Registration Infomation


To confirm that Central Tech is your home school visit Find Your School


TDSB Secondary School Information Guide “beyond|8” (add link)


Home School

  • High school based on student’s home address
  • any student can attend their home school
  • there is no registration form for home schools, only submitting course selection on time


Optional Attendance

  • May apply for up to 2 schools that are not the student’s home school, for regular programming
  • Parent/guardian delivers optional attendance form to the high school by due date
  • If the school has space, students will be accepted.
  • Optional attendance schools do not require criteria


Specialized Programs/Schools

  • May apply for up to 2 programs/schools
  • Acceptance based on criteria created by the high school
  • Parent delivers optional attendance form and school specific applications to school by school set due dates
  • Parents and students are responsible for ensuring all requirements of the program are met

Open House and Information Night

November 25, 2020 - Grade 8 Parent/Student Virtual Open House and Information Night

Grade 8 Student visits – for admission in September 2021 - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

January 29, 2021 – Optional Attendance Applications at Central Tech by 4:00 p.m. 

February 12, 2021 - Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request

February 26, 2021 - Course selection sheets due to elementary school



For students currently in grades 9 - 12

  • Students are considered in-district (home school) to Central Tech if they are attending a private or separate school and living in the Central Tech catchment area.
  • In-district students attending another TDSB school must complete an Optional Attendance Form as their current school is considered to be their home school.
  • You will be asked to supply documentation that you live in our area.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent advising students that registration appointments will be scheduled in early April.
  • §In-district students going to a private/separate school can pick-up a registration package beginning in December.

TDSB Secondary School Information Guide Grade 9-12




Students who do not live within the Central Tech catchment area must apply through the TDSB Optional Attendance process.

  • Students attending a TDSB school must pick up the Optional Attendance application from their current school.
  • Non-TDSB students should pick up the Optional Attendance application from any TDSB school or Board office.
  • Completed Optional Attendance applications must be received by CTS by 4:00 p.m. on January 29, 2021.
  • All applications will be reviewed and processed as per TDSB Optional Attendance Policy PR545.
  • Families will be notified by mail about their status after the lottery. Families of in-coming grade 9 students must confirm their acceptance of the offer of admission by returning a completed Course Selection Sheet to Central Tech by February 26, 2021. Families of in-coming grade 10-12 students will be sent a package detailing steps to be followed before making an appointment for interview for admission.


January 29 - All applications due by 4:00 pm sharp.

February 12 - Parents notified of acceptance/non-acceptance to CTS.

February 26 - All Course Selection forms due.

January 29 - OYAP Application Due

*January 29 - Specialized Art Applications Due


*TBD - Interviews for Specialized Art Applications