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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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Guidance News

April 12, 2024  University of Guelph Lunch hour presentation in the Library.

2024 Brock University – Main Foyer Lunch hour March 1, Information Table Outside of Guidance Office.

2024 College Fair –  October 16  5pm – 9pm & October 17 9Am – 2Pm   Enercare Centre Exhibition Place

UofG Virtual Visits Poster

Grade 10 Parent’s Night presentation

Grade 9 Parent Night

Grade 11 Parent Night

TOKTWD – Wednesday, November 6, 2024 for 24-25 school year for Grade 9 students

Please see letter and form: TOKTW Day Parent Letter & Consent Form,   Form will be available closer to November.