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. 

Acadia University
Parent and Student information nights: 
Barrie:  Monday, December 5
London: Tuesday, December 6
Toronto: Wednesday, December 7
All events start at 7pm. 
More information including location details and student signup can be found at: 

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  Courses can still be dropped after that date but the they will show up with a "W" for withdrawn, and the current grade.
MEI International Academy
Guelph Information Meeting
November 24, 2016  7pm - 9pm 
Centennial Collegiate V.I. 

University of UNB

The University of New Brunswick will be hosting a 'Future Student Night' on November 26th, at 1:00pm at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel. 
The session will feature a presentation and a chance to talk with UNB representatives about admissions, scholarships, student life - and more!
The session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about UNB - students, parents, teachers, friends, and family! 
Interested grade 12 students can have their application assessed at the event.   Please arrive at 6:30pm for Admission on the Spot. 
Please RSVP online at 


It is count down time with 3 weeks left for your students to apply to SHAD. Click on this link to hear what our SHAD alumni said about their experience.

All students are welcome. If you see passion, commitment, effort and excellence in a student, all they need is your support and encouragement.

Go to to learn more about how your students can apply for a place at SHAD for July 2017.

Stop by Guidance for more details.

Ryerson University Upcoming Events

General Campus Tours - Ongoing

Ryerson’s General Campus Tours run twice a day Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Visiting the Ted Rogers School of Management will extend the tour to 2 hours. Online registration is required. 

Open House - Friday, November 18

Encourage your students to visit Ryerson's distinctly urban campus for the opportunity to tour our facilities, chat with future professors, current students, student services, admissions and more! Online registration is required.  

FCAD in Action - Friday, November 25

Ryerson's Faculty of Communication and Design - commonly referred to as FCAD - is opening the doors to their studios, labs and industry-standard facilities to prospective students exploring our unique programs in communication and design. On November 25th, FCAD invites your students (and related SHSM groups) to join a series of tours, hands-on workshops, and an introduction to each of the 9 schools housed within the faculty. 

Interested in Western University?  

Fall Preview Day is on November 13, 2016.  Check out this link for information:

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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Information for Parents about Substance Abuse click here

Applying to College or University? Click here

The new Education and Career/Life Planning Program
(Click on image for more information)
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