Guidance

Guidance Staff, Tweets and Appointments
  1. Ms. Pleterski, Guidance Administrative Assistant
  2. Ms. Morgan Cook, Department Head and Gr 9 Counsellor
  3. Mr. Knowles, Gr 11 Counsellor, Peer Tutoring
  4. Ms. Shosenberg, Gr 10 Counsellor
  5. Mr. Howlett, Gr 12 Counsellor, Supervised Alternative Learning
  6. Ms. Stone, Co-Operative Education Department
  7. Ms. Batty, Student Success Teacher
  8. Ms. Lough, Student Success Teacher

 

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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://bhs-guidance.parentinterview.com

2) Enter your DDSB Student Number (excluding the “S”) and
Date of Birth (YYYYMMDD) as the password, then click "Sign In"

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. Thanks

Grade 8

In Grade 8 our Guidance Counsellors will be visiting our family of schools and classes in mid to late January. Our feeder schools include Blair Ridge PS, Brooklin Village PS, Chris Hadfield PS, and Winchester PS.

Our Grade 8 Information Night for parents is Thursday February 6, 2020 at Brooklin High School, 7:00 pm in the Cafetorium.

Grade 8 students tour Brooklin High School mid to late May of 2020. 

This Choosing My Success document is a helpful resource for students and parents to assist them selecting courses for Grade 9. 

Grade 9 
  • Counsellor Ms Morgan Cook
  • Take a Student to Work Day is Wednesday November 6, 2019
  • Gr 9 Only Day Orientation is Tuesday September 3, 2020 and the parent presentation is posted. 
  • Gr 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics takes place near the end of the semester students take Grade 9 Mathematics, either at the Applied or the Academic Level. 
Grade 10
  • Counsellor Ms Shosenberg

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is scheduled across the Province on Tuesday March 31, 2020 and ONLY those students writing this provincial assessment need to attend on this day.

It is very important that all students who are writing attend on this day, as the OSSLT is a graduation requirement.

Our students will be well prepared as all students will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback. For further practice visit EQAO.

We wish our students who are writing the OSSLT, the very best of luck!

On this important day regular school bussing schedules are maintained. There is no cafeteria services but a snack will be provided between the two 1.5 hour booklets.

We will solidify the schedule for the day as it approaches but historically the OSSLT schedule is posted here:

8:20 am

Students proceed to test rooms

8:30 am to 10:05 am

Students admitted to test rooms, tests distributed and instructions are read

Booklet 1 of the OSSLT

10:05 to 10:20 am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:20 – 11:35 am

Booklet 2 of the OSSLT

11:35 – 11:45 am

Time for questionnaire

11:45 am

Dismissal

Note 1: Identified students receive​ accommodations and extra time as per their Individual Education Plan.

Note 2: Regular school bus transportation is provided. There are no changes to bus schedules.

Note 3: Students and parents are encouraged to read the OSSLT 2019 Parent Letter that will be sent home via automated call and email; find here a link to the letter from last school year for your reference.  OSSLT 2019 Parent Letter.pdf

Grade 11
  • Counsellor Mr. Knowles
  • This Refining my Pathway document is a very helpful resource for Grade 11 students and parents to help them choose appropriate courses. 
Grade 12 
  • Counsellor Mr. Howlett
  • Grade 12 Parent Information Night is Thursday September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm in our Cafetorium. Thanks!
  • 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 tranferring 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.
  • This Refining my Pathway document is a very helpful resource for Grade 12 students and parents to help them choose appropriate post secondary destinations.
  • The Designing my Future document is a planning resource for students and families heading to apprenticeship pathways, and/or college and university programs. 
  • Bears Breakfast is Thursday May 28, 2020, Period 1. This is a student celebration, in our Brooklin HS cafetorium. 
  • Bears Prom is Tuesday June 23, 2020 at the Ajax Convention Centre. More information will become available as the date approaches.
  • Bears Graduation Ceremony is Thursday June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex, Pad 1. More information will become available as the date approaches. 
  • Grad Destination Survey will be completed in mid to late June by Graduates of 2020 outlining their final post secondary plans. We will post a link to the survey as the date approaches and it becomes available. 
  • Grad Legacy Quote Survey is completed near the end of June before the end of the school year. We have the Grad Class vote on three or four quotes that the staff feel represent the Grad Class. The Legacy Quote is posted in the Forum. More information will become available as the date approaches. 
  • Grad Photos are taken by Edge Imaging and are scheduled from Monday December 2, 2019 to Friday December 13, 2019. Grad Photos are by appointment and we will post more information here as it becomes available and as the dates approach.
 Course Changes

1. Download the Request for Course Change Form, linked below, or come in to the Guidance Office to pick up a form. Course Change Form

2. Sign up to see your Guidance Counsellor in room 106, (Career Centre beside Guidance) starting the first Thursday that school starts. 

3. Wait to be called down to Guidance. Be sure to attend your classes based on your current student timetable.

4. Bring your signed Request for Course Change Form with you to your appointment. No course changes are made unless a Parent/Guardian has signed the form.

5. Please note: Until the student timetable change has officially been made to your schedule and you have received a signed copy of your new schedule from your Guidance Counsellor, you are to remain in the current class. If we call into your class for an appointment and you are not present then we will call the next student on the list.  

 Course Selection
  1. Course Selection takes place in early February.
  2. Grade Assemblies for course selection will take place in the first week of February.
  3. Students choose courses on line using Career Cruising.
  4. Career Cruising offers an internet-based education, career and life planning tool 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. 
  5. The Course Selection deadline is Friday February 28, 2020.
  6. We will post course selection presentations here on our website as soon as possible.
  7. A good reference point is always the Course Calendar; access the Course Calendar for 2019.20 below.

BHS Course Calendar 2019.20

 

 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 a copy of the Community Involvement Record Card. 

Community 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, 2019-20.

We will be entering our fifth school year in 2019-2020 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 visit students at their schools in mid to late January. The internal registration and course selection process starts with these visits and Guidance Counsellors will be instructing Grade 8 students on how to complete 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, contact our Guidance Department for a group registration appointment February 18-21.

Note our Grade 8 Information Night for parents is Thursday February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

For current Brooklin HS students in Grade 9, 10 or 11 we will begin internal Course Selection procedures in February with course selection assemblies for Grade 9 and 10 students on Tuesday February 4, 2020 and for Grade 11 and 12 students on Wednesday February 5, 2020. For Grade 10 and 11 students, Guidance counsellors will be visiting classes throughout February to provide course selection information.

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 registration after our Internal Registration is complete. 

Finally, please note Friday February 28, 2020 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 
See your Guidance Counsellor for more information regarding Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries. We will post scholarship information, shortly.
 Specialist High Skills Major Programs

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

  1. Agriculture
  2. Environment
  3. Sports