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Secondary Program Info

Starting high school is an exciting time - there will be many new opportunities and new challenges. Students enter high school with different strengths, interests, and goals. Secondary school select courses that suit their interests and that take them towards goals through an increasingly specialized four-year program.

Secondary School Course Calendars   

Secondary School Program and Course Calendar 2017-2018​ 
Secondary School Program and Course Calendar 2018-2019

The SCDSB's Secondary School Common Calendar provides parents and students with detailed, accurate and up-to-date information about diploma requirements, as well as general information on school programs and courses offered. Additionally, the calendar provides information on county-wide programs, Specialist High School Majors, school-based supports and Student Success initiatives.


Pathways Course Selection - A guide for students and families

This video guide is designed to provide families with the secondary school
background information you require to support decisions about the
types of programs available to best suit your child’s learning needs.

School specific information and course calendars

Alternative School Info Sheet 
Banting Memorial HS
Barrie Nor​th CI
Bear Creek SS
Bradford District HS
Collingwood Collegiate Institute
Eastview SS
Elmvale District High School
Georgian Bay District SS
Innisdale Secondary School
Nantyr Shores Secondary School
Nottawasaga ​Pines SS
Orillia Secondar​y School
Stayn​er Collegiate Institute
Twin Lakes Secon​dary School​

Course Selection Worksheets for students new to the SCDSB   

Are you NEW to Simcoe County? Planning to attend a Simcoe County District School Board secondary school? Complete the grade appropriate Course Selection Worksheet below as preparation for your registration appointment.  All students may use this worksheet as a tool to prepare for the electronic course selection process at the school they will attend.   

Grade 9 Course Selection Worksheet  
Grade 10 – 12 Course Selection Worksheet 

Secondary School Registration Form

Four-year high school program ("34-credit threshold")

The Ministry of Education is putting in place a cap that would allow students to take up to 34 credits. Thirty credits are required to graduate, so this would allow for an additional four credits which is equivalent to a semester. For more information, please visit the Ministry website.

Curriculum and requirements 

Click on the following links to learn more about secondary school courses and graduation requirements.

Students are also required to complete 40 hours of community involvement, which will help them explore and expand  interests and prepare them for responsible citizenship.​​​