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Grade 8 to 9 Transition

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.

The Choices for 9 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.

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.)





  • Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the Optional Attendance Application (February 11, 2022)
  • Parents/guardians must inform the requested school of their acceptance of the Optional Attendance offer via email and submit course selections via myBlueprint (February 22, 2022)
  • Parent/Teacher interviews

May / June

  • Grade 8 Transition Events at TDSB High Schools
  • Grade 8 Graduation

*Changes to Transition Planning will be updated, as per COVID-19, Public Health and TDSB Recommendations, on an ongoing basis.

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