Information by Grade

Grade 9

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.

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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.

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 counsellor 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 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 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 Counsellor 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

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 Counsellor with any concerns or if anything is unclear.

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