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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.

If you are looking to request an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor, Social Worker, CYC or with Special Education, visit our booking page

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University & College Liaisons will be visiting John F. Ross this fall 2023.  See schedule below.

Below is the information for University of Guelph’s Virtual Grade 10 and Grade 11 visits: 

UofG Virtual Visits Poster

Date Time Location Institution
Sept 13 11:45 Library Laurentian University
Sept 20 11:45 Cafeteria Wilfrid Laurier University
Sept 29 11:45 Library Kings University – Halifax
Sept 29 14:00 Cafeteria King’s University college (Western)
Oct 2 11:45 foyer/library Conestoga College
Oct 5 11:45 Library University of British Columbia
Oct 10 10:30 Cafeteria Waterloo
Oct 10 11:45 Library Fanshawe College
Oct 11 11:45 Library Guelph – Humber
Oct 12 1:00 Cafeteria Brock University
Oct 16 9:00 Cafeteria Carleton University
Oct 16 11:45 Library St. Jeromes University
Oct 19 11:45 Library Windsor University
Oct 20 11:45 Library McMaster University
Oct 25 11:45 Library Calgary University
Oct 27 9:00 Cafeteria Queen’s University
Oct 27 11:45 Library Ottawa University
Nov 9 11:55 Library Guelph University
Nov 13 11:45 Library Sheridan College
Nov 14 11:45 Library Toronto Metropolitan University
Nov 16 11:50 library Conadore College
Nov 17 11:45 library Queen’s University