Guidance (Student Services)

The Guidance Department at OT is hosting a US College Admissions and Athletic Recruiting Seminar

When: Thursday Sept. 26th

7:00PM – US College Admissions

8:00PM – Athletic Recruiting

Where: OTHS Library

If possible, please register through Prep Skills for this event to help us prepare materials and seating at: Click on the event from the main page of the website.


Joanna Severino, Founder & President of PREPSKILLS will take you through these 7 essential steps for US College Admissions.

How do colleges determine who gets in and who gets denied?
What sort of funding is there for Canadian students?
What is the difference between early decision and early action admissions?
What are the Ivy League schools looking for?

Phil David, of Student Athlete Planning Services, will have a very informative session touching on athletic recruiting in the United States, the NCAA, how to market yourself and much, much more.

Further information regarding the following is available from the Guidance Department Website

Course Calendar

Grade 8 Parent Night

Voluntary, Confidential, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Self Identification

The Ministry of Education in Ontario identified the success of First Nation, Metis and Inuit students as a key priority. In 2007, the Ministry launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework, involving all 72 school districts in the province. Three main goals provide direction for all school boards -

 ¨ High level of Student Achievement

¨ Reduce gaps in Student Achievement

¨ High levels of Public Confidence

 Our Board established a Voluntary, Confidential, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Self Identification process that will help determine if students of Aboriginal ancestry, especially those who experience gaps in their education, are receiving the appropriate level of support to achieve their full potential. The Halton District School Board is committed to helping students realize the fullness of their humanity and providing supports to ensure all students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Ancestry are successful.

Beginning in September 2011, voluntary, confidential self identification for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students will be part of the student verification process for all elementary and secondary students in our Board.

Students new to the Halton District School Board may choose to have their First Nation, Métis and Inuit Ancestry status recorded during registration.

For further information on Voluntary, Confidential, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Self Identification, visit our Board’s website at, click on Parent Info and scroll down the left hand side to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education or the Ministry of Education website at .