admission and registration

The Cross-Boundary Transfer period for the 2017-18 school year is Monday, 6 February 2017 to Friday, 17 February 2017. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to review the Student Transfer Parent Guide and the FAQ.

How to Register Your Child

Students Within the Colonel By Boundary

For more information about Admissions to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, please contact the school board at (613) 596-8211. For further information about the Colonel By boundary area, please contact the OCDSB.

Grade 8 Students who live in the Colonel By boundary area:
Students who reside with his/her guardian in the Colonel By boundary area are automatically eligible to attend Colonel By Secondary School, assuming clearance of OCDSB and Colonel By admissions’ policies. In early Spring each year, Grade 8 students in OCDSB schools go through a process whereby they receive detailed information about transitioning to high school and their options for Grade 9. This is called the Option Sheet process and is overseen by the local elementary school. At that time, students will be directed to the community high school within their residential area.
Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 students new to the Colonel By boundary area:
Students new to the Colonel By boundary area, who are entering Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12, must make an appointment with a vice-principal of Colonel By Secondary School. The phone number for the school is (613) 745-9411.
Grade 8 students (entering Grade 9), who reside in the Colonel By boundary area, but did not attend an OCDSB school in Grade 8:
Students who attended a school other than an OCDSB public school in Grade 8, but reside in the Colonel By boundary area, must make an appointment with a vice-principal of Colonel By Secondary School. The phone number for the school is (613) 745-9411

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a widely acclaimed program at Colonel By Secondary School. Interested students from within and beyond our boundaries must apply through the IB application process. Acceptance to Colonel By’s regular Ontario Secondary School’s Diploma program does not grant access to the Colonel By IB program. For detailed information about the application process and further information about the Colonel By IB program please visit our IB pages.

OCDSB Students Outside of the Colonel By Boundary.

(Transfer Students / The OCDSB “Cross-Boundary” Student Transfer Policy)
Colonel By encourages students to attend their local public high school, believing in the strength and quality of all OCDSB schools. However, the school board allows students to apply -- space permitting -- to a school of their choice under the OCDSB Student Transfer Policy.
Transfer FAQ