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This site is designed to provide Peel District School Board students and families with the resources and tools necessary to make informed decisions about the course selection process. With assistance from school staff, course selection will occur in the Fall in grades 8 through 12 using myBlueprint. The myBlueprint program is a pathway planning tool that offers families a way of communicating course selections to the school. Together with your child, you will make all decisions for your child’s pathway and you will have the opportunity to provide final approval for the courses selected in myBlueprint.
As we work to eliminate anti-Black racism and other forms of systemic discrimination in our system, this revised process looks to mitigate the disproportionate degrees to which students from historically and currently underserved demographic and identity groups are counselled into various pathway programs. We aspire to provide equity of opportunity to all students and will gather feedback from families to better inform our approach.
The Peel District School Board currently provides a variety of specialized programs. For information about specialized programs offered in our board, such as Regional Learning Choice Programs (RLCP) and Explore High Skills (EHS), please visit:
The Secondary School Program
Students in secondary school typically select eight courses - some of which are compulsory and some of which are elective. These courses are spread out over two semesters (four in each semester); with semester one running from September to January and semester two running from February to June.
Students entering grade 9 will select eight courses; six of which are compulsory and two of which are elective. The six compulsory courses are required; students must study these courses. The only choice students may have regarding compulsory courses is the program pathway (see the schools' Course Selection Package links at the bottom of the screen- COMING SOON). The two elective courses allow students to pursue their interests.
Course Coding System
The Ministry of Education and Training has developed common course codes to be used throughout the province. Example: CGC 1D0
CGC 1D0 = Curriculum area (Canadian and World Studies)
CGC 1D0 = Subject descriptor (Geography of Canada)
The first character identifies the curriculum area, the second and third characters are a course descriptor CGC = Canadian Geography. The fourth character refers to the grade level, 1= grade 9 and 4 = grade 12. The fifth character refers to the program pathway: D = Academic, P = Applied and O = Open. The sixth character is considered a placeholder for some courses.
Please review the Common Course Calendar page (see below for the link) for the appropriate secondary school to review the list of courses currently offered by that school.
Questions about course selection? Please contact your school for support.
2019-20 Common Course Calendar
2020-21 Common Course Calendar
Course Selection Package Information
myBlueprint is an online educational planning tool, students begin the process of exploring education and career choices. Students and parents can visit our myBlueprint resource page.