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Full Disclosure, course drops and the grade 11 / 12 transcript

Since 1999, the Ontario Student Transcript reveals all Grade 11 and 12 courses attempted, including those failed, dropped or repeated.

Therefore, students must be careful to meet the deadline (one week after distribution of mid-semester report cards) to drop a course from their timetable. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a course remaining on the Ontario Student Transcript and thus part of the student’s permanent record.

Please note that all students are expected to remain full-time (minimum three classes per semester) throughout the school year.

Experience Ontario

Attention graduating students who are not going to university, college or an apprenticeship and not returning to Madill next year…

Consider applying to Experience Ontario, a government funded program that could get you a career coach, a possible paid employment placement, and help with applying to postsecondary opportunities. If this sounds interesting to you, come to guidance or see Mrs. Finch in the office. The deadline is coming up quickly, so find out more today!

More information is also available at www.edu.gov.on.ca/studentsuccess/ExperienceOn.html .

Jean McEwen Scholarship

Graduating students:

Please note the change in due date for applications for the Jean McEwen scholarship. Applications are available in the guidance office and are now due on April 28, 2015, not June 1.

Also take a look at other scholarship and bursary opportunities on the Scholarships and Bursaries page, posted in guidance, in grade 12 homerooms, and on the left here.

Study and Go Abroad Fair March 1 in Toronto

This important student event is a must for any students considering their post-secondary options whether at home or abroad, or looking to take a Gap Year or do some experiential travelling.

The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature:
Top-ranked universities from around the world
Undergrad and postgrad degree programs
Gap Year options
Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel
Scholarship tips and info
Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens
Your chance to win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world
Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine
Free admission

Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.

Health Information for Parents of Gr. 7-12 Students

Cope with Exam Stress

Click on this link to view the latest resource from the Huron County Health Unit.

Postsecondary Scholarships and Bursaries / OSAP

Graduating students should take a look regularly at the Scholarships and Bursaries page (see list of pages on left) for an updated listing of scholarships and bursaries that the guidance office has learned about. Also check the two websites listed at the top of that page for other possible financial opportunities.

Students who are graduating (or have graduated) and are leaving at the end of this school year should also remember to complete the commencement awards form that will be made available in the spring.

A speaker will be at Madill sometime in April or May to speak about how and why to apply to OSAP. Listen for announcements. Please note that the online OSAP application for the following school year is generally not available until April or May.

Study and Go Abroad Fair

Toronto: March 2, 2014 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo, offering an opportunity to meet directly with top-ranked universities and colleges from around the world to learn about programs, travel, internships, volunteer programs, work abroad, and adventure / language travel.

Admission is free. Visitors can register on the day or, to save time, they can pre-register online at www.studyandgoabroad.com .

Grade Nine Registration

Students in Avon Maitland DSB grade 8 classrooms will have received grade 9 registration materials during classroom visits by secondary school guidance counsellors.

Students from outside of Avon Maitland DSB who wish to attend F.E. Madill for grade 9 should pick up registration materials from F.E. Madill Guidance, or download the materials from the linked page here (on list at left of this page).

Students who live outside of Huron County and wish to attend Madill need to complete the border crossing request form and return to Madill as soon as possible. Students who live within Huron County but wish to attend a secondary school other than their ‘home school’ need to complete the border crossing request form and return to their ‘home school’ right away.

Help and Support Services

Struggling? Need help? Check out the Help and Support Services Page, listed at left.