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Welcome to Maple High School - home of scholars, leaders, athletes, and artists! We are excited to meet and officially welcome you in the fall.

In this interactive virtual tour​, you will learn about our school, departments, courses and programs by selecting the icons located throughout. You will be touring the school through panoramic images, so be sure to pan the images all the way around.


Transitions - Grades 8 to 9

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Transitioning from elementary to secondary school is a very exciting time for all students. A lot happens during the grade 8 year that will help to make this transition a smooth and enjoyable experience. The information below will help students get registered at Maple High School for Grade 9, which will begin at the end of August 2023.


Please note that Grade 8 Information Night and Course Selection presentations will be updated with 2023-2024 Maple High School information as it becomes available.


Screencast Version of Grade 8 Information Night Presentation - October 2022 ​


If you prefer to view the Grade 8 Information Night (October 2022) presentation as a PDF with live links, please click here​.  

​​What Do I Need to Know About Secondary School? - video prepared by York Region District School for the 2022-2023 school year regarding requirements for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

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Grade 8 to 9 Course Selection Presentation​ - This presentation was delivered to Grade 8 students at our elementary partner schools in December 2021 for the 2022-2023 course selection process. A screencast version is also available.​  




Update on Grad​e 9 Course Types


Grade 9 Mathematics and Grade 9 Science have been destreamed across the province.  Below are the course titles and codes:

 

Mathematics, Grade 9 (MTH1W)

Science, Grade 9 (SNC1W)

 

In addition, Grade 9 English, Geography, and French will only be offered as Academic courses; Applied courses in English (ENG1P), Geography (CGC1P) and French (FSF1P) will no longer be offered and have been removed from My Pathway Planner (myBlueprint).  

 

Locally Developed is still being offered for Mathematics (MAT1L), Science (SNC1L), and English (ENG1L), but these course placements are determined in consultation with parents, Grade 8 teachers, and Special Education Resource Teachers.  

 

If the student has pre-selected any courses that are no longer being offered on their high school planner, they will see a message indicating that the course is no longer available.  They will need to delete the course, and then add the revised desired course code.  

 

For Math, they will add MTH1W1; for science, they will add SNC1W1.  

 

If they have pre-selected applied courses, they will need to make adjustments as well: ENG1Dfor English, CGC1Dfor Geography, and FSF1Dfor French.  They can still select FSF1O1 if they have had less than 600 hours of elementary core French instruction.  

 

If they are entering Maple High School and are enrolled in Maple's Preparatory IB programme, they will select MTH1WZ, SNC1WZ, ENG1DZ, FSF1DZ, and CGC1Dfor their compulsory courses.

 

If they are entering Maple High School and are enrolled in Gifted programmingthey will select MTH1WG, SNC1WG, ENG1DG, and CGC1Dfor these four compulsory courses. For French, they will select FSF1Das there is no specified Gifted course for Grade 9 French.

 

This message will also be communicated to all Grade 8 students coming to Maple High School next year; it will be included in the email they receive via their GAPPs account​, with all of the necessary materials and information to complete their course selection, in mid-February. 



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Thank you for reviewing our Grade 8 Information Night Presentation, Grade 8 Course Selection Presentation, and for your interest in Maple High School.  ​If you have further questions, please submit them via the link just below and we will be sure to post the answers on this webpage.  Alternatively, you can call the school directly and ask to speak to any Guidance Counsellor.


Grade 8 Information - Questions?​


Please note that the Question and Answers series below will be updated with 2023-2024 Maple High School information as it becomes available.


Q. Can I attend Maple High School if I do not live in the school boundary but still attend a YRDSB elementary school?

A. Current YRDSB Grade 8 Students interested in coming to Maple High School, who do not live in the school boundary, must request and submit an electronic Transfer Request Form to their elementary home school by February 4, 2022.  Where a signature is required on the electronic Transfer Request Formeither an electronic signature or full name entered in the signature field will be accepted as a signature.  The elementary school will track and forward the transfer form to the home secondary school (the YRDSB school the student is designated to attend based on the student's home address).  By February 11, 2022, all student transfer decisions will be made and families will be notified.  To see list of which schools are open and closed to transfer, please click here.

Q.  I am in Grade 8, currently attend a school in the York Region District School Board, live in the Maple High School boundary, or have been approved for transfer to Maple High School, or have been accepted to Maple's Pre-International Baccalaureate program​.  How do I select my courses?


A.  All Grade 8 students currently enrolled in a school in the York Region District School Board, who live in the Maple High School boundary, or have been approved for transfer to Maple High School, or have been accepted to Maple's Pre-International Baccalaureate program, will receive an email in mid-February.  This email will contain all of the instructions and resources required to complete the course selection process.   All course selections are completed using myPathwayPlanner​.  You may access your pathway planner using myPathwayPlanner (myBlueprint) anytime, from any computer, using the My Pathway Planner icon​ and your GAPPs login and password.  ​​You will find all pertinent resources and information listed above on this webpage or alternatively, on our Course Selection webpage.   


Q.  How do I select my courses if I do not currently attend a York Region District Board elementary school?​  How about if I already attend another secondary school?

A.  If you are not currently attending a York Region District School Board elementary school (i.e., York Catholic), or if you have already completed at least one year of secondary school regardless of school board, you will need to contact our main office for registration information.  The process will include completing a secondary school registration form​​.


Q. I do not live the Maple High School boundary and have been accepted to Maple's Pre-International Baccalaureate program.  Do I need to submit a transfer form?


A. No, you do not.  Acceptance into any regional program (IB/Arts/Bill Crothers) is not considered a transfer, and thus, no electronic transfer request form needs to be submitted.

Q.  If my child is currently in Grade 8, and enrolled in a Gifted program at a YRDSB school, how do I ensure he/she/they remain in Gifted programming upon entering high school? 

A.   If your child is currently in a Gifted program at a YRDSB school, their myPathwayPlanner (myBlueprint) account, based on your home address, should be mapped to the appropriate high school offering gifted programming.  During the annual Identification, Placement and Review Committee Meeting (IPRC), you will have the opportunity to confirm your desire to have your child remain in gifted programming for Grade 9. 


Q.  What if my child is currently in Grade 8, enrolled in a Gifted program at a YRDSB school, but I do not want him/her/them to continue in Gifted programming upon entering high school?


A. If your child is currently in a Gifted program at a YRDSB school, their myPathwayPlanner (myBlueprint) account, based on your home address, should be mapped to the appropriate high school offering gifted programming.  During the annual Identification, Placement and Review Committee Meeting (IPRC), you will have the opportunity to confirm your desire to have your child removed from gifted programming for Grade 9. By doing this, your child will be automatcially mapped back in myPathwayPlanner (myBlueprint) to their home secondary school (the YRDSB school your child is designated to attend based on your home address).  If you do not live in the Maple High School boundary, and you would still like your child to attend our school for regular programming, you must request and submit an electronic Transfer Request Form to your elementary home school by February 4, 2022. 


Q.  What program/courses will my child take after the Gifted Program ends at the end of Grade 10?  Are there any Advanced Placement (AP) course options?  Can they be transferred into the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme?


A.  Students who complete the Gifted Program will take courses toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) for their Grade 11 and 12 year.  Maple High School does not offer AP courses. Moreover, students completing the Gifted program will not be able to transfer directly into the IB program at the end of Grade 10.  If your child would like to take AP courses, they may want to consider looking at other schools' course offerings which may better suit their interests and needs. If you would like to see what programs each individual secondary school offers in York Region District School Board, you can find the information here​.  


Q.  When reviewing the school website, it looks like there are very few opportunities for students to take electives in the International Baccalaureate program.  Is there any freedom in course choice for IB students?


A.  While the International Baccalaureate program is prescribed, there are opportunities for students to take electives.  Students typically take two electives in grade 9 and one elective in grade 10.  Many students do take summer school after their grade 9 year to open up another elective opportunity for Grade 10.  Please view our Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and IB Diploma Requirements webpage or the main Maple High School International Baccalaureate​ webpage for more information.  


Q.  How many courses are offered at Maple High School and what are the course names?


A.  You will find all of our course offerings and descriptions on our Course Selection webpage.  


Q.  I did not submit an application for the International Baccalaureate program. Can I still be considered for the 2022-2023 school year?


A.  Unfortunately, since the deadline has passed, we cannot consider your application for the 2022-2023 school year.


Q.  What extra-curricular activities does Maple High School offer?


A.  Please view the Grade 8 Informatio​n Night Presentation​​ above to discover the extra-curricular activities offered at Maple High School.


Q.  My child would like to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses?  What should he/she/they do?  Are there extra-curricular courses that are offered to counter the fact there are no AP courses?


A.  Unfortunately, Maple High School does not offer AP courses, nor does it offer extra-curricular course alternatives related specifically to AP.  If your child would like to take AP courses, they may want to consider looking at other schools' course offerings which may better suit their interests and needs. If you would like to see what programs each individual secondary school offers in York Region District School Board, you can find the information here​.


Q.  Can you elaborate on timelines and school boundaries?


A.  For registration and course selection timelines, please see the scree​ncast version​ of the Grade 8 to 9 Course Selection presentation. For school boundary information, please click here​ or use the Sch​ool Locator​​ feature found on the main YRDSB website


Q.  Will there be bus service to attend Maple High School for the International Baccalaureate program?


A.  Unfortunately, there is no bussing provision to attend the International Baccalaureate program at Maple High School.


Q.  May I take Grade 10 Technology, Computers, Arts, Social Science or Business courses in Grade 9 because they are designated as "open" courses?


A.  Yes, you may.  In fact, since there are no prerequisites for any Grade 10 "open" course, Grade 9 students are welcome to select them if they so desire.  




All other course selection materials (i.e. myPathwayPlanner Course Selection Instructions, Master List of Courses, General Information about Maple High School) are available on the Course Selection tab on the Maple High School Guidance webpage.


 


 



 

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