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Guidance

The Guidance department at College Heights Secondary School is here to support students in fulfilling their dreams and realizing their full potential.

We do this by helping students with planning their pathways and supporting their emotional needs.

CHSS GUidance Team

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Course Information

Pathways Information Guide

View all courses offered at College Heights Secondary School and where they can take you. Please download:  Pathways Booklet

Grade Nine Course Description/Option Sheet

See all of the options available in Grade 9.

Grade 9 Course Calendar

Gr 9 Course Selection 2019 2020

All Course Descriptions 2018 – 2019

Read up on all of the courses that we offer.

Course Descriptions Combined 2018 2019

Dual Credit Opportunities – Conestoga College

Please see the course descriptions below.

2019_2020_Dual Credit Course Descriptions_CONESTOGA (1)

Consent Form Dual Credit

More information about dual credit can also be found at the website below.

https://www.ugdsb.ca/dualcredit/


Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

For more information about the program please visit the following website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/shsm

Visit HERE to see more articles with our school involvement in the SHSM program.

Graduation Requirements

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/extra/eng/ppm/graduate.html


Post Secondary Information

Applying to College

Information about applying to college and college programs can be found here.

Students going to college can be eligible to receive financial support through OSAP.

This is up to date information about the process of identification for every college/university – the requirements are NOT the same from school to school. This answers many questions identified students have related to post-secondary. Transition Guide to Post-Secondary

Please speak to the guidance department if you would like support in applying for College we are happy to help.


Transcripts

Official ONTARIO  STUDENT  TRANSCRIPTS can be ordered by:

 


Volunteer/Employment Information

Volunteer Hours

Students need to complete 40 hours of community service to graduate from High School. Students can start this as early as the summer before they enter Grade 9. The form and more information about volunteer hours can be found at the link below.

Community Involvement Activity Notification And Completion Revised 2019 May 28 Fillable

Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

Students can connect with the people and information network for help finding volunteer opportunities. https://pinnetwork.ca/

Second Chance is a great resource for students to help them find a job. They have several locations and provide free support around getting a job. https://www.2ndchance.ca/

There are job and volunteer postings on the board outside of guidance. In addition we have some additional opportunities in a binder in Guidance.

Please feel free to speak to someone in Guidance if you would like some help with these opportunities.


Mental Health

If a youth or someone is in crisis please call 911 or Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247. This is also the front door to mental health, addition and crisis services in Waterloo and Wellington. More information can be found at their website. http://here247.ca/

The Waterloo Wellington Community Mental Health Association (CMHA) runs a weekly walk-in program. This is often the fastest way to be seen by someone. More information can be found here.  This is often the fastest way to be seen by someone.

The school board has a mental health part of their website with a lot of very valuable information. There are links to other resources here as well. Please visit that at the following link.  https://www.ugdsb.ca/students/mental-health-for-students/