Information by Grade

Grade 9

On Take Our Kids to Work Day, students will experience a day in the life of a professional within a workplace. The event provides students with the opportunity to explore career options and navigate their interests in a fun and engaging way. This allows students to explore the world of work, better preparing them to make informed educational decisions about their future.

Students who visit a workplace on Take Our Kids to Work Day, will learn about a range of career possibilities available within a specific industry or sector. This is a valuable experience for students, as it will provide them with the tools they need to get a jump start on career planning!

What can students expect on Take Our Kids to Work Day? 

  • Students can expect to participate in a range of activities that will vary depending on the workplace they visit.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn from different professionals about the various career options.
  • Students can expect their workplace host to take them on a tour of the workspace.
  • Students will be able to ask their workplace host questions about their role, field, sector, or questions relating to the organization as a whole.
  • Students can expect to leave the workplace they visit with knowledge of today’s workforce.

How can students prepare for Take Our Kids to Work Day?

  • Decide who you might want to go to work with and make arrangements with them (eg. a parent, cousin, family friend, or community host).
  • Let your teacher know if you don’t have a parent/relative/friend of the family to go to work with (you can also contact tokw@thelearningpartnership.ca if you have trouble finding a workplace to visit).
  • Have your parent/guardian sign the permission form and return it to school (link to permission form).
  • Brainstorm some questions to ask at your workplace
  • Ask your workplace host about appropriate attire to wear to work.
  • Get excited to go to work on November 14th!

ARE YOU READY TO GO TO WORK FOR THE DAY?

Take Our Kids to Work Day is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about different careers through hands-on activities, and make connections with working professionals in various industries and sectors!

Parents and Guardians

Take Our Kids to Work Day provides parents and guardians with the opportunity to engage with their children about their education and make connections to their child’s career goals. The day allows parents and guardians to begin conversations with their children about career options and to come together to explore future career pathways.

Where can my child go for the day?

We encourage parents and guardians to invite their own child to spend a day on the job. If you are unable to host your own child, there are still ways for your child to participate. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend to host your child at his or her workplace.
  • Contact the school, speak with the principal, career studies or co-op teacher and ask if they can assist you with finding a suitable placement.
  • Ask the parent of another Grade 9 student who is participating, if your child could join them for the day.
  • Contact local businesses, ask if they are hosting students for Take Our Kids to Work, and inquire if someone within their organization would be willing to host your child, providing you make the necessary transportation arrangements.

HELP YOUR CHILD ARRANGE A WORKPLACE VISIT!

On Take Our Kids to Work Day you can either take your child to work with you, send your child to work with a family member or friend, or reach out to a community host!

HELP YOUR CHILD ARRANGE A WORKPLACE VISIT!

On Take Our Kids to Work Day you can either take your child to work with you, send your child to work with a family member or friend, or reach out to a community host!

Grade 10

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.

Grade 11

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

Grade 12 Assembly Presentation

Other Important Information

Post-Secondary virtual tours for Colleges and Universities across Canada 

Are you interested in taking a Virtual Campus Tour? You can now visit the below link and tour Colleges and Universities across Canada.   

If interested, click on the link.  

Ontario University and Ontario College Information 

If you are interested in an Ontario College or University and would like to learn more about programs, and admission requirements, please visit the following links.  

University Information: www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca 
College Information: www.ontariocolleges.ca 

These websites will provide you with valuable information on programs, tuition costs, scholarships, contact information, program requirements and much more.  

University and College Application DEADLINES 

Ontario University Applications
DUE:  January 15, 2021 visit www.ouac.on.ca

(Students who are eligible to apply will receive a PIN and a PASSWORD. Students will be notified on how PINs and Passwords will be distributed in early November).  

Ontario College Applications 

DUE: February 1, 2021 visit www.ontariocolleges.ca

(Students do not need a PIN or a Password to apply. Students create their own account and create their own password). 

Marks Uploads: 

****Marks are uploaded automatically from the Board Office to OUAC and OCAS. Only exceptions are…………marks from other Boards (other than HCDSB) or credits obtained through a private schools. 

It is the student’s responsibility to inform Student Services if they are planning on or taking a course outside of Corpus Christi.****

Important Facts about Post-Secondary Admission Requirements 

1. Universities calculate admission average using a student’s top six Grade 12 credits at the “M” or “U” level, including the programs’ required courses.  One credit must be ENG4U.  You cannot use “O” level or “C” level credits to apply to university. 

2. Colleges calculate admission average based on the program’s required courses.  This may be the average of one or more courses.  One of these credits is usually ENG4C or ENG4U (very few colleges accept ENG4E).  Some colleges do not accept Coop or Physical Education credits because they are at the open level.  Check college websites to verify program requirements. 

3. Many colleges have transfer agreements with universities.  This is helpful for students who are not eligible to apply to university directly from high school.  Visit www.ontransfer.ca for details. 

University Application Information and Procedures 

All Grade 12 Students planning on applying to an Ontario University next year must obtain their PINs. Student Services will notify you later as to how your PINs will be obtained. When you have your PIN, you are able to apply.

Summary of Fees 

All fees are listed in Canadian dollars. These fees are based on last year’s rates and are subject to change. 

Base Application Fee: $150 for the initial three university/program choices. 

Additional Choice Fee: $50/choice

For each university/program choice beyond the initial three (e.g., if two additional university choices are added, you must pay $100 in addition to the base application fee). 

Note: You may apply to as many Ontario universities/programs as you wish; however, you are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any one university (including its affiliates). Some universities may further limit the number of programs you can apply to. Also please note that you will have to rank them in order of choice

Ontario College Application Information and Procedure 

When to Apply? 

As long as space remains in an Ontario College program, you may apply for it. However, there are some important dates to keep in mind, especially for popular programs that fill up quickly. 

Apply to college as soon as the online application becomes available in October. Complete and pay for your application on or before February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September. 

The following dates apply to programs starting in the fall of 2021. The application process at ontariocolleges.ca follows an annual cycle, based on the academic year (August to July). For programs beginning at other times of the year, please contact the individual colleges for more information about application processing dates. 

Early October 2020: Online Application Opens 

In early October, access to the online college application becomes available for programs beginning in the following academic year (August to July). You may create an account and begin your application

February 1, 2021: Equal Consideration Date 

Apply on or before this date in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs starting the following fall. After this date, colleges consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full. 

Note that applications to Highly Competitive Programs must be received by this date in order to be considered. As these programs receive a high volume of applicants, all seats may be filled by February 1. 

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications well before the Equal Consideration Date, as website volumes on the online application are at their highest at this time. 

Many programs continue to accept applicants after February 1. Use our Find a Program tool at any time to find programs that are still open. 

February 1, 2021: Earliest Offer Date 

This is the earliest date that colleges may begin to send offers of admission to programs for the upcoming academic year. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or wait-lists are established. 

May 1, 2021: Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission 

Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log in to your ontariocolleges.ca account to confirm your offer

Colleges may extend offers of admission after this date. Each college will set the deadline to confirm offers made after May 1, and this deadline will be communicated to you with your offer. 

June 2021: Tuition Deposit Due at the Colleges 

The colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in June to secure your spot in your program. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline. This information will be communicated to you by the college. 

OCAS – Ontario College Application Services 

Apply on or before February 1, 2021 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs starting the following fall. After this date, colleges consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full. 

If you have never applied through ontariocolleges.ca before, click the “Apply” link to get started. Your ontariocolleges.ca account allows you to 

Important Info Before You Apply 

  • The application processing fee is $95.00 (non-refundable and subject to change). 
  • An application allows you up to 5 program choices (no more than 3 at any one college). 
  • All program choices must start within the same academic year (August-July). 
  • Your username is permanent. 
  • Your password must be between 8 and 14 characters in length. 
  • Use a valid email address. 
  • DO NOT create more than one account. 
  • The application works best in certain web browsers

How to Apply 

  • Log in to your account. 
  • Fill in your personal information and educational history. 
  • Add your program choices. 
  • Pay the application processing fee and any transcript fees. 
  • Application is NOT complete until they receive payment. 
  • Log back in to verify your transcript information, or to make changes or updates to your application. 
  • Log back in after February 1 to view and confirm offers of admission

For a step-by-step tour of the secure online application, download the user guidehttps://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply 

Important Dates 

  • October: Applications become available for programs starting the following fall. 
  • February 1: Equal Consideration Date – apply to highly competitive programs on or before this date. 
  • February 1: Colleges may begin sending offers of admission. 
  • May 1: Deadline to confirm offers (colleges may extend offers after this date). 
  • Mid-June: Tuition deposit payment due. 
  • See the Important Dates page for more information. 

Trades and Apprenticeship Programs 

Thinking about a skilled trade?  

A skilled trade is a career path that requires hands-on work and specialty knowledge. Skilled trades workers build and maintain infrastructure like our homes, schools, hospitals, roads, farms and parks. They keep industries running and perform many services we rely on every day, like hairstyling, food preparation or social services. 

Benefits of a career in the skilled trades include: 

  • in-demand jobs and great earning potential 
  • using cutting-edge technology 
  • being paid while you learn on-the-job 
  • many paths to advance 
  • transferable skills 

Information can be found on the following websites. 

http://www.centreforskills.ca/

https://www.ymcahbb.ca/Programs/Employment-Services/Youth-Job-Connection

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE CCCSS.CA….. STUDENTS- POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION for more valuable information.

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