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Grade 12 Important Info

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

Grade 12 Planning Dates.pdf

Graduation Portraits

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From November 27 to 30, 2017, Edge Imaging will be at OSS taking graduation photos.  Sign up now at bookmygrad.ca  School Code: ORI

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

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




Grade 12 Planning 2017-18– 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)

 
Th. Oct. 19th – 6:30-9 pmAttend U.I.P. – reps from all 21 of Ontario universities will be here to answer questionsOSS is hosting this event, free to attend

Th. 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

Tues. Oct. 31st

1:00-2:15 p.m.

A.P.S.I.P. – Indigenous reps from Ontario colleges & universities – supports & opportunitiesAll self-identified Indigenous students will be invited to attend; OSS cafeteria
 
Nov. 27th – 30th 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. 17th, 2018

Feb 6th = last date for changes

Apply to University through OUAC when PIN  has arrived (www.ouac.on.ca/101)

$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, 2018

for equal consideration

Apply to College online through website www.ontariocolleges.ca

$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, 2018 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, 2018Deadline 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, 2018Deadline 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, 2018Latest date by which you can expect to receive an offer from universities
June 1st, 2018The earliest date you may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and make a financial commitment
mid-June 2018Ontario colleges – Tuition deposit deadline
 
June 4-8, 2018Nominations open for ValedictorianListen to announcements
June 11-15, 2018Valedictorian interviews & selectionSee Guidance for more information
June 28th, 2018Commencement @ 3 p.m.To be held at Rotary Place


Follow us on twitter @OSSGuidance


HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING

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:  oss.scdsb.on.ca

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

Apprenticeship

www.apprenticesearch.com

http://www.apprenticetrades.ca/en/

  
Workplace

http://jobsearch.ca

www.careersintrades.ca

  
College

www.gotocollege.ca

www.ontariocolleges.ca

www.accc.ca

  
University

www.electronicinfo.ca

www.aucc.ca

  
General Information

www.schoolfinder.com

www.CampusStarter.com

www.apsip.com - (for FNMI students)

  
Postsecondary Loans & Grants

www.canlearn.ca

www.fundyourfuture.ca

https://osap.gov.on.ca - (Website is refreshed in the spring; do not apply until you confirmed the school you are going to attend!)

  
Scholarships & Bursaries

www.studentawards.com - (forwards to new Yconic site)

www.scholarshipscanada.com

www.indspire.ca - (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