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.
Key Transition Dates 2022-2023 (currently being updated for 2022-2023)
Thursday. October 20, 2022: Accelerated Learning Program and International Baccalaureate Information Evening
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022: Gr 8 Information Night
Late November/Early December 2022: Guidance Counsellors visit Gr 8 feeder schools for Course Selection Presentations
December 5th, 2022: ALP Applications due via HDSB website
December 2022: Course selection worksheets due to home room grade 8 teachers
January 13, 2023: Out of Area Transfer Request Forms for non-GDHS students due to home high school (ie: not GDHS)
January 2023: New Gr 8 registration packages (for students not in GDHS feeder school) due to GDHS Guidance Office to secure course choices
Early January 2023: Feeder school Grade 8s input course choices into www.myblueprint.ca/halton
Spring 2023: GDHS student leaders host Transitioning to High School Orientation
Course selection materials for gr 9 courses
Course Selection Worksheet
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
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
WE ARE GEORGETOWN
Gr 8 students experience a "Day in the Life of a Gr 9 Student"
WE ARE GEORGETOWN
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.