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 Joanne.McBride@tdsb.on.ca
for more info.
What is Optional Attendance?
Here is an Optional Attendance Fact Sheet
and an 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 http://www.myblueprint.ca/
. 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
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