Welcome to Bluevale!

Becoming a Bluevale Knight is the start of a great adventure and is a wonderful privilege as you become a part of over 47 years of history and tradition.  However, if this step makes you feel nervous, anxious or overwhelmed, as a student, parent or guardian, you are not alone.  This page has been designed to help you understand what the transition to Grade 9 at Bluevale will look and feel like, and hopefully remove as much of the anxiety that exists for anyone that is about to start high school.

If you have any questions about the information shared on this page or anything related to the transition to Grade 9, please contact the BCI Guidance Department at 519-885-4620 Ext. 5520.  Mrs. Loschnig, our Guidance Office Manager will connect you with your son/daughter’s upcoming Guidance Counsellor to answer your questions.

Course Selection from grade 8 to grade 9:

Students will receive instructions for using My Blueprint in their current Grade 8 classes. MyBlueprint will not be available until mid February 2023. Please check out our ACADEMICS page to see classrooms, learn about courses and meet staff!

Once you are ready to choose your courses, please have our GRADE 9 COURSE GUIDE open and ready to go. Your Grade 8 teachers will help you select classes in MyBlueprint.

Destreaming and Single streaming Explained

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Grade 9 FAQs

What to Expect

BCI Grade 8 Promo Video

School Day Schedule:

  • Students have four 75-minute classes a day as well as a 1-hour lunch break.
  • Students take up to 4 subjects/credits in each semester = total of 8 credits in a school year
  • Semester 1:  September – January
  • Semester 2:  February – June


School Map

Other great resources…

Grade 8 to 9 Transition Guide (for Students and Parents)

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements


Coming to Bluevale from outside the WRDSB? Please contact Mrs. Loschnig to register: rebecca_loschnig@wrdsb.ca.