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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together
Grade 8 to 9 Transition
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to high school! 

This is a time when your horizons are expanding. It's also a time to learn more about yourself and 
discover fresh opportunities. This move to Grade 9 begins an exciting experience for you in a new 
place where you will be meeting new teachers and friends. 

You will have the opportunity to explore a whole range of courses and programs that will help prepare 
you for your first post-secondary β€‹destination (an apprenticeship, college program, community living 
experience, university program or position in the workforce). 
While high school is different, it still has a lot in common with your elementary school. You will find caring staff and see that each student's needs and plans matter. 
Successfully navigating any new experience is easier when you take the time to seek information and begin to establish important relationships. The 8-2-9 Transition Guide will assist you in doing just that. 

It will give you answers to some of your questions and describe for you many of the services that will support your individual learning and pathways plan. Working together, we will give you the best possible start 
and help you unlock your full potential for a bright future.

Want to see which high school offers which courses?

High School Courses

Click "Find Your School" and then click on the school.

You will see all the courses that were offered last year.

(Please keep in mind that these are offered courses, not necessarily courses that are running.) ​​

You will find current offered courses in myBlueprint at course selection time this school year. 

Here is the Ontario Ministry of Education list of Course Codes and Descriptions:

Common Course Codes​

​​​For questions about getting ready for Grade 9, please reach out to your Grade 8 Teacher or your high school's  Guidance Counsellors or Student Success Teacher. 

Alternatively, you can also contact the Teacher Consultant for Guidance and Student Success: -Christine Branch-Remillong Interim Teacher Consultant - Guidance & Student Success

[email protected]