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*SUMMER SCHOOL REACH-AHEAD IS NOW OPEN TO REGISTRATION (CIVICS AND CAREERS ONLY)*

Please contact your grade 8 teacher, principal, or Continuing Education with questions about the Grade 8 reach-ahead program. This will not affect your grade 9 courses are Ancaster High School.

Current Grade 8 Students (Grade 9 in September 2021)

Current Grade 8 students are eligible only for Civics (CHV2O3) and Careers (GLC2O3) and should click here for information on how to register. Please seek help with this process only from your Grade 8 teacher, principal, or Continuing Education.

Ancaster High School does not take part in the registration or approval of Grade 8 students registering for Civics and Careers in the summer and summer school will not affect the grade 9 courses already chosen.


Grade 9 Registration Form

  • Please download a copy of the HWDSB Student Registration Form here.
  • Check back soon for instructions on how to submit the registration form to Ancaster High School

How to Choose Grade 9 Courses for September 2021

  1. Download the official Grade 9 Option Sheet here.
  2. Watch the 20-minute Grade 9 Option Sheet Video here
  3. Record your 8 courses on the option sheet then keep it in a safe place
  4. Optional: Join us for Grade 9 Option Selection virtual Q & A on Monday, February 1 at 4 p.m. Advance registration is not required: http://bit.ly/ancastergrade9
  5. When it’s time, log into Xello through The Hub and transfer the courses from your option sheet (see #1) into Xello! Your Grade 8 teacher will tell you when to do this.
  6. Check Parent Portal in late March/early April to make sure your course choices have been accurately received by Ancaster High School

Out of Board Families Currently Living In-Catchment

Welcome to the HWDSB! Thank you for choosing Ancaster High School. Please follow the instructions below to register your student and choose Grade 9 courses.

  1. Download the official Grade 9 Option Sheet here
  2. Download the HWDSB Student Registration Form here
  3. Watch the 20-minute Grade 9 Option Sheet Video here
  4. Optional: Join us for Grade 9 Option Selection virtual Q & A on Monday, February 1 at 4 p.m. Advance registration is not required: http://bit.ly/ancastergrade9
  5. Complete the fillable Grade 9 Option Sheet, save the file to your computer
  6. Complete the fillable HWDSB Student Registration form, save the file to your computer
  7. Send an e-mail to the Student Services’ Office Administrator, Michelle DesRochers at midesroc@hwdsb.on.ca with both files attached

That’s it! Once we receive your e-mail, we will begin creating Grade 9 schedules. This process will not be complete until June, with finalized schedules being mailed in July/August, or available electronically (to be determined).

Out of Board Families Currently NOT Living In-Catchment

The Board has not yet determined if Ancaster High School is open or closed to out-of-catchment applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check the Board’s out-of-catchment website for their decision.


Grade 9 Orientation Program

Continuing Education, in partnership with HWDSB’s Secondary Schools, is pleased to offer a brand new Grade 9 Orientation Program for all current Grade 8 students at the HWDSB Secondary School they’ll attend in the fall.  REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!

This program runs in August at Ancaster High (dates TBD) and offers students:

  • valuable learning strategies and organizational skills
  • literacy and Math reviews
  • an opportunity to meet new friends and classmates
  • a chance to familiarize themselves with their new school.

Grade 9 Night

See you in November 2021!

MyPathMyWay Information Night

Future dates TBD

This is a night where families and students in Grades 7-12 can learn more about the wide range of high school programs and services available in HWDSB.  Information about IB and SHSM Programs will be highlighted.

Grade 9 Option Night

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via MS Teams Live. Please check with your elementary school for the link.

Here is last year’s the presentation shown at the January 20, 2020 Option Night designed for current Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians.

Special Programs (Beginning in Grade 11)

For more information on our IB Program, visit our International Baccalaureate webpage.

For information on our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Aviation and Aerospace, vist our SHSM webpage.

Updated on Tuesday, May 04, 2021.
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