grade 8 future nelson students

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


No problem! we've got you covered

Video Presentation: Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Night Nov 2020

Check back here regularly for more transition information.

Looking for the community service hours tracking sheet?

The sheet and rules for eligibility can be found here: Tracking sheet Eligible/Ineligible activities

have community service hours to submit?

Submit your hours here: Submit Community Service hours

Looking for some ideas for community service hours?

Search here for opportunities: Volunteer Halton SPARK Ontario

Check here for ideas from the board: HDSB ideas during COVID

When can I start and how many do I need?

Students can start accumulating their hours in the summer following their grade 8 year. You need to complete 40 hours to graduate.