Regional Learning Choices Programs empower students by providing an opportunity to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. All students may apply for the programs. Se e a full list of our regional programs below. To explore other specialized programs that extend beyond the regular curriculum, visit our Secondary School Programs page.
Students and their families are encouraged to attend the information night for the program of their choice to receive specific information about the program and application details.
Applications for elementary school Regional Learning Choices Programs are now closed.
IMPORTANT: If your child attends a Peel District School Board elementary Regional Learning Choices Program, his/her siblings who are also of elementary age must attend elementary schools in the public school system.
Secondary RLCP offers
First round offers were emailed to successful secondary applicants starting Friday, Feb. 5, 2018. All first round offers will need to be accepted by 4 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2018.
Secondary round offers will be emailed on Feb. 9, 2018 at 12 p.m. (Noon). All second round offers will need to be accepted by 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2018.
Offers must be accepted through the Peel board's online application website. To find out when offers will be made, visit program web pages (links below) or call the school that hosts the Regional Learning Choices Program.
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 is received, please wait 24 hours before contacting the school as there may be a delay. Schools will only be able to view your application after 24 hours.
All regional programs include application and annual fees. Annual fees are specific to the program. All fees must be paid through the board's online application website. Fees for regional programs will not be accepted directly through School Day .
Applicants—local and out-of-region
Our Regional Learning Choices Programs are open to all eligible students. Students who meet the criteria for acceptance to the programs and who live in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga will be offered spots first.
Students who live in Peel can only apply to regional programs they are eligible for based on the programs' boundaries.
Please visit www.peelschools.org/schools/findyourschool where you can enter your home address and then access a list of Regional Learning Choices Programs available in your boundary.
Students who meet the program criteria and who live outside of Peel Region will be offered spots once local student applicants have been accommodated. In some cases, all spots may be offered to students who live in Peel.
It's important to note, also, that students who attend a Regional Learning Choices Program in middle school – grades 6, 7 or 8 – will not automatically be accepted into the same program for high school. They must apply to the secondary program in the same way all other students are applying, and participate in the same assessment process.
Please ensure that your email address is accurate as this is the main communication method between the school and the applicant.
How does the random selection process work?
It is important to note that applicants are offered space in a Regional Learning Choices Program based on a two-step process. All students are able to apply to any of the Regional Learning Choices Programs. Once a student applies, the first step in the process will be a review of their report cards and a score based on the participation component of the application process. If a student meets the application criteria threshold they move on to the second step in the process. In the second step, the student's name will be entered into the random selection process. In this process, a computer will randomly assign a number to each applicant who has successfully met the application criteria threshold and places will be offered.
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.
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.
Closing of secondary RLCP applications
Due to the large volume of applications, our application software and systems will officially close all secondary school Regional Learning Choices Program applications at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Applications not submitted (including incomplete applications) by this deadline will not be considered for offers of acceptance into a regional program. Thank you for your understanding.
Select a regional program name to learn more: