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Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Admissions & Registration


​Your Counsellor:​

Ms. C. McNally (grades 9-12): or by phone 519-660-2796 ext 311


How to make an appointment: if you need to see Ms. McNally, please complete an appointment request slip found on the counter in guidance and place in Ms. McNally's mailbox.  You will then receive it back in your homeroom with a time and date set for you.  Let your classroom teacher know ahead of time when you need to leave class and bring the slip with you.  It will become your admit slip upon your return to class.

Academic Awards and Memorial Scholarship Applications

Thank you to all students who self-nominated for Academic Awards and Memorial Scholarships.  Applications are now closed.  Winners will be announced at our annual Academic Awards ceremony in the Fall.

Summer School 2018 click here to find courses at a glance and general information.  Registration forms found in guidance.

Grade Specific Reminders

Grade 12:  May 1st is the deadline to accept your offer from one of Ontario's Colleges.  Students who do not accept by this deadline will have their offer expire.  Please come to guidance for more information.

Research, research, research!  Post-secondary planning is crucial!  What school do you want to go to?  Which school offers the program of your choice?  What courses and what grades do I need?

Start with your IPP.  Career Cruising holds valuable information and live links to every college and university.  Do your research there first, then go to or to find out more.  Take the time to actually visit and tour the college or university of your choice.  What does it feel like?  look like?  how close or far is it from home?  There will be a visit to the College Fair in January.  Make the most of your opportunities and explore the next step.

Financial planning is an important step to your post-secondary life.  Make sure you know how you are going to pay for your post-secondary education.  Check out Get Smarter About Money for more information.  Scholarship information is available in guidance.  Please see attached list from A to Z Scholarships from A to Z.docx

Helpful sites:

Grade 11: You will be making some very important decisions when picking courses for next year. Take the time to review the post secondary programs that you are thinking of and make sure that you are familiar with the pre requisites that are required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to review these pre-requisites if needed.

Grade 10: 
Don't forget to update your IPP.  Career Cruising has valuable information regarding career exploration and course planning.  Many features of this program will be explored in your GLC2O class.  If you took GLC2O in the summer and are not familiar with the program, please make sure you see Ms. McNally for your academic planning.

Grade 9:  IPP reviews take place each semester.  By this time, you have already met with Ms. McNally to begin your initial planning and course selection for grade 10.  These selections are due February 14th.

Outreach Experiences

Grand Theatre Student Club

Especially for teens, Students Club is an all-access pass to all six Spriet Stage shows for only $81. Become a member and enjoy a fun night out with friends that includes a ticket to the show, exclusive pre-show events, pizza and pop, artist lead activities and discussions in the rehearsal hall, and post-show Q&As. Students Club is scheduled on select Tuesday evenings.

Course Selection: Course selection assemblies will take place Monday, February 5th during periods 1 and 2.  Registration packages will be delivered to period 6 classes.  Students with period 6 spare need to pick up their package after their assembly.  

Course Selection TipsMATH.docx ENGLISH.docx  SCIENCE.docx

Course Calendar and Career Cruising Links:

Course Calendar

D2L/ Career Cruising

How to use Course Planner.docx


Grade 8 Orientation:

Grade 8 Presentations.xlsx


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