The Ontario Schools (2016) states in section 18.104.22.168 that:
“Under exceptional circumstances, an individual student in Grade 8, with parental consent, may be given permission by the principal of a secondary school to “reach ahead” to take secondary school courses, either during the school year or in the summer prior to entering Grade 9.”
Who Might Benefit from Reaching Ahead?
Every Spring and Summer, BrightMinds Online School accepts grade 8 students who wish to reach ahead.
The transition from Grade 8 to 9 can be challenging for students and parents. Reaching ahead could help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with the process but as mentioned earlier, reaching ahead is not for everyone. Some students benefit from taking the summer between their Grade 8 and 9 off to recharge and reset and prepare for their first year as a high school student.
BrightMinds Online School welcomes your queries about Reach Ahead for your education needs. By being an online secondary school, it is possible to still spend your summer at a cottage or on holidays and still set aside time to earn one high school credit.