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Grade 8 Transition

Welcome to Elmvale District High School!  The staff at Elmvale District High School are working together to assist you with your transition to high school.  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 new interests, passions and who you want to become. 

Tune in to our video presentation and see what Grade 9 has to offer at EDHS!

Grade 9 at EDHS

Steps to begin your transition:

      1. Research your secondary school options.

      2. If your choice is EDHS and your are currently registered in the SCDSB, then fill out the course selection form below.

      3. If your choice is EDHS and you are not from the SCDSB, then you will need to register here:                                                           

       4. Read the information below and subscribe to this website to receive up to date information.

Click on this link to view all of the courses that students can take in Grade 9... Course Descriptions.pdf

Click on this link to view all of the elective courses students can take in Grade 9...Electives.pdf

Download this worksheet when you are ready to submit your course selctions... Course Selection form 2021-2022.pdf

                             If you have questions at any time please feel free to contact us:

                                    Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Georgy-Jenkinson -

                                    Student Success, Mr. Dion -

                                    SERT, Mr. Giles -

More Transition Information:

Transitioning to High School Video (SCDSB) 

Planning for High School - virtual meeting dates for SCDSB Schools 

SCDBS - Parent's Guide to Special Education - 

Parent's Guide to High School

Planning for Transitions and Successful Futures:

  • Grade 8 teachers see the student in a variety of learning situations, conferencing with parents about individual student strengths/interests to recommend type of program for compulsory subjects that recognizes the current learning skills while challenging the student.


  • Students have the option to study individual subjects with various types of content programming. It is important to consider the whole child and the level of challenge a student faces by various subject matter, along with student maturity, individual attitude or affinity toward school and learning.


  • Focusing on a student’s current skills, work habits, interests and learning styles becomes instrumental in supporting student success in grade 9. Matching the program of study to a student’s current learning skills and work habits will provide a student with the confidence to build their independence and self-reliance.  Should they choose to change their pathway down the road they have a solid foundation of success and work habits.


  • Success in grade 9 has a significant impact on a student’s individual success in completing their high school program in 4 years.


  • Doors don’t close for successful students.  Successful students can move between pathways to achieve their ultimate future goals.


  • Pathways can change as a student’s personal interests, skills, and abilities change.  A Student may need to invest time and energy to prepare for success in a new pathway, but the ability to redirect one’s own path is always available


  • Recommend parents review their student’s myBlueprint account together to explore future opportunities.  Together they can look at student interests, skills and programs to plan for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.  

Super Crew

The EDHS Super Crew is here to help grade nines feel more comfortable in their transition to Grade 9, as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school.

The Super Crew Grade 9 orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support grade nines by assigning them a senior student Leader as a mentor during this first year.  This Leader is a responsible older student who was hand selected from a large pool of applicants and has met the qualifications of being a good role model and a positive leader at our school.

The Super Crew will be organizing our Grade 9 Orientation Day, which is held in late August. More information will be added to this website and will be sent via school email.