Grade 8 Reach Ahead

Grade 8 Reach Ahead Application

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. The principal of the elementary school and the principal of the secondary school will decide, on a case-by-case basis, whether “reaching ahead” to take a secondary school course is in the best interest of the student. The principal of the secondary school will assume responsibility for evaluating the student’s achievement and for granting and recording the credit. Students in Grade 8 may also have the opportunity to reach ahead to start earning community involvement hours prior to entering Grade 9 (see section 6.1.4).

In order to be formally considered for a reach ahead request, the following documents are required:

  • Birth certificate or any age-related document (i.e. passport, driver’s license)
  • Most recent copy of a report card