Choices at 7

LDSB Options for Students Entering Grade 7 September 2019

The Limestone District School Board's Choices at Seven programs offer opportunities for students entering Grade 7 to participate in a variety of unique learning environments. Depending on the availability of places in the programs, students currently in Grade 7 may also apply to join a program for their Grade 8 year.

Due to the limited number of spaces in each program, not all applicants may be offered placements.

Challenge Program: Gifted and Academic Enrichment Program

Challenge is designed to meet the needs of academically motivated and/or formally identified gifted students who are seeking new learning challenges while maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. More information is available in the tabs below.

LEAP Program: Limestone Education through the Arts Program 

LEAP allows students to learn the Grade 7 and 8 curriculum through an integrated, hands-on approach that uses arts as a foundation. Taught by teachers who are specialists in their field, the purpose of the LEAP Program is to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their personal best through arts-based activities that emphasize teamwork, self-direction, motivation, innovation and creativity. 

ATLAS Program: Applying Technology for Learning, Aptitude and Success

ATLAS is designed to provide focused, structured learning opportunities for students who are experiencing significant difficulties with communication and organization, and whose academic performance is not necessarily reflective of their potential. 

Learn more about each program by reading our Choices at 7 brochure.

Extended French/Late Immersion Program

The Extended French/Late Immersion Program is designed to enhance students’ skills in oral communication, reading and writing in French.

Learn more about this program by reading our Extended French brochure.

For detailed information about any of these programs, including the application process, workshops, information nights and notification dates, please visit the tabs below and/or visit the school on the evening of the information night specified below.

Application Process

Applications open February 5, 2019. Some links may not be accessible until then.

This year, applicants for Challenge, LEAP and ATLAS will be asked to complete both an online application and a video application. Students may apply to more than one Choices at 7 Program. All online applications for Challenge, LEAP and ATLAS are due Friday, March 8, 2019 by 4 p.m.All videos (*new this year) for the Challenge, LEAP, and ATLAS programs are due  Friday, March 8, 2019 by 4 p.m. For more information on this process, please visit the LDSB Choices at 7 website.


Questions about Choices at 7 Programs and the online application process should be directed to the Choices Programs Registrar at 613-544-6925 ext. 394.