Ontario College Pathways

At OVS, our goal is to help students achieve success in whatever pathway they choose. So, to help provide information and support for students seeking to attend college, we will be releasing a series of blogs that will help students understand their options, courses that they can take, and how to follow their pathway to post-secondary success at a college program.

Podcast S3 Ep 3. End of Semester Tips

In this episode of A Brighter Future, Powered by OVS, Alicia Cuzner will discuss how to prepare themselves for the end of the year, and the end of the semester. Listeners will learn about strategies and tools studying and planning for exams and projects. This podcast also includes an interview with OVS’s Vice Principal, Ms.

6 Tips for Studying During the 2023 Holiday Season

With the winter break approaching many students are gearing up for holiday celebrations with their families and friends. However, a break from daily grind of school or work can also be an important time to catch up on course work or prepare for final exams and tests that occur after the winter break.

As OUAC applications are due January 15th, students can also use this upcoming winter break to make sure they have the courses they need for their application or to quickly get a midterm or even a final report card in a course with OVS.

Courses Commonly Required for Undergraduate University Admissions

For students in Grade 11 and 12, it’s important to start planning ahead to your post-secondary applications when it comes to selecting your courses. Unlike Grade 9 and 10, where the majority of your courses are compulsory subjects, Grade 11 and 12 offers far more elective options and choice. It can be daunting to try and select courses both based on the subjects you find interesting and the courses you’ll need to have in order to apply to the post-secondary school of your choice.

Understanding 2023 Graduation Requirements for Ontario Students

For parents and students alike, it can be hard to keep track of the changes and understand clearly everything that’s required to not only graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma but also apply to university or college.

In this blog, we’ll take an overall look at requirements for earning your OSSD so that you have a clear view on everything you or your child will need to know about completing high school.

2023 Update: What You Need to Know About the Ontario Literacy Requirement

As with any school curriculum, there are certain requirements all students must meet in order to graduate. In Ontario students need to complete 30 credits, 40 hours of community service, and successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy requirement.

The mental health of children is not an in person vs remote learning conversation

Pretending that in class high school, circa 2019 was a panacea that we must return to if we are to restore “the perfect” mental health of students, is simply not true for millions of students globally. The “one size fits all” model benefits some students, but has historically been detrimental to others. Today we have

OUAC Collection is Now Open for 2022-23 Applicants!

OUAC’s first collection period for 2022 applicants is now open for first semester midterms and any finals achieved in Grade 11 or 12 courses.

Save the Date: University Fairs!

Are you planning to apply to university in 2022? Then be sure to mark your calendar for the Ontario Universities’ Fairs happening this fall!

Introducing Guidance Appointments!

Students can now schedule one-on-one appointments with our head of guidance to discuss pathway or graduation concerns over the phone!

Introducing Grade 7 & 8 Courses

OVS now offers Grade 7 & 8 courses! Click to learn more about our middle school program!

March 2024 Newsletter

Midterm season is here! As we move towards the middle of second semester, midterms are fast approaching. For those student’s graduating this year and applying to OUAC, the deadlines for submitting midterm marks are coming up and it’s important for students to know when they have to have their work submitted to make sure their marks are ready in time.

February 2024 Newsletter

As we start heading towards Spring, senior students are starting to feel the pressure of completing high school, sending in records to go with their post-secondary applications, and preparing to graduate. With that in mind, this newsletter contains important information for senior students who are university bound next year!

December 2023 Newsletter

With the end of the calendar year approaching, it’s time to reflect on the year that has past, while also looking forward to what’s ahead.

If you still need a course to be completed before the end of the school semester, or you need to sign up for a course for your university or college applications, with OVS you can start or continue working on courses throughout the holiday season.