Beyond Grade 8 & Optional Attendance Info

Beyond Grade 8 & Optional Attendance

Optional Attendance & Specialized Programs Application

To apply for Optional Attendance & Specialzed 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. If you also want to be considered for Northview's regular program, you must include it in the regular programs section.
  • 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 28, 2022.
Step 2:  Completion of the Northview’s Application form.  Click here to access the form.

Specialized Programs

HMST (Honours Math, Science, and Technology)
HMST Program Coordinator: Nassi Rafiee -

Application for 2022-2023 Grade 9 Deadline - Friday, November 26, 2021, 3:30 pm
Entrance Exam - Saturday, December 4, 2021. 
                        9:15 - 9:30 am: Attendance will be taken
                        9:30-10:30 am: Exam writing.
In February of 2022, applicants will be notified by email about their application status.

Cyber Arts Program Coordinator: Martyn Simpson -

Application Deadline - Friday, December 10, 2021
Emailed Portfolio Deadline - Friday, January 7, 2022
Drawing Challenge - due the day of the interview
CyberARTS interview will take place on January 24 - 28, 2022

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

Optional Attendance & Application forms due - Monday, January 10, 2022
Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request - Friday, February 11, 2022
Parent/guardians must confirm the offer of admission no later than 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Course selection sheets due at secondary schools - February 22, 2022

Northview Heights Specialized Programs