Welcome to High School

Moving from elementary school to high school is a very exciting time in a young person’s life. You will have the opportunity to participate in new activities, meet new friends, and grow into a successful young adult. This can also be a little stressful because you do not always know what to expect when you enter high school. Being prepared and informed will help make this change as smooth as possible for you and your parents or guardians.

The purpose of this publication is to provide you with some useful information as you begin to prepare for high school. We believe in setting you up for success and helping you plan your pathway. The many programs available in our high schools are designed to assist you with this journey. We encourage you to review the information in this booklet and work with your parents/guardians and teachers, to help choose a high school program that will set you up for success.

Success in high school can be achieved in many ways. One thing we know is that once in school, you need to focus on your studies. You should set yourself up for success by selecting courses that build on your interests and strengths. Participating in clubs, teams or other extra- curricular activities will also help you to be successful. We encourage you to make wise choices and access the various courses and programs that can lead to apprenticeship, college, community living, university, or the world of work.

High school is a place for you to find and take ownership of your pathway. We provide a variety of experiences so you can discover and explore your interests and strengths, and that's why we say: We've Got You Covered.

Keep your Individual Pathway Plan in Career Cruising up to date, and use this information to help you choose courses, clubs, activities, teams and volunteer opportunities. Be sure to ask your teachers, guidance counsellors, student success teacher(s) and parents/ guardian for help.