Beyond Grade 8 & Optional Attendance

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Grade 8s Virtual Information Night

November 12, 2020

Grade 8s Special Programs Virtual Information Night

November 12, 2020

Optional Attendance & Specialty Programs Application

To apply for Optional Attendance & Specialty Programs (APGA, HMST, CyberARTS) at Northview Heights SS requires the completion of TWO steps: 
Step 1:  Completion of TDSB’s Optional Attendance form.  Click here to access the form.  Be sure to do the following:
  • Complete all sections of the optional attendance form. Please note that you can type directly into the editable pdf file.
  • Obtain your current home school principal's (or designate) signature.
  • Submit a completed paper copy of the optional attendance form to Northview Heights OR email it to (preferred method).
  • The Board-wide due date is Friday Jan 29, 2021.
Step 2:  Completion of the Northview’s Application form.  Click here to access the form

Specialty Programs


HMST (Honours Math, Science, and Technology)
HMST Program Coordinator: Susan Tsin -

Application for 2021-2022 Grade 9 Deadline - Friday, November 27, 2020, 3:30 pm
Entrance Exam - Saturday, December 5, 2020. 
                        9:15 - 9:30 am: Attendance will be taken
                        9:30-10:30 am: Exam writing.
In February of 2021, applicants will be notified by email about their application status.


Cyber Arts Program Coordinator: Martyn Simpson -

Application Deadline - Friday, December 11, 2020
Emailed Portfolio Deadline - Friday, January 8, 2021
Drawing Challenge - due the day of the interview
CyberARTS interview will take place in January


APGA (Academic Program for Gifted Athletes)
APGA Program Coordinator: Julian Fiorio -

Optional Attendance & Application forms due - Friday, January 8, 2021
Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request - February 12, 2021
Course selection sheets due at secondary schools - February 26, 2021