Planning for post-secondary begins years before graduation. Use the tools below to help assess your aptitude and skills, research future destinations, apply to post-secondary institutions and investigate financial assistance.
In addition to the grade 10 Careers course and students’ own research, myBlueprint provides personalized tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build your own portfolio.
provides opportunities to update and improve your skills, prepare for college, apprenticeship or workplace, prepare for GED (High School Equivalence Certificate) or earn ACE (Academic and Career Entrance) Certificate
Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on the job experience. It can last two to five years depending on the program. You earn while you learn. You require an OSSD, and an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice.
Research costs (tuition, residence, books, etc…) and begin applying for scholarships and bursaries (see below)
A PIN issued by OUAC is required to begin your application — Check EagleVision, this website, or subscribe to Guidance Info, for notification of the arrival of Ontario Universities’ Application Centre PINs (usually in late October or early November)
St. Mary’s Graduation Awards – complete listing is on the Convocation Info section of the SMHS website
O.S.A.P. (government grants and loans) – osap.gov.on.ca You can go online to get an estimate of how much you qualify for, but you can’t apply until after you’ve confirmed your acceptance to post secondary.