Weekly LUNCH TIME tutoring in Room 303 – EVERY TUESDAY!!
On Tuesday January 14th and Wednesday January 15th 2020 (Thursday January 16th for Snow Days), grade 9 students will be writing the EQAO Math Assessment. This is a mandated government test to assess the numeracy skills of our students. In order to assist our students and help ensure their success, Holy Trinity is running an after-school Math Assessment prep course which focuses on the numeracy skills required for the test.
It is our intention to place your child in an after-school numeracy class. The after-school numeracy course is designed to re-teach and reinforce key numeracy skills tested on the EQAO Math Assessment. The program will be run by Holy Trinity staff and attendance will be recorded.
Please note a portion of the test will account for part of your child’s culminating activity for their math course.
The program will be run twice a week from 2:45 – 3:45pm starting Monday December 2. The rest of the dates are as follows:
December 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, January 6, 8, 13
Attendance will be recorded, and snacks will be provided for all students who attend. If the student is involved in extracurricular activities, arrangements will be worked out with the coach or supervisor so that your child will be able to attend.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Administration, your daughter’s / son’s Guidance Counselor, or the Student Success Teacher, Mr. Pillai.
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. 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 students 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 counselor to plan properly.
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 counselor 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 the work placement
- Make connections, regularly throughout the semester, between experiences in the workplace and the 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 Board. Click here for the Pathways website and see your Guidance Counselor for more information.
Holy Trinity offers Specialist High Skills Major Programs in Arts & Culture, Business and Mechatronics (Robotics). Please visit our SHSM page for more information – SHSM Info Page
Grade 12 can be a stressful and busy year for our students, and we are here to help! Our role is to help each student transition into their post-secondary pathway with ease. However, this process needs to be done as a team, and we need students to be diligent with the multiple deadlines in place. Please see your Guidance Counselor with any concerns or if anything is unclear.
Night School for Semester 2 is now available – for a complete list of what is being offered, please click: Poster 2019-2020 Semester 2 Night School Courses
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