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 programs are open to all students, except students who are on a visa. The entry point for all RLCP programs is grade 9.
Watch the recent virtual RLCP info session
Learn about our new self-identification process
Secondary RLCP applications for the 2021-22 school year are now closed.
Learn more about why the IB dates vary.
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)
Transportation 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 in which students will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario curriculum, while experiencing additional enrichment to prepare them for the senior level AP courses. The program, designed by a U.S. education association called the College Board, is catered for highly motivated and academically inclined students who have a strong foundation in fundamental numeracy and literacy knowledge and skills. Students taking AP courses have the opportunity to learn first year university material while still in high school. AP is a global program and AP courses are recognized by universities throughout North America and beyond.
Central Peel Secondary School
32 Kennedy Rd. N
Brampton, ON L6V 1X4
John Fraser Secondary School
2665 Erin Centre Blvd.
Misssissauga, ON L5M 5H6
Nov. 2, 2020 at 6 p.m.Join the virtual session
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Nov. 2, 2020, 7 to 8:30 p.m.Join the virtual session
The Regional Arts Program provides a comprehensive education in the Arts, while learning the Ontario curriculum. There are four areas of Arts programming available: Dance, Drama, Music (instrumental/vocal) or Visual Arts. Students must audition to be accepted into the program. For incoming grade 9 students living South of the 401, the Arts program is located at Cawthra Park Secondary School. For incoming grade 9 students living North of the 401, the Arts program is located at Mayfield Secondary School.
Students who live south of Highway 401 apply to:
Cawthra Park Secondary School
1305 Cawthra Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5G 4L1
Students who live north of Highway 401 apply to:
Mayfield Secondary School
5000 Mayfield Rd.,
Caledon, ON L7C 0Z5
Oct. 27, 2020, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. View instructions to join the virtual session
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If you missed the info sessionClick here for more information
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Oct. 27, 2020, 7 p.m.View instructions to join the virtual session
The Graphic and Design Management (GDM) program focuses on many pathways related to design such as graphic, 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. They will acquire specific qualifications required to pursue various fields of study beyond high school. 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
Nov. 4, 2020, 6:30 to 7 p.m.Join the virtual session
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) is an academically rigorous program leading to expanded opportunities for admission into highly sought-after programs at university. The IB Diploma program is accessed through the Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate (MYP IB) at Glenforest and Turner Fenton. The MYP IB 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 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
Nov. 3, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m..Join the virtual session
Nov. 3, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual session
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Nov. 3, 2020, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual session or call-in +1 647-497-6081, Phone Conference ID: 419 727 264#
Join the virtual session or call-in +1 647-497-6081, Phone Conference ID: 419 727 264#
The International Business and Technology (IBT) program is a specialized regional program that focuses on Business and Technology through the lens of the Ontario curriculum. The program engages the modern learner with a global focus using project-based, cross-curricular, inquiry-driven learning that is enhanced by technology. Students focusing on Business learn how to incorporate a variety of business models into project-based entrepreneurial learning challenges. Similarly, students focusing on Technology learn skills required to find success in robotics, STEM, and other new and emerging technologies. Throughout the program, students will further develop the 21st century competencies: critical thinking and problem solving, learning to learn, entrepreneurship, 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
Mississauga, ON L5B 1N7
Nov. 4, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m..Join the virtual sessionSubmit your questions here
Submit your questions here
Nov. 4, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual sessionSubmit your questions here
Nov. 4, 2020, 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.Join the virtual session
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. Students will participate in the prestigious and internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh Award to further develop their leadership skills.
Nov. 4, 2020, 8 to 8:30 p.m.Join the virtual session
The Regional Skilled Trades (RST) program is an applied program focusing on Skilled Trades, leading to apprenticeship pathways and opportunities to meet labour force demands locally, regionally, and provincially. This unique program is for students who are experiential learners. Core subjects will be offered at the applied level with high level of exposure to technology shops in a wide variety of trades, including red-seal trade areas. The RST program allows students to choose courses that specialize in the following sectors: Construction Technology (electrical, plumbing, framing, etc.), Transportation Technology (auto body, auto service, etc.), Hospitality (chef training, baking, etc.), and Personal Services (hairstyling, aesthetics, etc.). In addition, the following pathways are available at West Credit SS: Child Care Practitioner, Green Industries (horticulture, landscaping etc.), and Manufacturing Technology (welding, machining, fabrication etc.).
Please note that applicants (including Peel board students) will be requested to bring in a hard copy of their Grade 7 Final report card, Grade 8 progress report and an IEP (if the student has one) at the time of application.
Offered at: West Credit SS (south of the 401) and Judith Nyman SS (starting September 2020 – north of the 401)
West Credit Secondary School
6325 Montevideo Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5N 4G7
Judith Nyman Secondary School
1305 Williams Pkwy
Brampton, ON L6S 3J8
Oct. 28, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual session
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
Nov. 12, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual session
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 Secondary School curriculum. 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, engage in dialogue with guest speakers, 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. 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.Join the virtual session
Oct. 29, 2020, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Join the virtual session
The Peel Regional Strings program provides students, from beginner to highly advanced, with the opportunity to study a string instrument while in high school. As a part of the Peel Regional Strings Program, students will collaborate with other instrumentalists, creating an orchestral experience unique in the Peel region. 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.
32 Kennedy Rd. N.
The Transportation Engineering and Technology Program at Bramalea Secondary School offers students the opportunity to learn in a variety of areas that include land, marine and aerospace within the transportation industry. Students in the program will complete all requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma that are required to follow all of the post-secondary pathways including university, college, apprenticeship and the workplace. The program has aligned with many industry and educational partnerships to prepare 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. 9, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.Join the virtual session
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. Please note that applicants for the Regional Skilled Trades program (including Peel board students) will be requested to bring in a hard copy of their Grade 7 Final report card, Grade 8 progress report and an IEP (if the student has one) at the time of application. 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.
Please note that International Visa students are not eligible to apply for Regional Learning Choices Programs.
For more information regarding the application process, visit the Frequently Asked Questions – Application process.
Applicants are offered space in a Regional Learning Choices Program based on a two-step process:
The random selection process is completed centrally at the board level and not at the school level. All African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who self-identify and meet the criteria for admission will be accepted into the program without participating in the random selection process. See the "Self Identification section below for more information
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.
The Peel District School Board has a commitment to equity and inclusion for all. As such, based on a process of self-identification, admission to regional programs will reflect the need to address historically and statistically significant disproportionalities in enrollment as per student census data, ensuring equitable representation of African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All African, Black, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who self-identify on the application form and meet the criteria for admission, will be accepted into the program without participating in the random selection process. Students who are in an elementary regional program and interested in a secondary regional program will need to self-identify again when applying for secondary RLCP since it is a separate process and students do not automatically gain admittance to the program.
For more information regarding offers, visit the Frequently Asked Questions – Application process.
Offers must be accepted through the online application. 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.
The offers for secondary International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are made at a different time than the other RLCP programs – why?
The IB program is a “global” program compared to all of the other Regional Learning Choices Programs offered by the Peel board.
There is a yearly, fixed cost that schools are charged in order to offer the IB programs. The fixed fee is charged regardless of whether the classes are full or not.
There are mandatory additional courses that must be provided and staffed in grades 11 and 12 in order to be in compliance with the IB requirements.
Because of these strict requirements, it is imperative that the grade 9 classes be filled in order to make the program sustainable over the four years.
For additional information, please reference the FAQ section of this website.
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 the Transportation Engineering and Technology program, which is offered at no cost. Most program fees are $200, with four exceptions:
Financial supports are available for families who are interested in applying for Regional Learning Choices Programs. For assistance with application fees, please connect with your school principal. If you need assistance with program fees, please connect with the principal at the RLCP school after you have been accepted to the program.
For support in processing your payment, please contact School Day at [email protected], or follow these instructions to submit a support ticket.
All fees must be paid through the online application. 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.
For technical support with your application, please contact 905-890-1010 ext. 7365
For payment support, please contact School Day at [email protected]
5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga ON Canada L5R 1C6
905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146