**In order to accommodate changing covid-19 restrictions

Term 1 courses will be offered online  as remote teacher led learning.  The delivery model for Terms 2-5 will be announced closer to the start of each term and will be based on St Louis and public health decisions at the time.  Please check your email, the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.

IMPORTANT: 

SSC Term 1 is now FULL.

Term 2 Online Registration begins on Oct 13.

Inquiries?

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Intake Form (Monday-Friday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 1-2 business days during our office hours.
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2020-21 for Guidance information.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm / 1:00- 3:30 pm 

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

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

Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230


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

Day Classes Course Offerings

IMPORTANT: 

SSC Term 1 is now FULL. 

Term 2 Online Registration begins on Oct 13.

Registration and Class Dates 2020-2021:

Registration for 2020-2021 Class Start and End Dates 2020-2021
St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener

Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
NO evening or weekend guidance counsellors on call

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

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

Term 1: Aug 27- Sept 9 Term 1: Sept 9 (Day 1)-Oct 28, 2020 (exam) /Oct 29, 2020 (conference day)

in progress 

Term 2: October 13-30, 2020 Term 2: Oct 30  (Day 1)-Dec 17, 2020 (exam) /Dec 18, 2020 (conference day)
Term 3: December 3-17 2020 / January 4 & 5, 2021 Term 3: Jan 5 (Day 1) – Feb 24, 2021 (exam) / Feb 25, 2021 (conference day)
Term 4: February 11-March 2, 2021 Term 4: Mar 2 (Day 1) – Apr 29, 2021 (exam) / Apr 30, 2021 (conference day)
Term 5: April 14-May 5, 2021 Term 5: May 5 (Day 1)-June 24, 2021 (exam)/June 25, 2021 (conference day)
Summer:  Visit Summer Programs July 5 – July 29, 2021

What to submit to complete your registration:

  1. Secondary School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary
  2. $50 student services non-refundable fee (exact cash, debit or credit) – WAIVED Fall 2020
  3. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
  4. 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 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.

If you are looking to register for secondary school courses, your first step is to complete and submit the Guidance Intake Form . A guidance counsellor will contact you via email within 1-2 business days during our office hours.

Inquiries?

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Intake Form (Monday-Friday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 1-2 business days during our office hours.
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2020-21 for Guidance information.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 3:30 pm 

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

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

Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230


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


Terms and Credit Course Fee

As of September 1, 2020 THERE WILL BE NO $50 Registration FEE for taking regular day secondary school courses. There still will be fees $60 for each Correspondence course.

CORRESPONDENCE  and Credits@Work Registration opens soon. 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.

Note: During COVID-19 school closures, St. Louis is currently unable to enrol International Students or full-time students enrolled at another high school from another board.

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 produce Photo ID. Fees for Term 5 are waived during COVID-19 closure.

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.

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

Please click on link to view the 2020-21 Projected Course Offerings:

Terms:

Term 1: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 – Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Term 2: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 – Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

Term 3: Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021 – Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Term 4: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

Term 5: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – Friday, June 25, 2021


Classes

Mornings Classes: 8:45am-11:45am (on D2L during COVID-19 school restrictions)

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

Afternoons Classes: 12:30pm-3:30pm (on D2L during COVID-19 school restrictions).


Teacher – delivered

During COVID-19 School Restrictions – Day classes are offered online in a blended learning environment.  Remote learning will resume on D2L on September 9 supported by 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 2 begins October 30th and watch for updates if this term’s classes will be offered in-person or continue using the remote learning model.

Term lengths and class times are compressed into a very short period and attendance in person or remotely 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 within 1-2 business days during our office hours.  OR  Book a Guidance Telephone Appointment – You will be called at the number you provide, at your booked time. Please note the phone number calling you may not show as a St Louis number.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Thursday 8-3:30, closed Fridays for PLAR

Student Services Fee

As of September 1, 2020 THERE WILL BE NO $50 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.

International Students

International students must pay additional fees, however St. Louis is currently unable to enrol new International Students during COVID-19 School Closures.  Contact Waterloo Catholic District School Board office 519-578-3660 for alternative options.

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.

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 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 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 on Secondary School Credit Day Classes

Inquiries?

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Intake Form (Monday-Friday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 1-2 business days during our office hours.
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2020-21 for Guidance information.

Guidance Office Hours – currently we are online Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 3:30 pm 

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

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

Phone: 519 745-1201 ext 230


Please check your email, 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