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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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Upcoming Post-secondary Events

Fall 2021 Virtual Visits from University and College Liaisons (links for visits will be provided closer to the schedule date): 

Institution Date Time Link
Glendon (York) September 21 4:30 see poster below
Brescia September 27 4:30
Waterloo September 28 5:30
UNB September 29 4:30 Clicking Here
Canador September 30 4:30
Trent September 30 7:00
Carleton October 4 4:30
Dalhousie (meeting ID & passcode below) October 4 5:30
UBC (meeting ID & passcode below) October 5 4:30
McMaster October 6 5:30
Queen’s October 7 5:30
Ontario Tech October 15 4:30
Guelph-Humber October 18 4:00
[email protected] October 21 5:30
Laurentian October 25 4:30
Conestoga College October 27 6:30
Windsor November 1 4:30 registration required
Richard Ivey Sch of Business November 1 5:30
University of Guelph November 3 5:30
Northern College November 4 4:30
Brock November 15 4:30
Ryerson ** November 17 4:30

** The password for the Ryerson Zoom is 767826.  

Please remember to be courteous and mute your microphone before entering a zoom meeting.