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Optional Attendance 2014

If your child is not planning to attend their home secondary school, they have the option of applying to additional schools under the Optional Attendance process. Contact
for more info.

What is Optional Attendance?
Attached are the fact sheet on Optional Attendance and the Optional Attendance form for students applying to schools OTHER than their home secondary school. The TDSB has an Open/Closed list (scoll down to Secondary) that lists schools that are accepting Optional Attendance forms [Open], schools that are NOT accepting Optional Attendance [Closed] and schools that are accepting some Optional Attendance [Limited].

If your child is planning to apply to a school through the Optional Attendance process, then all Optional Attendance forms must be signed by the school administration prior to parents/guardians delivering them to the desired Open or Limited secondary schools. The deadline is January 31st, 2014 Students can only apply to two Optional Attendance schools for regular programs and two for specialized.

The course selection process will begin late January/early February. Course selections will be done at school, signed by parents and submitted by the Guidance Counsellor. Students who are certain they are attending their home school will chose their courses via Families are encouraged to explore this website.

Students who have applied elsewhere under Optional Attendance, have North Toronto as a home school or are waiting for an Offer of Placement will chose their courses for their home school on a hard copy course selection sheet. If they are accepted to their desired school under Optional Attendance, a new course selection sheet will be provided to them promptly. Please watch for this to come home for your signature late January/early February. Kindly return them promptly to your child’s teacher as the course selection process is considered your child’s registration for secondary school.

Optional Attendance Fact Sheet 

2014-2015 Secondary Optional Attendance Form

Key Dates:

January 10th: Optional Attendance & Open/Closed list available
January 31st: Deadline for Optional Attendance to be delivered to desired secondary school
January 27th-February 7th : Classroom visits to begin course selection process
Early February: RETURN signed course selection sheet to classroom teacher
February 14th: Last day secondary schools have to accept or decline Optional Attendance
Mid-late February: Elementary Guidance Counsellor to deliver course selection sheets to secondary schools

Hodgson Guidance

Welcome to the Hodgson Guidance page.

As a senior school, we have an on-site guidance professional who ensures that all students have access to social/emotional support, career counseling, and appropriate preparation for the transition into secondary school.

The goals of the guidance and career education program are for students to:

Understand the concepts related to life-long learning, interpersonal relationships, and career planning.
Develop learning skills, social skills, a sense of social responsibility, and the ability to pursue education and career goals

Contact Me

You can reach me the following ways:


Ask your child's classroom teacher about support from the guidance counsellor.

My office hours at Hodgson are on Monday & Wednesday PM and Friday AM. Ask the classroom teacher about support from the guidance counsellor.

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Hodgson Senior Public School Social Media Stream:
Contact Us
(416) 393-0390

282 Davisville Ave
Toronto, ON
M4S 1H2

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