Grade 8-9 Information

Welcome Grade 8s and families!

There are a lot of opportunities for grade 8 students to meet the staff and students of Georgetown District High School as they prepare for grade 9. 

Key Dates throughout 2023-2024 for current Gr 8 Students & Families

For students currently in Grade 8:

Course selection materials for gr 9 courses

Course Selection Sheet

All gr 8 students intending on attending GDHS in Sept of their gr 9 year must complete this Option Sheet. Gr 8 students in classes bound for GDHS submit this sheet to gr 8 homeroom teacher

Grade 9-12 Program Book

Course descriptions for all GDHS courses and specialized program information for Locally Developed, French Immersion, Gifted, and ALP, and IB programs

HDSB Guide to Secondary School

This handbook provides students and families a comprehensive overview on transitioning to high school, graduation requirements, regional programs, and more

Gr 8 Presentation

This slideshow is presented at the Gr 8 Parent Night and Open House at GDHS in November and to Gr 8 students when GDHS counsellors visit for course selection presentations

Accelerated Learning Program

For information about ALP, including the application form and timelines, visit this ALP/IB website

Selecting Courses for Grade 9

This document overviews diploma requirements and the types of courses offered in grade 9

Video Tutorials for Grade 8s


Gr 8 students experience a "Day in the Life of a Gr 9 Student"


Supporting the transition to High School

Link Crew Leaders

All grade 9 students receive a Link Leader as a senior student mentor in the school. These leaders help our grade 9 students as they transition to high school. They are positive role models and enhance our school spirit by helping to implement a year-long program that integrates new students into our school's community.

Link Leaders organize Gr 9 Orientation Day.