Guidance & Careers

Guidance Counsellors

Mrs. Sarah Kemmerling
Department Head, Grade 9-12 Guidance
[email protected]
519-660-2796 ext. 28042

 
Ms. Lydia McGowan
Grade 7/8 Guidance
519-660-2796 ext. 28041
 

Please find important information and announcements related to your grade-level in the Guidance course shell in the VLE.

Students can also find many resources in myBlueprint, accessible via the VLE in the Learning toolkit. This is where students will be selecting their courses.

Grade 12 Students
Research, research, research!  Post-secondary planning is crucial!  What school do you want to go to?  Which school offers the program of your choice?  What courses and what grades do I need?
  1. Start with your IPP.  My Blueprint holds valuable information and live links to every college and university.  Do your research there first.
  2. Go to Ontario Universities Info or OntarioColleges.ca to find out more.
  3. Take the time to actually visit and tour the college or university of your choice. What does it feel like? look like? how close or far is it from home?  Make the most of your opportunities and explore the next step. 

Financial planning is an important step to your post-secondary life.  Make sure you know how you are going to pay for your post-secondary education.  Check out Get Smarter About Money for more information.  Scholarship information is available in guidance. Please see attached list from A to Z.
Helpful sites:
Grade 11 Students
You will be making some very important decisions when choosing courses for next year. Take the time to review the post secondary programs that you are considering and make sure that you are familiar with the pre-requisites. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to review these pre-requisites if needed.
 

Grade 10 Students
My Blueprint has valuable information regarding career exploration and course planning. Don't forget to update your IPP!  Many features of this program will be explored in your GLC2O class. If you took GLC2O in the summer and are not familiar with the program, please make sure you do the research for your academic planning.

Grade 9 Students
Remember to keep your Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) up-to-date in myBlueprint, as you'll want to make sure you're selecting the courses you need for programs you might be interested in later on.

Summer School with the London District Catholic School Board offers many opportunities.  Students can choose from eLearning courses or Co-op classes for those who would like a hands-on way to learn on the job. There may also be travel courses, where students can earn a credit while travelling to different cities, such as Ottawa, Montreal, or even international locations. Meet new friends, take courses that will help open your timetable for next year, or learn something new that you are interested in.

LDCSB Summer School Registration will open on January 17th, 2022.

Registration Information

The Dual Credit program is a Ministry-approved program that allows students, while they are still in secondary school. to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards their OSSD and possibly towards a post-secondary certificate, diploma or apprenticeship certification. Students may earn up to four optional credits through college-delivered courses towards their OSSD completion.