Correspondence – Online Self Study

April 12th, 2024 is the LAST DAY to REGISTER

for Correspondence for the 2023 -2024 school year.

Anyone wanting to register in Correspondence after this date, will be offered the options of enrolling in

a Term 5 in-class, summer school class or Correspondence for the 2024-2025 school year (beginning in Sept 2024).

Is Correspondence Right for You?

St. Louis Correspondence courses are designed to be self-directed student learning experiences with minimal student / instructor interaction.

Correspondence students are expected to submit TWO LESSONS/WEEK to complete their course (This means a credit can be earned in as little as 10 weeks). All students are encouraged to complete courses within 6 months of enrollment.  NOTE: Final Date to register is April 12, 2024 and Final date to hand in assignments and coursework is June 7, 2024 at 4:00pm.

To successfully earn the Correspondence course credit, students are required to successfully complete all lessons and evaluation pieces in order and achieve at least 50% on the final exam or assignment. Dates to complete final exams and culminating tasks is June 10th -21, 2024

All available courses are hosted in the D2L/Brightspace platform, and each course has a variety of lessons and assignments as well as its required exams or culminating tasks.  Some courses also have the expectation that students will participate in the course’s online discussion board.  The expectations of the course and information about its assigned Marker will be posted in the D2L shell for students.

***Please be aware that students may only be enrolled in a maximum of TWO active Correspondence courses at a given time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need some extra help? Learning Support for Correspondence students is available now.

In-Person Sessions at Main Campus, Rm 119: Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Lunch session: 11:45am – 12:30pm
After school session: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Online Support Sessions (15 minutes each): Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Session 1: 4:30pm – 4:45pm
Session 2: 4:45pm – 5:00pm
Link to attend will be emailed to attendee.

Please sign up online each time you attend a student support session:  https://rb.gy/4k9nim

Correspondence courses are continuous enrollment until April 12, 2024.

Courses do not start on a specific date, yet the final date to hand in assignments and coursework is June 7, 2024 at 4:00pm.

Students must Complete the Guidance Information form to get started.

Guidance Services are available: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm/1:30-4:00pm.  Closed Fridays for individual appointments.

Student support is available through Core Essentials. Please talk to your Guidance counsellor about how to access this support.

Inquiries?

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Information Form (Monday-Thursday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 24 hours during guidance office hours (Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal for Guidance information.

Regular Office Hours – NOW to June 27, 2024 (closed during March Break and Statutory Holidays):

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am- 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 4:00 pm. Closed Fridays for individual appointments.


Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

Transcript Inquiries: Mary.Lobsinger@wcdsb.ca Guidance Dept. Administrative Assistant


Please check your email, the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.


ID Requirements:

  1. Proof of Status in Canada (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Permanent Resident Card, Immigration Papers)
  2. Photo I.D. with mailing address (License, Health Card, Ontario Photo ID Card), and a piece of mail or copy of a bill with your current address if it has recently changed.  ID requirements are the same as Service Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/acceptable-identity-documents
  3. Students returning to St. Louis from a previous year only need to provide Photo ID.

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 $360 fee per course
  • Students leaving school within the 10 months without having completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. A Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form is required

Correspondence – Online Credit Course Fee

  • There is $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course.
  • Correspondence Payment Options:  Payment Information Sheet – through banking app
  • Additional Fees apply to International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school plus $60 correspondence fee.
  • If you are currently enrolled as a full-time day school student, as of March 31st, there is an additional $300 tuition fee per course. These fees have always existed to cover additional costs not covered by Ministry of Education.

Language Requirements

Students who attended ESL/LINC classes must provide verification of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Current High School Students

Students who attended regular high school in the last year must have a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form sent to St. Louis prior to registration. Note if you are currently enrolled full-time in a high school, additional fees will apply to take correspondence courses.

2023-2024 Students are expected to complete their entire course by June 21, 2024. Students should aim to complete any course within six months of the original date of registration (not including summer closure).

  • Final date to hand in assignments/coursework – June 7, 2024 at 4:00pm
  • Dates to complete final exams and culminating tasks – June 10-21, 2024

16-Week-Completion-Schedule-Fillable  Use this tracker to monitor your progress through your course.

NOTE: There will be no marking or tutoring and the D2L shells will not be available over the Christmas Break, March Break or in Summer.

ADULT students pay:

  • $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course. Additional Fees apply to International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school.

FULL-TIME students still in high school:

If you are currently enrolled as a full-time day school student, there is an additional $300 tuition fee per course.  Total = $360. These fees have always existed to cover additional costs not covered by Ministry of Education. Here is the breakdown of fees:

  • A non-refundable $60 course access fee
  • PLUS $300 per course which covers: tuition not paid for by the Ministry of Education
  • TOTAL = $360
  • Students will need a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form stating full-time student status and a request that the student be allowed to register for a correspondence course.

PART-TIME students still in high school:

  • $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course.
  • Students will need a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form stating part-time student status and a request that the student be allowed to register for a correspondence course.
Correspondence Payment Options:   Payment Information Sheet – through banking app

Need some extra help? Learning Support for Correspondence students is available now.

In-Person Sessions at Main Campus, Rm 119: Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Lunch session: 11:45am – 12:30pm
After school session: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Online Support Sessions (15 minutes each): Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Session 1: 4:30pm – 4:45pm
Session 2: 4:45pm – 5:00pm
Link to attend will be emailed to attendee.

Please sign up online each time you attend a student support session:  https://rb.gy/4k9nim

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.

Working on and Submitting Lessons

  • Submitting TWO lessons per week per course is strongly recommended.
  • Complete all lessons in the order assigned.
  • Every assignment must be done completely and thoroughly.
  • Avoid one word, one sentence answers unless that is asked for.
  • Literacy is important. 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 use our Student Support Services via Core Essentials.  Markers will return incomplete lessons UNMARKED.

Think your lesson is finished? 

Please submit your lesson online through the D2L platform. If you want to make sure you have completed it properly, please contact your instructor or virtual tutor first. The Correspondence Administrative Assistant can connect you with the correct person if you are unsure: