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. 


Never Too Late to apply to College or University!!
Choose the links below to see what programs are still open as of June 5, 2015.
College (Search by programs or schools to see what programs are still open)
University (Search using, programs, schools, and/or average grade requirements)

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

University of Guelph  - One Day Conference "Interaction"
Interaction is a one-day conference for students who have a passion for learning and a desire to continue their education beyond the secondary school level.  University of Guelph is pleased to offer over 35 sessions that aim to introduce university living and learning through informative and interactive sessions led by their faculty and staff. 
Date:   Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23, 2015
A pdf version of the Interaction program is available online at: 
Please register for this conference by Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.   Registration is $30 and includes lunch.  If you require special assistance, please call us at 519-824-4120 ext. 58713 and we will make arrangements for your day. 

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: 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. 


University of Guelph

Campus Day, Sunday, March 29, 2015

A full day program, Campus Day includes academic information sessions specific to degree programs, displays, and information sessions about student services and facilities, up-to-date admission information and a campus tour.  Additional information is available at 

Interaction, April 22 and 23

Designed for university-bound grade 10 and 11 high school students, this conference introduces university living and learning through informative and interactive sessions led by our faculty and staff.   This year we will offer approximately 30 sessions that provide students with an opportunity to learn more about our academic disciplines and student services.  Interested students can select one of two days to attend.  Registration is required, including a fee of $30 per student (fee includes lunch).  Detailed conference programs and registration forms will be mailed to Ontario high schools and will be available online at the end of February at

Spring Academic Open Houses, May 19, 20, 21, 22

Designed for admitted students who want more information about their chosen academic degree program, the Spring Academic Open Houses will run over four days in May.   Each day will focus on a particular degree program (or group of degree programs) and will offer tours, information sessions and sample lectures pertaining to students' academic interests.  Invitations will be sent to students in April.

Conestoga - Discovery Day 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

9:30 Doors open

10 - 12 Presentation

12 - 2:30 Tours and Booths

Location: Blue Room, Lower level, Main Building, Doon Campus 

Free parking in Lots 5, 4 and 3. 

Hosted by Accessibility Services

Discovery Day includes information sessions for new and prospective students, parents, and educators focused on the accessible supports available for students with disabilities. 

RSVP: 519-748-5220 ext. 3232 or email:

Humber College - Open House

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

10am - 2pm     details:

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. 


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 


Carleton University  - March Break 2015

Campus Tour Days - March 16, 18-20

Lambton College 

Skilled Trades Open House, Sarnia ON 

April 23, 2015 - Facility tours and program information

May 6, 4pm - 7pm - Interactive activitites and education information

Local industry representatives such as the Carpenters Union Local 1256 will be on site.   

Held at: Skilled Trades Training Centre behind the Lambton College Residence & Event Centre. 

Ryerson University 

Discover Ryerson Day -  March 19, 2015

details:   www.

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:

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 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 


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

To save your seat, visit

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:


Where:  All Campuses
When:   November 15 & March 28, 2014
contact: 519-452-4272

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

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
120 Navy St. 
Oakville, ON 

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

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 or by email to or by calling Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions at 519-661-2100.

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Information for Parents about Substance Abuse click here

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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