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: https://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/registration
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Success, Mr. Dion - email@example.com
SERT, Mr. Giles - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - https://p14cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_210898/File/Elementary/Special%20Education/Parents-Guide-to-Special-Education.pdf
Parent's Guide to High School
Planning for Transitions and Successful Futures:
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
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
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
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.