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)

Night School - Winter 2022

Registration for the Winter 2022 term for Night School will open on January 18th, 2022 and close on February 15th, 2022 at 4:00 pm. The Winter Session will run virtually from February 22nd, 2022 until May 26th, 2022, 2022.

Please see our Winter 2022 Night School Flyer for more information. To register, make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor.
                                                                  Youth Futures Program  2022

The Youth Futures Program, founded in 2008, is run through the City of Ottawa and it provides equitable opportunities for youth facing marginalization and facilitates Advanced Leadership training, employment skills development, coordinates certifications needed for employment, and offers unique access to post-secondary orientation opportunities. The program, now in its 13th year, has seen nearly 1,200 youth graduate and has provided preparation for post-secondary education and ongoing employment through a 6-week paid employment placement.

Should you have any questions about the program or wish to acquire recruitment materials, please do not hesitate to contact Ayane.Bouh@ottawa.ca or refer to the website: www.youth-futures.com. Please note that the online application closes on January 16th, 2022.


             Attention Graduating Students of 2021/22
Post-Secondary Information Session
For any students interested in learning more about post-secondary opportunities pertaining to university and/or college, Mr. Kirby and Mr. Wolfe hosted a virtual Information Session on Thursday, Oct. 28th, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm wherein we discussed application procedures, post-secondary programs, deadlines, etc. 

You can watch the recording we made of this session by using this link: meet.google.com/rfn-vvbd-hez

Please contact Mr. Kirby or Mr. Wolfe if you have any questions.

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
The OSSLT requirement has been waived for graduating students in the 2021/22 school year.
Community Involvement Hours for 2021/22 Graduating Students
For students graduating in the 2021/22 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement has been reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.
Please speak with your guidance counsellor if you have any questions.
Mr. Kirby (A-K): jason.kirby@ocdsb.ca)
Mr. Wolfe (L-Z): russell.wolfe@ocdsb.ca)
For more information about this and volunteer opportunities, please consult this link.

                    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.


                      Boys and Girls club Opportunity
My name is Linnea, and I oversee the virtual club at the BGC (formally known as the Boys and Girls Club). We are offering a few virtual programs this fall that can benefit high school students. Below is a complete list of our youth programs and their times. Also, our website is: https://bgco-online.club/

The virtual clubhouse has been safely connecting youth from across Ottawa since 2020. The virtual clubhouse is a great support system and best of all, they are absolutely free!

If you have any questions, please email me at lmcphail@bgcottawa.org

International Certificate Program
For any students interested in knowing more about the International Certificate Program, please access the following links and/or contact either Ms. Robinson-Sisk or Mr. Wolfe.

Thank you! 
                              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: https://carleton.ca/esp/guidance/student-ambassadors/. 

                                         
                                            ONTARIO
UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

All students applying to Ontario Universities will be doing the whole process on-line through OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre).
Website : 
www.ouac.on.ca
The OUAC deadline for applications was JANUARY 13, 2022 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 Algonquin College

Erik Franz is our AC recruiter and here to help you.
Please click the following link to watch his welcome video.
Create your own AC Viewbook: http://customviewbook.algonquincolleg... Attend a Virtual Event: http://www.algonquincollege.com/events Book a Meeting/Presentation: http://www.algonquincollege.com/BookE...

Algonquin College is conducting presentations to students every Tuesday to Thursday starting at 3:30pm. These presentations pertain to programming and information pertaining to college applications and the admissions process. 
In addition, students can book appointments with college recruiters to ask questions and gather more information pertaining to their post-secondary aspirations. 
Please consult this link to learn more about the above opportunities and/or contact your guidance counsellor.
                       
                                                 
ONTARIO COLLEGE APPLICATIONS


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

The deadline for application is February 1, 2022 for equal consideration. Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is January 17, 2022.

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.


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

Are you interested in the construction trades? If so click here to book a spot in a virtual trades fair for students going to school in Ottawa. The webinar goes over how to apply, free tools, paid work experience, as well as free training and certifications.



                                   Free Literacy and Numeracy support for OCDSB Students

Please click this link for more information.

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE VISITS
Please click this link to view the list of College and University presentations and dates 


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