Student Services

Student Services


To Make a Guidance Appointment with your councillor, please click below.

For Last Names A – K –Mr Kirby

For Last Names L –Z – Mr Wolfe 

Mrs. O'Donnell- Guidance Technician (Students investigating career paths,applications to College & University and Community Service Hours)

2021-2022 Online course registration
Online course registration for 2021-2022 is now open. To register for an online course in September, please contact your guidance counsellor.

Click here to listen to a podcast about transitioning from G8 to G9 at CW.

Community Service hours - online submission
Great news! The OCDSB now let's you submit your completed community service hours by filling in this google form.
Information Regarding Community Involvement Hours for Students

Dear Students and Parents,
We hope you are all well. Due to restrictions put in place as a result of Covid-19, the OCDSB has made some important changes to the Community Involvement Hours Graduation Requirement for this school year. These include:
-  Schools may allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day 
-   Schools may allow students to earn hours through duties normally performed in the home 
-   Schools may allow students aged 14 years and older to count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others 

Students are encouraged to consider virtual volunteering. There are a number of organizations that provide virtual volunteer opportunities for students. Some of these volunteer opportunities can be found through agencies such as Spark Ontario.

The following list provides some examples of flexible ways’ students could earn community involvement hours in keeping with the purpose of the policy, which is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities, including:

  • Providing tutoring and mentorship supports through:
  • Connecting with and supporting seniors by:
  • Supports for families, neighbourhoods and community initiatives:

A Message from Carleton University

Has the pandemic affected your grade 12 average? We know that grades don’t always tell the whole story! Find out how Carleton University’s Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) can help you achieve your goals. ESP/IESP give you the opportunity to:

  • Start first-year university studies
  • Earn admission to a degree program (pathways include: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Science and more!
  • Build excellent academic skills and habits
  • Benefit from support during your transition to university

If you’d like to learn more information on our programs, you can book a one-on-one visit with one of our Student Ambassadors here: Additionally, we will be hosting Information Nights (7:00pm) coming up on May 19th, June 2nd, and June 9th. Students can sign up for those information nights here:



All students applying to Ontario Universities will be doing the whole process on-line through OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre).
Website :
The OUAC deadline for applications was JANUARY 15, 2021 for equal consideration.

You've applied to University NOW WHAT? click to view this information just posted from OUAC.

Special Notes on Applications:
1) The cost for 3 program choices is $150.00. Each additional choice is $50.00. Once you have submitted your application to make a change of program to another school you will pay an additional $50.00. If changing programs within the same school there is no extra fee.
2) All academic information (courses, marks) will be forwarded automatically to OUAC by CW.

3) Please ensure that you have the appropriate prerequisite courses for your program choices.
A Message from Carleton University

Carleton University is offering current Grade 12 students the chance to apply for their Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) for the 2021/22 school year. Both programs are for students who may not meet traditional entrance requirements. We know many students have struggled with online learning and may need a second chance at university admission. The ESP and IESP offer the opportunity to qualify for degree admission while earning first-year university credits and strengthening academic skills.

If you're interested to learn more about these programs, Carleton University is hosting Information Evenings that you can attend by signing up here


All students applying to Ontario Colleges will be doing the whole process online through OCAS (Ontario College Application Service). Website:

The deadline for application is February 1, 2020 for equal consideration. Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is January 17, 2020.

Please Note:
1) The cost to apply to 5 program choices is $95.00. No more than 3 program choices can be made at one college.

2) To apply you will need your Ontario Education Number (OEN) from Student Services (also is on your Status Sheet and Report Card).
3) The easiest and recommended method of payment is credit card.
4) All academic information (courses, marks) will be sent automatically to Ontario Colleges by our school.
5) For out of province colleges, the student must apply directly to the college. Check the college's website for application information and deadlines.
6) Please ensure that you have the appropriate high school prerequisite courses for your program choices before applying.

Check out The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) Virtual Open House for new students, and family members, to meet CAL staff for an introduction to CAL.

§  Tuesday, June 23 • 6pm – 7pm

§  Tuesday, July 14 • 6pm – 7pm

§  Wednesday, August 5 • 10:30am – 11:30am

§  Wednesday, August 19 • 6pm – 7pm

More information and registration available here

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at Algonquin College will be offering a free, virtual transition event for students with disabilities starting their first year at Algonquin College in the Fall of 2020. The Strategic Learning In the College Environment (SLICE) conference will provide an overview of the services of the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) and Algonquin College, and also provide opportunities for incoming students to engage with upper level students and professors, and to develop self-advocacy and post-secondary survival skills. SLICE will be taking place on September 1 this year. In combination with SLICE, the CAL will be offering a workshop series that focuses on key skills and topics that will support the transition to post-secondary education in the week before college programs begin.  Both the SLICE conference and the workshop series will be advertised on the SLICE website – website will be updated in July with the content and registration information for this year’s events.

Brick and Masonry Trades training - Free! Click on the link to view the free training flyer.

Knowledge Society Innovation program for High School Students.
The Knowledge Society (TKS)
is a 10-month innovation program for students in Ottawa ages 13-17 who want to solve the world’s biggest problems. The program is modeled after the curriculum from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, and designed to replicate the learning environments of Google and Facebook. They’ve also been recognized by organizations like the World Economic Forum.

What students do in TKS:

1. Learn about the future and how emerging technology is disrupting the world, including Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Space Tech, and Quantum Computing + 20 more.
2. Access mentors from companies including Google, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, BenchSci, and more.

3. Work with global organizations to solve real challenges using advanced problem-solving frameworks. This year, TKS students are working with the United Nations.

4. Be part of a global community of like-minded young people where they can meet their best friends and future co-founders among 1200 students and alumni from 20 countries.

5. Get training from Olympic-level innovation coaches to help them discover their interests and build meaningful projects.
6. Accelerate their personal growth by training the mindsets, mental models, and habits of world leaders and CEOs.
Develop their personal portfolio to earn access to exclusive opportunities including internships, conferences and guest speakers.

TKS students from Ottawa came into the program with no tech knowledge, and are now building impressive projects:

  • Kimberly is exploring the future of food with cellular agriculture

  • Aaryan is building a light probe that detects cancer at a molecular level

  • Soumiya is using brain-computer interfaces to solve mental health and depression

Before joining TKS, students go through an application and interview process to be selected. No prior experience in tech is necessary, TKS is looking for students who are curious, ambitious and want to make an impact.

They offer generous tuition support for families, and are offering two full-ride scholarships to high potential Ottawa students with demonstrated need.

Apply by May 31

If you have questions about the program you can check out these mini info sessions, or sign up for their next information session or email

                                                       STEM Summer Opportunity

ONTARIO - STEM Montessori Academy of Canada (SMAC) believes that children should explore opportunities to broaden their understanding of the universe so they can build the future. SMAC is bringing to you, Online Summer Camp sessions offered in all Provinces and Territories in Canada, focusing on a variety of STEM enhanced classes for children Public, Private, Catholic or Homeschooled. The classes will run virtually via Zoom from July 5th - August 27th, 2021, 2021 at 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm EST. Session times will be different according to the time zone in each Province and Territory across Canada. Choose which three-hour session time best fits your availability.  

SMAC is a federally registered, not-for-profit group of private schools operating across the country and is among the very first set of schools in Canada offering a STEM-Immersion, enriched curriculum for students. 

Summer is approaching and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lack of extracurricular activities available for children to participate in. The Online Summer Camp session cost is $89.00/week for a three-hour session per day. Choose from over 40 STEM focused and Arts & Culture course offerings that aim to provide educational stimulation for children and youth. 

STEM Enhanced course offerings for Ages 7-13: 

  • HCOD - HTML Coding for Kids
  • BCH - Biochemists
  • SPC - Space Camp
  • IENG - Innovative Engineers
  • AIML - Artificial Intelligence - Intro to Machine Learning
  • SSCI - Savvy Scientists
  • ROB - Robotics
  • ESC - Earth Science
  • MAT - Mathematics
  • NEU - Neuroscience
  • PCOD - Python Coding
  • 3DB - 3D Animation Design using BLENDER®
  • VGD - Video Game Development

STEM Enhanced course offerings for Teens Ages 14 – 17:

  • MAT - Mathematics
  • NEU - Neuroscience
  • 3DB - 3D Design using BLENDER®
  • DCW - Discord® Workshop
  • BMD - Business Management and Development
  • VGD - Video Game Development – Unity
  • CENG - Computer Engineering

Art course offerings:

  • APT - Painting
  • AAN - Anime
  • ACRT - Cartooning

Language course offerings:

  • ICAN - Cantonese
  • LFRC - French – Core
  • LFRI - French Immersion
  • LSPC - Spanish – Core
  • LMAN - Mandarin – Introduction
  • LESL - ESL

University Readiness course offerings for Grade 11 & 12:

  • URMC - Calculus
  • UREC - Economics
  • URNS - Neuroscience
  • URBI - Biology
  • URCH - Chemistry
  • URPH - Physics
  • UREN - English - University level essays, research essays
  • URTC - Technical Communications
  • URML - AI: Machine Learning
  • URCE - Computer Engineering

Why STEM? Adequate access to affordable education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (known as STEM) is a steppingstone in the advancement of successful students both locally and internationally. The SMAC STEM program was created in response to the growing importance of scientific and technological literacy among students to best prepare them for post-secondary education and for the jobs of tomorrow domestically and across the globe. 

The mission of SMAC is to provide high-quality STEM-focused education that is affordable to all students to foster innovation, critical thinking, with math and science literacy to yield globally competitive results. The program breaks down barriers of under-representation in STEM-related careers and post-secondary studies. 

SMAC’s focus is to enhance academic and extracurricular activities through leadership and broaden opportunities for children and youth to explore the world around them. For further information go to To register for the Online Summer Camp sessions go to  


Indigenous Summer Learning 2021 Program:

The OCDSB Indigenous team has started reaching out to Indigenous Students with the details of this summer program and providing interested students the registration information. You can see the information on our Summer School Website / Indigenous Program. Please feel free to share the Indigenous Youth Summer 2021 Registration Form.

Sankofa Summer Academy for Black Youth Summer 2021 Program (ENG1D destreamed):

Here is the Sankofa Black Youth Program Registration Form. Please share this information and note that our website will be updated shortly with more information about this Program.

                                   Free Literacy and Numeracy support for OCDSB Students.

Please click this link for more information.


Algonquin College will be at CW at lunch on Dec.17 to help with College applications.

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