Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

“We learn by doing” – Faciendo Discimus

Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute is a specialized Math, Science and Technology school that is proud of its past, but equal to the challenges of both the present and future.

The school motto is “We learn by doing” and, indeed, experiential learning defines the “Danforth Way”. Students have access to a wide selection of engaging and innovative courses, offered in a caring, encouraging, and inclusive atmosphere. Across the subject disciplines, from Technological Studies to the Arts, individual student creativity is encouraged and celebrated. Danforth also supports a wide range of students with special needs and is committed to the learning success of all students.

Course Selection Month

February is course selection month, when current students will be selecting their courses for next year (students currently in grade 8 will complete course selection at their elementary school).

The Course Fair, being held on Tuesday February 6 during period 3 & 4, will offer students the opportunity to explore course offerings. Course selection will open on myBlueprint after the course fair, up until the due date of Friday March 2, 2018. Assistance in completing online course selection will be available in some classes, and through teachers, the library and guidance. A computer lab (B2) will be open at lunch between February 20 and March 2 to assist students.

Once students submit, no changes can be made (so be sure to review your choices before clicking submit!). Upon submission you will be instructed to print a one-page summary that will need to be signed by a parent/guardian and handed in to your homeform teacher any time up to and including Monday March 5.

To assist in your planning, these documents were provided to students during the course selection assembly and are available in guidance:

  • Course Selection Sheet – Contains instructions along with all of the course offerings for grades 10-12 for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Prerequisites 2018 – Contains a listing of prerequisite courses (courses that must be completed prior to the start of a class) for the 2018-2019 school year.

Program Guidelines:


MaST is a four-year program specializing in Mathematics, Science and Technology that provides:

ACCELERATION: The grade 9 program enables students in grade 10 to take some grade 11 courses.  This acceleration continues in the following year and interested students could graduate with up to twelve grade 12 credits (This is double the minimum requirement for university acceptance.) MaST students graduate with an average of nine grade 12 credits.

ENRICHMENT: The MaST classes allow students with similar interests to work together on projects that are hands-on and open-ended.  Many challenging and enriching opportunities are available to them such as Math and Science Contests, National Science Fair, and Skills Canada Competitions etc…Please visit the  news page to see what they have been up to recently.

FLEXIBILITY: As students progress to grade 12, their course options increase dramatically to support a wide variety of post-secondary opportunities.

Learn more about the Danforth CTI MaST program