Inclement Weather Day - Schools Closed

Due to today’s significant snowfall amount and continuing conditions of roads, sidewalks and school parking lots, schools and board locations will be closed to students on January 18, 2022. Students will learn remotely. Parents do not send your child to school Jan 18.

 

De-streaming

Schools in Ontario will no longer stream students into Academic and Applied courses in Grade 9.  Most students entering grade 9 will take Academic English, French and Geography and will take de-streamed Math and Science.

The information below is also available as a poster: What Families Want to Know About De-streaming (PDF).

The following questions and answers are also available as translated posters (PDF).

What Do Families Want to Know About De-Streaming

  • Streaming means separating students into different course types such as Academic, Applied and Locally Developed. 

  • De-streaming means that schools  will no longer be offering courses in the Applied Stream.

  • Research shows that de-streaming results in better outcomes for all students and particularly for those who are from marginalized communities. 

  • Teachers will implement the Individual Education Plan for students who have Special Education needs. 
  • Teachers will continue to work collaboratively with Special Education Resource Teachers to support students in Secondary School.

  • Locally Developed courses support students who have not yet demonstrated achievement of the majority of curriculum expectations in Grade 7 and 8. 
  • Locally Developed courses are offered at the Grade 9 and Grade 10 level in the areas of English, Math, Science and/or History.
  • Locally Developed courses accommodate educational and/or career preparation needs that are not met through other courses.
  • Programs at college and university as well as some apprenticeship programs may not accept courses in this pathway for admission. 

  • Students who are recommended to take the Locally Developed course may:
    • be working on significantly modified curriculum expectations in Grades 7 & 8. 
    • not yet working at grade level and require additional support.

  • At what grade level is my child working independently without modifications?  
  • What is my child’s current achievement level? 
  • Is my child working with modifications (changes made in grade level expectations) or accommodations (supports that do not change course expectations)?

  • Students who complete Locally Developed courses in Grade 9 and 10 are being prepared to go directly into Grade 11 Workplace courses, which lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities after high school.
  • Students who successfully complete Locally Developed courses in Grade 9 could then take the same Grade 9 subject in a different course type, such as de-streamed.  This pathway could then lead to college, apprenticeship or university courses and programs in Grades 11 and 12.

 2021-20222022-20232023-2024 and Beyond
English

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic
French

Grade 9 

  • Open
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Open
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Open
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Academic
Geography

Grade 9 

  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Academic
History

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic
Math

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • De-streamed Math

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • De-streamed Math

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • De-streamed Math

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic
Science

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • De-streamed Science

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Grade 9 

  • Locally Developed
  • De-streamed Science

Grade 10

  • Locally Developed
  • Academic

 

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