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Please ensure that your email address is accurate as this is the main communication method between the school and the applicant.
Please remember that the student name MUST MATCH EXACTLY what is shown on the report cards. As well, your child’s 9-digit Ontario Education Number (OEN) must be accurate. The OEN can be found at the top of your child’s report cards.
For the written components in the application process, please note that there is a 4,000 character limit to your response. If your response exceeds the allowed number of characters, the application will not be saved or completed and the confirmation email will indicate the application is incomplete.
If there were any errors at all in the information you provided, return to the application form, log in and update the information. If your application has a status of 'Saved', which means you are still working on the application, you must go back into your application and click 'SUBMIT' to change the status of your application to 'Applied'. Please note that once the application period closes, you will not be able to make any changes and you will have to contact the school for the program that you have applied for.
Applications that are not submitted (including incomplete applications) by the deadline will not be considered for offers of acceptance into a regional program. View all of the important elementary RLCP dates.
Applications that are not submitted (including incomplete applications) by the deadline will not be considered for offers of acceptance into a regional program. View all of the important secondary RLCP dates.
The Peel District School Board has cancelled the participation component of applications for each of its elementary Regional Learning Choices Programs (RLCP) for the 2020-21 school year.
View the Elementary Regional Learning Choices Programs offered section which provides more information about each program.
Please note that not all secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs have a participation component. Depending on the program(s) that you have applied for, you may or may not receive an email which provide details about the participation component.
If indicated on the online application that your child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), please ensure that you provide the school with a copy. The school requires a copy of the IEP before the participation component of the application process. Please email or bring a hard copy to the school a minimum of one week before the participation component. If you have any questions, please call the school directly.
RLCPs are open to all eligible students—see program information for details. Students who meet the criteria for acceptance to the programs and who live in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga) will be offered spots first.
If there are more applicants than spaces in the program, a random selection process is used to select the students, who all must first meet the program criteria.
Yes, you may apply. Students who meet the program criteria and who live outside of the Region of Peel will be offered spots once applicants living in the Region of Peel have been accommodated. In some cases, all spots may be offered to students who live in the Region of Peel.
Please note that the Peel board considers all Region of Peel students (not only Peel District School Board students) before it considers outside Region of Peel applications. RLCP boundaries are honoured based on the applicant’s home address.
If a program has 56 spots to fill on the first round of offers, an email will be sent to the first 56 students selected through the random selection process. If 50 acceptances are received, then during the second round of offers, an email would be sent to the first six students on the waitlist. At the end of the second round offers, if three acceptances are received, then three spots will be available.
During the time between the close of acceptances and the close of the waitlist (view the Elementary RLCP dates and Secondary RLCP dates), “offer emails” will continue to be sent to student(s) on the waitlist until all remaining spots have been filled. After the second round, if all students residing in the Region of Peel, who were on the waitlist have been offered a spot, then out-of-region students who have qualified may receive an offer of acceptance if any spots remain unfilled.
The IB program is a “global” program compared to all of the other RLCP programs offered by the Peel Board. The IB programs, including the grades nine and ten Middle Years Program (MYP) and grades 11 and 12 Diploma Program (DP), do not follow the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum and Growing Success as do other RLCP programs; they adhere to the expectations of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). IB schools undergo rigorous program reviews and are inspected every five years by a team of examiners to ensure alignment with current IBO guidelines and expectations. After the inspections, identified “Matters to be Addressed” must be taken care of, otherwise the school risks losing its IB accreditation. IBO requires teachers, co-ordinators and the principal of the school to be IB trained in three successive levels.
Collaboration of IB teachers when grading student work is a necessity not required of teachers in other RLCP programs. IB teachers are held accountable for the accuracy of their marking of student work against the IB standards. IBO randomly selects samples of all student work marked by IB teachers for the purpose of review and re-marking. All sections of a course may be graded upwards or downwards depending on the teacher’s accuracy as determined by an International Examiner. In addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), the Ontario Ministry of Education permits graduates of the IB program to also earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Mandatory co-curricular components (Personal Project, Service as Action, CAS, Extended Essay) must be achieved under the supervision of a staff member outside of class time for an IB student to earn their Diploma. Co-curricular components require extensive volunteerism on the part of teachers and without this volunteerism, students cannot obtain an IB diploma. No other RLCP requires “mandatory” volunteering of its staff for the success of the program. IB students must take a full course load each year to meet IB diploma requirements i.e. no spares; night school, summer school and e-learning courses are not accessible to IB students for credit towards their IB diploma. There is a yearly, fixed cost associated with offering the IB and MYP programs, including cost for exams, onsite coordinator and processing fees. These costs are charged regardless of whether the classes are full or not.
Due to the aforementioned factors, and other strict requirements, it is imperative that the grade nine classes be filled in order to make the program sustainable over the four years.
The order of students on waitlists is random. As waitlists are being used and spots are being filled, the Peel board staff cannot guarantee or speak to the chances a student who is on the waitlist has of getting into the program for which they have applied.
No. You may view more than one offer online, but you will only be able to select one. All other offers will automatically be declined once one program is accepted.
The program acceptance is irreversible. You will be prompted with “Are you sure?” before confirming your selection.
Once a program is accepted, the amount owing is recalculated (the program fee is added to the cart) and the parent will be able to pay online using the Pay Now button.
Status of application - all applicants will receive an email to notify you on the status of your application. The email will indicate whether you have received an offer or if you are placed on the waitlist or if you did not make it into the random selection process.
Please note that students who attend a Regional Learning Choices Program in middle school will not automatically be accepted into the same program for secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs. They must apply to the secondary program in the same way as all other applicants.
All regional programs include non-refundable application fees and annual program fees. All RLCP application fees are $40 (non-refundable). Program fees are $200 with one exception, International Baccalaureate program which is $250.
All regional programs include non-refundable application fees and annual program fees. All RLCP application fees are $40 (non-refundable) with the exception of the Transportation Engineering and Technology program, which is offered at no cost.
Most program fees are $200. Exceptions include:
No, the application fees are non-refundable.
Applicants can use School-Day when enrolling in the International Languages program. However, for RLCP applications, you must enter the School-Day site through the Pay Now button and not through a login used to register for International Languages.
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.
For technical support with your application, please contact 905-890-1010 ext. 7365
For payment support, please contact School Day at 1-855-253-1731
5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga ON Canada L5R 1C6
905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146