Academic Support

Extra Help

L2L Program (Peer Tutoring)

Sign up forms available in Student Services in the first 2 months of the semester on a first come, first served basis, for both tutors and those wishing to be tutored.  Students are paired with senior students, trained in tutoring. Must commit to one-on-one assistance each Tuesday and Wednesday after school for the duration of the program.

Extra Help by a teacher

Times/dates will be posted for Semester 2 2015/6 at a later date.  Please see your teacher for assistance until that time.

Homework Help

  • Mon-Thurs  2:30-3:30 in room 104B
  • Computers Available! Supervision and Assistance by EAs.


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a mandatory test for all students who are working towards their Secondary School Diploma. It is administered to Grade 10 students, or senior students who still need to fulfill this graduation requirement, in the spring of every year.


Literacy tasks (that assess reading and writing skills) are embedded in all of our courses throughout the entire school year to help prepare students for this test. In addition, students write a minimum of one simulation test during class time to prepare them for the types of questions asked on the real test.

Furthermore, an After School Literacy Program (ASLP) is offered semester 1 and semester 2 to prepare eligible students. This is a free course that runs from 2:45-4:30 (dates to be determined) and focuses on test-taking strategies and building literacy skills.

Lastly, students can access the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) website for in-depth information pertaining to the test and to download sample tests and answer keys:


Free real-time math tutoring now available

Grade 7 to 10 math students at Halton Catholic District School Board now have access to 20 hours a week of free, online math tutoring to help them improve and succeed in math. Check out where certified Ontario teachers are available Sunday to Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for one-on-one confidential help. HCDSB is one of 15 English-language boards taking part in this pilot project funded by the Ministry of Education.

Ask a Teacher

TV Ontario recently launched a new initiative, sponsored by RBC Financial Group, aimed at helping secondary students achieve their best. Ask a Teacher is an interactive portion of the Independent Learning Centre’s website at

Ask a Teacher offers live, one on one connections with certified Ontario teachers five days a week, Sunday to Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This free service connects students with teachers in a virtual classroom, with real answers in real time. Teachers and students communicate using text and a virtual whiteboard for one on one tutoring.

Parents often don’t have the time, knowledge or money to provide their children with the extra help or tutoring required. Ask a Teacher has more than 1,000 exercises and links to help students practice for EQAO exams, work on grade and subject specific exercises and learn how to write essays, study and research on line. And best of all, it’s free!

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