Moving into Grade 9?
Changing grades is an exciting adventure for students, especially when entering high school. They’re growing up, but you still have a role in your child’s education. Our Parent’s Guide to High School guide covers the essentials of how high school operates.
2021 high school program nights (Grades 7-12)
Our high school program nights offer everyone a great chance to learn about our high schools, and the courses and programs they offer. Our welcoming school staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
|School and website link||Entering Grades 7-8||Entering Grades 9-12|
|All Saints High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Francis Xavier High School||February 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm||February 18, 2020, at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm|
|Immaculata High School||TBD||TBD|
|Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School||February 2, 2021, at 4:30 pm||February 23, 2021, at 4:30 pm|
|St. Mark High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Matthew High School||February 03, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm||February 03, 2021, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
|Notre Dame Catholic High School||February 4, 2021, at 6:00 pm||February 4, 2021, at 6:00 pm|
|St. Paul High School||February 18, 2021, at 6:00 pmTBD||February 18, 2021, at 6:30 pm|
6:30 pm for grade 8 into 9.
7:00 pm for all other grades.
|St. Peter High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Pius X High School||TBD||TBD|
|Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School||February 3, 2021, at 6:30 pm||N/A|
|Sacred Heart High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Joseph High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Patrick's High School||TBD||TBD|
|St. Mother Teresa High School||TBD||TBD|
|Holy Trinity Catholic High School||By video, available online February 1, 2021||By video, available online February 1, 2021|
Selecting courses using myBlueprint
All of the course offerings at the OCSB are connected to the mobile-friendly myBlueprint Education Planner. All of the course descriptions for courses offered at your school are available once logged in to your myBlueprint account.
Students are required to use this online tool to make their course selections. By assigning specific tasks to complete at each grade level, the tool takes a step-by-step approach to helping students reflect upon their skills, explore their interests, and set their goals. Students should use it often to explore the options available to them at each stage of their educational journey.
So log in and get started designing your future!
Create a parent account
Parents are welcome to create an account to explore the features of myBlueprint. Once you login, you can review the tool’s features, and can even link to your child’s account to view their planning progress.
High school program options
Our high schools offer several program options that allow students to explore their interests, develop skills, and prepare for their life after high school. Students should consider and explore these programs before choosing their courses for the coming year.
Summer School courses are taught over 16 days in July. This is a good option for students who need to complete a credit, or want to get ahead.
Focus Programs are one or two semester packages of courses that focus on a particular field of interest.
Co-operative Education (co-op) is a program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement.
eLearning allows students to take some Grade 11 and 12 courses online, giving them a wider choice of courses and more flexibility with their timetable.
Dual Credit courses enable students in Grades 11 and 12 to experience a college environment and earn a high school credit and a college credit at the same time.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work program that allows Grade 11 or 12 students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations while completing their secondary school diplomas.
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program that allows students in Grades 11 and 12 to focus their learning on a specific career sector.
Course Descriptions Guide
Set aside some dedicated time to review the course offerings, course descriptions, and prerequisites outlined in our online course descriptions pages, found in the table below.
Please remember that not all courses are offered at every OCSB high school. Consult your myBlueprint account for the courses offerings at your school.
Did you know?
Parents assume course selection responsibility
Parents/guardians have the right of selection of courses for their children. When parents sign the Student Course Contract, they assume full responsibility for the choices they have selected. A student who is 18 years of age or older may select courses without parental/guardian approval or a 16/17 year old who has withdrawn from parental control. The school has the responsibility to communicate clearly and fully the Ministry diploma requirements and school expectations and standards.
School transfers may affect athletic program eligibility
School transfers may affect a student’s eligibility to participate in a specific sport. Consult your school’s Physical Education Department Head under the direction of the principal for information about the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association eligibility policy for sports. Information regarding transfer policies can also be found at www.fatdog.ca and www.ofsaa.on.ca.
Courses are developed according to guidelines
The courses offered by the OCSB have been developed according to the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. All curriculum documents and course profiles are available at each high school and available online at the Ministry of Education website: www.edu.gov.on.ca. Locally developed courses are found at www.edugains.ca.
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