Day Classes2018-08-06T16:13:08+00:00

WHAT’S NEW?

Current St. Louis students, sign up for REMIND ME texts. Guidance will tell you “What’s New” on a regular basis, so you can achieve your goals and meet timelines to either graduate or apply for College and University.

Register for Term 1 classes, starting on Sept 5th, on Wednesday mornings over the Summer OR August 28, 29, 30  8:30-12:30 / 1:30-3:00pm

Day Classes Course Offerings

Please see Correspondence for other Registration options.

Teacher – delivered day classes are offered at St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus ONLY. 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.

Terms

Term 1: September 5 – October 26, 2018
Term 2: October 30 – December 19, 2018
Term 3: January 8 – February 28, 2019
Term 4: March 4 – May 2, 2019 (except March Break March 11-15)
Term 5: May 6 – June 26, 2019

Classes

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)

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.

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, 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.  Guidance is OPEN some Wednesday mornings in Summer and re-opens full-time August 27, 2018.

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

Student Services Fee = $50 for the 2018-19 school year. St. Louis offers payment through Cash (exact amount preferred), Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (No cheques or AMEX accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.
This 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.

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)

  1. Contact your last high school Guidance Department to request a Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary. If you are applying to College or University, you must provide us with a Transcript.
  2. If you attended another high school in the last 10 months, request a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form
  3. Download and complete the Secondary School Credit Pre-Registration Form (Optional) or you can complete a Registration form when you arrive
  4. Come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on any one of the following registration dates listed below.
  5. Bring the requested document (listed below). You will not be allowed to register if any required documents are missing.

Registration dates and times:

Term 1 Registration: Aug 28, 29 and 30, 2018

Guidance Office Hours: 
Mon – Thurs:  8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm

What to bring to registration:

  1. Secondary School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary
  2. $50 registration fee (exact cash, debit or credit)
  3. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
  4. 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.

NOTE:

Students who attended ESL/LINC classes must provide verification of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 in listening, speaking, reading, and 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 and payment.

Additional Fees apply to Correspondence courses, International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school. Note: Students will pay cost recovery for lost or damaged books.

Registration forms will be provided at registration or click here to print a Secondary School Credit Pre-Registration Form . Complete it and bring with you.

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 2017-18.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2017-18 before August 31, 2018.

Click Here –> for all of the Guidance Services available to St. Louis students registered in any secondary school credit program.  When registering for teacher-delivered day classes, your first step is to get your transcript or credit counselling summary from your last high school, so Guidance Counsellors may see what you have earned and what you still need to either complete your OSSD or upgrade your grades.

For more information on Secondary School Credit Day Classes email stlouis@wcdsb.ca or call 519-745-1201

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

Did you Know?

  • 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

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 2017-18.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2017-18 before August 31, 2018.

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