Regional Learning Choices Programs (RLCP) empower students by providing an opportunity to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. The Peel board provides secondary students from across Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon with 11 different Secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs. The programs are open to all eligible students. The entry point for all RLCP programs is grade 9.
Please note that students in the Elementary Regional Learning Choices Program will not automatically be accepted into Secondary Regional Learning Choices Program. They must apply to the Secondary RLCP in the same way all other students are applying, and participate in the same assessment process.
Students and families are encouraged to attend the information night for the program of their choice to receive specific program information and application details. Use the Find your school tool to access a list of Regional Learning Choices Programs available in your boundary, based on your home address.
Click on one of the Secondary RLCP below to learn more:
Graphic and Design Management
International Business and Technology (IBT)
Truck and Coach Engineering and Technology
International Baccalaureate (IB)
International and Executive Leadership Academy
Regional Skilled Trades
To explore other specialized programs that extend beyond the regular curriculum, view our Specialist High Skills Major or Explore High Skills pages.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a university readiness program. Students in the AP program will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario curriculum, while experiencing additional enrichment to prepare them for the senior level AP courses. It provides students with an opportunity to learn content in more depth and to develop skills to support greater success in university. Students can potentially earn a first-year university credit upon successful completion of each AP exam. The program, designed by a U.S. education association called the College Board, is designed for highly motivated and academically inclined students who have a strong foundation in fundamental numeracy and literacy knowledge and skills.
Central Peel Secondary School
32 Kennedy Rd. N
Brampton, ON L6V 1X4
John Fraser Secondary School
2665 Erin Centre Blvd.
Misssissauga, ON L5M 5H6
Oct. 23, 2018
The Regional Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to explore their creativity through an intensive, challenging and innvoative arts program. The Regional Arts Program provides a comprehensive education in the Arts discipline of their choice, while learning the Ontario curriculum. There are four areas of Arts programming available: Dance, Drama, Music (instrumental/vocal) or Visual Arts. Students will also participate in a variety of arts experiences, including guest artists in the classroom, field trips and co-curricular activities. Students must audition to be accepted into the program.
Students who live south of Highway 401 apply to:
Cawthra Park Secondary School
1305 Cawthra Rd.
Brampton, ON L6T 2B2
Students who live north of Highway 401 apply to:
Mayfield Secondary School
5000 Mayfield Rd.,
Caledon, ON L7C 0Z5
Oct. 29, 2018 7 p.m.
The Graphic and Design Management (GDM) program focuses on many pathways related to design such as graphic design, fashion, architecture, video game design and animation, interior, urban, industrial design and engineering, and packaging design. GDM students will gain valuable experience in all aspects of the design industry with guest speakers and field trips relevant to their specific needs and interests. They will acquire specific qualifications required to pursue various fields of study beyond secondary school. They will participate in exciting design challenges through co-curricular opportunities.
In grades 9 and 10, GDM students take Art and Technological Design courses and then have the option to focus on specific disciplines in grades 11 and 12 through Communication Technology, Technological Design, and Art. In grade 11, students will also have the opportunity to acquire the Specialist High Skills Major in Business or Information and Communication Technology.
TL Kennedy Secondary School
3100 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, ON L4T 1X3
Oct. 30, 2018 7 p.m.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) is an academically rigorous program leading to expanded opportunities for admission into highly sought-after programs at university. IB offers a challenging curriculum, taught by highly skilled IB teachers who are required to attend subject specific training on a regular basis.
The program is noted for its depth and its global perspective. The IB Diploma provides a demanding educational experience across the curriculum and requires IB students to engage in community service, individual research and inquiry into the nature of knowledge.
The IB Diploma Program is accessed through the International Baccalaureate (IB) at Glenforest and Turner Fenton. The IB program uses the Ontario Curriculum in a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Students access the IB Diploma Program at Harold M. Brathwaite and Erindale through a Pre-IB program using the Ontario Curriculum to develop well-rounded students who are prepared to respond to challenges and apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
North of Highway 401
Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School
415 Great Lakes Dr.
Brampton, ON L6R 2Z4
Turner Fenton Secondary School
7935 Kennedy Rd., S.
Brampton, ON L6V 3N2
South of Highway 401
Erindale Secondary School
2021 Dundas St. W.
Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2
Glenforest Secondary School
3575 Fieldgate Dr.
Mississauga, ON L4X 2J6
Oct. 25, 2018 7 p.m.
The International Business and Technology Program strives to integrate the objectives of 21st century skill development with project-based learning. Students will emerge from the IBT program as well-rounded citizens, equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to be productive participants in the global community.
The International Business and Technology (IBT) program is a specialized regional program that uses the Ontario Curriculum. The program engages the modern learner through a global lens using project-based, cross-curricular, inquiry-driven learning that is enhanced by technology. Students will learn about a variety of business models and incorporate these models into project-based entrepreneurial learning challenges. Throughout the program, students further develop the 21st century competencies: critical thinking and problem solving, learning to learn, innovation and creativity, collaboration, communication and global citizenship.
Meadowvale Secondary School
6700 Edenwood Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5N 3B2
North Park Secondary School
10 North Park Dr.
Brampton, ON L6S 3M1
TL Kennedy Secondary School
Mississauga, ON L5B 1N7
International Executive Leadership Academy
The International and Executive Leadership Academy builds leaders for tomorrow. The program provides opportunities for students to take part in local, national and global projects and complete industry-recognized certifications connected to social justice initiatives. In this technologically engaging program, students complete all of the requirements of the Ontario curriculum while participating in enhancements such as conferences, field trips, co-curricular team building opportunities, and specialized workshops designed to develop critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, creativity, and confidence. Students will participate in the prestigious and internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh Award to further develop their leadership skills in the areas of community service, adventurous journey, skill and physical recreation.
In grade 11, students will also have the opportunity to acquire the Specialist High Skills Major in Business or Information and Communication Technology. The program is open to all students entering grade 9.
The Regional Skilled Trades program focuses on experiential, hands-on learning to prepare students for Apprenticeship and College pathways and for opportunities to meet labour force demands locally, regionally and provincially. West Credit currently offers a unique facility featuring 12 specialized technological education shops in areas including: automotive, manufacturing (a full machine shop with welding and fabrication), construction, cosmetology, greenhouse, hospitality kitchens, and one ministry-licensed child care centre all containing industry-standard equipment. Core subjects are offered at the applied level. Students can select to study from a list of trades preparation courses including: construction, chef and baker training, green industries, hairstyling and aesthetics, manufacturing and automotive technician. West Credit has partnerships with several colleges including: Centennial, Conestoga, Humber, Mohawk, Niagara and Sheridan. This program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, as well as, opportunities to develop hands-on skills required for success in college, apprenticeships and the workplace.
West Credit Secondary School
6325 Montevideo Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5N 4G7
The Regional Sports Program is an inclusive, athletic-focused learning environment that supports diversity in education through a commitment to healthy active living and provides a variety of leadership and healthy lifestyle opportunities for all students. Physical activity is crucial to the way students think and feel. It has a positive impact on overall physical health, mental well-being, and on the capacity to learn. The Regional Sports Program is focused on delivering a quality physical education program that increases students’ interests and active involvement in physical literacy, fitness, and leadership. These opportunities will create and promote the development of healthy active living and leadership skills that can be utilized within the school and greater community.
Key features include:
Applewood Heights Secondary School
945 Bloor St. E
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2M8
Oct. 24, 2018 7 p.m.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program integrates a hands-on, minds-on philosophy and provides students with an interactive approach to learning the Ontario curriculum. Students will inquire and develop skills that equip them to investigate our world critically through the many lenses of social justice, character attributes, and ethics. The SciTech student will engage through STEM inquiry-based learning and finding solutions to real world problems and issues.
SciTech continues to be a dynamic and evolving program through the ongoing dialogue with post-secondary educational programs and industry partners to reflect our ever-changing world. To promote enriching opportunities, students will be required to use industry standard technology, dialogue with guest speakers, and participate in excursions, competitions and clubs tailored to create unique STEM experiences.
Chinguacousy Secondary School
1370 Williams Parkway
Brampton, ON L6C 1V3
Port Credit Secondary School
70 Mineola Rd. East
Mississauga, ON L5G 2E5
Oct. 17, 2018 7 p.m.
The Peel Regional Strings program provides students with the opportunity to study a string instrument while in secondary school. Students may choose from the following instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass. The schools offer instruction from beginner to highly advanced in order to accommodate all performance levels. Students will focus on mastering their string instrument of choice with instruction provided by accomplished strings teachers. Students will perform in solo settings, as well as small and large ensembles. Other enrichment activities include music history, music theory and ear training.
As a part of the Peel Regional Strings Program, students will collaborate with other instrumentalists, creating an orchestral experience unique in the Peel region. While some students choose to pursue post-secondary education in music, many others seek out challenging career and educational opportunities in the trades, humanities, sciences, law, and medicine. Research has shown that studying music improves academic ability, self-discipline, motivation, and self-confidence. The Regional Strings Programs provide wonderful opportunities for students to develop critical thinking and creative processing skills—important skills required in the 21st century.
Central Peel Secondary School
32 Kennedy Rd. N.
Brampton, ON L6V 1X4
Oct. 23, 2018 7 p.m.
The Truck and Coach Engineering and Technology Program at Bramalea Secondary School offers students in all educational pathways the opportunity to gain both an overview of, and specialization in, the transportation industry. Housed in the state-of-the-art Truck and Coach facility, students will immerse themselves in experiential learning that provides students a comprehensive overview of the transportation industry including mechanical applications, logistics, and design and engineering.
Students in the program will complete all requirements of the Ontario secondary school diploma, while taking courses focused on various aspects of the transportation industry. In tandem with the Specialist High Skills Major in Transportation, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of all aspects related to the transportation, as well as the opportunity to gain authentic work experience within the field through cooperative education placements. The program is offered in partnership with Centennial College and other advanced training institutions, and prepares students for entry into post-secondary programs, or a career in the transportation industry upon graduation.
Bramalea Secondary School
510 Balmoral Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 1W4
Nov. 5, 2018 7 p.m.
Click on the following link for important application and participation dates for Secondary RLCP.
Please ensure that your email address is accurate as this is the main communication method between the school and the applicant.
The Secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs are open to all eligible students. Once you have successfully applied to a Regional Learning Choices program, you will receive a confirmation email within minutes of submitting your application online. If you do not receive an email confirming your application has been received, please wait 24 hours before contacting the school. Schools will only be able to view your application after 24 hours.
Applicants are offered space in a Regional Learning Choices Program based on a two-step process:
Once students have been offered all available spaces in a specific Regional Learning Choices Program, the remaining students will be placed on the school's waitlist. Each school has its own waitlist.
For more information regarding offers, visit the Frequently Asked Questions – Application process.
Offers must be accepted through the Peel board's online application website. To find out when offers will be made, visit the RLCP-Elementary or RLCP-Secondary pages.
Students who live in Peel (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga)
Students who live outside of the Peel region
Please note: In some cases, all spots may be offered to students who live in Peel.
For more information regarding offers, visit the Frequently Asked Questions – Offers and waitlist section.
All regional programs include a non-refundable application fee and an annual program fee. All secondary RLCP application fees are $40 with the exception of Truck and Coach, which is offered at no cost. Most program fees are $200, with four exceptions:
All fees must be paid through the board's online application website. Once a program is accepted, the amount owing is recalculated (the program fee is added to the cart) and the applicant will be able to pay online using the pay now button.
For more information regarding fees, visit the Frequently Asked Questions – Fees section.
Transportation is not provided for students in regional programs. If students have been accepted into a regional program and they live within the school boundary, they are eligible for busing only if they meet the distance criteria outlined in Policy 39 - Transportation.
Some programs are supported by parent-funded school bus transportation. This is a fee-based service that is contracted directly between parents and a third-party company. Please note, neither the school nor Peel board is involved with this agreement. All aspects of safety, insurance, licensing, communications, fees, applications, service complaints, student behaviour and pick-up/drop-off locations are the responsibility of such third-party bus company.
For specific program information and for all inquiries regarding fees and the status of applications, contact the school that offers the Regional Learning Choices Program of interest.
5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga ON Canada L5R 1C6
905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146