Grade 8 and New Registration Information

We are very excited that you have chosen St. Thomas Aquinas for the next step in your Educational Pathway journey!

The timeline below outlines the dates for the upcoming course selection process for our incoming Grade 9 students for 2022-2021. 

Grade 8 Important Dates

Grade 8 Visit (Associate Schools) 

November 2nd – 4th, 2021 

STA Guidance Counselors will visit Grade 8 Associate School classes and explain the course selection process.  

Grade 8 Parent Information Night 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

This is a virtual event. To access this event please visit https://secondary.hcdsb.org/sta/ on November 4TH

Grade 8 I.B. Parent Information Night

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.

This is a virtual event. To access this event please visit https://secondary.hcdsb.org/sta/ on October 20th

Registration – 

Access to myBlueprint 

myBlueprint will be open for course selections (for Grade 8 students only) from November 5th December 7th, 2021.  

Course Selections  

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 

Due date for submitted course selections on myBlueprint.  

Final Changes to Selections 

Monday, February 1, 2022 

Final day to make changes for course selections for 2022 – 2023 school year. 

August (TBD) 

Timetables available to students. 

Family of Schools Students

If your son/daughter is a student in our Family of Schools, they will have received a Grade 9 Course Selection Guide Package from their grade 8 teachers. Students are to submit courses using myBlueprint on or before November 29th, 2020

Please Note: Students can still submit courses after this date. However, to help ensure you receive the electives your request please submit on or before November 29th 2020.

Public Board/Private School Students

If your son/daughter is a student in the Public School System or a Private school WITHIN our school boundary please visit our New Student Registration Section.

Outside Our Boundary

If you live outside our school boundary (please visit www.hcdsb.org to view STA’s area map) you must complete a Cross Boundary Form. These can be picked up from your home school. Fill out the form and return to your homeschool to be sent out for approval. Only until approval has been granted to attend STA will you be given a registration package to complete.

If you have been accepted into our IB program and you live outside our boundary, you will not have to complete a Cross Boundary form. You are automatically granted approval. However, if you choose not to continue in the IB program and live outside our boundary you will be asked to return to your local high school within your area.

Additional Information

To view the presentation for parents shown on Grade 8 Parent Information night please visit


Department Information

Click on the links below to learn more about each department.

Get Involved with Student Council!

Guest Speaker Andy Fantuz ~ Former CFL Player

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