Specialized Schools, Specialized Programs & Other Programs
All schools offer students a broad spectrum of curricular opportunities including English as a Second Language (ESL) and special education programs. Some schools may have strong leadership, music, technical or athletic programs that are not necessarily considered specialized according to TDSB criteria. Some schools have other program opportunities that are unique to a school or support an existing pathway, like French Immersion, and some have a clearly articulated school or program focus area which is deemed specialized by the Board.
There are three broad categories used for communication purposes to differentiate areas of specialization. They are as follows:
Each of the categories above have specific program requirements as well as unique admission criteria. Application to Specialized Schools and Programs is made directly to each school/program based on the Optional Attendance Procedures.
TDSB Alternative and Specialized Schools and Programs Report (2225K 4/7/2011)