Grade 8 Reaching Up: Kick Start Program

Getting Ready for High School

The transition from elementary to secondary school can be a time of increased anxiety, of not knowing what to expect. Will I be accepted? Will I make new friends? New beginnings bring as many new opportunities as they do challenges.

The Kickstart Summer Program is a great way for in-coming grade 9 students to address both challenges and opportunities. It helps to facilitate a soft-landing into secondary and their new home for the next four years.

The Kickstart Summer Program will focus on helping current Gr. 8 students develop the foundational literacy and numeracy skills for a successful transition into high school.

In addition to these skills, the program will also focus on student well-being, which could include pathways planning, mindfulness, time and stress management techniques and gap closing curriculum and activities to better support students transition into high school.

Students in the Kickstart Summer Program will earn their first High School credit in HIF101 – Family Studies, Grade 9. This course will count as one (1) high school credit that students will use towards graduation.

We recommend this program for all students coming into grade 9 as this is a fantastic opportunity to become a member of the vibrant culture and community of their school community.

The school specific Kickstart program options are intended for grade 8 students transitioning into a YCDSB secondary school in September.

Currently Offering

Date Time Location Registration
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Cardinal Carter CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Cardinal Carter CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Father Bressani CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Father Bressani CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Father Michael McGivney CA Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Father Michael McGivney CA
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Holy Cross CA Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Holy Cross CA
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Our Lady of the Lake CA Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Our Lady of the Lake CA
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Our Lady Queen of the World CA Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Our Lady Queen of the World CA
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
Sacred Heart CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at Sacred Heart CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Augustine CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Augustine CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Brother Andre CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Brother Andre CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Elizabeth CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Elizabeth CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Joan of Arc CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Robert CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Robert CHS
Jul 05, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
8:30 am –
3:00 pm
St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS Register Now! for Kick Start Program at St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS