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Course Calendar

This Course Calendar is designed to help you meet your educational planning needs. It is also meant to encourage parents/guardians and students to keep themselves up to date with what is going on in secondary education in Ontario and the programs in their schools.

The Calendar outlines courses available to students in all Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) secondary schools.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the general information located in this section. It is your responsibility to ensure that the courses you choose are appropriate for program requirements.

Program and Course Information

The Course Calendar will help you understand the course selection process and provide information on the courses and programs offered in Toronto Catholic schools. You will find:

As you navigate through the Course Calendar and make decisions about the courses you will take during the next school year, keep the following in mind:

  • Your long-term goals for education.

  • Your desired destination – apprenticeship, college, community living, the workplace or university.

  • Your strengths and interests.

Course Selections

It is important that you complete and submit course selections on time. At the TCDSB, high school students select their courses using the online educational planner, myBlueprint. You should check with your school for exact dates.

You are making a firm commitment when you make course selections. Please note that some courses may be cancelled or combined if enrollment is too low.

Speak with your teachers and guidance teacher-counsellor if you have any questions or require further assistance.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is as accurate as possible. Any revisions or updates will be made live on the TCDSB website.

Catholic School Graduate Expectations

The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are foundational to our exemplary approach to education. A Catholic school graduate is expected to be:

  1. A discerning believer formed in the Catholic faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mysteries of God’s presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.

  2. An effective communicator who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.

  3. A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.

  4. A self-directed, responsible, life-long learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.

  5. A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.

  6. A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.

  7. A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

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A Quote from Pope Francis

"Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects - because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on. If something is true, it is good and beautiful; if it is beautiful; it is good and true; if it is good, it is true and it is beautiful. And together, these elements enable us to grow and help us to love life, even when we are not well, even in the midst of many problems. True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.” - Pope Francis (October 29, 2014, The Francis Chronicles)