EdVance Program (18-20 years)

Virtual Commencement for Students who graduated 2019-20 and 2020-21 will be held October 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  We hope you can attend! 

Graduating students 2019-2020 and 2020-21 Please fill out this form for the Virtual Commencement


Our Commencement is this afternoon, Oct. 21 at 1:00 pm - a link has been e-mailed to all graduates, staff and all special guests.  See you soon.  Congratulations Graduates!

EdVance Program (18-20 years)



 OUR EDVANCE GUIDANCE WEBSITE provides information 

  Use this link: 

Welcome to our EDVANCE WEBSITE


Are you a New Student that would like to be registered In-Person, choose one of the following days:

Students will require a credit counselling summary or transcripts from their previous school, proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate etc.) and proof of address.

Time:   9:30 am - 12:30 pm on

Tuesday October 14th,
Thursday October 21th,
Thursday October 28th


Students can also register COMPLETELY ONLINE by going directly to our online registration form on our EDVANCE WEBSITE.





Graduating EdVance Students - Did you know you are eligible for the Certificate Programs available at BALC?

Check out our Certificate Program Website HERE.


Guidance Teacher: Pam Townsend pamela.townsend@tdsb.on.ca




  • Improve your English skills with our ESL program
  • Enroll in classes to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Upgrade your marks and take classes for College or University Admissions
  • Find out about prior learning equivalencies and much more...

Ed-Vance Program (18-20)

The Ed-Vance program for students who have not yet achieved their educational and career goals and who:

  • Are 18-20 years old
  • Want to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Want to upgrade skills and academic qualifications for education or career path.


The Ed-Vance Program makes learning personal

  • Teachers are committed to your success
  • Program timetable enables students to earn three (3) Credit Courses every nine week session.


The Ed-Vance Program promotes Student Success

  • Academic learning in classes with the opportunity for individualized instruction.
  • Access to the Internet and new technology provided: SmartBoards, computer lab on a cart.
  • Dual Credits
  • Co-op
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • Student Leadership Opportunity









Student Passwords and Remote Classroom Access Information


TDSB Connect


Starting for the 2020-2021 school year, BALC Secondary School has replaced its paper student agenda with the TDSB Connect APP



TDSB Connect App

TDSB has launched a new online app to help high school students stay connected and organized.

It is designed with secondary students in mind, helping them stay organized with school work, see their daily school calendar and stay in touch with their school community. By logging in with their TDSB school ID, their timetable is automatically populated allowing them to easily add notes, goals and details to each course.

Schools can also share announcements, updates, local calendars and more to help students stay connected and informed.

Subsequent phases include features such as the student safety line, notifications and opportunities to share your voice, and also a version for elementary students and families.

The TDSB Connects App supports our commitment to be more digitally-friendly, reduce paper and find new and engaging ways to connect with students to support their success.   

Download the app now at the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Select your school: Burnhamthorpe Collegiate.


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