Thank you for your interest in Harbord C. I. and Admissions. Students living with parents/legal guardians at their primary residential address OUTSIDE the Harbord catchment, please see "Section A". Students living with parents.legal guardians at their primary residential address INSIDE the Harbord catchment, please see "Section B".
Section A: Optional Attendance application information for students living OUTSIDE the Harbord C. I. catchment area
Optional Attendance Application Process - Grades 9 to 12**** Optional Attendance Form with "original signature(s)" submission deadline date: See SECONDARY Optional Attendance – Key Dates
For information regarding the optional attendance application and admissions to Harbord C. I., please see this page and the following links:
To verify your primary residential address is inside or outside the Harbord C. I. catchment area, please visit this link: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Findyour/School/Byaddress.aspx
Students living with parents/legal guardians at their primary residential address OUTSIDE the Harbord catchment are required to submit an Optional Attendance Form, completed with all required information and original signature(s) to Harbord C. I. by the deadline date.
• Optional Attendance selection process is by random lottery.
• Submission of an Optional Attendance form does not guarantee admissions to Harbord C. I.
• Optional Attendance status is: Regular Core English and Extended French Programs = Limited; French Immersion Program = Closed.
• Optional Attendance forms are accepted for the Regular Core English and Extended French Programs; French Immersion Program is not available to the Optional Attendance process.
It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to deliver the completed optional attendance application form to the Harbord Guidance Office. Application forms delivered in person will be issued a receipt.
Families residing at a primary residential address OUTSIDE the Harbord catchment must submit an optional attendance application form, please read all information and dates carefully.
See below for complete information & forms. Please note that the parent/guardian signature and the *school principal signature (*if the student is currently attending a TDSB school) are required on the optional attendance form.
For all inquiries, questions or concerns regarding admissions to Harbord C. I., please send an email, with the student's full name in the subject field and specific details in your email to Fernanda.Santos@tdsb.on.ca or phone the school office tel: 416-393-1650.
Students who are attending a Harbord feeder school but live outside of the Harbord catchment are required to apply via the optional attendance process by the deadline date. If your primary residential address in outside the harbord catchment and the student is currently enrolled at a Harbord feeder school, the student is not guaranteed for admissions to Harbord C. I. You can contact your home school's guidance counsellor for specific clarification if needed.To verify if your home address is in the Harbord C. I. catchment area, please visit this link: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Findyour/School/Byaddress.aspx
Each year, a lottery is held in the first week of February to determine successful applicants applying for optional attendance. Applicants will be notified by letter via Canada Post mailing. Successful applicants will be given further information regarding a the next steps in the registration and course selection process. Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list pending space availability.Harbord C. I. is a "full" year (non-semester) school.
At Harbord, students take on all eight (8) subject courses at the same time for ten (10) months from September through June. (At other schools that may be a "semester" school, where in Semester 1, students take on four (4) subject courses in the first five (5) months of the school year from September through January; in Semester 2, students take on another four different courses in the next five (5) months from February through June.)
IMPORTANT DATES: See page 2 of the optional attendance form for SECONDARY schools.
Please Note the Following:
1) Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on a lottery if applications exceed the space available at the requested school.
2) If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested school until graduation.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SCHOOL ADDMISSION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2019
(a) Applications must be received by the date as set by the Board/see page 2 of the optional attendance form for SECONDARY schools.
(b) A lottery, if necessary, will be held to determine the successful applicants.
(c) Parents/guardians or students 18 years of age or older will be informed of acceptance or non-acceptance prior to the date as set by the Board/see page 2 of the optional attendance form for SECONDARY schools.
(d) Parents/guardians or students 18 years of age or older must confirm the offer of admission by completing a course selection sheet by the date as set by the Board/see page 2 of the optional attendance form for SECONDARY schools.
(e) No student will be admitted into a junior high level for grade 9 and at all secondary grade levels through optional attendance after the date as set by the Board unless the student does not have a timetable at another school.
Note: It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to deliver this application to the school or schools of choice.
Notice of Collection
In accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 1989, this is to advise you that the information you have provided is collected under the legal authority of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1980, Chapter 314, as amended, its regulations and memoranda, and Sections 117, 118 and 119 of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Act, R.S.O. 1980, Chapter 314, as amended, and may be used as necessary in the normal operation of the Board of Education and its constituent parts. Information would be released only under proper authorization.