Course Selection & Program Opportunities
OnLine Learning Graduation Requirement
Please click here to learn more about this graduation requirement.
Course Selection for the 2023-2024 School Year
Course Selection takes places each year in February. Guidance Counsellors visit classes and are available for appointments to assist with pathway planning.
2023-2024 Course Calendar
Click below to view our 2022-2023 Courses Calendar. (Click on the underlined text in the Table of Contents to “jump” to that section.)
Future Grade 9s (Current Grade 8s)
Click here to view our Grade 8 Parents’ Night Presentation.
Please click here to access information on selecting courses for Grade 9.
Information for Current Grade 9s
Information for Current Grade 10s
Information for Current Grade 11s
Click here to view a short video on the differences between STEM English & “regular” English.
Information for Current Grade 12s
If you plan to return for 12+ (Super 12) please complete the Intent to Return Form.
PARENTS of 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.
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)
- 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 – Grade 12
Dual Credits allow students to take college courses while enrolled in high school. Students earn 2 high school credits 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.
Co-operative Education – Grade 11 & 12
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) – Grade 11 & 12
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 2023-2024 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