Correspondence

Correspondence, self-study, independent learning; all learning models that describe a flexible approach to learning and earning your way through a secondary school credit at your own pace.

“Independent” does not mean doing it alone!  St. Louis has certified teachers available up to 8 times a week to provide tutor support as you work through your correspondence course. Markers are also certified teachers and can provide valuable feedback to keep you on “course”.

The following course codes outline all the courses that are offered either paper-based or online and teacher-markers and tutors are available year round.

Click on the course code to find a brief description.

ENGLISH MATH SCIENCE HISTORY
ENG2DB MFM1PC SNC2PA NBV3EA
ENG2PB MFM2PB SNC2DB CHW3MB
ENG3CB MPM2DB SBI3CB CHI4UA
ENG3EB MEL3EC SBI3UB CHY4UA
ENG3UB MBF3CB SCH3UY
EBT4OA MCF3MB SNV3EA
ENG4CB MCR3UB SPH3UB
ENG4EB MAP4CB SES4UA
ENG4UY MCT4CB SNC4MA
EWC4UA MHF4UB SBI4UB
ETS4UA MCV4UA SCH4CB
OLC4OY MDM4UB SCH4UY
SPH4CB
SPH4UB
CoOL-CORRESPONDENCE ON-LINE CONTEMPORARY STUDIES (SOCIAL SCIENCE) BUSINESS GUIDANCE AND CAREER
ENG4UY CGG3OA BAF3MB GWL3OA
OLC4OY CLU3MA BAT4MB
SCH3UY HPC3OA BDI3CB
SCH4UY HRF3OA BOH4MA
PPZ3CA
CGW4UA
HZT4UA

What courses are needed to get a diploma?

For details about how St. Louis can help you earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), click here.

Registration, Guidance Services, Tutor Support and Markers are available for Correspondence Students YEAR-ROUND (see Holiday and Summer Schedule on home page for school closures and reduced hours)

HOURS OF OPERATION

REGISTRATION –  Sept. 2016 – June 2017

Mon.

8:30am-12:30pm

1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Tues.

8:30am-12:30pm

1:30pm-3:00pm

 5:30pm-7:30pm

Wed.

8:30am-12:30pm

1:30pm-3:00pm

 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thurs.

8:30am-12:30pm

1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Fri.

Closed

 

REGISTRATION – SUMMER   June August 2017

Mon. & Tues.

June 26 & 27

9:00am-1:00pm

Wed. to Fri.

June 28 to June 30

Closed

Mon. to Thurs.

July 3 to July 6

9:00am-1:00pm

Weds ONLY

July 12, 19, 26; Aug 16 & 23

9:00am 1:00pm

July 27 to August 15

          Closed

 

TUTORS are available   Sept. June 2017

Mon.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Tues.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wed.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thurs.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Fri.

Closed

 

TUTORS – SUMMER  June August 2017

Mon. & Tues.

June 26 & 27

9:00am-1:00pm

Wed. to Fri.

June 28 to June 30

Closed

Mon. to Thurs.

July 3 to July 6

9:00am-1:00pm

Weds ONLY

July 12, 19, 26; Aug 16 & 23

9:00am 1:00pm

July 27 to August 15

          Closed

 

PICK UP ADDITIONAL BOOKS, SUBMIT LESSONS & EXAMS Sept. 2016 June 2017

Mon.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Tues.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wed.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thurs.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Fri.

Closed

 

PICK UP ADDITIONAL BOOKS, SUBMIT LESSONS & EXAMS June August 2017

Mon. & Tues.

June 26 & 27

9:00am-1:00pm

Wed. to Fri.

June 28 to June 30

Closed

Mon. to Thurs.

July 3 to July 6

9:00am-1:00pm

Weds ONLY

July 12, 19, 26; Aug 16 & 23

9:00am 1:00pm

July 27 to August 15

          Closed

 

Exam and Lesson Submission End Date – June 22, 2016 – Office re-opens June 27 with a Summer Schedule!

ADULT students pay:

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2016-17 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 marking fee per course
  • No book deposit!

FULL-TIME students still in high school

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2016-17 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 marking fee per course
  • PLUS $300 per course which covers: tuition not paid for by the Ministry of Education
  • No book deposit!

PART-TIME students still in high school

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2016-17 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 marking fee per course
  • No book deposit!
  • You will need a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form stating part-time student status and asking for the student to take a correspondence course.

St. Louis offers payment through Cash, Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (AMEX not accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.

Steps to take to register.  What to bring? Where to Go? When? Who to see?

Who is Eligible?

  • Students 18 years of age or older NOT in full time attendance in a Secondary School
  • Students 16 years of age or older with permission from your Secondary School Principal but NOT in full time attendance in a Secondary School
  • Students under 18 and still registered at a high school full time can take a correspondence course for an additional fee ($300 per course)
  • Students leaving school within the 10 months without having completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. A principal to principal transfer form is required

STEP 1: Contact your last high school to request a transcript or credit counselling summary of your courses and marks

STEP 2: Download the Secondary School Credit Pre-Registration Form, print, complete

STEP 3: Go to St. Louis Guidance Counsellor and bring photo identification, the completed SSC Registration Form, transcript (or credit counseling summary), any other certificates, or international documents, and documents listed below:

Required Documents:

New Students

Documents that verify

  • Your Legal Name, Date of Birth and Status in Canada (examples include:  Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Record of Landing, Foreign Students must show valid Visa)
  • Photo Identification (ID) with current mailing address
  • Previous High School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER WITHOUT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS!

Returning Students:

Documents that verify:

  • You are who you are, by bringing Photo ID
  • Verification that you have already paid your $50 Student Services Fee for 2016-17

WORKING ON AND SUBMITTING LESSONS

Submitting TWO lessons per week per course is recommended.

Every question indicated in the lesson books must be done completely and thoroughly. You MUST complete both KEY and SUPPORT questions. Avoid one word, one sentence answers unless that is what is asked for.

LITERACY – all courses in ALL subject areas (including Math!) will incorporate a percentage of each lesson and exam for literacy (spelling, grammar, etc.).

If you are unable to do a question or section, we encourage you to see one of our Tutors.  Markers will return incomplete lessons UNMARKED.

Think your lesson is finished? Please deliver your completed lesson to St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus in person during office hours. Or you may access the secured drop off box from 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday or 8am to 4pm Friday.

Please give our markers one week from the time of submission to mark your lessons. If you wish to do more than two lessons per week, consideration may be given to accelerate your completion by your marker.

PICKING UP GRADED LESSONS

Teachers/markers will provide some feedback along with your grade for that lesson, Comments could be used as a guide for future lessons. Incomplete lessons will be returned UNMARKED. Please pick up a marked lessons in person during Correspondence hours.

Is the grade on your lesson not what you expected?

Keep moving forward. Ask for help from a Correspondence Tutor. LESSON REPEATS are NOT permitted.

FINAL MARKS for most Correspondence courses will consist of a 70% weighting for lessons and 30% weighting for the combined midterm and final exams. See the student information sheet (SIS) that is provided with your first set of lessons for details.

PICKING UP ADDITIONAL BOOKS AND LESSONS

You are on a roll and ready for your next lesson…. Please pick up your next lesson in person during Correspondence hours.

Tutor schedule

TUTORS are available   Sept. June 2017

Mon.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Tues.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wed.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thurs.

 9:00am-12:30pm

 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

Fri.

Closed

 

TUTORS – SUMMER  June August 2017

Mon. & Tues.

June 26 & 27

9:00am-1:00pm

Wed. to Fri.

June 28 to June 30

Closed

Mon. to Thurs.

July 3 to July 6

9:00am-1:00pm

Weds ONLY

July 12, 19, 26; Aug 16 & 23

9:00am 1:00pm

July 27 to August 15

          Closed

 

How they help?

Tutors are certified teachers who provide one-on-one instruction and resource support to students having difficulty understanding some of the lessons.  If ever you are “stuck” and feel you “cannot continue” because you “just don’t understand” — DON’T GIVE UP — We are here to help!

EXAMS

Exams are written at St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education – Kitchener Main Campus ONLY. All exams written will be supervised by a St. Louis staff member. You will be notified by your teacher/marker of the course requirements regarding exams. Refer to the schedule of course offerings to determine exam requirements in each particular course.

All courses will require a minimum 50% on the exam to ensure successful credit completion.

YOU MUST PASS THE EXAMS TO PASS THE COURSE.

Completed your Correspondence Course?

Decided this way of learning is too difficult for you and going to try a new approach instead?

PLEASE RETURN YOUR LESSON GUIDES AND TEXTBOOKS, so we may make them available to the next person. Book returns should be made at the time of your final exam, or if you decide to discontinue your course.

Be sure to complete a Correspondence Student-Textbook Return Form.  If books and other resource material are not returned, you will be expected to pay for their replacement cost.

For more information:

Correspondence Administrative Assistant, Trudy.Banker@wcdsb.ca , 519-745-1201 x217

Program Manager, Alan.Arnott@wcdsb.ca , 519-745-1201 x218

Visit St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus during Correspondence Hours of Operation

INTEND TO GRADUATE THIS YEAR?

Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)? Deadline for 2015-16 has passed. Current students will graduate with the Class of 2016-17.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31, 2017.

INTEND TO GRADUATE THIS YEAR?

Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)? Current students will graduate with the Class of 2016-17.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31, 2017.

WHAT’S NEW?

Correspondence now has year-round services! We offer daytime, evening AND summer hours for you to meet with a Guidance Counsellor, register for a new correspondence course, access tutor support, as well as pick-up and drop-off lessons to be marked. Hours of operation vary from day to day.

ARE YOU A NEW CORRESPONDENCE STUDENT?

Check out this orientation presentation to help get you started.

STUDY TIP

Designate the same time every week to work on your lesson.  Mark it in your calendar, as if it was an important appointment that can’t be missed.  It is so easy to make other things a priority. Invest in yourself!

SUCCESS STORY

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Robale Eshete with Alan Arnott, Correspondence Program Manager.