Revised November 2021
Please print clearly
Optional Attendance Form
Application for a Secondary program at a school outside the resident area
Name of Requested Secondary School:
Home/Current School:
Requested Start Date:
For Grade :
Number of Credits presently earned:
Does a sibling presently attend the requested school and will continue to
attend in the next school year? Please check () Yes No
If YES: Name of Sibling
Parents please note: Transportation is not provided for Optional Attendance students
Applicants Information:
Surname: Given Names:
Student’s Address: Apt. # Postal Code:
Present Grade/Class: Student School I.D. Number:
Student e-mail address (Print Clearly): ____________________________________
Is the applicant under Optional Attendance at the present school? Yes No
Parent/Guardian Information:
Parent/Guardian’s Name: Phone Number:
Parent/Guardian’s e-mail address (Print Clearly)_______________________________________________________________________
Secondary Program Applications: Student may choose up to four (4) schools ONLY. Two (2) specialized programs, two (2)
regular programs outside of your home school.
Specialized Programs & Schools *
Regular Programs/ Schools Outside your Home School
* Including Grade 9 Alternative Schools
Conditions on the reverse of this form have been read and agreed to:
Parent/Guardian Signature: _____________________ Student Signature (18 years of age or older): __________________
Current School Principal (or Designate) Signature: Date: ___________________________
For Office Use Only: Requested School’s Decision:
Not Accepted
Signature of Requested School Principal: _________________________ Date: __________________
Distribution: 1 copy: To Parent/Guardian when decision is made
1 copy: To TDSB Home/Current School
September 2022
Please Note the Following:
1. Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on a lottery if applications exceed the
space available at the requested school.
2. If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested school until graduation.
3. To return to the home school by address:
a) Regular Programs: Student must apply through Optional Attendance to return to the home school.
b) Specialized Programs: If the Specialized program does not meet the student’s needs, the student is
free to return to their home school at an appropriate intake opportunity without reapplying through the
Optional Attendance process
c) Alternative Schools: If the Alternative school does not meet the student’s needs, the student is free to
return to their home school at an appropriate intake opportunity without reapplying through the
Optional Attendance process.
(a) Optional Attendance forms will be made available on the first Monday of November. Applications may be
submitted to the desired Secondary school after Monday, November 1, 2021 and up until, but no later than
4:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022.
(b) A lottery, if necessary, will be held the first week in February 2022.
(c) Parents/guardians or students 18 years of age or older will be informed of acceptance or non-acceptance
via email on Friday, February 11, 2022. Any offers of admission made before Friday, February 11, 2022
are considered null and void.
(d) Parents/guardians or students 18 years of age or older must confirm the offer of admission no later than
4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by:
informing the schools (both your current and future school) of your acceptance via email or
by phone and
completing and submitting the corresponding course selection in myBlueprint
(e) No student will be admitted into any secondary grade levels through optional attendance after Tuesday,
February 22, 2022. All waiting lists become null and void on this date.
Note: It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to deliver this application to the school or schools of choice.
Elementary schools may opt to scan/send forms to the secondary schools on the parent/guardian’s
Notice of Collection
The Toronto District School Board (the “TDSB”) collects, uses, retains, and shares personal information for the purposes of planning, administering, and delivering its
educational programs and services. The purpose of this collection is to provide the information needed to offer admission to students applying from outside the assigned
attendance catchment area should pupil spaces be available in the school. The collection, use and disclosure of personal information for these purposes are expressly
authorized under the authority of sections 36(1), 39(1), 49(4)(5) and 58(5) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2. as amended and its regulations. The information is
retained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M. 56. This information will be shared with the school
administrator, office assistants, school Superintendent of Education, School Council chair(s) and local Trustee in order to administer the above noted purposes. Questions
about this collection should be directed to the school principal.