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Guidance Office Hours:  

Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St.

Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3pm  and Tues & Wed 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Registration Dates:

Term 1:  Aug 27, 28, 29; Sept 4, 2019
– registration opens only 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3pm  CLASSES START: WED. SEPT 4

Term 2: Oct 15, 16, 29, 2019
Term 3:  Dec 3, 4, 2019; Jan 7, 2020
Term 4: Feb 11, 12; March 2, 2020
Term 5:  April 14, 15; May 4, 2020

St. Louis-Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St., Cambridge, Rm 151 

Mon – Thurs 11:00am – 2pm

Registration Dates:

Term 1:  Aug 26, 27, 28, 29; Sept 4, 2019

Term 2: Oct 14, 15, 16, 17, 29, 2019

Register for classes and receive help with future pathway, post-secondary and course selection planning. Credits@Work OR Correspondence and Online courses may be alternative options for you.


Guidance consultation is available before registering for all St. Louis courses.  The following guidance services are available for St. Louis students registered in any of our credit courses.

Talking to a Guidance Counsellor at St. Louis is not entirely like when you were in high school last. St. Louis Guidance Counsellors are certified teachers with Guidance qualifications and experience, however they also understand your adult responsibilities, perspectives and sense of urgency to get where you want to go.

You do not need to make an appointment, however students are seen in queue during Guidance Office Hours

Guidance Registration Hours in Kitchener and Cambridge

Location Weekday Office Hours
St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus
80 Young St, Kitchener
Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Tues & Wed 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday Closed
St. Louis – Cambridge Campus   Rm 151
150 Main St., Cambridge
(near Ainslie bus terminal)
Mon – Thurs 11:00am – 2:00pm

Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before Guidance hours are finished.  Plan to meet with Guidance for 15-20 minutes.  Line-ups can be long sometimes and your patience is appreciated.

To maximize your time with a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor, the following items will be helpful to review your academic progress and develop a plan together.  If you plan to register for a credit course, these items are required:

  • Documents with your Legal Name and Date of Birth
  • Documents with your Status in Canada
  • Photo Identification
  • Previous High School Transcript or Credit Counselling Summary
  • Up-to-date Resume (if you wish to have your work and volunteer experience recognized under PLAR)
  • Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form (if you attended another high school in the last year without having completed a diploma)
  • Letter to verify completion of CLB 6 (if you are a LINC or ESL student)

St. Louis Guidance Counsellors will work with current and prospective students to determine what is still required to complete your OSSD.  Click here for OSSD Graduation Requirements. If you already have your OSSD, and need to upgrade credits for a better grade or take a College or University level Secondary School Credit, Guidance will provide direction on how taking a credit class at St. Louis will impact your overall grade average and updated transcript.

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.

Click here to view the PLAR information video: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

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.

Please visit a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to discuss how your International Education is recognized in Ontario.

International Credentials Assessment Services of Canada

Please visit a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to discuss how your International Education is recognized in Ontario.

World Education Services

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.  Complete a Registration form when you arrive
  4.  Come to St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus OR St. Louis – Cambridge 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 Class Start and End Dates
St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young St, Kitchener Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Tues & Wed: 5:30pm -7:30pm
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, 28, 29 and Sept 4, 2019 (registration opens only 8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 3:00pm Term 1: Sept 4 – Oct 25, 2019
Term 2: Oct 15, 16, 29, 2019 Term 2: Oct 29 – Dec 18, 2019
Term 3: Dec 3, 4, 2019, Jan 7, 2020 Term 3: Jan 7 – Feb 27, 2020
Term 4: Feb 11, 12, March 2, 2020 Term 4: Mar 2 – April 30, 2020
Term 5:  Apr 14, 15, May 4, 2020

Summer:  Visit our website in January 2020

Term 5: May 4- June 24, 2020
St. Louis – Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St., Cambridge, Rm 151

Mon – Thurs: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Term 1: Aug 26, 27, 28, 29 and Sept 4, 2019

Term 2: Oct 14, 15, 16, 17, 29, 2019

St. Louis – Cambridge Campus, 150 Main St., Cambridge, Rm 155/156

Mon – Fri: 8:45am – 11:45am

Term 1: Sept 4 – Oct 25, 2019

Term 2: Oct 29 – Dec 18, 2019

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.


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: No Book Deposit required, however 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.

Were you ever on an IEP? Or you think you might have learning challenges?

Talk to our Guidance Department about our Student Success Centre with additional resources and academic accommodations that will support your path to success.

If  you do not have your OSSD and aren’t sure if you are ready to attempt a Secondary School Credit course yet, consider Core Essentials (an individualized learning support program for adults) at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus or St. Louis – St. Benedict Campus in Cambridge.

Applying to College and University can be overwhelming and you have to stay on top of all the steps, timelines and meet deadlines to get into the post-secondary program of your choice.

St. Louis Guidance staff are here to assist students with this process and are extremely knowledgeable about the numerous skills training and post-secondary certificate and degree programs across the province. They can even point you in the direction of scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Applying to College?

Applying to University?

If you want St. Louis to send your grades, as part of your application process, we need your consent!

Please follow this link to confirm consent:

Post-secondary Consent Form 

IMPORTANT: All St. Louis secondary school credits earned will appear on your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) transcript and are recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Trades, Colleges and University (MTCU).

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

You must let us know that you have completed all your credits and that you intend to graduate with us.  Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (OSSD) are issued once a year.

If you are a current student completing your last few credits, please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form. Students who completed all their course work in 2018-19, and completed an Intent to Graduate Form will be invited to attend Graduation next November, 2019.

Consider getting a grad photo taken by contacting Highland Camera and making arrangements anytime of the year.  Exclusive opportunity for St. Louis Graduates. Click here for Grad Photo Order Form.


Brenda Steffler, Guidance Department Head

Patti Walsh, Guidance Counsellor & SSC Department Head

Natalie Durant, Guidance Counsellor

During peak registration times, we have other experienced guidance counsellors available to review your transcript, develop an education plan and register you for your next secondary school credit course.

For more information on Guidance Services at St. Louis
Call: 519-745-1201 ext. 230
or email stlouis@wcdsb.ca


Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)? Current students will graduate with the Class of 2018-19 in November, 2019.

If you did not attend last year or this year’s graduation ceremonies, you may pick up your OSSD from the main office. The OSSD is an important Ministry of Education document that many employers require proof of. As such, we cannot mail your diploma to you.  Please bring photo ID.

Click here for Grad Photo Order Form and call Highland Camera to arrange an appointment.

Plan to continue your education after graduation?