High School Transitions

February Update on Transitions


We are nearing the end of the transition process in the TDSB.  Students by now should have brought home the CHOICES guide which outlines course requirements and course options for all four years of high school.  Students have also completed DRAFT course selection sheets using Myblueprint.  These drafts allow parents and teachers to see what types of courses students are selecting.  These drafts also allow parents and teachers to hold discussions about recommendations.


Students will begin to hear back from schools to which they applied for optional attendance and specialized programing.  Parents are asked to contact these schools to accept or decline as appropriate.

Important Dates:

February 17, 2015 – Final high school choice

February 23, 2015 – Myblueprint course sheet and paper course sheet completion day




November Update

Students have been sent home with the 2014 TDSB publication Choices. Please ask your child for this publication if they have not given it to you.  A few additional copies are available in my office.

High School day visits have begun.  Students are given the option to attend 2 day open houses at local high schools.  Permission forms will be sent  home and these forms need to be returned to the school on or before the due date posted on the form.  Students are encouraged to visit additional high schools in the evening.  Please see  2014-2015 Choices Gr 8 Evenings updated.pdf  for a list of TDSB open houses.

Additional Forms

Optional Attendance Form (required when applying to schools other than homeschools)

 Optional Attendance Form 2015-2016.pdf

Myblueprint Parent Workshop

Sign up today for the Myblueprint Parent Workshop being held at D.A. Morrison on Wednesday, December 3 @ 6:30pm.  Please register by emailing me @ kelley.miller-caise@tdsb.on.ca. A representative from Myblueprint will be there to go over the features of the program and time will be given for you to set up and explore  an account of your own.

Welcome Back 2013-2014

Community Groups

The Bowmore community is well supported by a variety of youth groups that offer a range of programs to students. Interested parents are asked to contact the various agencies directly. For additional information you may also contact the school’s Guidance Counsellor.

YWCA Toronto
Free programs for girls between the ages of 9 -18. This programs run throughout the week. L.O.L. targets girls between 14-19 and offers participants the opportunity to make new friends, discuss issues girls face and learn tools to love themselves. SPARKLE is for young girls between the ages of 10 and 13. It focuses on developing friendships, being active and having fun! SAFE SISTERS is an award winning 12 week program that provides girls between the ages of 9 and 12 with the skills to live and participate safely in their communities.
Call 416-266-1232 for more information.

Free programs for teenagers and their parents. Youth and parents may access their drop in counseling services on Wednesday between 12:00pm and 6:30pm. Positive Parenting Workshops allows interested parents an opportunity to take part in an award winning eight week program to gain valuable insights into building successful relationships with their teen. Drop-in groups are also available to parents.
Call 416-967-1773 for more information.

STEP (Safer Tomorrows through Education and Play)
This free program offers students in the community a safe place to hang out with friends, take part in a variety of fun and educational activities, and get help with their homework. The program is supervised by staff and volunteers that assist youth in gaining confidence, having fun and meeting new people.
Call 416-348-4969 for more information.

CTYS (Central Toronto Youth Services)
These free programs support youth in making healthy decisions regarding relationships and conflicts. From CROSSROADS (boys 12-18), to BOYZONE (boys 12-17), to CONNECT (girls 12-18) CTYS strengthens the strategies and resources youth require to successfully navigate their world.
Call 416-924-2100 ext. 245 for more information.