For the 2020-21 school year, the ministry is revising the 40-hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.
For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.
Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others. Students can consider the following questions when submitting their reflection exercise:
How have you been able to serve your community through your employment opportunities?
Has this experience impacted any of your personal, academic or career goals? Why? Why not?
Making My Way offers online resources and tools to help you make informed decisions and explore your options after high school. You'll also learn about the five pathways to success after high school—apprenticeship, college, independent living, university and the workplace.
Explore career options and educational requirements in different sectors —arts, business, health/sciences, IT, social sciences and skilled trades.
If you're in grade 8 or in high school, you'll need to select courses for the following year. The Common Course Calendar will provide course descriptions, prerequisites and information about how to select courses. Talk to your parents, a guidance counsellor at your school or a teacher about your choice of courses.
Learn more about:
Making My Way: Pathways for all students brochure
Peel District School Board pathway programs provide a range of diverse and engaging learning opportunities, courses and programs.
The pathways brochure will help you discover some of the dynamic and innovative pathway programs in Peel schools.
Parent's Guide to High School
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Translations of the guide are available here.
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.