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Welcome to 'Beyond 8
Choices for 9 Interactive Guide'

As you navigate the following web pages you will find answers to a number of questions you may have about Grade 9 in the TDSB, including course types, and earning a secondary school diploma. We have also provided links to some of our other helpful websites for additional information you may be curious about. As well, you will be introduced to myBlueprint (a web-based planning tool), designed to assist in the educational planning that is required to make informed decisions about your Grade 9 course selections.

This interactive guide, together with Choices: Course Selection and Planning Guide 2018, your Parents/Guardians, Guidance Counsellors and teachers will support you in making some important career life decisions. You can expect to access the Choices 2018 in January when you formally begin your course selection process.

Within our site, there are imbedded video clips presented by some of our TDSB students that will further help to describe the information you need to prepare for Secondary School.

Your Grade 8 Transition Year – At a Glance

(This is a general overview for your academic year. Individual schools may vary)

September 2017
  • Curriculum/Meet-the-Teacher Nights
November 2017
  • Secondary School information Evenings start
  • Information re: Promotion, Transfer, Retention (PTR) & Beyond 8 - Choices for 9 reviewed
December 2017
  • Parent/Teacher interviews
  • Secondary School information Evenings continue
January 2018
  • Secondary School information Evenings continue
  • Choices 2018 Guide reviewed with Guidance Counsellors, Parents/Guardians
February 2018
  • Optional Attendance (OA) Requests due
  • Confirmation of OA requests Received
March 2018
  • Grade 9 course selection sheets submitted to secondary schools
  • Parent/Teacher interviews
May / June 2018
  • Promotion, Transfer, Retention (PTR) decisions made
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