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. 


Grade 12's,

If you are applying to universities in Ontario, it is a good idea to try to complete and submit your online 101 application well in advance of the January 13, 2016 deadline.  This will reduce the chance of delays and the frustration of slower online response times.

The OUAC office is officially closed for the holidays from December 24, 2015 to January 1, 2016, inclusive. The OUAC website will remain available during this time.

Applicant Services Extended Hours Prior to Application Deadline:
Monday, January 11 - Wednesday, January 13 - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (EST) Applicant Services Phone: (519) 823-1063

College or University Application are ready to go!!
Come to guidance for information if you are uncertain about applying.
January 13th is the Ontario University Deadline
Feb 1st is the Equal Consideration Date for College.

Check to make sure you have all the prerequisites for programs before you apply.
If you need assistance, please book an appointment in Guidance.

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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