Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to watch the following recorded presentation: Let’s Talk About Pathways! to learn more about selecting the appropriate courses for their Grade 11 year, as they plan their educational journey and career pathway.
Students are encouraged to speak to our Student Services department, should they have any questions about course selections and choosing a pathway.
For more information, please visit: http://studentsuccess.hcdsb.org/
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). All students across the province write this test on the same date, usually in late March each year.
*Note: Students MUST achieve a 75% or higher on the test to pass. This is a Graduation Requirement for every student’s OSSD (High School Diploma). Results for the OSSLT are given out in early June.
As you move into the senior level of High School, the courses change to fit the potential pathway you are going to explore. The courses you choose will impact your post secondary destination, so we encourage you to make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor to plan accordingly.
Specialty Programs in Grade 11
Because you have more space in your timetable, Grade 11 is a great time to start to explore programs that may interest you or help you in your future career. See your Guidance Counsellor for further details and application forms for these specialty programs:
Cooperative Education (Co-op)
Cooperative Education programs combine a full-semester, half-day work placement in the community with a school-based classroom component to earn 2 co-op credits.
The classroom component of co-op helps students:
- Prepare for work placement
- Make connections regularly throughout the semester, between experiences in the workplace and learning in the subject to which the co-op credit is related
- Reflect on and analyze their experiences in the workplace
Grade 11 Specialty Programs
There are several opportunities to explore different pathways through the Halton Catholic District School Board. Click here for the Pathway’s website and please contact your Guidance Counsellor for more information.
Grade 12 can be a busy and stressful year for our students, so we are always here to help! Our role is to help each student transition into their post-secondary pathway with ease. We encourage Grade 12 students to stay on top of deadlines throughout the school year and to reach out to staff and our Guidance office with any questions or concerns.Information by Grade