Guidance @ Ross
The John F. Ross staff believes that all students can succeed.  Along with support from the Upper Grand District School Board, our goal is to ensure that students graduate from high school so that they may move on to the pathway destination of their choice.  In order to reach every student, secondary schools have several Student Services available to support students along the way.  Guidance counsellors assist students with appropriate course selections, provide career counselling, and advise students on post-secondary options.  They also collaborate with Social Workers and Youth Workers to co-ordinate social and emotional support.  Students with exceptionalities are supported by Special Education Resource Teachers.  Student Success is a team approach that involves all members of the educational community: the student, parents/guardians, classroom teachers, administrators as well as those within student service.  Together we can help students experience success. 

GUIDANCE NEWS

What's to Worry About?
Three informative sessions for families who experience anxiety.  Parents and students are all welcome.  The sessions will be held in Centre Wellington DHS.  Click here for more information.

University of Waterloo Grade 10 Family Night - Thursday Feb 19.
Hear about:
  • admission requirements
  • financing university education
  • current students' experience
Go to: uwaterloo.ca/findoutmore for more information.


Individual Pathway Planning and Course Selection has begun! Classes are visiting with Guidance Counsellors and have until February 13, 2015 to submit courses.  Please make an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor if you Sfurther assistance. 



COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY EVENTS


Humber College - Open House

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - North, Lakeshore & Orangeville campuses

10am - 2pm     details: humber.ca/open-house.


Humber College - Be Your Degree 

Thursday, May 7, 2015  - Humber Lakeshore Campus

- One day conference for degree bound grade 10 and 11 students...interactive workshops and information sessions. 

Registration:   humber.ca/beyourdegree

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 


Mohawk College - Open houses 

Fennell Campus  Sat Mar. 14 10am - 1Pm 

Applied Health sciences Sat. Mar 28 9:30 - 12:30pm 

Stoney Creek  Sat. Apr. 9 5pm - 8pm 

website:  www.mohawkcollege.ca/openhouse


Carleton University  - March Break 2015

Campus Tour Days - March 16, 18-20

carleton.ca/marchbreak



Lambton College 

Campus Tours:  week of march break  March 16-20 Monday thru Friday tour times are 10am -2pm daily.  

Open House:  Saturday March 28, 2015 10am - 2pm 

contact Lambton College:   519-541-2403 or info@lambtoncollege.ca   


Ryerson University 

Discover Ryerson Day -  March 19, 2015

details:   www. ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/connect/visits.html


University of King's CollegeLecture Tour 2015

When:  Feb. 17th, 2015  7pm - 9pm 

Where: Eaton Chelsea - 33 Gerrard St. W.  Toronto 

Lecture Title: Brewing Civilization 

More information/RSVP:   www.ukings.ca/lecture-tour-2015


Centennial College  OPEN HOUSE

 Where: Campuses  Ashtonbee, Morningside, Progress, Story Arts Centre

When: Sunday, March 22, 2015   starts promptly at 1pm 

*attend for a chance to WIN $2000 towards your tuition. 

Please visit  centennialcollege.ca/connect for further details. 

Parking for the event will be complimentary. 


University of New Brunswick

Student and Parent Information Nights

Wednesday, Feb. 11th 7pm  at Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel 

or 

Thursday, Feb. 12th 7pm at Courtyard by Marriott-Toronto Airport

To save your seat, visit go.unb.ca/recruitment



Bishop's University

Open house dates:

Saturday February 14

Monday March 16 

Friday March 20 


To register for any of these open house events please visit:  http://www.ubishops.ca/open-house



FANSHAWE COLLEGE - OPEN HOUSE

Where:  All Campuses
When:   November 15 & March 28, 2014
contact: 519-452-4272   fanshawec.ca/tour


McGill University - Schulich School of Music
Undergraduate deadline has been extented to February 6th, 2015.  All supporting documents must be submitted by this time as well.   (Screenings, Video-Recorded Auditions, Transcripts, Music evaluation forms, composition samples, music education reference letters). 
Our live audition period will remain between February 28th to March 9th, 2015 and the dates for specific instruments may be found http://www.mcgill.ca/music/future-students/undergraduate/audition-information

Information Sessions: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015  7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bayview Glen School 
Theatre (Upper School) 
85 Moatfield Drive 
Toronto, ON 

Saturday, January 24, 2015   2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Oakville Central Library
Auditorium
120 Navy St. 
Oakville, ON 


UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA 
Spring Open House - Saturday March 21  
Range of activities: 
campus tours, residence tours, sports facilities tours, faculty presentations on programs
for more information visit the spring open house website http://www.registrar.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=3293

WESTERN UNIVERSITY - PREVIEW DAY
Fall/Winter Campus Tours - Monday through Friday at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm
Fall preview Day:   Sunday, November 16, 2014
March Break Open House: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Register on-line at www.welcome.uwo.ca or by email to liaison@uwo.ca or by calling Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions at 519-661-2100.




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The new Education and Career/Life Planning Program
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This program came into effect in the fall of 2013 and the framework of this program includes four areas of learning:
1. Knowing Yourself
2. Exploring Opportunities 
3. Making Decisions and Setting Goals 
4. Achieving Goals and Making Transitions