Grade 8-9 Information
Welcome Grade 8s and families!
There are lots of opportunities for grade 8 students to meet the staff and students of GDHS as they prepare their course choices for grade 9. There are lots of events throughout the year to help prepare students for their transition to high school.
Grade 8 Parent Information Evening
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Key Transition Dates 2021-2022
Thursday. October 21, 2021: Accelerated Learning Program and International Baccalaureate Information Evening
Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7pm: Gr 8 Parent Information Evening
Late November 2021: Guidance Counsellors visit Gr 8 feeder schools for Course Selection Presentations
December 3rd, 2021: ALP Applications due via HDSB website
December 2021: Course selection worksheets due to home room grade 8 teachers
January 14, 2022: Optional Attendance Forms for non-GDHS students due to home high school (ie: not GDHS)
January 2022: New Gr 8 registration packages (for students not in GDHS feeder school) due to GDHS Guidance Office to secure course choices
Early January 2022: Feeder school Grade 8s input course choices into www.myblueprint.ca/halton
Spring 2022: GDHS student leaders visit all feeder schools for Transitioning to High School Presentations
August/September 2022: Grade 9 Orientation Day for all incoming grade 9s (incoming grade 9 students check your @hdsb email and students new to HDSB check the email with which you registered regularly throughout the summer for details)
Course selection materials for gr 9 courses
All gr 8 students attending GDHS in Sept of their gr 9 year must complete this Option Sheet. Feeder school students submit this sheet to gr 8 homeroom teacher
Course descriptions for all GDHS courses and specialized program information for Locally Developed, French Immersion, Gifted, and ALP, and IB programs
Gr 8 students experience a "Day in the Life of a Gr 9 Student"
WE ARE GEORGETOWN
Video Tutorials for Grade 8s
Exploring Secondary School Programs in HDSB
Selecting Courses at HDSB Secondary Schools
Choosing the right classes for me
Supporting the transition to High School
Link Crew Leaders
All grade 9 students receive a Link Leader as a senior 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, which typically occurs the week before Labour Day.