Grade 8 to Grade 9

Transition to Grade 9

  • Information to keep in mind for the transition to Grade 9:

    • Students Should check their HDSB email over the summer. They will receive a few communications from GDHS (a welcome to grade 9, a reminder about Gr. 9 Orientation, an email from their Link Crew Leaders (senior peer mentors), and their timetable). *note: timetables will likely be sent out in late August.

    • These communications are all sent directly to students.

    • Grade 9 Orientation will be on Tuesday September 6th from 8:54 am - 11:30 am.

      • There will then be a grade 9 BBQ lunch until 12:45 pm.

      • There will be lots of Link Leaders out holding signs at the beginning of this first day and they will help all new grade 9 students to know where to go.

      • *it was mentioned during the Spring Virtual Orientation that Gr. 9 Orientation would be the morning of August 31st - this is NO LONGER the case as we have been given permission to run it during the morning of the first day of school.

    • Classes on the first day will begin at 12:48pm (immediately after the Grade 9 orientation and BBQ lunch). These classes run periods 1, 2, 3, 4, then 5 and will be approximately 30 minutes long on this day. They will give students a chance to find their classroom, meet their teacher, and meet their classmates.

    • Regularly timed 75 minute long classes will begin at 8:54 am on Wednesday September 7th. *Again...Link Leaders and staff members will help new grade 9 students if they need help finding their classrooms.

    • Bussing information can be found at: *note: Courtesy Seat applications are due by July 15th at 5:00 pm *the application form and contact information is under "News" on the GDHS website

    • Many questions can be answered by going the the Georgetown District High School Website at *Specific Gr 8-9 Transition Information is under the Guidance Tab

Georgetown District Heads Up to Grade 9 Flyer 2022 (1) (2).pdf

International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

October 21, 2021

  • Virtual Open House for Gr 8 students wishing to apply for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme (ALP for Gr 9 & 10 students).

  • Click on the link below for more information about the ALP and IB program in your area and the Virtual Open House link on October 21.