Admissions

Grade 8 Information Evening for Grade 8 students and their parents will be held on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2018.  Our application period will open in November and close in January. Late applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis. We can not guarantee admission for late applicants.  THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN LATE OCTOBER.

 Students whose HOME SECONDARY SCHOOL is in Cambridge MUST apply to GPSS.

Please contact the IB co-ordinator if you need information about admissions only if you miss the presentation in November.  CHCI Guidance Counsellors will visit many WRDSB Grade 8 schools in October and November, but we do not visit schools at the WCDSB.  Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and put on a wait list.

WHY IB?  A spokesperson from the Stanford University tells you why HERE

Here is the presentation that we do for grade 8 students at their WRDSB schools:  Grade 8 IB Presentation October 2017

Here is the presentation we made at MacGregor on October 25: Magnet Program Presentation October 2017

Here is a link to the presentation that was done at Cameron Heights on November 28, 2017:  Cameron Heights IB Programme

APPLICATIONS:  NEW–This year the application will be available on line November 1

The application period for current grade 8 WRDSB students opens in November 2018. If your home high school is in Cambridge, you must apply to IB at Glenview Park. If you are a student from outside of the WRDSB, you may submit your application directly to CHCI. Please submit the following: 

  • IB Application–Will be ON LINE this year–Print your confirmation and include it with the following documentation:
  • Course Selection Form (available in November)
  • Teacher Commentary Form (link below)
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Late applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Please note that any student applying after grade 9 may not be eligible to play sports in WCSSAA for one full year . Check with your home high school to determine eligibility.

IB Application for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available in November  —   There is a $50 application fee (non-refundable).

Please Note:  The $50 application fee is due with the submission of the IB Application package, by January 15, 2018. Application Fees are non-refundable.  More detailed information regarding fees for Grade 8 students can be found below. Fees are subject to change each year and have not yet been updated.

GR9 IB Course Selection Form 19-20 will be available in November  —  Please KEEP A COPY FOR YOURSELF!

IB Teacher Commentary Form  —  Teacher Commentary Form must be completed by one of your Grade 8 Teachers.

IB Fees for FULL DIPLOMA – Incoming Grade 8 Students September 2019 — Fees are approximate and are subject to change.

(Students Graduating in June 2023)

Grade When Collected Amount
8 With Application – January $50 (non-refundable)
9 September -gr 9 $300
10 May – gr 9 $300
11 May – gr 10 $1300
12 May 2020 – gr 11 $1300
Total Fees Collected $3250

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application Phase (November 1st to January 18th; please submit as early as possible)

Students applying to the International Baccalaureate Programme must complete and return the IB Application Form (On Line-please print confirmation) and the Grade 9 Course Selection Form to their Grade 8 school counsellor. You will find these documents on our website: http://chc.wrdsb.ca/ib/admissions/ .  The elementary school will attach the confidential Teacher Commentary Form and the student’s most recent mark report (*Grade 7 Final June Report) to the application and notify the Cameron Heights Counselling Department (Nazim Ramzan, Head of Counselling) of each student’s intention. By January 18th, CHCI (Head of Counselling) will have received the following documents: the IB Application Confirmation, the Grade 9 Course Selection Form, the confidential Teacher Commentary Form and the student’s most recent mark report* (for most grade 8 students, this is their final June Grade 7 Report). In addition, a $50.00 application fee (NON-REFUNDABLE-cash or cheque payable to Cameron Heights) must be included at the time of submission. Students whose HOME HIGH SCHOOL is in CAMBRIDGE, must apply to Glenview Park.

* Grade 8 students will be asked to submit their FINAL Grade 7 report card with their applications.

Notification of Acceptance (February 1)

An IB Admissions Committee will review each application and grant acceptance to those students who qualify in terms of academic record, learning skills and past performance. These students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by letter (Email or Canada Post), which will be sent in late January/early February, and successful applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Confirmation (February 6-7)

Students must confirm their seat in the IB Programme by returning the offer to CHCI by email/google form, and by notifying their elementary home school by February 6-7. As per the WRDSB System Memo: ES 052, Students who do not communicate their intention by the deadline will automatically be declined admission to the programme.

Late Acceptance

Students new to the region and the WRDSB may submit applications after the deadline, for review on a case by case basis. We can not guarantee admission for late applicants.

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please contact Julie Neeb at julie_neeb@wrdsb.ca

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF AN IB STUDENT?

The Learner Profile is at the centre of the IB Diploma Programme.  This video illustrates the qualities that IB students have and will continue to grow and develop as they participate in the programme.

Are you ready to become an IB Student at Cameron Heights? Ask yourself this question and use the checklist to help you find the answer!

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions that Parents have about IB:  Parents’ FAQ about IB.

The goal of the IB Programme at Cameron Heights is to provide education for a better world.  We hope that watching this video will inspire you to join our quest.