Woodbridge, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
Each student is given a guidance councillor for all your secondary school planning. They really knew my strengths which made it very easy when being suggested Universities. In no other ways could I have been more supported because I personally had my eye set on Western since grade 9 but they helped me see that I was the perfect fit for the programs I wanted to take. We started looking into this around the end of grade 11 which gave me and my peers enough time to plan for the next phase of our lives. I got into Western and just completed my first year of post-secondary school and I loved it. I believe it was as easy as it was because of TDCH.
The school offers enough subjects to have a wide variety of choices in almost any university program a student might want to attend. University or post secondary counseling starts with Grade 10s filling out their options for Grade 11 subjects. The school uses a third party program called 'MyBlueprint' which helps the students figure out their passions and goals and career paths and inclinations. Very clear directions are given to students on how to apply to OUAC (University) and OCAS (College) application websites. The guidance counselors are very knowledgeable and have one to one meetings with every student trying to get to know them and gear them to reach their individual goals. Parents have opportunity to directly message or talk to the guidance counselors to clear any doubts or get information about their students. I have made use of all these opportunities and had conversations and emails with guidance to get any extra support I needed. The teachers have been very helpful.