Grade 9 Program 

The Grade Nine program at Rockland District High School is aimed at providing a balanced overview of high school courses so that students can make informed decisions when selecting courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12.  It also offers eight of the eighteen compulsory courses required for graduation.


In the 2017 – 2018 school year, Grade 9 students at Rockland District High School are expected to accumulate eight (8) credits. 


Each Grade 9 student will enrol in the following six (6) compulsory subjects:



Core French or Extended French

Geography or Géographie

Health and Physical Education




As well, each Grade 9 student will take TWO (2) of the following courses depending on availability:


Integrated Arts

Exploring Technologies

Introduction to Information Technology in Business

Learning Strategies Skills for Success in Secondary School

(Student placement in the Learning Strategies course is determined by a school committee with input from parents and teachers from Grade 8)