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. Follow us on ⇒
Your Guidance Team
Grade 8 Information
Student Appointment Request Form
If a student would like to see someone in guidance for a non-urgent matter they can fill out the following form. It is checked during school hours.
Tutoring Supports Available
The Ontario Ministry of Education has provided funding to support community based tutoring opportunities for students. This year Upper Grand DSB will be working with The Grove, Streams Community Hubs, The Learning Disabilities Association & Reading Rocks Program, and Tutor Bright. We will share tutoring opportunities as they become available. Please share the following, initial, tutoring supports with your school communities. You may post on websites, social media, and send home print copies if helpful.
- The Grove Tutoring (ages 12-26 tutoring support)
- TVO Mathify (grades 4-12 Math tutoring support)
- *NEW* Tutor Bright (K-12 tutoring)
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 and transition information
See all of the options available in Grade 9 and course selection sheet as well as information sites for transitioning.
CHSS Prospective Student Information Site ⇒ Prospective Students
Starting High school UGDSB Pathways ⇒ Transitioning to Highschool
All Course Descriptions/Option Sheet
Read up on all of the courses that we offer and grade course selection sheet.
Course Descriptions Combined 2022 2023 *please review course selection sheet for current course offering
Dual Credit Opportunities – Conestoga College
Information about dual credit can be found at the website below.
For more information about the program please visit the following website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/shsm
For an informative SHSM Slide Presentation follow along here ⇒ SHSM Presentation
Visit HERE to see more articles with our school involvement in the SHSM program.
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.
Official ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS can be ordered by:
- Downloading the Request for Ontario Transcript Form from here: Request For Transcript Form Effective Sept. 1, 2019
- Maiden Name or Name while attending
- Name of School last attended in Upper Grand District School Board
- Final Year (if known)
- Contact phone number
- Date of Birth
- Fax completed form to 519-821-4510 or via email to [email protected]
- Transcript fee will be $20.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for any additional copies, payable by cash, cheque or money order payable to College Heights SS and must be received before the request is processed payment by school cash online is preferred ⇒ schoolcashonline
- Two pieces of government issued ID must be provided for Transcript requests or Education Verifications
- If you wish to have someone pick up your Transcript, you MUST provide written permission naming the person. This person will be asked to provide ID as well.
- IF YOU ARE APPLYING ON THE OCAS (Ontario Colleges) SITE YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL IN THIS FORM. Your transcript will be automatically uploaded.
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.
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.
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/
Dual Credit/OYAP Message for Grade 11/12 College Level Classrooms
- Are you a Grade 11 student going into Grade 12 (or a returning Grade 12 student) that would like the chance to take a College course while you’re still in high school?
- Are you still undecided about your post-secondary pathway?
- Do you want to try something new when it comes to your high school course selections?
- Dual Credit Course Offerings – Semester 1
- Dual Credit Course Offerings – Semester 2
- Registration Form — Spaces are limited so sign up today!
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