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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board delivers its secondary school programs using four key principles:

  • All secondary schools are great schools.
  • Students will have choice within their home schools.
  • Expanded access for students for specialized programs.
  • All students achieving and graduating in HWDSB.

As a secondary school student, there are specific requirements to earn your diploma. However, depending on the courses you select, your school day can look very different from your friends. With so many different choices available, you have the opportunity to find your passion and choose your pathway.

The five pathways we refer to are: Apprenticeship, College, Community, University and Work. Learn more about secondary school education at HWDSB in our Pathways Guides for Grades 7 to 12.

Programs Supports  Resources
Programs in Secondary School

Specialized Programs

Intervention and Support Programs

Supports in Secondary School

Tips for Secondary School

Plan for Secondary School

Resources in Secondary School

Pathways Guides for Grades 7 to 12

Post-Secondary Pathways 

Secondary Learning Resources


Updated on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
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