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Term 1– Day Classes STARTED last week.

Registration for Term 2 Day Classes begins Oct 11. Click here –> course offerings .

Please see Correspondence for other Registration options.

Teacher – delivered day classes are offered at St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus ONLY. By taking teacher-delivered classes, you value the input, direction and support from an Ontario Certified Teacher who will deliver and engage you through the curriculum of the course you have chosen.  Some time will be given in-class to work on assignments.

Term lengths and class times are compressed into a very short period.  Each term is approximately 7 1/2 weeks.  This amount of time for day classes is usually just the right speed for many students and is within the timeframe allotted for day classes to complete the 90-110 hours to earn a secondary school credit.  Regular attendance is expected, in order to meet all the requirements of earning your secondary school credit. If this pace is too slow / fast for you or you require flexible attendance, please visit the Guidance office to discuss alternatives.

Terms

Term 1 : Sept 6 –  Oct 27, 2017
Term 2: Oct 31 – Dec 20, 2017
Term 3: Jan 9 –  March 1,  2018
Term 4: March 5 – May 3, 2018
Term 5: May 7 –  June 27, 2018
Summer: July 3 – 27, 2018 (4 weeks / all day classes ONLY – no half day classes)

Classes

Mornings Classes: 8:45am-11:45am (with one 15 minute break)
Afternoons Classes: 12:30pm-3:30pm (with one 15 minute break).

(Lunch is from 11:45-12:30)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process that helps mature students obtain recognition for learning outside of formal education settings.  PLAR focuses on what adults already know and what they can do. For example, have you lived on your own and managed your own money, do you have children, have you worked or volunteered and learned new skills.  These elements are just a handful of the situations we evaluate to determine how that life experience may be attached to secondary school credits. At St. Louis, we can help you obtain recognition for this life and work experience.

Who is Eligible?

PLAR is available to mature students who entered an Ontario high school after 1999, or would like to graduate under the current Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements.

Are you:

  • At least 18 years old on or before December 31 of this school year?
  • Enrolled in a Secondary School Credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD
  • Out of high school for at least 10 months before returning as an adult
  • New to the Ontario Secondary School system, as of February 1, 2004 AND working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). (Students who have studied out of province or out of country would also qualify under this criteria)

You may earn up to 26 secondary school credits using PLAR for Mature students.  The last 4 credits MUST be earned via any combination of our day class, hybrid, correspondence, online, language credit, skills training or Credits@Work options.  {Credits offered in Skills Training programs are elective credits only} Please drop in to the Guidance office to speak to a counsellor and to pick up a PLAR application.

Choose courses related to your future education and career goals: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements.

Student Services Fee = $50 for the 2017-18 school year. St. Louis offers payment through Cash, Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (AMEX not accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.

This fee covers:

  • Guidance Services
  • Post-Secondary Application Support
  • Transcript Services

Note: Book deposit fees are no longer required, however you will be responsible to pay full replacement cost for lost, stolen or damaged books and instructional material.  If you were a former student and paid a book deposit, refund requests are now expired.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CREDIT COURSE AT ST. LOUIS?

To register for a Secondary School Credit course at St. Louis, you must be 18 years of age or older on the first day that day classes begin for that term. To register for Correspondence, you must be 16 years of age or older. (If under 18 years of age, parent/guardian signature is required)

  1. Contact your last high school Guidance Department to request a Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary. If you are applying to College or University, you must provide us with a Transcript.
  2. If you attended another high school in the last 10 months, request a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form
  3. Download and complete the Secondary School Credit Pre-Registration Form (Optional) or you can complete a Registration form when you arrive
  4. Come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on any one of the following registration dates listed below.
  5. Bring the requested document (listed below). You will not be allowed to register if any required documents are missing.

REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES

Term 1 : Aug 28,29,30; Sept 6, 2017
Term 2: Oct 11,12, 31, 2017
Term 3: Dec 6, 7, 2017; Jan 9, 2018
Term 4: Feb 7, 8; Mar 5, 2018
Term 5: April 11, 12; May 7, 2018

Guidance Office Hours: 
Mon – Thurs:  8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Tues & Wed: 5:30pm -7:30pm
Fri: Closed

NEW STUDENTS: REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BRING TO GUIDANCE

  1. Documents with your Legal Name and Date of Birth (Birth Certificate, Birth Registration, Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Record of Landing)
  2. Documents with your Status in Canada (Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Certificate, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Record of Landing, Visitor Visa, Employment Permit or Refugee Status)
  3. Photo Identification (ID) with current mailing address (Ontario Driver’s License, Ontario Health Card, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Canadian Citizenship Card) NOTE: Bring a piece of mail or copy of a bill with your current address, if it is different than your ID status.
  4. Previous High School Transcript (if planning to apply to College or University) or Credit Counselling Summary (if planning to complete OSSD)
  5. Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form from your last high school (if students have left or are leaving another high school without a diploma, within the last year).
  6. Letter to verify completion of CLB 6 in all four English language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing (6,6,6,6) (if students previously attended LINC or ESL classes)
  7. Payment of $50 non-refundable Student Services Fee per academic school year (Sept-June) applied to any and all Day Classes, Online & Hybrid classes, Correspondence and/or Credits@Work. St. Louis offers payment through Cash, Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (AMEX not accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office. Additional Fees apply to Correspondence courses, International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school. Note: No Book Deposit required, however students will pay cost recovery for lost or damaged books.

RETURNING STUDENTS MUST BRING:

  1. Photo Identification (ID) with current mailing address (Ontario Driver’s License, Ontario Health Card, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Canadian Citizenship Card) NOTE: Bring a piece of mail or copy of a bill with your current address, if it is different than your ID status.
  2. Payment of $50 non-refundable Student Services Fee per academic school year (Sept-June) applied to any and all Day Classes, Online & Hybrid classes, Correspondence and/or Credits@Work. Additional Fees apply to Correspondence courses, International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school. Note: No Book Deposit required, however students will pay cost recovery for lost or damaged books.

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.

Click Here –> for all of the Guidance Services available to St. Louis students registered in any secondary school credit program.  When registering for teacher-delivered day classes, your first step is to get your transcript or credit counselling summary from your last high school, so Guidance Counsellors may see what you have earned and what you still need to either complete your OSSD or upgrade your grades.

For more information on Secondary School Credit Day Classes email mailto:stlouis@wcdsb.ca or call 519-745-1201

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?

WiFi Hotspots have been added and upgraded at our Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, so you may use digital devices for your learning.
If you are a current St. Louis student, sign up for REMIND ME texts. Guidance will tell you “What’s New” on a regular basis, so you can achieve your goals and meet timelines to either graduate or apply for College and University.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

Did you Know?

  • All teachers at St. Louis are qualified by the Ontario College of Teachers
  • St. Louis teachers participate in professional development a minimum of 5 times a year and usually on topics such as use of technology in the classroom, community resources and improved adult student engagement approaches
  • Some Certified Teachers have over 20 years of experience in adult education

SUCCESS STORIES

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Asan Razany with St. Louis Principal, Paul Cox and VP, Deanna Wehrle