WHAT’S NEW?

Correspondence is open during the school year only (September to June!)

NEW STUDENTS Register for a new correspondence course (booklet or online). Extended to April 4, 2019 if you want to be finished by the end of June 2019.  Otherwise, register at any time.

All correspondence students may access tutor support, as well as pick-up and drop-off lessons to be marked until June 26, 2019.  Bring your high school transcript and meet with a guidance counsellor to get started!

Hours of Operation, Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening options.

Correspondence / Self-Study Course Offerings

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”.

Guidance Registration Hours for Correspondence until June 26, 2019:

Mon to Thurs: 8:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Evening hours: Tues & Wed: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

*please arrive 30 minutes before closing 

How to register for a credit course at St. Louis?

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

  1. New Students complete Online REGISTRATION for NEW students ONLY
  2. Contact your last high school or adult education Guidance Department to request a Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary.
  3. Bring your transcripts, Photo ID and $50 student services fee payment + $40 fee per correspondence course to the St. Louis Guidance Office.
  4. If you attended another high school in the last 10 months, request a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form
  5. Former and New students, please come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on any one of the following registration dates listed below.
  6. Bring the requested document (listed below). You will not be allowed to register if any required documents are missing.

Guidance Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3pm)  / Tues & Wed: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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 Request Form is required

Registration dates:

Registration deadline June 26, 2019

If you wish to have credit completed before end of June, your last chance to register is April 4

Summer School Registration is Online or come to St. Louis Guidance office before June 26

Correspondence Credit Course Fee

September to June students pay a one-time $50 student services fee (cash, debit, credit and online banking).  Each Correspondence course has an additional $40 fee per correspondence course.

Additional Fees apply to International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school. There is NO course fee for Summer School.

Note: Students will pay cost recovery for lost or damaged books.

ID Requirements:

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
  2. Photo I.D. with mailing address (Licence, 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 bring Photo ID and payment.

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.

Registration, Guidance Services, Tutor Support and Markers are available for Correspondence Students until June 26, 2019

HOURS OF OPERATION

REGISTRATION – Now until June 26, 2019

(April 4, 2019 to be finished by end of June)

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
TUTORS are available Sept. 10, 2018 – June 26, 2019
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 BOOKS, SUBMIT LESSONS & EXAMS
Sept. 10, 2018 – June 26,  2019
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

ADULT students pay:

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2018-19 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 course access fee
  • No book deposit!

FULL-TIME students still in high school

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2018-19 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 course access fee
  • 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 2018-19 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 course access fee
  • 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, Debit, MasterCard, Visa or online banking. (No cheques or AMEX accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.

FREE Tutoring Support for all our students in Correspondence

Tutoring schedule

TUTORS are available until June 26, 2019
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

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!

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 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 Monday to Thursday  (8am to 8pm) or Friday (8am to 4pm).

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, you can contact your marker for such consideration.

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 YOUR NEXT LESSON BOOK

You are on a roll and ready for your next lesson book …

Please pick up your next lesson book in person during Correspondence hours. Correspondence students are responsible for their own lesson completion schedule and progress. Only one lesson book (containing 4-5 lessons) may be signed out at any given time.

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.

LAST EXAM DAY for 2018-19 Correspondence is June 25, 2019

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 please contact Guidance Services at 519-745-1201, email stlouis@wcdsb.ca or 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)?  Current students will graduate with the Class of 2017-18 in November 2018.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2017-18 (coming soon) before August 31, 2018.

ARE YOU A NEW CORRESPONDENCE STUDENT?

Check out these Orientations to help get you started.

1 – Orientation to Correspondence Lesson Booklets:

2 – Orientation to Correspondence Online:

INTEND TO GRADUATE THIS YEAR?

Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)? New students will graduate with the Class of 2018-19.  If you are a current student completing your last few credits, please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form.

Students who completed all their course work in 2018-19, please plan to attend Graduation in November 2019!  The OSSD is an important Ministry of Education document that many employers require proof of.

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