WHAT’S NEW?

Correspondence – Online Self Study is open for registration until June 25, 2020

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

Correspondence – Online 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”.

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

To register for a Secondary School Credit Correspondence – Online 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, proof of Citizenship 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 Kitchener Main Campus or  Cambridge Campus, 150 Main  St.  Cambridge, Rm151 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: 

Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St., Guidance Office, Sept 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020
Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3pm  and Tues & Wed 5:30pm – 7:30pm


St. Louis-Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St., Cambridge, Rm 151, Sept 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020
Mon – Thurs 11:00am – 2pm

*please arrive 30 minutes before closing 

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.

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

Correspondence – Online 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 course access 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.

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 25, 2020

HOURS OF OPERATION in Kitchener 

REGISTRATION at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. – Room 108

 September 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020

(April 2, 2020 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. 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020
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

HOURS OF OPERATION in Cambridge

REGISTRATION at St. Louis – Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St. – Room 151

 September 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020

(April 2, 2020 to be finished by end of June)

Mon. 11:00am – 2:00pm
Tues. 11:00am – 2:00pm
Wed. 11:00am – 2:00pm
Thurs. 11:00am – 2:00pm
Fri. Closed
TUTORS are available Sept. 9, 2019 – June 25, 2020 – Computer Lab (Enter from Ontario Works Resource Centre)
Mon.  10:30am – 2:30pm
Tues. 10:30am – 2:30pm
Wed. 10:30am – 2:30pm
Thurs. 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fri. Closed

Scheduled Building Closures: Thanksgiving – Oct 14, 2019 / Christmas Break: Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 / Family Day: Feb 17, 2020 / March Break: March 16 – 20, 2020 / Easter Break: April 10 – 13, 2020 / Victoria Day: May 18, 2020

ADULT students pay:

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2019-2020 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 course access fee

FULL-TIME students still in high school

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2019-2020 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

PART-TIME students still in high school

  • $50 Student Services Fee for 2019-2020 school year which covers: guidance services, post-secondary application services, transcript services and materials
  • A non-refundable $40 course access fee
  • 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 in Kitchener, 80 Young St. – Room 108

TUTORS are available until June 25, 2020
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

Tutoring schedule in Cambridge, 150 Main St. – Computer Lab (Enter from Ontario Works Resource Centre)

TUTORS are available until June 25, 2020
Mon.  10:30am – 2:30pm
Tues.  10:30am – 2:30pm
Wed.  10:30am – 2:30pm
Thurs.  10:30am – 2:30pm
Fri. Closed

Scheduled Building Closures: Thanksgiving – Oct 14, 2019 / Christmas Break: Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 / Family Day: Feb 17, 2020 / March Break: March 16 – 20, 2020 / Easter Break: April 10 – 13, 2020 / Victoria Day: May 18, 2020

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 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 in a .docx or PDF format to the lessons drop box. If you want to make sure you have completed it properly, please come visit one of our tutors during tutoring hours.

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 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 “READ” 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 combined midterm and final exams. 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

Exams are written at St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St. or Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St.  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 2019-2020 Correspondence is June 23, 2020

PLEASE  email the Administrative Assistant to schedule your exam!

For more information please contact Guidance Services at 519-745-1201 ext. 230; 237 or email stlouis@wcdsb.ca or visit St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus 80 Young St. or Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St. 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 2019-20 in November 2020.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2019-20 before August 31, 2020.

ARE YOU A NEW CORRESPONDENCE STUDENT?

Check out this Orientation to help get you started.

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.