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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Proposed Draft Changes to Secondary Admissions Policy Consultation Survey Results

 
We thank all TCDSB parents, staff and stakeholders who participated in the community consultations on the proposed draft changes to the Secondary School Admissions Policy.
 
We are pleased to share the results of the online survey conducted from May 1 – May 23, 2017. The number of responses (2,931) means that the survey results are considered accurate 9 times out of 10, with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8%.
 
 
Final Online Survey Results (YES = Agree, NO = Disagree)
 
1. (a) Each grade 8 student shall be directed to one (1) secondary school based on the boundary of the elementary school to the secondary school. Each grade 8 student shall have the option of selecting two (2) other secondary schools, and may be considered for placement based on the proximity of the secondary school of choice to the home address of the student, program and space availability.
 
Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
891
30.40 %
2,007
68.47%
33
1.13%
 
2. As an alternative to consultation question #1, applicants for single gender secondary schools, priority for admission will be given to applicants attending the closest elementary schools, pending program and space availability.
 
Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
970
33.09 %
1,898
64.76%
63
2.15%
 
3. Each grade 8 student shall be provided a list of Regional program options (as listed below) based on the boundary of the elementary school to the secondary schools which offer these Regional programs.Each grade 8 student shall be provided a list of Regional program options (as listed below) based on the boundary of the elementary school to the secondary schools which offer these Regional programs.
  • French Immersion
  • Extended French
  • Congregated Advanced Placement
  • Regional Arts Program
  • STEAM, STEM, MST, MSE
  • International Baccalaureate Program

 

Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
1,296
44.22 %
1,591
54.28%
44
1.50%

 

4. Students who register for Regional programs and reside outside their identified secondary school boundary, and who withdraw from a Regional program, may be redirected to their designated secondary school for regular program.

 

Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
1,085
37.02 %
1,795
61.24%
51
1.74%

 

5. Siblings currently enrolled in an elementary school with an older sibling at a secondary school will be grandfathered from this policy until the last sibling graduates.

 

Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
1,862
63.53 %
682
23.27%
387
13.20%

 

6. Grade 8 students who have a sibling currently attending and returning to secondary school, where the sibling is in a Regional Program, will not be granted automatic admission under the sibling rule. The grade 8 student will be required to apply through the specified process for admission to be considered for placement to the same school.

 

Responses
YES
%
NO
%
NR
%
2,931
891
30.40 %
2,007
68.47%
33
1.13%
 
 
 
 
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