Secondary Schools

At the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB), we do our best to make the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 as smooth as possible for our students. We've provided information and resources about high school and what to expect so students can confidently transition to this next stage of their education.

Grade 8 to 9 transition

Learn how you can make your transition from Grade 8 to 9 a positive one! We walk you through how to register, what to expect, ways to view courses and much more so you are well prepared.

myBlueprint

Visit myBlueprint to help navigate student career options, educational pathways and course selection with the GECDSB. The Individual Pathways Plan on myBlueprint will help you explore your interests, abilities and identify your strengths to plan for continuing post-secondary opportunities.

Applying to a different Secondary School

Learn how you can apply to a Secondary School within the GECDSB if you wish to attend a different secondary school than the designated one in your District.

Safe schools

Learn how the GECDSB is committed to providing a safe school environment for students, staff, and community members.

40 Hours community involvement

As an Ontario student, you must complete 40 Hours of community involvement as a requirement to graduate secondary school. Learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available to find what options match your interests so you can get the most out of your experience.