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A Parent’s Guide to High School

What students discover about themselves in high school can be just as important as what they learn about the outside world. Our intermediate and high schools offer a wealth of academic opportunities in a welcoming and supportive environment. All of our schools offer a variety of sports, arts, clubs and activities to encourage our students to grow and thrive. Students can also become active in social justice and humanitarian projects to foster self-expression and build leadership skills. Changing grades is an exciting adventure for students, especially when entering high school. They’re growing up, but you still have a role in your child’s education. Our Parent’s Guide to High School helps you prepare your child for the transition to grade 9. Our guide covers the essentials of how high school operates. It outlines what is different in grades 7 & 8, how to keep connected online and in school, and how to be involved in both school events and the bigger picture. Our guide also covers some of the most commonly questioned topics for both parents and students, such as:

  • attendance and leaving school property
  • how to earn credits and french certification
  • diploma requirements and how final grades are calculated
  • community involvement requirements
  • help with selecting courses
  • exploring different program opportunities
  • supports available to students
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Also available in the following languages: French | Mandarin | Spanish | Tagalog | Arabic

Selecting courses in myBlueprint

We offer our high school students a wide range of courses each year. As learners who will graduate to enter a diverse, globalized workforce, our course offerings are designed to equip each student with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue their dreams with great confidence. Whether students plan to attend university or college, enter the workforce, or serve as a trade apprentice upon graduation, our Online Guide to High School Courses 2018-2019 helps students keep track of what is required to reach the ultimate goal — student success! It’s our number one priority. All of the course offerings at the OCSB are connected to myBlueprint, our online education planner. Students are required to use this tool to make their course selections.


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