Every year, thousands of students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) make the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9, entering the next stage of their learning journey. From choosing courses to understanding graduation requirements, there is a lot involved in making this next step.

To help you with this transition, we’ve collected all the relevant information in one location. Click the button below to find out what you need to know.

Future Grade Nines

New for September 2022 – De-streaming

As of September 2022, Grade 9 students will no longer be required to choose between applied or academic-level courses. This change is the result of strong evidence across Waterloo Region and Ontario that supports not having Grade 8 students choose between applied and academic courses. The goal is to provide more equitable outcomes for all students. This shift is called de-streaming.

Learn more about De-streaming for Secondary Students on the WRDSB website.

I have some questions

If you still have questions after reading through the page linked above, please reach out to the guidance department for more information.