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;
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for all transportation.


    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


Further information coming in the new  year 2018


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

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