Information for the

Class of 2021


Commencement Events

Grad Thru is on Friday, June 25, 2021 - appointment times have been emailed to all graduates. Please contact Mrs. Kerri Lee if you did not receive this information on Friday, June 11, 2021.


Virtual Commencement is on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 4:30 pm. A link will be posted on the GWSS home page. Awards slideshow will be posted to the GWSS home page directly following the commencement ceremony.

Diploma Pick Up Consent

Diploma pick up will commence the week of July 5, 2021. Details on the schedule will be emailed to all graduates.

If you are unable to pick up your diploma yourself, please complete THIS FORM. In completing the form, you are granting the school consent to provide your diploma and transcript, and the personal information included within, to the individual listed on the form.

Awards

Click here for a list of Award Opportunities

Scholarship Resources

If you are interested in investigating scholarship and bursary opportunities, please bookmark this page as it contains valuable information. It will be updated throughout the year as the various organizations provide us with their deadlines for this year.

Class of 2021 FAQ

Post Secondary Application Process

An exciting part of your Grade 12 year may involve applying for post secondary programs. As a department, your guidance counsellors are here to work with you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We virtually visited Grade 12 classes during the week of October 5 in order to review graduation requirements and the application process. Here is a link to the information that was presented.


Application for College and University will open in the fall with the deadline of January 15, 2021 for University applications and Feb 1, 2021 for College applications.


In order to apply to Universities programs, students will need a PIN which they will use to create an account with OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre). In order to receive a PIN, students must give us consent to share their information. To facilitate the process we have created a google form which we will use to collect this data. Note: College applications through OCAS, DO NOT need a PIN.

Post Secondary School Visits

Student Services recognizes that post secondary exploration looks a little different this year and we have developed the following to help you with the process:

HDSB Postsecondary Exploration Links - Fall 2020

Postsecondary Planning: A guide for students and families

HDSB Transition to Post Secondary Resources

Visit this page on the HDSB website Transition to Post-Secondary to view resources and HDSB Post-Secondary Exploration videos.

Literacy Graduation Requirement

Click here to view the information about the literacy requirement for graduation in 2021.

Post Secondary Resources