YRDSB Secondary Arts Schools Hold Virtual Information Nights

October 27, 2021 – York Region District School Board’s four secondary arts schools are hosting virtual information nights for interested students and families currently in Grade 8 and 9. Students currently in Grade 8 are invited to apply to the secondary arts school that corresponds with their attendance boundary. Grade 9 students may apply to enter the program in Grade 10, space permitting.

The Secondary Arts Program is a four year program for YRDSB students that offers a package of specialized arts credits (two per year) that count towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students will receive a certificate upon completion.

To access the information night registration link, families should visit the Arts webpage for each individual school. Families will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the program during the virtual session. Step 1 of the registration process opens November 10, 2021. The deadline to register is December 6, 2021.



Date and Location

Unionville High School

201 Town Centre Blvd.


(905) 479-2787

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

7:00 p.m.


Alexander Mackenize High School

300 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

Richmond Hill

(905) 884-0554

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

7:00 p.m.


Huron Heights Secondary School

40 Huron Heights Dr.


(905) 895-2384

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

7:00 p.m.


Westmount Collegiate Institute

1000 New Westminster Dr.


(905) 882-0277

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

7:00 p.m.



Students may apply to study one of the arts program disciplines, including: dance, drama, visual arts and music (vocal and instrumental). Some schools offer piano, string and theatre technology. Multiple applications may be submitted by one student to one school. 

Program details, attendance boundaries, selection requirements, contact information and application deadlines are posted at respective school websites.

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