Wednesday, 1 March 2017

US College Admissions

US COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SEMINAR AT OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR HIGH SCHOOL

This Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm in the Theatre.

All grades are encouraged to attend.

Six Essential Steps will be covered:
  • How do US schools determine who gets in and who gets denied?
  • What sort of funding is there for Canadian students?
  • What is the difference between early decision and early action admissions?
  • What are the IVY League schools looking for?
  • What do student-athletes need to do?
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT/Subject Test requirements?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Course Selection Information Evening




Happy New Year GWSS Families,
The 2017-2018 Course selection process has begun. We understand the importance of students making well planned, thought out, researched course selections in order for us to build the best timetable for our students, as these selections determine our staffing allocations and confirm our GWSS course offerings for the 2017-2018 school year.  To help students and families make well-informed choices, Student Services will be hosting a Course Selection and Pathway Planning information evening at Garth Webb Secondary School on January 19th starting at 6:00 PM. Families will have an opportunity to speak with Guidance Counsellors about courses and the best pathway for your student. Topics that will be covered include:
1. Navigating MYBLUEPRINT.CA
2. 2017-2018 Course Selection
3. Pathway Planning
4. Post-Secondary Exploration
5. The Future Job Market talk (sponsored by Parent Council)
**This is an interactive presentation, families are encouraged to bring their own web-accessible device**

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Course Selection Process 2017-2018


The 2017-2018 course selection process is now open.  To begin this process, each student will need to log on to www.myBlueprint.ca/halton/ using their student login and password. You can also watch the video tutorial found HERE. Student will add individual courses using the Official High School Planner.  All available GWSS courses, including complete course descriptions can be viewed.  If they are having difficulty logging in, please visit the Student Services department for support. Course selection must be completed by Friday, February 17, 2017
A student entering Grades 10 or 11 must select eight(8) courses. Students entering grade 11 are encouraged to look ahead at Grade 12 courses to review prerequisites.  It is recommended that students complete all the ‘Group’ compulsory credits by the end of Grade 11.  A student behind in credits or compulsory classes should plan to attend summer school or choose to repeat/add a course as part of their selections.  In addition to courses offered at Garth Webb Secondary School, a number of online courses are also available through the Halton District School Board and may be chosen if appropriate to the situation and/or student learning style.  Also, a reminder that successful completion of the Grade 10 Literacy Test and 40 hours of community service are requirements for graduation.  
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, as these selections determine our staffing allocations and confirm our GWSS course offerings for the 2017-2018 school year.  We encourage students to speak with their family and teachers about the courses they have selected. 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.
Key Dates:

December 12, 2016- February 17, 2017 - Course Selection 2017-2018 is OPEN in myblueprint.ca
January 19, 2017- Family Course Selection and Pathway planning information session at Garth Webb Secondary School (6:00 pm)
February 17, 2017- LAST DAY to submit course selection for 2017-2018


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

Monday, 14 November 2016

Night School Registration is NOW OPEN

Night School Registrations are now available for Semester 2. Click HERE for more information. Registration forms can be picked up in Student Services.  Classes begin February 13.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Pathway Presentations

We recently visited Grade 10 classes to explore the many pathway options for students
In case you missed it
See the whole presentation HERE

Thursday, 22 September 2016

In case you missed it!

Grade 12's  In case you missed our assembly last week.  Get all the information HERE

Be sure to complete your Freedom of Information Release form if you are planning on applying to a post-secondary program.  See Student Services

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Schedules Available

Student's courses for next by following the link

You will need to login with your Halton Cloud login.

Course change requests can be made here: https://docs.google.com/a/hdsb.ca/forms/d/1c8VpWmFfviOaU0JHLCismSAYy_t3orDEvYCTEl5A_V8/viewform 

These requests will be processed on August.