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How can a high school student get help choosing courses?
Parents and guidance counsellors help high school students make
decisions about courses, careers and opportunities after graduation.
In secondary school, parents are expected to help their children choose courses each year. The courses that students choose can affect their opportunities in higher grades and after they leave high school.
It is also possible for your child to speak to the school's guidance counsellor. The counsellor will talk
to your child about his or her previous schooling, interests and goals for
after graduation. The counsellor will help your child choose the
When helping your child choose courses,
the guidance counsellor will consider:
- The match between what your
child has already learned and what they are expected to learn in
secondary school in Ontario.
- Your child's skills, abilities
- Reports cards and other
documents you provide that describe what your child learned previously.
- The results of the
mathematics and language assessments.
- The number of years your
child has been in school.
For more information about
choosing courses, speak to a teacher or the
Many community agencies can help you find information about school for your children.
To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "settlement services" in your area.
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March 15, 2022