grade 8 future nelson students

Virtual Grade 8-9 Transition

Information Session


Do you have a student going into secondary school for the next school year?

Come join us and learn more about:

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Secondary School Programs

  • Available Support/Resources

  • Question and Answer Portion

Sessions Offered in Various Languages

Please click on the titles highlighted in blue to register for the date and time listed below

Mandarin Information Session

November 22 from 9:30 am -11:30 am

November 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hindi/Urdu Information Session

November 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pashto Information Session

November 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Arabic Information Session

November 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

English Information Session

November 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How many hours do I need to graduate?

For the 2022-2023 school year, students are required to complete 40 hours of community service. Students can start accumulating their hours in the summer following their grade 8 year.

If you volunteered, you will need to submit EITHER a letter from the organization that you volunteered for that has a letterhead, a signature from the supervising person and the number of hours that you volunteered OR you will need to download the Tracking Sheet (below) and complete it, indicating how many hours you volunteered, and have it signed by the supervisor. The letter or the sheet then needs to be submitted using the same Submit Community Service hours link (below).

All hours need to be submitted via the link below. You can only submit one file at a time, but you can submit multiple times.

How to submit hours:

Here is a link to the tracking sheet for any hours that needs to be completed and signed: Tracking Sheet

Here is a link to submit your tracking sheet, once it is completed: Submit Community Service hours

Search here for opportunities: Volunteer Halton

what do I need to know when choosing?

Your teacher will help to guide you through the selection process. You need to think about what Art you want to take (Drama, Music or Visual Arts) and what elective you want to take (Technology or Business).

How do i choose my courses for grade 9?

We will start talking to you about this process in November but your final course selection for next year isn't done until January.

Start planning now by using the High School Planner option on myBlueprint. Login using the "School Account Log In" option.

Course descriptions and required prerequisites can be found here. Use the flowchart to see what courses you can take in the future.

Watch this video on how to choose courses: How to choose courses on myBlueprint