WHAT’S NEW?

Registration for Credits@Work

is NOW OPEN

  • Are you currently working and getting a regular paycheque?
  • Do you still need your high school diploma?
  • Do you have access to a computer and the internet?

Credits@Work is a program that supports employees balancing school and work. It is an opportunity to earn co-op credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), while on the job. This is a great opportunity for employees with a strong desire to complete their education to obtain credits toward their diploma, while being paid. It is also a great opportunity for employers to ensure they have a skilled workforce.

To be eligible for the Credits@Work program, students must:

  • Be employed either part time or full time for at least 3 weeks.
  • Be working toward completing a high school diploma

The first co-op credit through the Credits@Work program will be granted with 90 hours of work. Show your paystub as proof of work. You will also be required to complete 20 hours to complete an online component (total 110 hours). The course component will attempt to relate to your on-the-job skills.

For each Credits@Work Co-op credit thereafter, 110 hours must be completed.

Up to two credits can be applied towards compulsory high school credits.

There is no limit on earning optional co-op credits.

Employers prefer a skilled labour force that has the minimum standard of education.

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is considered a minimum standard.  Employees who complete their Grade 12 while working show improved problem solving abilities, reading, writing and numeracy skills essential in the workplace. As an employer, show your staff a gesture of support toward their educational or career goals, at NO COST to the company.

This program would only require minimal time and no cost on the part of the employer.

Usually there is a mandatory Student Services Fee.

During COVID-19 school closures, there is no cost to students / employees to enrol in Credits@Work.

Registration is now OPEN 

New St. Louis Student (throughout Waterloo Region)

Please complete the following:

  1. Guidance Intake Form
  2. New Student Registration Form
  3. Credits@Work Application Form
  4. You will be contacted by a St. Louis guidance counsellor once documents are received.

Returning or Current WCDSB student

  1. Please complete the following Credits@Work Application Form
  2. Your Guidance Counsellor will send an email and Credit Counselling Summary (CCS) to stlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca with course request and approval.
  3. Once it has been approved, you will then receive the necessary forms and information from our Credits@Work administrative assistant.

Completed Credits@Work credits and all of your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)?
If you are a current student in this 2020-2021 school-year, completing your last few credits, please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form.  The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (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.

For more information, contact St. Louis Guidance Counsellors by completing the

Guidance Intake Form  – A guidance counsellor will contact you via email (or phone) within 1-2 business days during our office hours.

Note: The Guidance Intake Form is closed on weekends.  

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Thursday  8:30-12:30 and 1:00-3:30 pm, closed Fridays for PLAR.

Guidance Fax: 519 745- 9269,

Guidance Email for sending documents only : StLouisGuidance@wcdsb.ca

Transcript Inquiries: Mary.Lobsinger@wcdsb.ca  Guidance Dept. Administrative Assistant  Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230