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Welcome to BCSS Guidance 410
Welcome to BCSS Guidance


Our department provides a broad range of programs and services for our students, their parents/guardians and the school community.

Guidance counsellors address questions and concerns regarding:
  • high school program planning
  • academic success
  • post-secondary education
  • career planning
In addition, counsellors assist students with personal and social issues. 
Students may book an appointment to speak with a counsellor during their ILIP period or at lunch. Our Guidance Secretary Ms. Yu​ will provide an appointment slip that students must show their teacher prior to leaving the classroom.
Students will be assigned a counsellor​ according to their surname:
*** During the  Ministry directed COVID-19 school closure, guidance counsellors are accessible via email to students and their families at the addresses listed below *** 
A to​ F​​ Ms. Fox​ (Head of Guidance Services)
​G to L Mr. Jones
​M to Si Mr. Gratta​
​Sk to Z

Ms. Jackson

Important Information For All Students​​:
Summer School 
Credits taken
in summer 2020 
To all students who have completed a summer school credit outside of the YRDSB (public), please ensure that a digital copy (PDF scan or photo) of your final report card has been sent to your alpha guidance counsellor. A hard copy will need to be handed into the Guidance office at a later date. If you had already selected this course as part of your initial course selection for this year, please also indicate what course you would ideally like to replace this credit with on your timetable.
Course Selection Change
Information for the 2020/2021 School Year

Please complete this form​ if you wish to request a course change for semester 1 of his school year. All change requests will be considered subject to availability. Course change requests need to be specific. A member of the guidance department will contact you via email only if a change can be made. A new timetable will be emailed to you. If we can not accomdate your change, please be advised that all requested changes will be added to a waitlist for your indicated course.
1. Please fill out the form completely and submit.
2. After submission, please have a parent mail your alpha guidance counsellor their written permission.
3. No change requests will be processed without parental permission.
Current BCSS Students​
Course Selection Information

Group Compulsory Graduation Requirements

Course Selection Presentation for Junior ILIP's

Course Selection Presentation Senior ILIP's

Summer School Registration

If a student plans to take a Summer School course please click on the "Course Selection Resources" on the Course Planner Page of my blueprint and complete the relevant form.

Summer School E-Learning courses are now open to registrations at the following link. Please email a confirmation of enrollment to your guidance counsellor (following the alpha counsellor listed above) for approval.
  Summer school via face to face instruction is registered through the my pathway planner (Myblueprint) as of April 20th.  Please email a confirmation of enrollment to your guidance counsellor (following the alpha counsellor listed above) for approval.

Sport Specific Program


**​Please do not select SSP on MyBlueprint. Please select the HPE course that you would take if you were not taking SSP. If your application is sucessful, Guidance will correct your timetable.**

Link to Basketball SSP Application

Link to Soccer SSP Application

Co-op Supplementary Application Co-op Application
​​Community Involvement  Guidelines​
Volunteer Opportunities!​
Instructions to Complete Community Involvement Form
​Important Information for Graduating Students:​

(DUE DATE: MARCH 1st, 2020)

For the Grade 12 Retirement Form, click ​here.​
Pathway Information We would like to know what your plans are for after you leave us. Please let us know. ​
Valedictorian Nominations Click on the link here to nominate up to three of your peers as your valedictorian​

Grad Award Information

Jaime Palm Scholarship​

BCSS Torch Award
Apple Creek Sports Medicine Bursary
Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award
Director's Achievement Award
Principal's Award for Student Leadership 

Markham District Energy Bursary (click here for additional info)Southeast Collector Award (Application Due Apr.5th)


Grade 12 Post Secondary Planning Information​

Grade 12 students were called to the Cafeteria for a Post Secondary Planning Assembly. To view the PowerPoint shown, click here.​ For a summary of the information presented, see the attached document "The Grad Post".

Post Secondary Athlete Info Night​

Main Presentation​
OCAA Presentation​
OUA presenter: Nick Asquini OUA Presentation
"How to get a Scholarship" presentation​

NCAA Core 16 Elligibility Worksheet

​​​​Post Secon​dary Applications​ ​Ontario​ Universities​ 
Ontario Universities


Post Secondary Visit Calendar

Ontario Colleges ​​Research and Application:
​Scholarship Resources​ and
Schulich Leader Scholarship (Application Due Jan.10th 2020)
Wiesenthal Scholarship​

Black Foundation of Community Networks Scholarships
    Loran Scholar Foundation​ (Application Due Oct.5th 2019)

Loran Scholarship Student Tip Sheet   
TD Community Leadership Scholarship

TD Community Leadership Info Sheet
Queen's Chancellor Scholarship Info Sheet for BCSS Students (Application Due Nov. 30th 2019)

Western University - National Scholarship Program       (Application Due Jan. 24th, 2020)

Guelph University - Major Awards (Application Due Jan 25th 2020)
OSSTF D16 Bursary
Tami Ferguson - Sutton Group Scholarship​
see also the Financing your Education tab in the left menu

Athletic Financial​ Awards Ontario University Athletics:
Ontario College Athletics:

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