How to register for a credit course at St. Louis?
To register for a Secondary School Credit course at St. Louis, you must be 18 years of age or older on the first day that day classes begin for that term. To register for Correspondence, you must be 16 years of age or older. (If under 18 years of age, parent/guardian signature is required)
- New Students complete Online REGISTRATION for NEW students ONLY
- Contact your last high school or adult education Guidance Department to request a Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary.
- Bring your transcripts, Photo ID, proof of citizenship and $50 student services non-refundable fee payment to the St. Louis Guidance Office.
- If you attended another high school in the last 10 months, request a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form
- Former and New students, please come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on any one of the following registration dates listed below.
- Bring the requested document (listed below). You will not be allowed to register if any required documents are missing.
Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St., Guidance Office
Registration Dates and Time for Credit Day classes:
Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3pm
Term 5: April 14, 15; May 4, 2020 (Classes start May 4)
St. Louis-Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St., Cambridge, Rm 151
Registration Dates and Times for Credit Day classes:
Mon – Thurs 11:00am – 2pm
Term 5: April 14, 15; May 4, 2020 (Classes start May 4)
Terms and Credit Course Fee
September to June students pay a one-time $50 non-refundable student services fee (cash, debit, credit and online banking). Additional Fees apply to Correspondence courses, 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.
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
- 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
- Students returning to St. Louis from a previous year only need to bring Photo ID and payment.
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.
Visit Guidance Services page for all services that are available to St. Louis students registered in any secondary school credit program.
Term 2: Oct 29 to Dec 18, 2019 in progress / registration is CLOSED
Term 3: Jan 7 to Feb 27, 2020
Term 4: March 2 to April 30, 2020
Term 5, 2020: May 4 to June 24, 2020
Mornings Classes: 8:45am-11:45am (with one 15 minute break)
Afternoons Classes: 12:30pm-3:30pm (with one 15 minute break).
(Lunch is from 11:45-12:30)
Teacher – delivered
Day classes are offered at St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus and NEW!! St. Louis Cambridge Campus (150 Main St. - Region of Waterloo building). By taking teacher-delivered classes, you value the input, direction and support from an Ontario Certified Teacher who will deliver and engage you through the curriculum of the course you have chosen. Some time will be given in-class to work on assignments.
Term lengths and class times are compressed into a very short period. 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. Regular attendance is expected, 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, please visit the Guidance office to discuss alternatives.
Student Services Fee = $50 non-refundable for the 2019-2020 school year.
Cash, Debit, MasterCard / Visa or online banking. (No cheques or AMEX accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.
Student Services fee covers:
- Guidance Services
- Post-Secondary Application Support
- Transcript Services
Note: You will be responsible to pay full replacement cost for lost, stolen or damaged books and instructional material.
International students must pay additional fees. Contact Waterloo Catholic District School Board office 519-578-3660
See Correspondence - Online Self Study page for other credit course and online options.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) 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.
- 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, correspondence, online, language credit, skills training or Credits@Work options. Credits offered in Skills Training programs are elective credits only. Please drop in to the Guidance office to speak to a counsellor and to pick up 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 activities)? If you are a current student completing your last few credits, please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate form 2019-2020. before August 31, 2020.
Students who completed all their course work in 2019-20, please plan to attend Graduation in November 2020. The OSSD is an important Ministry of Education document that many employers require proof of.
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