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. 
University of King's College
Open House Monday, January 30th, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:30pm.  RSVP by texting "OPEN HOUSE" to 770-077

Concordia University Open House
Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Guided tours, workshops, hear from faculty members and program representatives. 
Find out more at

Algonquin College Winter Open House 2017 - Ottawa Campus

Saturday January 21st, 2017  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Meet with professors and current students
  • Ask questions about programs
  • Check out the amazing facilities
  • Speak with reps from our Perth and Pembroke Campuses

For more information and to register, please visit:

Explore: Five-week Intensive French Language-Immersion Program

Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program adapted to all skill levels.  This program offers youth an opportunity to travel, learn and practice their French while discovering a new culture.  The Explore program provides a bursary worth $2,200 that covers the major expenses for participating in the program.  The bursary pays for tuition, food, accommodation, and most of your activities.  If you are in grade 11 or 12 go to for more information. 

Last Day to Drop Semester 1
The last day for grade 12 students to drop courses without it showing up in your academic history is Monday Nov 28.  Courses can still be dropped after that date but the they will show up with a "W" for withdrawn, and the current grade.

Applying to Simon Fraser University in BC?

Students must apply prior to Feb 28, 2017 for September 2017 entry.  Apply online at and click on "Apply Now".  Application must be received by January 31st, 2016 if interested in major entrance scholarships.  

Aeroplan Miles and/or TD Points

It is now possible to use loyality points to finance post-secondary tuition!   Parents, grandparents or friends can convert their Aeroplan Miles and/or TD points into funds for tuition at over 80 colleges and universities across Canada.   Please visit of more details. 





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Addictions, Mental Health & Crisis Support

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Information for Parents about Substance Abuse click here

Applying to College or University? Click here

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