SCDSB Opportunities


SCDSB offers opportunities for Gifted Students throughout the school year. Please read below to learn more about these activities.

Advanced Placement 

(Information directly from the SCDSB website)

Grade 11 and 12 students at 10 Simcoe County District School Board high schools have the option to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. ​

The courses are designed to cover the Ontario Curriculum, while providing accelerated and advanced level programming to prepare students to write American College Board examinations. Students can earn a university credit while still in high school, gain admission to university or both, depending on the university.

Students who attend the schools to the right can select the courses now while completing their option sheets for next year. More information about the courses is available through the guidance departments.

AP courses are recognized by 90 per cent of post-secondary institutions in North America and in over 600 universities in 60 other countries around the world.

Advanced Placement Exams in May

Students interested in taking AP exams this school year can attend exam preparation programs through The Learning Centres. Exams take place in May.


Have you ever wanted to learn German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish? Sign up for the SCDSB’s FREE (!!!!) language classes.

Offered September to December (Sem 1) and February to June (Sem 2) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, these courses are offered to any secondary school student or Grade 8 student (with principal’s approval) who would like to learn another language.

Registration for the program is completed through your school’s Guidance department. If you successfully complete the program you will receive a credit towards your high school diploma.

If you have a younger brother or sister, please let them know that elementary school students can take a non-credit bearing FREE language course in Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu. Elementary students in Grades 1 to 8 can register for that program here.



Students can consider taking one or more of their courses online.

Check out these links to learn more:

SCDSB E-Learning Courses

E-Learning courses available through other school boards



More Info on E-Learning


Summer School

Interested in taking a course during summer school?

Click here


Geneva Park Leadership Program

In collaboration with the YMCA, the SCDSB offers a summer leadership program at Geneva Park near Orillia. Students attend summer camp while earning credits towards their high school diploma. Programs include “Young Leaders” (ages 15-16) and “Advanced Leaders” (ages 16-17). Click here to learn more.


Civics and Careers…in Ottawa, Montreal or New York City!

Consider taking your Civics and Careers courses while traveling to one of the great cities mentioned above during your summer vacation. More information can be found here.

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