the need to address historically and statistically significant disproportionalities in enrollment as per student census data, ensuring equitable representation of African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who self-identify on the application form and meet the criteria for admission, will be accepted into the program without participating in the random selection process.
Students who are in an elementary regional program and interested in a secondary regional program will need to self-identify again when applying for secondary RLCP since it is a separate process and students do not automatically gain admittance to the program.
Random selection process
Applicants are offered space in a Regional Learning Choices Program based on a two-step process:
- Once a student applies, there will be a review of their report cards. If a student meets the program criteria, they will move on to the second step in the process.
- If the student meets the program criteria, their application will be entered into the random selection process for each program. In the random selection process, a computer will randomly assign a number to each applicant who has successfully met the criteria for each program and spaces for the programs will be offered.
The random selection process is completed centrally at the board level and not at the school level. All African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who self-identify and meet the criteria for admission will be accepted into the program without participating in the random selection process.
Once students have been offered all available spaces in a specific Regional Learning Choices Program, the remaining students will be placed on the school's waitlist. Each school has its own waitlist.
Documentation process for families new to Peel
Students who are not within the Peel Region or are new to Peel can also apply for Regional Learning Choices Programs. It's important to note that students who live outside of the Peel region will be offered spots once local students have been accommodated. Students who are new to Peel/did not attend a Peel board school in grade 7 and/or 8 will be required to submit their required documentation online in their application form and/or email it to the school when applying for the program. Schools may request original documentation at a future date.
The offers for secondary International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are made at a different time than the other RLCP programs – why?
The IB program is a “global” program compared to all of the other Regional Learning Choices Programs offered by the Peel board. There is a yearly, fixed cost that schools are charged in order to offer the IB programs. The fixed fee is charged regardless of whether the classes are full or not. There are mandatory additional courses that must be provided and staffed in grades 11 and 12 in order to be in compliance with the IB requirements. Because of these strict requirements, it is imperative that the grade 9 classes be filled in order to make the program sustainable over the four years. For additional information, please reference the FAQ section of this website.