UPDATE:

Registration for NEW Correspondence Students

Resumes Tuesday, Oct 13

Click on “How to Register” tab below for detailed information


Frequently Asked Questions:

I can login, but I can’t see my course

Students from last school year should NOW have their course reactivated.  Please login to D2L or contact trudy.banker@wcdsb.ca

I’m stuck on a lesson and need tutor help

Tutoring will recommence online / remotely on September 28th.  A Booking system is currently being finalized.  Stay tuned.

What does this mean if my current online course end date is approaching?

Please try and complete 2 lessons per week. If this is not possible we will be happy to look into granting an extension. We are committed to help through this unsettled time, but we do want our students to be doing their part and making progress on their lessons.

I am finished my lessons and want to write my exam. Who shall I contact?

Correspondence staff are checking email daily.  When you have permission to do your exam, and it is available online, you will be contacted.

“Correspondence – Online Self-Study” does not mean doing it alone!  — even during self-isolation and distance learning.

St. Louis has certified teachers available to provide remote / virtual tutor support as you work through your correspondence course starting September 28. Markers are also certified teachers and can provide valuable feedback to keep you on “course”.

Registration for NEW Correspondence students resumes Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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 Intake Form (Monday-Friday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 1-2 business days during our office hours.
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2020-21 for Guidance information.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 3:30 pm 

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

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

Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230


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


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 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.

During Covid-19, fees can be paid through your online banking.

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.

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.

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 for NEW Correspondence students resumes Tuesday October 13, 2020

Teacher, tutor and marker support available to help you complete lessons remotely and proctor final exams.  Details to follow.

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:

  • 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.

FREE Tutoring Support for all St. Louis students in Correspondence

How they help?

Tutors are certified teachers who provide 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!

Tutoring will recommence online on September 28th.  A Booking system is currently being finalized.  Stay tuned.

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 – 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 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: Trudy.Banker@wcdsb.ca

Please give our markers 5-7 business days from the time of submission to mark your lessons. If you wish to do more than two lessons per week, you can contact the Program Manager, Alan.Arnott@wcdsb.ca or Administrative Assistant with your request. Remember if you do two (2) lessons per week you can be done in approximately 12 weeks.

RECEIVING RESULTS FOR GRADED LESSONS

Teachers/markers will provide some feedback along with your grade for that lesson. Feedback can be found under your Assignments Tab. Click on the work “UNREAD” and it will open your feedback. Remember, it is a student’s responsibility to check their feedback. This will help you with future assignments.

Comments could be used as a guide for future lessons. Incomplete lessons will remain UNMARKED.

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 summative assignments and exam(s).

Some courses may not have a midterm; therefore the final is weighted at 30%.

See the student information sheet (SIS) that is provided with your first set of lessons for details.

EXAMS

During COVID-19, exams written will be supervised and timed by a St. Louis staff member virtually. Specific details will be provided once your marker has given you permission to write your exam and you have requested your exam to be scheduled. Please notify the Correspondence Administrative Assistant if you have questions. 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 2020-2021 Correspondence is June 24, 2021

PLEASE  email the Administrative Assistant to schedule your exam!

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 2020-21 in November 2021.

If you are a current student in this 2020-2021 school-year, please complete an Intent to Graduate Form.  The OSSD is an important Ministry of Education document that many employers require proof of and we like to celebrate with you.

Unfortunately, requests to graduate in 2019-2020 are now past due.

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions. you will NOT be able to visit St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus 80 Young St. for an in-person Guidance appointment at this time.

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Intake Form (Monday-Friday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 1-2 business days during our office hours.
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2020-21 for Guidance information.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 3:30 pm 

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

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

Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230


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

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