Regional Programs 2019-20

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Brought to you by the Peel District School Board: Regional Programs

Regional programs offered by the Peel District School Board empower students by providing an opportunity to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. All students may apply for the programs.


Transportation is not provided for students in regional programs. If students have been accepted into a regional program and they live within the school boundary, they are eligible for busing only if they meet the distance criteria outlined in Policy #39—Transportation.


Most regional programs include an annual fee. The fee is specific to the program.

Information nights: click here for complete list of Open Houses

Students and their families are encouraged to attend the information night for the program of their choice to receive more information about the program and application details. If you are unable to attend the information night, information and application details are available through the school.

For Grade 6 Students to apply for Middle School Regional Programs:

  • Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School
    • Regional Arts Program
    • Information Night: January 24th, 2019 at 6:30pm
    • Application Deadline: February 2nd, 2018

  • Bristol Road Middle School
    • I.B. Program
    • Information night: January 16th, 2017 at 7pm
    • Application deadline:February 2nd, 2018
  • Lisgar Middle School
    • IBT Program
    • Information Night: January 17, 2018 at 6:30pm
    • Application deadline: February 2nd, 2018
  • Extended French! Green Glade Public School  click here

Grade Eights!

Explore program options at Peel board schools

Our home school is Stephen Lewis Secondary School. SLSS offers a variety or core and elective credits for students to choose from. Information about course offerings at each school is available in the Common Course Calendar.  Ms. Macleod (Guidance) and our grade 8 teachers will be assisting all our students to choose courses on MyBlueprint that are best suited for them.

SLSS school students also have access to a range of specialized programs that extend beyond the regular curriculum and are designed to meet the various needs and interests of our students. With help from their parents, teachers and guidance counsellors, students can design a pathway through secondary school that's personalized to their interests and goals. SLSS Information Night is September 27th, 2018  at 6:30pm.

West Credit Secondary School: West Credit Secondary School prepares students for the world of work, apprenticeships, trades and college programs. The school provides a focused learning environment for students and a dedicated and supportive staff. Students are required to take Co-operative Education as part of their program.

The school’s goal is to challenge students to strive for excellence. Staff provide students with tools for successful life planning, enabling them to make positive contributions to their community and to college. In addition to a variety of locally-developed and modified applied courses, West Credit offers a full complement of workplace courses and the Applied Stream  for students interested in pursuing a Skilled Trade. West Credit Information Night is October 25th, at 7:00 pm.

Regional Programs:

Information nights start soon for Regional Learning Choices Programs. Visit and click on “Regional Learning Choices Programs” for more detailed descriptions,  information night dates and links to school websites. All Secondary options will be explored in Guidance class. Please contact  Ms. Macleod (Guidance) if you have any concerns!

Arts (grades  9 to 12)

At the secondary level, students experience a comprehensive education in an arts discipline of their choice, while learning the Ontario curriculum. Students must audition to be accepted into the program. Students can audition for the arts program in grade 9 without having attended the program in middle school. Cawthra Secondary School Information night is October 29th , at 7:00pm.

click here for audition requirements

Sports (grades 9 to 12)

The Regional Sports Program exposes students to a range of physical activities and focuses on lifelong health, wellness and leadership. Students in the program participate in physical education year round and take part in co-curricular athletics or community involvement to build leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to complete industry-recognized certifications in first aid, personal training, coaching and officiating, among others. In grade 11, students will have the option to transition into the Specialist High Skills Major program in sports. Applewood Heights Secondary School Information Night is October 24th at 7pm.

International Baccalaureate (grades  9 to 12)

The International Baccalaureate program provides a stimulating academic environment that celebrates learning and connects it to the world outside the classroom. It emphasizes awareness and acceptance of all cultures and attitudes, and fosters an understanding of how and why we learn. Upon completion of the IB program, students earn a diploma that is recognized by universities internationally. Students can apply for the IB program in grade 9 without having attended the program in grade 7 and 8 Erindale Secondary School Information Night is Oct. 25th at 7pm.  

International Business and Technology (grades  9 to 12)

The International Business Technology (IBT) program provides students with a challenging program in all academic areas. Students enrolled in the program will explore subjects from a global perspective. Students can apply for the program for grade 9 without having attended the program in middle school.  Meadowvale Secondary School Information night is Oct. 30th at 7pm.

SciTech (grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12)

The SciTech program integrates a hands-on, minds-on philosophy and provides students with an interactive approach to learning. The program focuses on science and technology and includes excursions, guest speakers, competitions and clubs. Port Credit Secondary School Information Night is October 17th, at 7 pm.

Strings (grades 9 to 12)

Students enrolled in the Regional Strings program (for violin, viola, cello and bass) have the opportunity to explore the many facets of string playing through Chamber Strings (for advanced players), Intermediate Strings (for students with one or two years experience), and Beginning Strings (for students with no previous experience).  Port Credit Secondary School Information Night is Oct. 17th  at 7pm.

Advanced Placement Programs (grades 9 to 12)

The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows students to pursue university-level studies while in secondary school. Students can earn a first-year university credit for each AP credit achieved. In grades 9 and 10, students in the AP program will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario curriculum, while experiencing additional enrichment to prepare them for the senior level AP courses. John Fraser Secondary School  Information Night is Oct. 23rd at 7pm.

Graphic and Design Management (grades 9 to 12)

The Graphic and Design Management (GDM) program focuses on many pathways related to design such as graphic, fashion, architecture, video game design and animation, interior design, urban design, industrial design and engineering, and packaging design. GDM students take Technology Design courses for four years, and have the option to focus on specific disciplines in grades 10 to 12. Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School open house is October 30th at 7pm.

Truck and Coach Engineering and Technology (grade 9-12)

The Truck and Coach Engineering and Technology Program at Bramalea Secondary School offers students  an overview of, and specialization in, the transportation industry. Housed in the state-of-the-art Truck and Coach facility, students will immerse themselves in experiential learning that provides students a comprehensive overview of the transportation industry including mechanical applications, logistics, and design and engineering. Info session Nov. 5th, 7pm.