Information by Grade

 

GRADE 9

Peer Tutoring at Notre Dame 

Peer tutoring opportunity is now available to our Grade 9 and Grade 10 students this semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to receive academic support/mentorship in Math, Science or English at no financial cost. We strongly recommend this for any student who is experiencing challenges in the classroom to enhance their levels of achievement. 

The Peer Tutoring program will provide students with live peer tutoring support two days per week from Monday, April 4th to Thursday, June 24th. Our goal is to service as many students as we can, however space is limited to the number of tutors that we have available. If you think this program may benefit your son/daughter, please complete the Google Form as soon as possible. We will notify all parents/students if we are able to accommodate your request. Please note that if your child takes a tutoring spot, your child is expected to show up to ALL scheduled sessions. The tutors are generously giving up their time and this time needs to be respected. 

Tutoring sessions will run two days per week in the library from 2:25pm – 3:40pm. 

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Ms. Sneyd, sneyde@hcdsb.org or at (905) 335-1544 ex 1010.  You will receive confirmation if your son/daughter gets a spot in the program.  


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/


Peer Tutoring at Notre Dame 

Peer tutoring opportunity is now available to our Grade 9 and Grade 10 students this semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to receive academic support/mentorship in Math, Science or English at no financial cost. We strongly recommend this for any student who is experiencing challenges in the classroom to enhance their levels of achievement. 

The Peer Tutoring program will provide students with live peer tutoring support two days per week from Monday, April 4th to Thursday, June 24th. Our goal is to service as many students as we can, however space is limited to the number of tutors that we have available. If you think this program may benefit your son/daughter, please complete the Google Form as soon as possible. We will notify all parents/students if we are able to accommodate your request. Please note that if your child takes a tutoring spot, your child is expected to show up to ALL scheduled sessions. The tutors are generously giving up their time and this time needs to be respected. 

Tutoring sessions will run two days per week in the library from 2:25pm – 3:40pm. 

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Ms. Sneyd, sneyde@hcdsb.org or at (905) 335-1544 ex 1010.  You will receive confirmation if your son/daughter gets a spot in the program.  


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) Nantyr Shores Co-op Education - What is 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 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.

 


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Deadline to accept your university offer is June 1st, 2022.  Not sure how to do this?  Click on the link to guide you through this – How to respond to your offer of admission.  Or ask your Guidance Counsellor for help.


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Virtual campus tours for Colleges and Universities across Canada are now available.   If interested, click on the link and begin the journey.

Virtual Tours – Colleges and Universities


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                 Exit Survey

The Grade 12 Exit Survey is now open in myBlueprint.  Students are now encouraged to complete this brief survey providing us with valuable educational feedback.


Application Deadlines

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Deadline to apply to University for the 2021/2022 school year is January 13th, 2022. Deadline to apply to College for equal consideration is February 1st, 2022.
See your guidance counsellor should you require assistance.

A guide for Ontario high school students applying to Ontario’s Universities.

Ontario Universities Guide To Applying for Sept. 2021


University and College Application (resource guides)

ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES RESOURCE GUIDE 

ONTARIO COLLEGE RESOURCE GUIDE

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’s 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 must be ENG4C or ENG4U (very few colleges also 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.


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