Hello current St. Paul Falcons!
This page is designed as a compliment to the many opportunities our Student Services department has provided for you in regards to your academic life at St. Paul. The Student Services Department makes it a priority to visit with each grade, and every student periodically throughout the school year to ensure that you are making choices that will prepare your for your future. It is completely normal for students to have specific questions about their future - such questions may be regarding academics, post secondary education, and the world of work. Be sure to drop on by the Guidance Office and make an appointment anytime to discuss your needs.
ALL ALCDSB course selections will be done through the student's Virtual Commons page on myBlueprint
Please watch one of the following videos (according to grade level) for instructions and suggestions for choosing courses for the next school year.
Course Selection Instructions.pdf
Grade 9 to 10 Course Selection Video
Grade 10 to 11 Course Selection Video
Grade 11 to 12 Course Selection Video
To find information and descriptions of courses offered by St. Paul click on the link below to view our school's course calendar.
COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT RECORD:
As stated in Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999 (OSS), every student who begins secondary school during or after the 1999–2000 school year must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.
Community involvement activities are part of the school's program.
As per the Ontario Ministry of Education website:
Students may complete the 40 hours of community involvement activities at any time during their secondary school program. They may also complete any number of activities, as long as those activities result in the completion of 40 hours of community involvement. Students under the age of eighteen years will plan and select their community involvement activities in consultation with their parents...
When the activity is completed, the student must fill out the “Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form. The sponsor of the activity – that is, the person or organization that provided the community involvement activity – will complete the appropriate sections of the form to verify that the activity has been completed, and will sign the form. The form must also be signed by one of the student's parents if the student is under eighteen years of age. The student must submit the form to the principal or other school contact upon completion of the 40 hours, or at appropriate intervals determined by the principal.
Students will provide their parents with a copy of the board's document “Information on the Community Involvement Diploma Requirement”, which they will be given by the school. Students will also give a copy of this document to the sponsor of the community involvement activity.
The ministry has developed a list of activities that may not be chosen as community involvement activities. These are referred to as ineligible activities. An ineligible activity is an activity that:
- is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled (e.g., cooperative education portion of a course, job shadowing, work experience);
- takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day. However, an activity that takes place during the student's lunch breaks or “spare” periods is permissible;
- takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under sixteen years of age;
- takes place in a factory, if the student is under fifteen years of age;
- takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under fourteen years of age and is not accompanied by an adult;
- would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace;
- involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding;
- involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons;
- involves handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
- requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government;
- involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewelry, works of art, antiques, or other valuables;
- consists of duties normally performed in the home (i.e., daily chores) or personal recreational activities;
- involves activities for a court-ordered program (e.g., community-service program for young offenders, probationary program).
Community Involvement Form.pdf