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Welcome to Grade 9 105
Welcome to Grade 9

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Welcome Grade 8 Students and Families.  We are so glad that you are joining us, and look forward to sharing with you all the great programs and experiences that Huron Heights has to offer!


1.  Registration Information:

·        Huron Heights is open to transfer requests.

·        On the sidebar, click on School Registration​ We have provided links to the Registration Form and Transfer Form.

·        Read through each of the scenarios and select the one that is most applicable to your situation.​

2. Department video (below)



YouTube link (available now)

Alternative Education​


Computer Studies




Family Studies



Guidance ​​

Health and Physical Education




Special Education

Technological Education

Visual Arts


What do I need to know about High School?

Find below a video that highlights information about graduation requirements.


What Do I Need to Graduate?

Students require 30 credits, 40 community involvement hours and must complete the literacy requirement in order to graduate and obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Click on this link​ for a detailed explanation of the graduation requirements.


What Courses Do I Take In Grade Nine?

Students entering Grade 9 are required to take 8 courses - 4 courses will be scheduled in Semester One (Sept. – Jan.), and 4 courses in Semester Two (Feb. – June).

Students take 6 compulsory courses in Grade 9:

·         ENGLISH (academic or locally developed)                                    

·         SCIENCE (de-streamed or locally developed)                 

·         GEOGRAPHY (academic)                       

·         MATH (de-streamed or locally developed)

·         PHYSICAL EDUCATION (open)                        

·         FRENCH (academic or open)                   ​


Students must also take two optional courses, and choose two alternates when completing their course selections. These courses include:

·         ARTS – Visual, Dramatic, Dance, Music (Instrumental and/or Vocal)

·         BUSINESS – Introduction to Information Technology

·         SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES – Food and Nutrition Studies

·         SPECIAL EDUCATION – Learning Strategies GLE1O1 (for students who are identified through the Board’s IPRC process)

·         TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION – Communications, Construction, Tech. Design, Precision Machining, Welding, Health and Personal Services, Transportation


Want more information on the optional courses available in Grade 9? See the Newsletter below for additional details, speak with your current teacher and/or a Guidance counsellor at Huron Heights.

Department Specific Information:

For detailed information regarding the courses offered by each department, please open the “Programs” tab at the top of the Huron Heights website.


How Do I Use The Pathway Planner to Select my Courses?

Current YRDSB students will be able to use the Pathway Planner to select their courses (for non-YRDSB students, see the School Registration tab for information regarding submitting courses). Students attending elementary schools within the Huron Heights boundaries will receive a classroom session regarding completing their course selections. You may also use the “How to Use the Pathway Planner”​ slideshow attached here for additional information:


Grade Eight NewsletterClick on this link​​ to read detailed information on due dates, types of courses, course descriptions as so much more!


Who Should I Contact?


Wendy Kordez

Subject Head of Guidance



Patricia Barnard

Students with the last name A-H  and Arts Huron students



Jon Gorman

Students with the last name I-R



Phylitsa Phylactou

Students with the last name S-Z and SHSM students

905-895-2384 x (x192)

Student Success

Students without an IEP, but requiring extra support

Jennifer Foster



Special Education

Students with an IEP requiring support

Jill Walters

(Subject Head)




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