Getting Ready for High School

This program is open to all students entering grade 9 in Fall 2020 and provides them with a brief introduction to the grade 9 English and mathematics curriculum, as well as study skills, time management, and steps to success.  The program also allows students to become familiar with their new school and prepares them for the transition from elementary school to secondary school.  It is especially helpful for students who are experiencing some anxiety related to the upcoming transition. This program will be delivered by qualified teachers and where possible teachers from the school in which the program is held.  It is recommended that students attend the program at the secondary school they will be attending in Fall 2020 as the programs will be tailored to that school.

Bus Schedule

Bus transportation is available only for Brock HS, Port Perry HS, and Uxbridge SS.  A schedule will be issued at the time of registration. Bussing will only be provided if in-person programs occur. Due to COVID-19, the delivery model (face to face, distance learning or mixed), transportation and first day procedures have yet to be determined and will depend on future direction from the Ministry of Education regarding safety and operating protocols for the reopening of schools. More information will be provided at a later date.

Course Dates and Times

August 24, 2020 to August 27, 2020 for regular school year calendar schools.

August 24, 2020 to August 26, 2020 for Brock HS, Henry St. HS, and Maxwell Hts. SS.

8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Course Guide
Course Guide
Course Information and Registration Forms

Bus schedule

Program information

Registration checklist for current DDSB students

Registration instructions for current DDSB students


August 24 to August 27, 2020

Ajax HS, 105 Bayly St. E., Ajax
Anderson CVI, 400 Anderson St., Whitby
Brooklin HS, 20 Carnwith Dr. W. Brooklin
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby
Donald A. Wilson SS, 681 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby - French Immersion
Dunbarton HS, 655 Sheppard Ave., Pickering
Eastdale CVI, 265 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa
G.L. Roberts CVI, 399 Chaleur Ave., Oshawa
J Clarke Richardson C, 1355 Harwood Ave. N., Ajax
O'Neill CVI, 301 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
Pickering HS, 180 Church St. N., Ajax
Pine Ridge SS, 2155 Liverpool Rd. N., Pickering
Port Perry HS, 160 Rosa St., Port Perry
R.S. McLaughlin CVI, 570 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa
Sinclair SS, 380 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby
Uxbridge SS, 127 Planks Lane, Uxbridge


August 24 to August 26, 2020

Brock HS, C1590 Concession 12, Cannington

Henry St HS, 600 Henry St., Whitby

Maxwell Heights SS, 1100 Coldstream Dr., Oshawa

Registration Deadline
August 20, 2020.
Students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Note: For students who are NEW to the Durham District School Board for Fall 2020.

To support Identified students who receive modifications or accommodations to their program during the school year, who are new to the DDSB, please ensure that you submit a copy of your child’s IEP to Continuing Education prior to the start of the program.  This will be forwarded to the teacher.  If you have questions, please call Michele Reid, Head of Elective Programs – Durham Continuing Education – 905.436.3211.  Documents may be submitted at Durham Continuing Education via email  This is for students NEW to the DDSB only.