Passport to Grade 9 Transition

Office Hours

Please note that these are the office hours and not the hours for the program itself. Please see schedule section below for information on program hours.

Monday to Friday: All locations and offices - 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Evening Hours

Mountain Campus (150 East 5th St.): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please note that you cannot sign up for ESL on Monday nights.

Downtown Campus (45 Young St.): Tuesday & Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Stoney Creek Campus (60 Barlake): Monday & Wednesday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SPECIAL NOTE: All St. Charles offices will be closed for March Break (March 12-16, 2018). We apologize for any inconvenience,
Program Description

Program Description

This program prepares students to have a seamless and less stressed transition to high school. The PASSPORT TO GRADE 9 Transition Program is a fully interactive program taught in a high school with an emphasis on providing a snapshot of the Grade 9 secondary experience. It is taught by high school teachers and focuses on preparing the students for the major differences between their elementary experience and their upcoming high school journey.

The program addresses a variety of topics including: the distinctiveness of Catholic Schools and integration of the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations; the development of Learning Skills and Work Habits; Educational Pathways and Career Planning; Health and Wellness; the values of Teamwork and Collaboration; Orientation to their Secondary School.

Who May Apply

For students who have successfully completed Grade 8 and will be entering Grade 9

How To Register

Contact your home school teacher for registration forms or print the STUDENT APPLICATION above

Completed forms must returned to the home school teacher no later than June 10, 2016

For more information, please call St. Charles Continuing Education at 905.577.0555 press 1

Schedule and Locations

Locations & Times:

August 2018 (Exact Dates TBA)

The Secondary School’s regular bell schedule (see flyer) is utilized so as to prepare students for their September morning transition. Period 5 of the regular bell schedule will not be utilized for the Passport to Grade 9 Program. ORIENTATION DAY: Each Secondary School will have a summer mailing as to the schedule of their Orientation Day

BISHOP RYAN Catholic Secondary School
BISHOP TONNOS Catholic Secondary School
CARDINAL NEWMAN Catholic Secondary School
ST. JEAN DE BREBEUF Catholic Secondary School
ST. MARY Catholic Secondary School
ST. THOMAS MORE Catholic Secondary School