Students in the Toronto District School Board who are interested in attending a school other than their home secondary school, have the option of applying to two additional schools under the Optional Attendance process.
What is Optional Attendance?
The fact sheet on Optional Attendance (see link below) provides an overview of the Optional Attendance process followed in TDSB. and the Optional Attendance application forms [Optional Attendance forms will be available in January 2017] is used 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 applications to be submitted is February 3, 2017. Students can only apply to two Optional Attendance schools for regular programs and two for specialized.
Optional Attendance Fact Sheet (Updated November 2016)
Secondary Optional Attendance Form [Available January 2017]
February 3, 2017
Optional attendance forms due at secondary school
February 17, 2017
Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request
February 24, 2017
Course selection sheets due at elementary schools
March 3, 2017
Course selection sheets due at secondary schools
Contact Joanne.McBride@tdsb.on.ca for more info.