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For Parents and Guardians
Resources to Prepare Students for Life After High School

Here you will find resources for supporting your child as they begin researching and/or applying to post-secondary institutions.

Below are two  important sites for beginning, continuing, or finalizing your post-secondary research.
  1. Ontario Colleges - research the most updated information on degree, diploma, and certification programs offered by Ontario colleges.
  2. ​eINFO - research the most updated information on degree programs offered by Ontario universities.​ 
  3. Ontario University Application Centre - Try this link to walk through the application process​

Parent Information Night -- October 2nd, 2018(6:30 - 8:00 pm)

Parent information night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn about the resources available at Bur Oak Secondary School and beyond to help students create educational plans. Information about post-secondary options for students and preparation advice can be found in our 2016 Trailblazers presentation or the new 2018  presentation.

The format for the evening will be a 45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer The grade 9 and 10 presentation will focus on Understanding High School and navigating through this time period.  The focus for the grade 11 and​ 12 presentation will be Post-secondary research and planning. 

Students as Trailblazers - Designing Your Path

What can students do if they are interested in art and culture, applied science, manufacturing, health care, etc.? Bur Oak Secondary School has prepared detailed guides to help students plan their path, or trail, after high school and pursue their interests.

Course Selection Presentations (to be updated in Jan 2019)

Bur Oak students receive presentations in February to help them make informed course selection decisions for their next school year. Find these presentations below:

Grade 9 Course Selection Presentation

Grade 10 Course Selection Presentation

Grade 11 Course Selection Presentation

Grade 12 Course Selection Presentation​

Other Resources to Use in Pathways Planning Research

Key Dates and Timelines for Ontario College and University Applications for the upcoming year

can be found here​.

Directory of Canadian Universities

Ontario Postsecondary Transfer Guide (ONTransfer)

Ontario University Links

University Support and Resources for Ontario High School students

Funding Your Child's Post-Secondary Education

Post-secondary education can be an expensive, but worthy, investment. Encourage your child to seek our scholarship and bursary opportunities. Scholarships Canada and Higher Ed Points has created a helpful parent guide for funding post-secondary education​.
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