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OLC4O

New update:Due to COVID-19, this year the Ministry of Education stated that those in grade 12 do not need to pass their OSSLT to graduate this year. Students do not need to take OLC4O course either. Course Title: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, University Preparation (OLC4O) Course Name: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course

Summer Camps

Regardless of your age whether you go to day camp locally or overnight camp in another city or country, you will learn lessons, develop friendships and make memories that will last a lifetime. Summer camp can offer new experiences and insights into yourself (self-discovery) and the world around you. An introduction to the post-secondary school

Books to Read this Summer

The largest and arguably one of the most trusted news broadcasters in Canada, CBC News (including its online website) is a popular destination for information about books and reading in general. CBC News produces television, radio and podcast shows that feature book debates, battle of the books and other contests in “Canada Reads.”  The CBC

Why Learn a Foreign Language in High School?

Now that summer is upon us, you might be thinking about fun and interesting ways to spend your free time. Have you considered learning a new language or strengthening a second language, like French, that you’ve been studying during the school year? Learning a foreign language offers a number of benefits and opportunities! For example, a second

Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter and Resume

In a short few weeks, the school year will come to a close and you might be thinking about getting a summer job or a part-time job to continue through the year. As a high school student or recent graduate, you are in a competitive job market. You need a resume and a cover letter

Co-Op Experience

Have you been wondering whether you should enroll in a co-op program in high school to explore what your future career should be? With an endless list of benefits related to academic and “real world” skill development, a co-op program is definitely worthwhile. If you are curious about it, make an appointment with your guidance

Is a Cellphone Ban a Good Idea?

The Ontario government recently announced a ban on cellphone use in the classroom for non-educational purposes. The new regulation goes into effect at the start of the new school year. According to the provincial government, students will no longer be able to bring their cellphone to class, unless they receive special permission from their teacher(s)

The Literacy Course: OLC4O

On Wednesday, March 27, hundreds of Grade 10, 11 and 12 students in Ontario wrote the province’s Secondary School Literacy Test, more commonly known as the OSSLT. What is OSSLT? The OSSLT, scheduled by and administered through the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) once each year (usually in March) is a standardized test that identifies