Toronto Secondary School Interest Programs Enrollment - Arts

November 6, 2022

Secondary School Arts Program

If you are looking to enroll your child into a special interest program provided by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for Grades 9 and above, right now is the time to apply!

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This year TDSB has rolled out a new enrollment process that is based on a semi-randomized draw (see below for details).

Applications are submitted online and the deadline is set for 4 pm on November 25, 2022.

Below is the list of schools that offer Secondary Arts Program (one of 8 TDSB’s “Secondary Central Student Interest Programs”):

If you are interested in the program, you must submit your online application on or before November 25th, and the first round of selection is going to be conducted by December 8th, 2022. If you are notified of being selected on that day, you must provide your acceptance before 4 pm on December 14.

According to the Board, the following priorities are going to be enforced during the selection process (which is why we refer to it as semi-random):

  • 20% of spaces will be allocated for historically and currently underserved communities (students self-identifying as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black, Latin American and Middle Eastern);
  • 50% of spaces in Math, Science and Technology programs will be allocated for female students.

NOTE: If you are planning to attend any of the open houses for the Central Student Interest Programs, plan to arrive early as in most locations very high attendance has been reported so far.