High School Here I Come!

Get a head start on Grade 9 with four days of tips, hints and skills!

High School Here I Come! is a non-credit summer program for Grade 8 students who are starting at a TVDSB high school in September. Students will be provided with a variety of learning skills and strategies designed to help them with their transition to secondary school. Grade 9 English and Math curriculum will also be introduced with a focus on enhancing skills in these areas. 

Topics that will be discussed:

  • The reality of High School
  • Academic expectations and study skills
  • Getting and staying organized
  • Getting involved in the school community
  • Literacy and Numeracy learning skills

Registration Opens Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Please see "How to Register" under Registration Information below.

Program Dates and Locations

Monday August 19, 2019 to Thursday August 22, 2019
9:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. daily

Program Locations

Summer School General Information and Expectations

1. Registration opens May 1, 2019 and closes August 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. *Late registrations will not be accepted.

2. International students are required to pay Summer School Course Fees prior to registering for this program. See details under Registration Information.

3. Students are expected to be punctual and attend all 4 days of the program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

4. For TVDSB students, the parent/legal guardian must ensure the home school has their current address, phone/cell number(s), email address and emergency contact information on file. All changes must be reported immediately to the home school. The Summer School office cannot make changes to this information.

5. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

6. TVDSB reserves the right to cancel this program if there is insufficient enrolment. The parent/legal guardian will be contacted if there is a cancellation.

7. Students are expected to adhere to the standard rules of academic integrity and follow the Summer School Code of Conduct. Behaviour that is contrary to a positive learning environment could result in a student's removal from the program.

Registraton Information and Forms

Registration Opens: Wednesday May 1, 2019

We recommend that you register early to secure a spot in this program. Also, please be aware that if there is insufficient enrolment at any of the locations the program may be cancelled at that location. The parent/legal guardian will be contacted if there is a cancellation.

Registration Closes: Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

**Late registrations will not be accepted.

International Students: Students who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are required to pay Summer School Fees prior to registering for this program. The 2019 fees for the High School Here I Come! program are $130.00.

Payment must be made in person at G.A. Wheable Centre - Summer School Office, 70 Jacqueline St, London, (Monday to Friday 8:30 -11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.) by one of the following payment methods:

  • Money order or bank draft payable to Thames Valley District school Board
  • Cash (must be exact amount, we cannot provide change)
  • Debit (one transaction only, daily limit must allow for full payment)

A receipt will be issued at the time of payment.


There are two registration forms – one for current TVDSB students and one for Non-TVDSB students. These registration forms must be completed and submitted by the Parent or Legal Guardian.

Please click on the applicable registration form below and follow the instructions on the form for completing and submitting.

  1. Registration Form for students currently attending a TVDSB school
  2. Registration Form for all Non-TVDSB students

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Contact Us:

Thames Valley Alternative Secondary School - Summer Programs
G.A. Wheable Centre
70 Jacqueline Street
London, ON N5Z 3P7
Phone: 519-452-2000 ext. 69701
Email High School Here I Come!

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