Education & Career/Life Planning

Limestone Learning Foundation

To help students make a smooth transition to high school, students, teachers, and families are involved in an extensive planning process that takes place between September and August of a student’s Grade 8 year. Every school has an individual process that is indicated on school specific websites.

Student Success Team members from secondary schools visit Grade 8 classrooms to explain course and program choices for next year. Students will have an opportunity to visit their new high school, and parents and guardians are invited to Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Nights.

These visits are important opportunities to talk to teachers to determine the best pathway to ensure success in secondary school. All pathways will lead to excellent opportunities in the future, and determining the best pathway is an important process. Students and families are encouraged to make use of the myBlueprint tool that allows students to plan and select high school courses, explore occupations and post-secondary option and record important information and reflections related to their career and education planning. Parents that are new to myBlueprint are encouraged to set up an account using the steps outlined in this Getting Started Guide for Family.

In August, students will receive Grade 9 timetables, and be given the opportunity to tour their secondary school to become familiar with classrooms, to be assigned lockers, and to pick up textbooks.

In September, there are many people available at the high school to support students in their chosen pathway. Administrators, teachers, guidance counsellors, success teachers, learning support teachers, adolescent care workers, and student mentors all want to make the first year of high school successful. Students and parents/guardians should not hesitate to ask questions and get help.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.