Beyond Grade 8 & Optional Attendance Info

Beyond Grade 8 & Optional Attendance

Optional Attendance & Specialized Programs Application

Thank you for your interest in Specialized Programs (APGA, HMST, CyberARTS) and Regular Program at Northview Heights SS.  The application process for Specialty Programs for the 2023-24 school year is now closed.  Thank you and we wish you continued success in your transition to high school.

For Regular Optional Attendance information, including the essential timelines, please review the slides from our Grade 8 Information Night. Link here: November 28th Grade 8 Night

Applications for Regular Program Optional Attendance open on: January 9, 2023 and closes on January 27, 2023 (4:00 p.m.)

The link to information and the application can be found here: Out of Area Admissions

For the 2023-24 school year, here are Secondary Program and Admissions ~ Guiding Principles based on the TDSB's Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Vision for Learning to Provide Equity of Access to Learning Opportunities for All Students


  • Through the Secondary Program Review, right-size schools and improved access to programming in all areas of the city
  • Rebuilding system policies in a way that prioritizes those who have been marginalized
  • Identifying and dismantling the oppressive policies in our system
  • Identifying and dismantling the oppressive practices in our schools


Studen Interest Programs Policy

Please find a link to the presentation that was held on Thursday, November 17th, 2022:  Special Interest Program Presentation

Specialized Programs

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

Cyber Arts Program Coordinator: Martyn Simpson -

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

Northview Heights Specialized Programs

HMST CyberArts APGA637207702121183380
SHSM-ICT SHSM-HospitalitySHSM Arts and Culture