June 2017 will mark the first time in SJA’s history that there will be a Grade 12 graduating class. While the season of post-application anxiety at the Ontario universities is in full swing, we are ecstatic to announce that our first graduating class flaunts a 100% acceptance rate. To ensure that students are readily prepared for this important process, as soon as September 2016 rolled around, the Grade 12s worked diligently with their teachers and the Guidance Department to gather information about their programs of interest at US and Canadian universities, including a visit to the Ontario Universities’ Fair and participating in the US College Expo. ‘Going into this year, to say that I had absolutely no clue about which university programs that I was interested in or even a general idea about what career route I wanted take, would be an understatement. But with the help of my teachers, my guidance counsellor and the rest of the SJA staff, I was able to determine an appropriate academic path that would allow me to pursue a job in the corporate world’, says a grade 12 student.