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Guidance consultation is available before registering for all St. Louis courses.  The following guidance services are available for St. Louis students registered in any of our credit courses.

Talking to a Guidance Counsellor at St. Louis is not entirely like when you were in high school last. St. Louis Guidance Counsellors are certified teachers with Guidance qualifications and experience, however they also understand your adult responsibilities, perspectives and sense of urgency to get where you want to go.

You do not need to make an appointment, however students are seen in queue during Guidance Office Hours

Location Weekday Office Hours
St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Monday to Thursday

Friday

8:30 am-12:30 pm , 1:30pm-3:00pm

Closed

 

Guidance will come to Cambridge, Once a Month

Location Weekday Office Hours

 St. Louis- St. Benedict Campus, 50 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge

(behind St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, off Green Vista Dr.)

Mondays October 24, November 21, December 12

11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before Guidance hours are finished.  Plan to meet with Guidance for 15-20 minutes.

To maximize your time with a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor, the following items will be helpful to review your academic progress and develop a plan together.  If you plan to register for a credit course, these items are required:

  • Documents with your Legal Name and Date of Birth
  • Documents with your Status in Canada
  • Photo Identification
  • Previous High School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary
  • Up-to-date Resume (if you wish to have your work and volunteer experience recognized under PLAR)
  • Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form (if you attended another high school in the last year without having completed a diploma)
  • Letter to verify completion of CLB 6 (if you are a LINC or ESL student)

St. Louis Guidance Counsellors will work with current and prospective students to determine what is still required to complete your OSSD.  Click here for OSSD Graduation Requirements. If you already have your OSSD, and need to upgrade credits for a better grade or take a College or University level Secondary School Credit, Guidance will provide direction on how taking a credit class at St. Louis will impact your overall grade average and updated transcript.

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)

Please visit a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to discuss how your International Education is recognized in Ontario.

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Please visit a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to discuss how your International Education is recognized in Ontario.

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World Education Services

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 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

Public Registration Dates Registration Hours Class Start and End Dates
NEW Students, come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Term 1: Aug 29, 30, 31 & Sept 7, 2016

Term 2: Oct 11, 12 & Nov 2, 2016

Term 3: Dec 6, 7 & Jan 9, 2017

Term 4: Feb 7, 8 & March 3, 2017

Term 5: April 11, 12 & May 5, 2017

8:30am -3:30pm

(on public registration days)

Regular Guidance hours are

Monday – Thursday

8:30am-12:30pm / 1:30-3:00pm

St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Term 1: Sept 7- Oct 28, 2016

Term 2: Nov 2 – Dec 21, 2016

Term 3: Jan 9- March 1, 2017

Term 4: March 3 – May 3, 2017

Term 5: May 5 – June 27, 2017

 

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.

Were you ever on an IEP? Or you think you might have learning challenges?

Talk to our Guidance Department about our Student Success Centre with additional resources and academic accommodations that will support your path to success.

If  you do not have your OSSD and aren’t sure if you are ready to attempt a Secondary School Credit course yet, consider Core Essentials (an individualized learning support program for adults) at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus or St. Louis – St. Benedict Campus in Cambridge.

Applying to College and University can be overwhelming and you have to stay on top of all the steps, timelines and meet deadlines to get into the post-secondary program of your choice.  St. Louis Guidance staff are here to assist students with this process and are extremely knowledgeable about the numerous skills training and post-secondary certificate and degree programs across the province. They can even point you in the direction of scholarship and bursary opportunities. In 2015-16, St. Louis supported over 1000 successful first year applicants.

If you are interested in learning how to apply to College or University, please follow these links.

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IMPORTANT: Students do not qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), if they attend St. Louis, especially for any of our Skills Training Programs (PSW, Hair and Culinary Arts). All credits earned in our courses are supported and recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  If you plan to pursue post-secondary education, investigate your eligibility for information on student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)?

You must let us know that you have completed all your credits and that you intend to graduate with us.  Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (OSSD) are issued once a year. Current St. Louis students will graduate with the Class of 2016-17 in November, 2017.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31, 2017.  Consider getting a grad photo taken by contacting Highland Camera and making arrangements anytime of the year.  Exclusive opportunity for St. Louis fgraduates. Click here for Grad Photo Order Form.

ABOUT OUR GUIDANCE STAFF

Brenda Steffler, Guidance Department Head

Patti Walsh, Guidance Counsellor & SSC Department Head

Natalie Durant, Guidance Counsellor

For more information on Guidance Services at St. Louis, please contact 519-745-1201 or stlouis@wcdsb.ca

WHAT’S NEW?

Term 3 classes start Monday, January 9th, however the Guidance Office is closed from December 22nd to January 9th.

Come to the school on January 9th to register for classes and receive help with future pathway and course selection planning. Credits@Work OR Correspondence and online courses may be alternative options for you.

Otherwise visit the Guidance Office, Monday – Thursday 8:30am-3:00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm.

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 in November, 2017.

Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31,  2017.  In the meantime, consider getting your graduation photo taken by a professional.  Highland Camera is offering a grad photo package to St. Louis students only year-round.

Click here for Grad Photo Order Form and call Highland Camera to arrange an appointment.

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