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Glendale Secondary School is the home to THREE HWDSB Tier 3 programmes:  HWDSB Strings Programme (Grades 9-12), a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programme in Arts & Culture – Performing Arts (Grades 11-12) and the new HWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts Programme, .  Please click on the programme names to be directed to their pages.

These Tier 3 programmes are open to ALL students within the HWDSB – HWDSB Strings  grades 9-12, SHSM Performing Arts grades 11-12 (transportation available from the board) and HWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts Programme grades 9-11 (2017) and grade 12 (208)

Our Glendale activists, actors, dancers, musicians, technicians, and composers/writers are heralded for their successes in our large productions – 2015 Tarzan the Stage Musical, 2014 A Midsummer Nights Dream, 2013 Peter Pan A Musical Adventure, 2012 YMCA Peace Medal & Eagle Feather recipient for our production Ten Miles Out,  2010 Grease – contribution to local Performing Arts groups/associations, hosting HWDSB DanceFest and other events in our Auditorium, plus producing a full season of concerts,shows and exhibitions each year.

We are in the midst of a multimillion dollar renovation to our auditorium and Performing Arts rooms.  They will be state-of-the-art and allow Glendale Program of the Arts students learn how to work together to create works of excellence which showcase teamwork, creativity, and leadership on-stage, back-stage, and off-stage.

Glendale Program of the Arts has had the privilege to work with many industry professionals in workshops (armed and unarmed stage combat, flying, street art, collage, arial silks, music composition, Shakespearean performance based in all disciplines, auditioning/portfolio creation in all disciplines) all over North America (Hamilton, Toronto, New York City, Chicago, Orlando).

Here are the courses available at Glendale, all beginning and experienced Arts students are warmly invited to join.


Mr. Paul Borsc Ext. 508 pborsc@hwdsb.on.ca

For more information about HWDSB Strings, the SHSM – Performing ArtsHWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts or the courses below, please contact Mr. Paul Borsc, pborsc@hwdsb.on.ca

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Grade 9

  •  ADA2O – Introduction to Dramatic Arts
  • AMI2O – Introduction to Instrumental Music (Beginner or Experienced)
  • AMR1O1 – Junior Orchestra (Sign up with Community and Continuing Education)
  • AMS2O – Introduction to String Instrumental Music (Beginner or Experienced)
  • AMO1O – Orchestra
  • AMR2O – Repertoire (Concert Band)
  • ASM2O1 – Introduction to Media Arts
  • AVI2O1 – Introduction to Visual Arts

Grade 10

  • ADA2O – Introduction to Dramatic Arts
  • AMK2O – Piano Keyboarding
  • AMI2O – Instrumental Music
  • AMS2O – String Instrumental Music
  • AMR3O – Repertoire (Concert Band)
  • AMO2O – Orchestra
  • AMV2O – Vocal Music
  • ATC2O – Dance

Grade 11

  • ATC3O/M – Dance
  • ADD3M/3O – Theatre Production
  • ADA3M/3O – Dramatic Arts
  • ADP3M/3O – Theatre Development
  • AMG3O/3M – Guitar
  • AMI3M – Instrumental Music
  • AMS3O – Introduction to String Instrumental Music
  • AMS3M – String Instrumental Music
  • AMK3M – Piano Keyboarding
  • AMR4M – Repertoire (Concert Band)
  • AMO3M – Orchestra
  • AMT3M/3O – Musical Theatre
  • AMV3O/3M – Vocal Music

Grade 12

  • ADD4M/4) – Theatre Production
  • ADA4M/4E – Advanced Theatre
  • ADP4M/4O – Theatre Development
  • AME4M – Repertoire (Concert Band)
  • AMO4M – Orchestra
  • AMG4M – Guitar
  • AMI4M – Instrumental Music
  • AMU4E – Vocal Music
  • AMS4M – String Instrumental Music
  • AMK4M – Piano Keyboarding
  • AMT4M – Musical Theatre Production
  • ATC4M/E – Dance
  • AWT4M – Non-Traditional Art (20th Century Society & Music:  The Evolution of Rock and Roll)
Updated on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
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