Welcome to the official Guidance Office! Students are most welcome to drop into the Guidance Office before and after school, at lunch or during spares. Please feel free to discuss school progress or problems, educational and career planning, personal or social issues. All interviews will be treated in a confidential manner.
Through consultation with a counselor you also have access to community agencies and School Board resources such as Psychological Services and our Social Worker.
Your Guidance Office is a good source of educational and vocational information. Our collection of printed material on careers, universities and colleges is available to you on a loan basis.
To take advantage of our many services, make an appointment in the book in the Guidance Office. Students are assigned a counselor according to their surname.
We welcome students, staff and parents to our department. The Guidance Office telephone number is: 416-395-3340 ext. 20040
Guidance Notes – November 2, 2018
Dual Credit Presentation:
Today, we hosted a Lunch and Learn for senior students interested in finding out more about Dual Credits. Dual credit programs are programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both their OSSD and postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. These Ministry approved programs are intended to assist students to complete their OSSD and make a successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship programs. If you are interested in learning more about Dual Credits, please speak with your alpha Guidance Counsellor.
Post-Secondary Information Event (PSIE):
On Friday, November 9, we have invited all Ontario colleges, universities and apprenticeship representatives to share information about their programs in a fair-style format. Grade 10 and 11 students will be invited with their classroom teacher to attend in the afternoon from 1:45-3:00 pm. Grade 12 students and parents are invited from 3:00 -5:00 pm. All are welcome!
In order to begin the university application process, students require a PIN number. Individualized PIN numbers will be distributed in Titan Hall at lunch time onFriday, November 9. Numbers not retrieved can be obtained in the Guidance office. We encourage students to complete their applications prior to Christmas holidays so that they may access assistance if needed both by their Guidance Counsellor and/or the OUAC. Once students return from holidays, they will be focused on exam preparation. The deadline to apply is January 16, 2019.
College/University Application Presentation:
All parents and guardians are invited to attend a session on ‘How to Apply to College and University’ on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m in Room 149. This will be the same presentation that was already delivered to Grade 12 students in Home Forms.
On Wednesday, November 21, a representative from Skills Ontario will visit York Mills to inform students about numerous career opportunities in various skilled trades and technology sectors. They will share information on our local colleges, as well as detailed information about apprenticeships. Careers, Civics, Coop, and Technology classes have been invited this session. If your child is interested and would like to attend, he/she should register with Ms. Olubuyide in the Guidance office. For more information, please visit www.skillsontario.com
Full Disclosure Deadline:
The last day to drop a course without penalty for semester one is Friday, November 23. Students are asked to see their alpha Guidance Counsellor at least one week prior to this deadline in order to complete the required paperwork. Courses that remain on the student’s timetable after this date, will be transmitted to colleges and universities along with their grades.