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Welcome to 'Beyond 8
Choices for 9 Interactive Guide'

Download the TDSB Secondary School Information 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, your Parents/Guardians, Guidance Counsellors and teachers will support you in making some important career life decisions. You can expect to access the updated Choices in November.

Within our site, there are embedded 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)


  • Curriculum/Meet-the-Teacher Nights


  • Secondary School information Evenings start
  • Information re: Promotion, Transfer, Retention (PTR) & Beyond 8 - Choices for 9 reviewed


  • Parent/Teacher interviews
  • Secondary School information Evenings continue


  • Secondary School information Evenings continue
  • Choices 2018 Guide reviewed with Guidance Counsellors, Parents/Guardians


  • Optional Attendance (OA) Requests due
  • Confirmation of OA requests Received


  • Grade 9 course selection sheets submitted to secondary schools
  • Parent/Teacher interviews

May / June

  • Promotion, Transfer, Retention (PTR) decisions made
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