We are no longer accepting applications for grade 9 CHCI pre-IB. (September 2022). Our waitlist is also closed.

Applications for September 2023 will open in December 2022.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE (after grade 9)

We are no longer accepting applications for late entry to CHCI pre-IB (grade 10) and CHCI IB (grade 11) (September 2022). Our waitlist is also closed.

Applications for September 2023 will open in December 2022.

Students whose HOME SECONDARY SCHOOL is in Cambridge MUST apply to GPSS. Check your address here: bpweb.stswr.ca/Eligibility

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Future Grade 9 Info Video

Grade 8 IB Presentation December 2021

Grade 8 FAQ

If you have a question that has not been addressed in our FAQ, please add it here.

“The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet… IB programmes therefore provide students with opportunities for sustained inquiry into a range of local and global issues and ideas”

We encourage applications from grade 8 students who love learning, are internationally-minded, and see themselves in the IB learner attributes.

Online Application for grade 9 CHCI pre-IB (applying from grade 8) open from December 1 to January 11

  1. You will need to upload a copy of your grade 7 report card from June (and grade 8 Interim Report, if available). You will also make your grade 9 course selections. (see course descriptions here). NEW: We no longer require a teacher reference.
  2. If accepted, you will still need to register for your courses in My Way. Non-WRDSB students do not enter their courses into My Way. We will do this based on the selections in your application.
  3. Let your guidance counsellor know that you have applied.

Please note: We typically receive over 400 applications for 225 seats. We are unable to respond to phone or email inquiries checking to see if we have received everything or for an update on admission status.

Students whose HOME SECONDARY SCHOOL is in Cambridge MUST apply to GPSS. Check your address here: bpweb.stswr.ca/Eligibility

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Contact Information:

If you have questions, please contact Julie Clancy at julie_clancy@wrdsb.ca

Grade 9 Course info:

2022-2023 Course codes for CHCI IB

Grade 9: CHCI Pre-IB

Subject Code Class Curriculum Assessment
ENGLISH ENG1DW Cohorted  Ontario Academic curriculum – Students will be cohorted in these courses to facilitate IB programming which will include a focus on developing critical thinking skills, intercultural understanding, global perspectives, and time management skills. Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations
MATH MTH 1WI Destreamed Ontario Destreamed curriculum Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations
SCIENCE SNC1WI Destreamed Ontario Destreamed curriculum Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations
GEOGRAPHY CGC 1DI Destreamed Ontario Academic curriculum Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations
FRENCH FSF1DW Cohorted  Follows Ontario Academic curriculum – Students will be cohorted in these courses to facilitate IB programming which will include a focus on developing critical thinking skills, intercultural understanding, global perspectives, and time management skills. Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Electives* Choose 3 Ontario Curriculum Based on Ontario Curriculum Expectations

*All grade 9 CHCI pre-IB students select 3 elective courses. In order to satisfy ministry diploma requirements, students must choose at least 2 courses from section A. Note: If two Business courses (BBI1OI and BTT1OI) are chosen from section A, then the 3rd choice must also be selected from section A. Otherwise, the 3rd choice can be from section A or B.
Section A
Drama ADA1OI
Music AMU1OI (replacing AMI1OI AMV1OI)
Visual Arts AVI1OI
Intro to Business BBI1OI
Information and Communication Technologies in Business BTT1OI
Phys Ed PPL1OX (female) or Phys ed PPL1OY (male) (*strongly recommended for grade 9)
Section B
Computer Programming ICS2OI
Family Studies HIF1OI
Computer Technologies TEJ1OI
Technologies TIJ1OI

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

Presentation by UBC’s Admission Officer: IB Students and First Year University Performance

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.

IB Fees for FULL DIPLOMA – Incoming Grade 8 Students September 2021 — Fees are approximate and are subject to change.

(Students Graduating in June 2025)

Grade When Collected Amount
9 October 2021 – gr 9 $400
10 May 2022 – gr 9 $400
11 May 2023 – gr 10 $1200
12 May 2024 – gr 11 $1200
Total Fees Collected $3200

Fees for grade 9 are to be paid in School Day by October 30, 2021.