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Secondary Program Review

Read the Secondary Program Review Final Report

Learn more about Secondary Program Review Process

Specialized Programs Policy consultations

For the first time ever, the Toronto District School Board reviewed all of our secondary schools at once with the vision to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities – as close to home as possible.

While some of our high schools have more students than they can support, other schools are operating way under capacity, which means that it is difficult, if not impossible, to offer courses beyond the core courses. Some schools offer amazing specialized programs such as CyberArts, International Baccalaureate, or programs in STEM. But not all schools offer these and they’re not evenly distributed around the city.

We are trying to right size our schools and have a minimum of 1,000 students per high school which maximizes not only the programming options, but also is a much more cost-effective way of operating. We are also working to reorganize some of these specialized programs so they are more fairly distributed and available to students