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Welcome to Guidance!

*2023/2024*​ Important Updates

NEW Course Requirement
  • ​Students entering into Grade 9 in the 2024/2025 school year must complete a credit in Technological Education in their Grade 9 OR 10 school year.
  • Thank you for submitting your child's course selections. The course verification period will be the week of March 18, 2024.

Important Dates/Info for Graduates:
  • Tuesday May 21, 2024 - Community Involvement Hours Due
  • Friday June 14, 2024 - All non-YRDSB final course marks due to the Guidance Office

SHSM - Specialist High Skills Major 
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program is for grade 11 and 12 students who wish to build their skills and resume through experiential learning in an area of interest. Our school offers the SHSM program in the following 5 sectors: Arts & Culture, Business, Construction, Health & Wellness, and Transportation. Book an appointment with your guidance counsellor to learn more!

Here are recent certifications, workshops, and field trips our SHSM students attended so far this school year:
  • CPR-C with AED & Standard First Aid
  • Negotiations and Customer Service 
  • Mock Lecture and Campus Tour at Rotman’s School of Business, University of Toronto
  • Live and Recorded Music Workshops at Metalworks
  • Electrical Installation and HVAC Workshops on Trades Day at Centennial College
  • Level Up Skilled Trades Interactive Career Fair 
  • Innovative Transportation and Careers of the Future in the Automotive and Mobility Sector, hosted by York University and Metrolinx

Post-Secondary Pathway Information:

  • How to Apply to an Ontario College as a Canadian Student - Click here
  • How to Apply to an Ontario College as an International Student - Click here.
  • Apprenticeship Pathway - See Ontario CollegesOYAP and ApprenticeSearch for more information and book an appointment with your guidance counsellor.
  • Workforce Planning Board of York Region - See here​ for work opportunities and book an appointment with your guidance counsellor.
  • How to Apply to Ontario Universities - Click here. ​

*Please see the Guidance Google Classroom for detailed information on important announcements.


For general enquiries please email our guidance office directly at​.

If you wish to book an appointment with your guidance counsellor directly please use

Scroll to the Appointment Bookings section to select a date & time with the appropriate counsellor based on your last name. 

***Please note you are unable to book a same day appointment. If it is an emergency please speak with Ms. Oliver in the Guidance Office***​

Click here for a guide to booking using TeachAssist. 
Guidance Counsellors:

Mr. Fuller - Last Names A - H​ Ext. 170​
Ms. Chow - s​​​​ ​Last Names I - Q ​Ext. 174
Ms. Durbacz -​ ​Last Names R - Z ​Ext. 171
​Ms. Morelli - SHSM & IB CAS Ext. 175

Guidance Administrative Support:
​Ms. Sosa 

Student Success:
Ms. Brennan​

IB Cordinator:
Ms. King 

For more information, please visit the York Region District School Board Guidance Services website


​​  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Last Updated: September 19, 2023 (SC)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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