Course Selection & Program Opportunities
Course Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year
Course selection happens each year at the beginning of semester 2. Guidance Counsellors visit classes early in semester 2 to discuss course selection. Students are encouraged to log into their my Blueprint account and begin to plan for next year.
*Grade 12’s: Click here to view a short video on the differences between STEM English & “regular” English.
Important Information for Grade 11 & 12 Students
Click here to watch a video on opportunities for students in senior grades and how to prepare for life after high school.
Future Grade 9s
Please click here to access information on selecting courses for Grade 9.
2021-2022 Course Calendar
Click below to view the 2021-2022 Course Calendar. (Click on the underlined text in the Table of Contents to “jump” to that section.)
2021-2022 Course Calendar
UGDSB Summer School
The Upper Grand District School Board offers an extensive selection of summer learning opportunities for students. There are several summer school program options:
- Summer School Credits (18 days)
- Secondary Upgrading Credits (9 days)
- Grade 8 Reach-Ahead Credits
- Summer School Dual Credits (10 days)
- Summer School Co-op Programs
- Elearning Summer School Credits (18 days)
- Study Abroad Opportunities
UGDSB Night School
Click HERE to view night school opportunities.
Dual Credits allow students to take college courses while enrolled in high school. Students earn 2 high school credis and 2 college credits. We offer Dual Credit courses in the apprenticeship and college pathways at Conestoga, Georgian and Humber Colleges. Click here to visit the UGDSB Dual Credit website and/or click here to visit our school Dual Credit web page.
Cooperative Education is a ministry-approved program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a co-op course monitored by a cooperative education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject, and a work placement. Click here to visit the UGDSB Co-op website and/or click here to visit our school Co-op web page.
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. Click here to visit the UGDSB SHSM website and/or click here to visit our school SHSM web page.
Are you interested in SHSM for the 2021-2022 School Year? If yes, please complete the form below:
My Blueprint is an online tool that can help students to:
- Learn about different occupations
- Explore post-secondary options
- Easily create resume/cover letters
- Search local employment opportunities
Log into UGCLOUD and click on the My Blueprint icon for more information about courses, post-secondary options, interest surveys and more.
Parents/Guardians can create a My Blueprint account!
- Explore occupations & up-to-date post-secondary information
- Link to your child’s account
- Click Sign-up
- Select your child’s (future) high school
- Select your account type (Family)
- Follow prompts to create account