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Grade 12 Important Info

Grad Photos - November, 2019


Edge Imaging will be at Orillia Secondary School, Monday, November 11th to Friday, November 15th, to take Grad Photos.

Students are able to book appointments online in three simple steps:

1)  Visit

2)  Enter in the three-letter school code:  ORI

3)  Select sitting type, date and time

Grad Photo Flyer.pdf

Grad Photo Flyer.jpg

Calendar of College and University Liaison Visits to Orillia Secondary School


Please note the date and time of each visit and be sure to sign up in Guidance if you are interested in attending any presentation.  The rep will answer your questions about programs, residence, scholarships, sports, and general campus life.

In an attempt to limit the number of classes missed, we have tried to book the majority of the visits at lunchtime.

Please sign up in Guidance for every presentation you wish to attend!


On this calendar you will also find some special events.  Locally, College Information Program will be held at Georgian College, Orillia Campus and Ontario Universities' Regional Fair (OURF) will be held at Orillia Secondary School.

Ontario College Information Fair and the Ontario Universities' Fair are held in Toronto.

It may be worthwhile attending these events if you have missed a presentation or if the college or university in which you are interested has not visited our school.  Not all colleges and universities send reps to Orillia Secondary School.


Remember to check your college or university's website to find out about Fall Preview Days, Open Houses and booking campus tours.  The best way to decide if a college or university is right for you is to visit the campus!!  A list of these dates may be provided to you via email or on the Guidance page of the school website at some point.

2019 2020 CALENDAR of VISITS.pdf

Check here for important information that may be time sensitive. Print the PDF below to keep yourself organized and on track!!

Grade 12 Planning 2018-19.pdf

Commencement Handout 2018 Rev.pdf

Graduation Portraits

Senior Graduation.jpg

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Edge Imaging will be at OSS grad photo retakes.  Sign up now at  School Code: ORI

Students are able to book appointments online in three simple steps.Cap diploma.jpg

  1. Visit
  2. Enter in three-letter school code: ORI
  3. Select your sitting type, date and time

Grad Photo Flyer.pdf

2nd page of visits calendar (2).jpg

Grade 12 Planning 2018-19– Graduation & Post-Secondary

This list is meant as a general overview to be used as a guideline in planning and preparing; it is not exhaustive! Students must check individual schools' websites to ensure that they are meeting all requirements and deadlines and for further school/program specific information.

Time of YearStudent ResponsibilityGuidance Supports
On-going, all year long
  • Check school email account regularly
  • Research Scholarship opportunities, deadlines & requirements vary
  • Required 40 hours of community service – No 40 hours, No Prom ticket!!
  • Achieve success in all courses

W. Hollinger will send links about various student opportunities:

community service hours, visits, scholarships, open houses, etc

**Guidance section of school website has tons of valuable info/links

September to November

Research, research, research!

Programs, schools, admissions criteria, campus life, sports, supports, etc.

Attend scheduled visits with Reps from Colleges & Universities

 (sign up in Guidance, see calendar)

 Tues. Oct. 25th
​A.P.S.I.P. - Indigenous reps from Ontario college & universities - supports & opportunities
​All self-identified Indigenous students will be invited to attend, OSS cafeteria
Th. Oct. 25th – 6:30-8:30 pm
Attend U.I.P. – reps from all 21 of Ontario universities will be here to answer questionsTwin Lakes SS is hosting this event; it is free to attend

Friday. Oct. 26th

9:15-10:30 am

Attend C.I.P. – all Ontario colleges will have a rep present to answer your questionsSign up in Guidance for field trip over to Georgian Orillia campus

Nov. 12th – 16th Grad Photos @ OSS: appointment must be booked ahead of time online, details soon! There is an option for a free sitting so that your photo appears in the class composite

End of November

Deadline = Jan. 16th, 2019

Feb 5th = last date for changes

Apply to University through OUAC when PIN  has arrived (

$150 / 3 choices ($50 per choice/change)

Computer labs will be booked for students who want assistance;

dates TBA, sign up in Guidance

End of November

Deadline = Feb. 1st, 2019

for equal consideration

Apply to College online through website

$95 / 5 choices (max = 3 at same college)

Computer labs will be booked for students who want assistance;

dates TBA, sign up in Guidance

Feb. 1st, 2019 Applications to Highly Competitive Programs must be received by this date Download the Highly Competitive Program Charts
January – June

Inform Guidance if you've applied to school(s) outside Ontario / Canada


Inform your SERT so that you can get a copy of IEP paperwork together

A transcript will need to be sent at the end of each semester

Post-secondary schools will provide accommodations & support but you must let them know you have an IEP

November – AprilVisit the schools that you've applied to and determine which is a good fit for you – tour the campus, ask to sit in a class and/or meet with program advisorColleges / Universities offer Preview days and Open Houses, see the list from Mrs. Hollinger and check websites for other dates
mid-February to mid-AprilGrad Gown orders Form & instructions will be sent home
April 30th, 2019Deadline to submit Grad Profile via google form (end of January if not returning sem 2)This information is used by the OSS Scholarship Committee
mid-MayGuest presenters re: Funding Post-Secondary (inc. OSAP), etcListen to announcements, check your school email for exact date/time
May 1st, 2019Deadline to confirm college offers


Make an appointment with your Counsellor to discuss options, contact schools for clarification or further information, make alternate plans for next year if necessary, etc

May 29th, 2019Latest date by which you can expect to receive an offer from universities
June 3rd , 2019The earliest date you may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and make a financial commitment
mid-June 2019Ontario colleges – Tuition deposit deadline
June 3-7, 2019Nominations open for ValedictorianListen to announcements
June 10-14, 2019Valedictorian interviews & selectionSee Guidance for more information
June 27th, 2019Commencement @ 3 p.m.To be held at Rotary Place

Follow us on twitter @OSSGuidance


The Guidance Tab on our school website is an excellent place to find information about graduation, community involvement hour opportunities, and all aspects of post-secondary planning:

Your myblueprint account ( is another option for investigating academic and employment opportunities for life after high school.





General Information - (for FNMI students)

Postsecondary Loans & Grants - (Website is refreshed in the spring; do not apply until you confirmed the school you are going to attend!)

Scholarships & Bursaries - (forwards to new Yconic site) - (for FNMI students)

** Visit the websites for each of the schools to which you've applied and search for Scholarships and Bursary information; look for general scholarships, entrance scholarships, awards, as well as program-specific scholarships.

Apply for these early, even before you know if you've been accepted.  Check each deadline and criteria carefully as they vary greatly