Passport to Grade 9

Registration Closes Friday, June 19th, 2024  

Dates & TimesRegister
Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th, 2024 
8:00am – 1:30pm 

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, through its St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Program, has developed an orientation program to welcome and support students entering Grade 9 in September.  
Passport to Grade 9 is a two-day immersive experience introducing students to daily high school life and routine. For two full days students will be participating in activities to help ease the transition to the high school experience and provide them with the knowledge and skills to attain success in both their learning and growth in all aspects of life and faith. 
The program is taught by fully qualified teachers and focuses on preparing our new Grade 9 students for the major differences between their elementary experience and their upcoming secondary school journey.  
Passport to Grade 9 is a two-day program which includes the following:  

  • An opportunity to learn about the new learning environment and what it has to offer 
  • A chance to find your classes, locker and timetable with support from staff 
  • Time to ask questions about what to expect in grade 9 and learn about how the school day flows 
  • Fun activities and an opportunity to meet new people from other feeder schools 
  • Development of learning skills and work habits 
  • Learn more about educational pathways  
  • The distinctiveness of Catholic schools and the integration of the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations  
  • Orientation assembly on Day 2 

PLEASE NOTE: Students who attend the Passport to Grade 9 program attend the secondary schools’ specific orientation during Day 2 of the program. Your high school may send you information about this. Please know Passport to Grade 9 and orientation are different.  
Bishop Ryan CSS – 1824 Rymal Rd. E., Hannon  
Bishop Tonnos CSS – 100 Panabaker Dr., Ancaster  
Cathedral HS – 30 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton  
St. Jean de Brébeuf CSS – 200 Acadia Dr., Hamilton  
St. John Henry Newman CSS – 127 Gray Rd., Stoney Creek  
St. Mary CSS – 200 Whitney Ave., Hamilton  
St. Thomas More CSS – 1045 Upper Paradise Rd., Hamilton