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. To this end, this letter is to inform you of the status of new student transfer requests into secondary schools for September 2013.
The following list of schools is provided to assist students in their course selection and pathways choices:
A. The following schools will not be accepting new student transfer requests into their regular program for the 2013-2014 school year:
CEC Central: 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, Stephen Lewis Secondary School, Westmount Collegiate Institute
Note: Transfer requests may be considered in extenuating circumstances, with prior approval from the Superintendent of Schools, for specific program reasons (i.e. Alternative Education programs.)
B. The following schools will be open to new student transfer requests into grades 9-12 for the 2013-2014 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, Thornhill Secondary School, Thornlea Secondary School, Vaughan Secondary School, Woodbridge College
Transfer requests from Grade 8 students must accompany the Registration Forms and are due to their home school by February 4, 2013. Students currently attending secondary school are to submit transfer request forms to their principal by February 4, 2013. Students will be notified of the decision of their transfer request after February 11, 2013. Please note that course selection forms for all students must be submitted in Career Cruising by February 19, 2013 (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.