Transitioning to Grade 9 - Head Start Program

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The Head Start - Transitioning to High School program is available to all Grade 8 students going into Grade 9 at one of our Durham Catholic District School Board high schools. The program involves a review of language and mathematics skills and provides students with a preview of the Grade 9 curriculum for Mathematics, English and Study Skills.


Our Head Start program runs from Monday to Thursday, August 21 - 24, 2017 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


  • Students are not required to wear their uniform during this program;
  • Pack a light lunch/snack;
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for all transportation.


All registrations for the Head Start program are due by Friday, June 16, 2017. All programs depend upon enrolment. For questions about Summer School Head Start Program, please call the Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713.

How to register?

There are two ways you can register for the Head Start program: 

  1. You can register online by clicking here; or
  2. You can download and print the registration form and return to your child's elementary school by Friday, June 16, 2017


We offer the Head Start program at the following schools:

  • St. Mary Catholic Secondary School
  • Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School
  • Father Leo J. Austin (due to summer construction, Austin's program will be held at All Saints)
  • Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
  • All Saints Catholic Secondary School
  • Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School
  • Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School

For questions about our Summer School program, please call the Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713.

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