Guidance

 Announcements
  • Ontario Learning Graduation Learning Requirement & Opt-Out Form
    • The Ontario Ministry of Education has introduced a new graduation requirement for secondary students to complete two online learning credits as part of the 30 credits required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  It applies to students who entered grade 9 on or after September 1, 2020.  Although students working towards an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or Certificate of Accomplishment are not required to complete this new graduation requirement they may take eLearning courses.
    • A parent/guardian or student (18 years of age or older or 16 or 17 years of age and withdrawn from parental control) may withdraw from the online eLearning graduation requirement.  No explanation or reason is needed to opt-out.  
    • There is no deadline to opt-out and it may occur at any time during the student’s secondary school program.  Students who opt-out may still take eLearning courses.  Students and families are permitted to opt back into the online learning graduation requirement should their decision change.
    • To opt-out of the online eLearning graduation requirement, complete the following form and submit it to the Guidance Department of Brooklin High School.
    • The form link is here: Opt-Out Form
    • The Brooklin High Process for this is as follows:
      • Parent/Guardian fills out Opt-Out form online.
      • Student brings form in to guidance counsellor or parent emails to counsellor.
      • Counsellor files in OSR.
      • Field in PowerSchool is updated once it is available to reflect the form request.
Guidance Google Classrooms 

Grade 9:   Mr. Knowles - mockgcn

Grade 10: Mr. Howlett - 35biy2o

Grade 11: Ms. Morgan-Cook - my5h4yy

Grade 12: Ms. Shosenberg - zirxu2t 

Guidance Interview 

Guidance Appointments will now be booked online using student’s cellphone and/or email address.  Students will receive a confirmation text/email at the time of booking and a reminder notification 20 minutes prior to the appointment time. Students will continue to come to the Guidance counter to book the appointment.

How a Student Can Add a Cellphone # and/or Email Address to guidanceInterview to Receive Notifications:

1) Go to https://guidanceinterview.com/s/bhs/

2) Enter your DDSB Student Number (excluding the “S”) and
Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD) as the password, then click "Sign In" (you must have the “-“ between the YYYY-MM-DD of the password).

3) You will be prompted to enter an email address, cellphone # (optional) and make a new password

OR

Come to the guidance office and ask the guidance secretary to add your information to the system.

 
Grade 8 

Counsellor: Ms Shosenberg

Click here for the Grade 8 Parent Night Virtual Presentation 2022.

Plan your education

Durham District School Board (DDSB) provides a variety of resources to help students direct their learning. This allows them to receive relevant academic and practical experience regardless of the career pathway they choose.

Grade 9 

Counsellor:  Mr. Knowles

Grade 9 Guidance Google Classroom

  • The annual Grade 9 Take Our Student to Work Day is Wednesday November 3, 2021. See the following forms for more information:
  • All of our Grade 9 students participate in this unique work experience.
  • Many, many organizations and workplaces have programs already in place to support the Gr 9 Take Our Students To Work program.
  • If students are unable to accompany parents to work for the day, then encourage students to participate in this important work experience with family friends, neighbours, and/or community members. 
Grade 10 

Counsellor: Mr. Howlett

 
Grade 11 

Counsellor: Ms. Morgan Cook

Grade 12 

Counsellor: Ms. Shosenberg

  • Grade 12 Parent Information Night was cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols but we plan on posting the presentation, virtually, with a screen recording.
  • Here is a list of important dates for Grade 12 students and parents to note and schedule. It includes timelines and important graduation reminders.
  • Ontario Universities Application Centre is an application centre that facilitates Ontario University applications. Ontario Universities' Info is a comprehensive website that list all Ontario University programs and requirements. This resource is a must for university bound students!
  • Ontario College Application Centre has a comprehensive website at Ontario Colleges and it contains instructions on how to apply, listing of programs and requirements, deadlines and financial information, plus more. 
  • At Ontario Transfer you can learn about transferring courses, credits and programs among Colleges and Universities. This resource and website is useful for secondary students planning post secondary destinations and for current College students.
  • The Designing My Future document is a planning resource for students and families heading to apprenticeship pathways, and/or college and university programs. 
  • Class of 2022 Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 9:00 am and will be held at Iroquois Park Sports Centre. Mrs. Shosenberg will be posting details on her Remind and Google Classroom when they come available.
 
Course Changes 

Course Requests must be requested using the Course Change Request Form located in your guidance counsellor’s individual Google Classroom.  No requests will be considered via email or Remind.

Course changes are not guaranteed and are dependent on availability and cohort assignments.  We cannot guarantee the order/placement of courses.

ALL COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS MUST INCLUDE PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION. Permission is in the form of your parent/guardian's digital signature which is required for the request to be considered. No course changes are made unless a Parent/Guardian has signed the form.

You will be notified of the status of your Course Change Request via your Grade Counsellor's REMIND. You must be on the Remind to receive notification of the timetable change.

Be sure to attend your classes based on your current student timetable.

Please note: Until the student timetable change has officially been made to your schedule and you have received confirmation from your Guidance Counsellor, you are to remain in the current class. 

 
Course Selection 
  • Course Selection, for the following school year, usually takes place in February.

Grade 8 to 9 Course Selection Presentation;

Grade 9 to 10 Course Selection Presentation,

Grade 10 to 11 Course Selection Presentation;

Grade 11 to 12 Course Selection Presentation

  • Students choose courses on line using My Blueprint.
  • My Blueprint offers an internet-based tool for education, career and life planning, which guides students in developing their Individual Pathway Plan. It includes several activities to help students explore their skills and interests, possible careers, various opportunities, and diverse pathways. 
  • The Course Selection deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Course selection presentations, instructions and procedures, are posted above. 
  • Course Lists and charts provide an overview and list of all the courses we offer at Brooklin High School.
  • A good reference point is always the Course Descriptions or the Course Calendar; access the Course Descriptions and Course Calendar for 2022-23 using the buttons below.

BHS Course Descriptions

BHS Course Calendar

 

Here is a video to assist students with the course selection process in myBlueprint.

Here is the step by step instruction sheet to submit courses on myBlueprint

Course Selection Application Forms 
If you are submitting your course selection with a course requesting a separate application, then be sure to complete the extra Google Form. If you are applying for a course that requires a separate application to be completed via Google Form, then please find links to those documents posted in each Guidance Google Classroom, by Grade. Some of these courses include Co-operative Education, Peer Tutoring, Yearbook and Leadership courses.  
Community Involvement Hours 

Students need 40 Hours of Community Involvement to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Grade 8 students can start earning community involvement hours the summer between Gr 8 and 9. As a rule of thumb, if students earn 10 hours per grade, then they will graduate with the requirement. Students record their community involvement hours on a record card, getting their sponsor signature, verifying the completion of the hours. Find below at the end of this page, links to the Community Involvement Record Cards. 

For additional resources:

1. The Durham District School Board has a page on their website highlighting Community Involvement Hours, as well.

2. The United Way Durham Region hosts a website and Volunteer Database, page highlighting varied opportunities for community service. 

3. The Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services also has a website, highlighting Youth Opportunities, for volunteering across the Province of Ontario. 

Please note: For the 2020-21 school year: The Ministry of Education is revising the 40-hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19. REMINDER: For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year. In addition, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:

  • At the principal’s discretion, schools may waive the restrictions that do not allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day, or duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with school work). Brooklin HS has waived these restrictions, as long as we are able to do so, based on Ministry of Education direction.
  • Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others. This option is available to any Grades 9-12 students who are over 14 years old. A NEW Activity Record has been created for students to log a maximum of 10 hours of “Employment-Based Community Involvement” that includes a NEW Reflection exercise as required by the Ministry of Education.
  • Both this new Activity Record for Employment-Based Community Involvement and the Standard form have been made available to secondary schools in a fillable PDF format.

Community Involvement Record Card

Fillable Community Involvement Record Card

Fillable Employment Based Involvement Record Card

 
Curriculum 

Career Studies (GLC 2O1) is a Grade 10 open level required course.

Peer Tutoring is a senior level course for student leaders. There is an application process to be selected to the Peer Tutoring program. 

Co-Operative Education (CWE 2O9) is a two credit work experience program where students actively participate in the workplace. See the link to our Co-Operative Education website under Departments > Co-Operative Education.

eLearning 
For eLearning inquires contact your Guidance Counsellor. 
Boundary Map
To register at Brooklin High School students must be living in our geographical catchment area. Our boundary map outlines the Brooklin High School catchment area. For more information please contact school administration. 
Registration

Please find below the registration timelines and procedures for next school year, 2021-22. Note: due to COVID-19 and public health protocols, registration procedures are new and all virtual.

We will be entering our 7th school year in 2021-2022 at Brooklin High School!

For Grade 8 students at our Family of Schools (Blair Ridge PS, Brooklin Village PS, Chris Hadfield PS and Winchester PS) we will visit students, virtually, at their schools in February. The internal registration and course selection process starts with these visits and Guidance Counsellors will be instructing Grade 8 students on how to complete online course selection.

For Grade 8 students living in the Brooklin community and in our boundary but not currently in our above listed Family of Schools, view the slide presentation and information below for next steps and online registration.

Note our Grade 8 Information Night for parents is Thursday February 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm and is virtual via Zoom Webinar. To register to attend the Zoom Webinar, use the following link: 

Grade 8 Parent Information Night Registration

For more specific information for Grade 8 to 9 registration click the button below.

Grade 8 to 9 Registration Information

For current Brooklin HS students in Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 we will begin internal Course Selection procedures in February with virtual course selection assemblies the week of February 8th. 

For Grade 9, 10, and 11 students living in the Brooklin community and in our boundary, but not currently attending Brooklin HS, contact our Guidance Department to inquire about registration. Check in with our Guidance Department for required documentation for online registration, after our Internal Registration is complete. 

Finally, please note Friday, March 5, 2021 is our Course Selection Deadline for all students. Anyone registered after this deadline will not be considered on an equal basis for student timetable and programming availability. Registration after February will take place once the school timetable is solidified.

Feel free to contact our Guidance Department for further inquiries.

Scholarships

The Brooklin High School Guidance Department has prepared this document and summary, BHS Scholarship Presentation, outlining scholarships and bursaries. A great place to start! 

For general information on scholarships please read this BHS 2020-21 Scholarship Information sheet for Grade 12 students. This sheet also has some good links for scholarship research.

The BHS Scholarship Form is to be completed by all grade 12 students who would like to be considered for Scholarship Nominations. The information provided will be used by the Guidance Department to determine who should be chosen for scholarships that require a school nomination. It is imperative that students notify Guidance of the specific scholarships they are interested in pursuing. This information will also be used in consideration for Commencement
Awards.

We have compiled a list of Ontario University Scholarships for your information, too. We will send out via the Gr 12 Remind messaging system. 

See your Guidance Counsellor for more information regarding Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries. 

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

At Brooklin High School we have three (3) Specialist High Skills Major Programs (SHSM). 

  1. Agriculture
  2. Environment
  3. Sports