Students have the opportunity to access schools outside of the school that is designated to serve their residential address by applying on optional attendance. Acceptance at these schools is subject to space availability and program suitability. The procedures, conditions and timelines relating to optional attendance are described in the Optional Attendance Policy and the Optional Attendance Operational Procedure 


Each year in January, schools are classified as limited or closed to optional attendance based on the space they have available for the upcoming school year. Please ensure a school/program is accepting applications before you submit them by the end of January.


A school or program classified as limited can accept students on optional attendance. A limited school is not obliged to accept all students who apply on optional attendance. Acceptance is conditional upon space being available in the appropriate grade and program. 


A school or program classified as closed cannot accept any students on optional attendance. Only students residing within the school's attendance area will be accepted. 


If a school is classified as limited, and you are interested in applying to that school, you must have the application submitted in person.