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 20 - 23, 2018 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


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


We offer the Head Start program at the following secondary schools:

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


Click here now to register online or download and print registration form to complete and return to Ajax Campus via fax, email or in person.    For questions about our Summer School program, please call the Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713.

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