Tuesday, 15 December 2015

2016-2017 Course Selection Process

Check your Semester 2 schedule here: www.garthwebb.ca/tt

There is a multi-step process to course selection this year:

1.  Guidance meets with all students December 8-16 to get students thinking about their choices for the following year and we give them a refresher on using myBlueprint.

2.  Students do tentative course selection at this time.

3.  Students are then encouraged to speak with their family and teachers about the courses they have selected and make any changes, if needed.  *** Students can make as many changes to their course selection on myBlueprint.ca as they want, until February 12, 2016

It is important that students make well planned, thought out, researched course selections in order for us to build the best timetable for our students.  Once our timetable is set, students have more difficulty in making changes because they are limited in the choices (by period) that are available.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
      College and University programs have certain requirements for admission.  When researching, students are encouraged to investigate programs of interest and determine what courses are required for admission.  Please pay special attention to this.  Students sometimes do not realize that they are missing a requirement for their desired program until it is too late.  We encourage you and/or your student to make an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor to discuss pathway/program options.   

      With so many diverse programs, it is important to talk to your student about their future early on and to research as much as possible.  The more you know, the easier and less stressful the decision making process is in Grade 12.

      We encourage you to help your student as they plan their future.  Please visit www.myblueprint.ca/halton  and start your research using High School Planner, Post-Secondary Planner, and Explore Occupations.

Please feel free to contact our Student Services department, 905 847 6875, if you have any questions or would like to meet with a Guidance Counsellor.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Ontario University Application P I N's are HERE

Attention all Grade 12 students applying to an  Ontario University.  Your Personal Identification Numbers are in.  Please visit Student Services to pick up your PIN.  Deadline to apply is January 13, 2016.

Ontario Universities' Application Centre

Friday, 2 October 2015

U.S. College Expo

Oakville Trafalgar High School is hosting the US College Expo on October 22nd at 6 PM.  There will be a panel discussion starting at 6 PM followed by a college fair with 25 schools in attendance.  Admission is open to all interested students and parents.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Scholarships and Awards

Hey Grads!  Looking for a way to fund your education?

Scholarships, bursaries and grants: Scholarships are usually awarded based on academic merit or other achievements, rather than financial need. Bursaries and grants are based primarily on an individual’s financial needs, but may involve other selection criteria such as extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership. 
There are many available through non-profit organizations, corporations and service clubs. The following links will help you research scholarships, bursaries and grants that you may qualify for:
Service Canada Centre for Youth
Ontario School Counsellors Association (OSCA)
College websites

Check out the major scholarships available through various Ontario universities

Click HERE for more details.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Atlantic University Fair

Any students interested in attending universities in Atlantic Canada are encouraged to attend the Atlantic University Fair

When: Tuesday, October 6 @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Grade 12 Presentation

All the information from the Grade 12 Presentation can be found HERE

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Friday, 18 September 2015


Now Accepting Applications

Each high school can sponsor up to three students for these scholarships, which are valued at up to $100,000 each over four years of university. October 21 is the deadline for sponsored applications.

What do we look for in selecting scholars?
Loran Scholars are young people who deeply value integrity and honesty. They are curious by nature, and are interested in a wide range of subjects. Furthermore, they are willing to take meaningful risks and prioritize results over appearances. Each one has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes and is interested in working for a better world.

Eligibility Criteria- CLICK HERE

Application Process- CLICK HERE

Sample Application Form- CLICK HERE

Any students interested in applying as a Sponsored Applicant MUST submit a completed application to Student Services no later than OCTOBER 7, 2015


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