Schools Closed to Students

The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students beginning April 19. Please do not send your child to school. Remote learning will continue during this closure.

International Languages - Secondary Students

Due to the pandemic the program will be online only, there will be no classes in person.

Registration is now closed for the 2020-2021 school year.

Did you know there are many benefits to taking credit language courses?

Students can take one International Languages Course as a Group 1- Compulsory or as an Elective Credit towards their Ontario Secondary Diploma.

Students in the Secondary International Languages program can earn up to three credits towards graduation.

If students successfully complete the Level D - University course, it can be used as one of their top six marks for post-secondary entry. For example, if a student takes Spanish Level B, C and D, the student can submit their Level D mark as one of the top six marks for post-secondary applications.

September to June

Open to students, grades 9 to 12, non-native and native speakers.

Students must have the required prerequisite course in order to enroll in a Level C or Level D course regardless of fluency

Advance standing is only granted to students who have recently arrived (6-12 months) in Ontario and have an equivalent course prerequisite from the home province/country

Please note: consumable fees will be collected when schools re-open and normal in class language instruction resumes.

$20.00 non-refundable consumable fee is required when schools re-open and normal in class language instruction resumes

Any additional book fees will be collected during class hours

Students are responsible for purchasing the course textbook/course packs which will be sold when normal in class language instruction resumes

International fee-paying visa students are required to pay an additional $500 fee, for a total of $520


Advanced Placement (AP) Simplified Mandarin Course

The Advanced Placement (AP) Simplified Mandarin course is available to high school students who have successfully completed the Level C, Simplified Mandarin course. The AP exam is typically at the difficulty level of first-year university courses, and; therefore, most Ontario universities often award university-level credit for earning high scores on these exams. Also, the Advanced Placement Program enables and academically prepares students to pursue university-level studies. Since only one AP course is offered, registration is first-come, first-served. Additional fees apply. If you are interested, please contact our main office: international.languages@yrdsb.ca.

How to Register

YRDSB Student

  • From May 4 until September 25, register online with myPathway Planner. For assistance, view the My Pathway Planner tip sheet.
  • If registering after September 25, myPathway Planner will not be available; therefore, download the Registration Form and submit it by email to your school guidance counselor for approval. Email a copy of approved registration form to international.languages@yrdsb.ca.
  • Registrations will not be accepted after the third class.

Non-YRDSB Student

  • ​Download and complete the Registration Form.
  • Completed Proof of Pupil Eligibility form.
  • Scan the following documents below and email them to: international.languages@yrdsb.ca:
    1. Registration Form
    2. proof of Proof of Pupil Eligibility
    3. report card to confirm completion of prerequisite International Language credit course
  • Prior to September, our office staff will contact you to confirm your enrolment in the credit International Languages course. At that time you will be required to provide proof of status in Canada:
    • Canadian citizens require one original citizenship/immigration document
    • other citizenships require two citizenship/immigration documents
  • Registrations will not be accepted after the third class.

Please note that non-YRDSB students will be enrolled only after all YRDSB students are placed.​​

A printable version of the list of Secondary Credit Courses is available.

​Location​

Municipality​Date of First Day of ClassTime

​Huron Heights S.S.

Newmarket

September 30, 2020

5:45PM - 9:25PM

​Middlefield C.I.

Markham

​September 26, 2020

8:45AM - 12:25PM

​Richmond Hill HS

Richmond Hill

​September 26, 2020

8:45AM - 12:25PM

​Thornlea SS

Thornhill

​September 26, 2020

8:45AM - 12:25PM

Please note: Courses offered are subject to enrolment and teacher availability. Stacked classes may be created based on registration numbers. Additional fees are required for international fee-paying visa students.