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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. Individual schools may vary)


  • Secondary School Information Evenings start
  • Information and resources re: Beyond 8 - Grade 8 to 9 Transitions shared


  • Parent/Teacher interviews
  • Secondary School Information Evenings continue


  • Secondary School Information Evenings continue
  • Optional Attendance forms due at secondary school


  • Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request - Secondary
  • Course selection sheets due at secondary schools


  • Parent/Teacher interviews

May / June

  • Promotion, Transfer, Retention (PTR) decisions made
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