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Day Classes

Check out the Course Offerings for 2022-2023 below.

New Students

Please complete the following 2 forms:  

Current and Previous St Louis students

Please complete the following form:

Guidance Regular Online or in Person Office Hours until June 29, 2023:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm/1:30-4:00pm

Closed Fridays for PLAR and individual appointments

 


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

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

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

Guidance Intake Form
New Student Information Form

Registration for 2022-2023 Class Start and End Dates 2022-2023
St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Guidance Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30-4:00pm

St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Mon – Fri: 8:45am – 11:45am and/or 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Step 1  Students must Complete Guidance Intake Form

Step 2 If you are new to WCDSB complete

New Student Information Form

Term 1: September 7  to October 28, 2022 
Term 2: November 2 to December 22, 2022
Term 3: January 10 to March 2, 2023
Term 4: March 6 to May 4, 2023   

(No classes during March Break, March 13-17)

Term 5: May 8 to June 28, 2023
Summer: July 4 – July 28, 2023 (no class on Mon., July 3)

What to submit to complete your registration:

  1. Secondary School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary
  2. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
  3. 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.

NOTES:

  • Students who attended ESL/LINC classes must provide verification of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 in listening, speaking, reading, & writing.
  • 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.
  • Students returning to St. Louis from a previous year only need to bring photo ID
  • NO student services fee
  • Additional Fees apply to Correspondence courses, International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school.

New Students

Please complete the following 2 forms:  

Current and Previous St Louis students

Please complete the following form:

Regular Office Hours (by appointment): Now – June 30, 2022:

Guidance Services are available Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm/1:30-4:00pm

Evening Guidance hours are paused for the next several weeks

Closed Fridays for PLAR and online appointments


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

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

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


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


Terms and Credit Course Fee

For the 2022-2023 school year, there will be NO Registration Fee for taking regular day secondary school courses. The fee for each Correspondence course is $60.

If you are a full-time student at another high school and wish to take an additional online course through St. Louis, a $360 fee per course will be charged for all full-time students currently enrolled in another high school.

Age Requirements:

  1. For Adult Day Classes, you must be 18 years of age on the first day that classes begin.
  2. For Correspondence, you must be 16 or older (if under 18, parent/guardian signature is required).

ID Requirements:

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship 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 produce 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 ~

Thinking about St. Louis for additional or alternative options?

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.

Guidance Services

Guidance Services are available Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm/1:30-4:00pm

Closed Fridays for PLAR and online appointments

Visit Guidance Services page for all services that are available to St. Louis students registered in any secondary school credit program.

Terms:

Term 1: September 7 to October 28, 2022 

Term 2: November 2 to December 22, 2022

Term 3: January 10 to March 2, 2023

Term 4: March 6 to May 4, 2023 (except March Break March 13 to 17)

Term 5: May 8 to June 28, 2023


Classes

Mornings Classes: 8:45am-11:45am

(Lunch is from 11:45-12:30)

Afternoons Classes: 12:30pm-3:30pm


Teacher – delivered

Term lengths and class times are compressed into a very short time frame (morning or afternoon, Mon – Fri) and attendance is expected during your classes designated time. Each term is approximately 7 1/2 weeks.  This amount of time for day classes is usually just the right speed for many students and is within the timeframe allotted for day classes to complete the 90-110 hours to earn a secondary school credit.  Daily attendance / login to D2L is expected during your scheduled class time, in order to meet all the requirements of earning your Secondary School Credit.

If this pace is too slow / fast for you or you require flexible attendance, notify your instructor first and then contact a Guidance Counsellor to discuss alternatives by either completing a Guidance Intake Form . A guidance counsellor will contact you via email during our office hours. 

Student Services Fee

There is no registration fee for taking regular day secondary school courses.

There still will be fees for Correspondence courses.

If you are currently a full-time student enrolled at another high school, and wish to take an additional course through St. Louis, there will be a $360 course fee requested for any credit class.

International Students

International students must pay additional fees. Please contact Waterloo Catholic District School Board office 519-578-3660 for details.

See Correspondence – Online Self Study page for other credit course and online options.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition for Mature Students (mPLAR) is a process that helps mature students obtain recognition for learning outside of formal education settings.  PLAR focuses on what adults already know and what they can do. For example, have you lived on your own and managed your own money, do you have children, have you worked or volunteered and learned new skills.  These elements are just a handful of the situations we evaluate to determine how that life experience may be attached to secondary school credits. At St. Louis, we can help you obtain recognition for this life and work experience.

Who is Eligible?

PLAR is available to mature students who entered an Ontario high school after 1999, or would like to graduate under the current Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements.

Are you:

  • At least 18 years old on or before December 31 of this school year?
  • Enrolled in a Secondary School Credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD
  • Out of high school for at least 10 months before returning as an adult
  • New to the Ontario Secondary School system, as of February 1, 2004 AND working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). (Students who have studied out of province or out of country would also qualify under this criteria)

You may earn up to 26 secondary school credits using PLAR for Mature students.  The last 4 credits MUST be earned via any combination of our day class, hybrid (if available), correspondence, online, language credit, skills training or Credits@Work options.  Credits offered in Skills Training programs are elective credits only. Please contact a Guidance counsellor by completing a Guidance Intake Form to receive a PLAR application.

Choose courses related to your future education and career goals: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements.

INTEND TO GRADUATE THIS YEAR?

Completed all your OSSD Requirements? (including your 40 hours of community involvement)

You must let Guidance know before Aug 31 that you have completed all your credits and that you intend to graduate with us.

Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (OSSD) are issued only once a year.

If you are a current student completing your last few credits, and all of your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community service), please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form.  Only current students can complete the Intent to Graduate Form, all others must complete the Guidance Intake Form: Guidance Intake 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.

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

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca


Please check your email (including spam or junk folder), the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

  • All teachers at St. Louis are qualified by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT);
  • St. Louis teachers participate in professional development a minimum of 5 times a year and usually on topics such as use of technology in the classroom, community resources and improved adult student engagement approaches;
  • Some Certified Teachers have over 20 years of experience in adult education.
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