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How do I make the right decision for me?

Choosing your courses occurs in January and February. Good decision-making is an important process and your parents/guardians, counsellors and subject teachers are available to assist you.

Did you know...

Students who select courses that are consistent with their goals, interests, recent achievements, strengths, needs and preferred learning styles are more likely to be successful in all of their courses.

How do I create my education plan for the year?

You can use myBlueprint – a web-based planning tool – to see what courses are available at a school and to create your learning plan. You may also receive a Course Selection Sheet from your counsellor to make a draft of the courses you may be interested in selecting.

What courses are available to me?

Course offerings are determined by each individual school and are dependent on student requests, facilities, and the staff that are available. All secondary schools offer programs to ensure that all students can earn a diploma and pursue post-secondary destinations including apprenticeship, college, university and work opportunities.

Course offerings are published by each school and are available:

  • at the Grade 8 Parent/Guardian information evenings
  • at
  • on Course Selection Sheets
  • in the myBlueprint Educational Planner

What programs/schools are available to me?

The TDSB recognizes that students have diverse needs. Although we encourage all students to attend the school determined by their residential address, specialized schools/programs, or programs that require highly specialized equipment, cannot be offered in every secondary school. Your current school receives information regarding all of these schools/programs. Be sure to ask your counsellor or subject teacher about these opportunities. Attend the information evenings or research a school at