Gr. 8 Secondary School Information

Earnscliffe Senior Public School Transition Update

Grade 8 Parent Info Night

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 6:30pm

50 Earnscliffe Circle

Brampton, ON

Important Dates and Deadlines

Secondary Course Selections for Grade 8 Students

Opens Monday November 14, 2016

Closes Friday December 2, 2016

Regional Programs

Applications Open: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Applications Closed: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Regional Program Offer / Acceptance

First Round Offers: Monday, February 6, 2017
First Round Acceptances: Thursday, February 9, 2017 no later than 4pm

Second Round Offers: Friday, February 10, 2017
Second Round Acceptances: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 no later than 4 pm

Waitlist Closes: Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Secondary Regional and Regular Program Information Nights

Find My School

Follow this link to find your school.

Students Leaving French Immersion for the English Program

Please send in a signed note indicating that your child will be leaving the French Immersion program. Please be aware this may mean that your child's secondary will change. You can find your child's school by clicking on the link "Find My School" above.

Bramalea Secondary School Visit

Thursday, Nov. 17th, 9-11am

510 Balmoral Dr

Brampton, ON

Students who live within the Bramalea S.S. boundaries for regular stream and French Immersion will visit Bramalea S.S.

Students Leaving the Peel Board

If your child will be leaving the Peel District School Board to attend a private school or moving to Dufferin-Peel, please do NOT complete secondary course options for a Peel High School. Please send in a signed note indicating that your child will not be returning to Peel . Please note that we cannot assist you with programs being offered by other school boards. Please contact the school you are interested in directly. It should also be noted that PDSB and Dufferin Peel have a joint protocol that prohibits us from signing any paperwork required for the other school board.

Making My Way: Pathways for All Students

Information found on this site:

  • Common Course Calendar
  • Community Hours
  • Co-operative Education
  • Regional Program Information
  • Explore High Skills
  • High Skills Major

English Language Learners and Special Education Students

If your child is an English Language Learner Ms. Poset will assist you in choosing the correct secondary school and course options. If you have an IEP or are getting support through the Special Education Program Ms. Taylor and Ms. Dietrich will assist you in choosing the correct secondary school programming and course options.

Course Types

Locally Developed:

  • focus on essential skills


  • More Hands on and teacher guided
  • practical concrete applications, with some theoretical application


  • more independent learning, faster pace, & higher level thinking
  • develop knowledge and skills by emphasizing theoretical and abstract applications of essential concepts and explore related concepts

My Blueprint

If your child is attending a secondary school in Peel District School Board they will use the myblueprint website to make their course selections. The easiest way for your child to access my blueprint is through their student BYOD page. Parents can also sign up and link to their child's my blueprint account. Please see instructions below. Peel ensure you are using the Peel myblueprint account through the link below.

How to create a Parent/Advisor myblueprint account...

Myblueprint web link

Need More Information?

At Earnscliffe we are commited to working with families to make your child's transition to secondary school a smooth one. If you have questions about schools you may either contact the secondary school's student services, your child's teacher or contact Ms. Dietrich the Guidance Counsellor at Earnscliffe.