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EDHS became a Grade 7 to 12 school in September 2019

​​​​​Elmvale District High School (EDHS) became a 7 to 12 school in September 2019. We received a major addition and renovation as part of this change t​o create classroom space for the Grade 7 and 8 classes from Huronia Centennial Elementary School. Huronia Centennial became a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school. 

Many members of the community had questions about the change to a Grade 7 - 12 school. Answers to these questions were addressed in this Frequently Asked Questions document​​​​.​

Why did this happen?

The school reorganization was included in the Simcoe County District School Board’s 2014-15 Capital Plan​. Our student population was aroundt 400 students in 2016. We needed upgrades to our facilities and this reorganizationmeant an increase our population. The plan to become a Grade 7 to 12 school helped the school board make a business case to the Ministry of Education for funding for the much-needed addition and renovation. Huronia Centennial was over capacity and after September 2019, the school had fewer portables. 

What was included in the addition and renovation? 

The $11.3 million project included a new entr​ance, five new classrooms, a new double gymnasium and cafeteria, and renovations to existing spaces. 

Community components include:
  • a proposed additional building on the property for a community fitness space 
  • school gymnasium and cafeteria designed with community use in mind
  • the cafeteria is designed to be used as a community kitchen

How did the community get involved? 

A transition committee of staff, parent and student representatives from both schools, as well as community representatives, was assembled to provide input into this project and help with decision making.