The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proud to offer you a wide range of courses for the coming school year. We encourage you to take time to study our High School Course Selection Guide to discover your options. Student Success continues to be the Board’s number one priority. To realize this goal, we offer a variety of courses and programs required for you to become successful in your chosen post-secondary career. As a 21st century learner, your needs have been incorporated into these courses and programs so you can meet the challenges ahead with great confidence and even greater knowledge.
This guide is a handbook of sorts as you plot your pathway from Grade 9 to 12. Filled with lots of helpful information, using the guide can nevertheless be a daunting task. Help can be found at the back of the book in a separate section called Specialized Pathways featuring information on Specialist High Skills Major programs and Focus Programs — course clusters in a particular field of interest or training that can start you on a pathway that you have a particular interest in and perhaps a career destination at the completion of your secondary years.
Also at the back of the book is a Pathway Planning Guide that gives you valuable information on what is required every step of the way in your course selection. Whether you are planning to graduate and attend university or college in your post-secondary years, or enter into the workforce directly or as an apprentice in a particular trade, this guide will help you keep track of what is required to reach your ultimate goal — YOUR success!
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The courses offered by the Ottawa Catholic School Board have been developed according to the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. A description of each course may be found in the Course Description section of this booklet. More detailed courses of study are kept on file with the school principal and are available for students and parents upon request. The Ontario Curriculum is available at all of our schools and on the Ministry of Education’s website, at www.edu.gov.on.ca.