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Grade 8 Transition

For the first time in your school career you get to choose some of the courses you take. It's also the time to explore what you want to do for a job when you're older.

Sometimes students feel nervous about starting high school—that's completely normal. Any time we go through a big change in our life, it's natural to have some nerves. It's important to know that you're not alone. You and hundreds of other students are starting Grade 9 for the first time. Some students will come from other elementary schools, so it's a chance to meet new people.

High school also offers even more sports and activities than ​elementary school. There is a lot to choose from, and getting involved in activities is one of the best ways to meet people and make friends who have the same interests as you do.


Throughout Grade 8 high school counsellors have been visint Grade 8 classes.  Grade 8 students will receive their high school option sheet with their elementary report card on February 16.  This form needs to be returned to Grade 8 teachers a week later.

Deciding on a pathway is one of the most difficult, but most important decisions a Grade 8 family can make.  Talk to your Grade 8 teacher, they know your child well.  Here's a video that may help  Transitions Video


If you're coming to us from outside of the Simcoe County District School board, please contact the guidance office to book an appointment to register.  905-775-2262  x41358