Elementary Regional Learning Choice Programs 2024

Your Path. Your Choice.

Application Portal

Elementary RLCP applications for the 2024-25 school year will be open from January 22 – February 7, 2024.

For technical support questions please contact the help desk at 905-890-1010 ext. 7365.

Regional Learning Choices Programs offered by the Peel District School Board empower students by providing them with opportunities to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. Regional programs are open to all students who meet the criteria for acceptance. 

Please use the Advanced Search within School Finder to determine the closest RLCP school for your child.

2023 Information Nights

Arts and TechnologyMorning Star MSIn-person.View presentation.January 116:00 p.m.
ArtsEarnscliffe Sr. PSIn-person.View presentation.January 256:00 p.m.
 Queen Elizabeth Sr. PSIn-person.View presentation.January 256:30 p.m.
International Baccalaureate (IB)Bristol Rd. MSIn-person and live stream.January 106:00 p.m.
 WG Davis Sr. PSLive stream only.January 106:00 p.m.
International Business and Technology (IBT)Allan A. Martin Sr. PSIn-person.View presentation.January 116:00 p.m.
 Lisgar MSIn-person.View presentation.January 116:00 p.m.
 Williams Parkway Sr. PSLive stream only.View poster.January 116:00 p.m. 
Actively in Motion (AIM)Royal Orchard MSIn-person.View presentation.January 165:30 p.m.
SciTechCentennial Sr. PSIn-person at Brampton Centennial Secondary School, NOT at Centennial Sr. Public School.January 186:00 p.m.
 Macville PSIn-person at Mayfield Secondary School, NOT at Macville PS.View presentation.January 186:30 p.m.
 Tomken Rd. MSLivestream only.View presentation.January 186:30 p.m.

We Rise Together Information Session

The parent representatives of the We Rise Together Community Advisory Council and the Peel District School Board would like to extend an invitation to parents/guardians of PDSB African, Black, and Afro-Caribbean students to an upcoming information session on elementary Regional Learning Choices Programs. 

Speakers:  Gord Gallimore, Black Excellence Guidance Resource Teacher 

Tamer Kamel, Coordinating Principal for Student Success and Pathways Programming  

Watch the We Rise Together Information Session on-demand.

If you are interested in receiving updates and information on programs, policies and more related to We Rise Together, please sign up here.


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Actively in Motion (AIM)


Arts and Technology

International Business and Technology (IBT)

International Baccalaureate -Middle Years Program


2023-24 Elementary RLCP Application Dates

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Application periodJan. 23, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to Feb. 7, 2023 at 3 p.m.
First round acceptance offers issuedApril 4, 2023 after 3 p.m.
First round acceptance offers closeApril 12, 2023 after 3 p.m.
2nd round acceptance offers issuedApril 18, 2023 after 3 p.m.
2nd round acceptance offers closeApril 24, 2023 at  3 p.m.
WaitlistCloses June 27, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Application Process

The Regional Learning Choices Programs are open to all students. Students who are interested in applying to any of the RLCP programs will be required to meet the eligibility criteria that is specific to the program of interest. Please attend the parent information night to learn more about the program(s) of your choice and how to apply.

Please ensure that your email address is accurate as this is the main communication method between the school and the applicant.

Once you have successfully applied to a Regional Learning Choices program, you will receive a confirmation email within minutes of submitting your application online. If you do not receive an email confirming your application has been received, please wait 24 hours before contacting the school. Schools will only be able to view your application after 24 hours.

Please note that International Visa students are not eligible to apply for Regional Learning Choices Programs. Those here on work or study permits may apply.

Random Selection Process

Applicants are offered space in a Regional Learning Choices Program based on a two-step process:

  1. Once a student applies, there will be a review of their report cards. For elementary: Final Grade 4 Report Cards and Grade 5 Progress and Term 1 report cards will be used to review students’ elementary RLCP applications. For grade 6 students who live south of the 401 and are applying to the Arts program at Queen Elizabeth Sr. Public School, Final grade 5 Report Cards and grade 6 Progress and Term 1 Reports will be reviewed. If a student meets the application criteria, they will move on to the second step in the process.
  2. In the second step, if the student meets the application criteria, their application will be entered into the random selection process for each program. In the random selection process, a computer will randomly assign a number to each applicant who has successfully met the application criteria for each program and spaces for the programs will be offered. Please note that the random selection process is completed centrally at the board level and not at the school level.

Once students have been offered all available spaces in a specific Regional Learning Choices Program, the remaining students will be placed on the school’s waitlist. Each school has its own waitlist.

Self-identification process

The Peel District School Board has a commitment to equity and inclusion for all. As such, based on a process of self-identification, admission to regional programs will reflect the need to address historically and statistically significant disproportionalities in enrollment as per student census data, ensuring equitable representation of African, Black, Afro-Caribbean, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.

African, Black, Afro-Caribbean, First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who self-identify and meet the criteria for admission will be accepted into the program without participating in the random selection process.

Students who are in an elementary regional program and interested in a secondary regional program will need to self-identify again when applying for secondary RLCP since it is a separate process and students do not automatically gain admittance to the program.

Other Important Details (offers, fee, busing)

Offer acceptance

Offers must be accepted through the Peel board’s online application website.

Local applicants who meet the criteria:

  • Students who live in Peel (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga)
    • will be offered spots first.
    • can only apply to regional programs they are eligible for based on the programs’ boundaries.

Out-of-region applicants who meet the criteria:

  • Students who live outside of the Peel region
    • will be offered spots once local student applicants have been accommodated.

Please note: In some cases, all spots may be offered to students who live in Peel.

Please note that International Visa students are not eligible to apply for Regional Learning Choices Programs. Those here on work or study permits may apply.


All regional programs include a non-refundable application fee and an annual program fee. Annual fees are specific to the program. All application fees must be paid through the board’s online application website through School Cash Online. 

Applicants who may require assistance or have any questions about the application fees are requested to speak with the principal directly.


Transportation is not provided for students in regional programs. If students have been accepted into a regional program and they live within the school boundary, they are eligible for busing only if they meet the distance criteria outlined in Policy 39 – Transportation.

Disclaimer regarding private school bus transportation

Some programs are supported by parent-funded school bus transportation. This is a fee-based service that is contracted directly between parents and a third-party company. Please note, neither the school nor Peel board is involved with this agreement. All aspects of safety, insurance, licensing, communications, fees, applications, service complaints, student behaviour and pick-up/drop-off locations are the responsibility of such third-party bus company.

More information?

For specific program information and for all inquiries regarding fees and the status of applications, contact the school that offers the Regional Learning Choices Program of interest.

For more information elementary RLCPs, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section.