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Secondary Schools Closed to Transfers
Secondary Schools Closed to Transfers

​Each year the York Region District School Board staff work collaboratively to balance student enrolment and accommodation needs in an effort to ensure that students living in a school attendance area can attend their local secondary school without overflowing to other schools. Those accepted on transfer into courses and/or programs outside their home school attendance area need to be accommodated without displacing or limiting opportunity for students who live locally.

In order to assist schools in their planning and students in their course selection and pathways choices, the following is provided which outlines the secondary school ‘closed’ or ‘open’ to new transfer requests for the 2019-20 school year, categorized under one of the following headings:

  • A. Schools Closed to New Transfers 
  • B. Schools Open to New Transfer Requests

2019-20 School Year​​

A. The following schools will not be accepting new student transfer requests into their regular program for the 2019-2020 school year:

​CEC Central: ​Aurora High ​School (except from Highview PS and Regency PS), Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill High School

CEC East:


Markville Secondary School, Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School​

CEC North: ​

Newmarket High School
CEC West:
Emily Carr Secondary School, Vaughan Secondary School (for French Immersion), Westmount Collegiate Institute (for Grades 9 and 10)​
 

B. The following schools will be open to new student transfer requests into grades 9-12 for the 2019-2020 school year: 

​CEC Central:
Alexander Mackenzie High School, Aurora High School (only from Regency Acres PS and Highview PS), Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School, King City Secondary School, Langstaff Secondary School, Richmond Green Secondary School

CEC East: Bill Hogarth Secondary School, Bur Oak Secondary School, Markham District High School, Middlefield Collegiate Institute, Milliken Mills High School, Unionville High School​

CEC North: ​

Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School, Huron Heights Secondary School, Keswick High School, Sir William Mulock Secondary School, Stouffville District Secondary School, Sutton District High School
CEC West:

​Maple High School, Stephen Lewis Secondary School, Thornhill Secondary School, Thornlea Secondary School, Tommy Douglas Secondary School, Vaughan Secondary School (only for Regular Track), Westmount Collegiate Institute (only for Grades 11 and 12), Woodbridge College

2018-19 Sch​ool Year

A. The following schools will not be ac​cepting new student transfer requests into their regular program for the 2018-2019 school year:

CEC Central:​ Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill High School, Langstaff SS (French Immersion only)
CEC East: Markville Secondary School, Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School
CEC North: ​ Newmarket High School
CEC West: Emily Carr Secondary School, Vaughan SS (French Immersion Only)


B. The following schools will be open ​to new student transfer requests into grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year:

​CEC Central:


​Alexander Mackenzie High School, Aurora High School, Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School, King City Secondary School, Langstaff Secondary School (Regular Track only), Richmond Green Secondary School​

CEC East:


Bur Oak Secondary School, Markham District High School, Middlefield Collegiate Institute, Milliken Mills High School, Unionville High School

CEC North:​


Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School, Huron Heights Secondary School, Keswick High School, Sir William Mulock Secondary School, Stouffville District Secondary School, Sutton District High School

CEC West:


Maple High School, Stephen Lewis Secondary School, Thornhill Secondary School, Thornlea Secondary School, Tommy Douglas Secondary School, Vaughan Secondary School (Regular Track only), Westmount Collegiate Institute, Woodbridge College​

Transfer requests from Grade 8​ Students:

Transfer requests from Grade 8 students must accompany the Registration Forms and are due to their home school by February 1, 2019. Students will be notified of the decision of their transfer request by February 6, 2019.  If the transfer request is approved, current YRDSB students will be required to submit their electronic course selection in My Pathway Planner by February 22, 2019.  Students external to YRDSB will submit a paper copy of their course selection.  Please see your classroom teacher, the secondary school guidance department or school principal with questions regarding course selection.

Transfer requests from Second​ary Students:

Students currently attending secondary school are to submit transfer request forms to their principal by February 1, 2019. Students will be notified of the decision of their transfer request by February 6, 2019.  If the transfer request is approved, students (both internal and external to our board) will be required to submit a paper copy of their course selection options to their new secondary school by February 22, 2019.  Course selection for approved transfers will not occur in My Pathway Planner.  Please see your classroom teacher, the guidance department or school principal with questions regarding course selection. 

For more information on attendance areas and student transfers, students and parents/guardians are encouraged to review the process outlined in Board Policy #108 Student Accommodation – Attendance Areas and Student Transfers.
If you have questions regarding a specific school, course or program, please contact the school.
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