Course Selection using MyBlueprint
You will select your courses using your account in myBlueprint.ca using your email address and your password. If your student account has not been activated, create an account as a new user using the activation code ‘mdhs’ and your OEN number. This number appears on the report card beside your name.
Course selection will open January 17, 2018 and will close February 9, 2018. Return your signed course selection form to either Ms. Clarke Ellison or Ms. Schoonderwoerd Smith in Student Services. Do not submit your form to any other person.
All forms are identified with the date they are submitted. In cases where classes are over-subscribed, students who were late submitting their forms will be removed from the class and placed on a waiting list. In all instances, students who submit their form on time and have the necessary prerequisites for their desired courses will have priority.
There is no bonus for submitting your course selection form early – you are encouraged to take the time to make good decisions.
Make an appointment with Ms. Clarke Ellison if you have questions regarding this process. If your parents/guardians have questions, please contact Ms. Clarke Ellison at 519 348-8495, extension 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An easy way to plan your high school career and beyond!
Searching for an apprenticeship requires hard work and determination. “Word of mouth” is a good way to hear about a possible job, networking from a part- time job or a co-op job is also useful, check the “classified” section of the newspaper in the town/city where you would like to find a job, or go to the local employment office. The Stratford Partners in Employment office is located at 75 Waterloo Street South, 519 272-1946, or research their services at www.partnersinemployment.on.ca
Once you have found an employer, you will need to register with the nearest apprenticeship board. The closest one to Mitchell is Waterloo at 519-571-6009. More information can be found at the Training Hotline 1-888-JOBGROW
Most apprentices go to college for part of their education. You do not need to apply to college for this training; your training consultant that you have registered with will arrange for you to go to the nearest college for the in-school portion of your training
If you are having trouble finding an employer, you may decide to look for work as a labourer in the field or with the employer you are interested in with the hope that this will make you more desirable as an apprentice in a year or so; some employers hire apprentices only from current employees not new hires. Some people decide to go to college and take a 1, 2 or 3 year college diploma/certificate program in their field of interest to become more desirable as an apprentice (this requires an application to college); Conestoga College and Fanshawe College offer a 1 year pre-technology course and Conestoga also offers multi-year co-op diploma apprenticeship programs.
College Program Information
The Ontario College Guide at www.ontariocolleges.ca is your resource for locating the colleges and programs. Print calendars are available in Student Services but the online information on the individual college websites is more up-to-date and comprehensive.
Plan a campus visit to the colleges that are your top choices – each school has March Break Open Houses or visits can be arranged at any time by phoning the liaison numbers at the college
The Ontario college application deadline is February 1, 2018 for equal consideration. Students can apply to 5 programs (maximum of 3 at any one college) and the cost is $95.00; applications will not be processed until the non-refundable payment is received. Applications are completed online and we recommend completing the application prior to the Christmas Break. Each applicant will require their OEN number for OCAS (Ontario College Application Service); you can get this from Student Services.
Need help applying?? Come and see us in Student Services.
University Program Information
eINFO www.electronicinfo.ca is a very useful site for locating the universities that offer the programs you want to apply to, the admission requirements for those programs and the cut-off average for last year; this website also contains information regarding scholarships, residence, campus visits and online addresses and phone numbers. Print calendars are available in Student Services but the online information is more up-to-date and comprehensive and is available on the individual university websites (web addresses and links in eINFO).
Plan campus visits to the universities that are your top choices – check out the programs available at March Break or visits can be arranged at any time by phoning the liaison numbers in eINFO.
The Ontario university application deadline is January 17, 2018. Students can apply to 3 programs for $150 and additional programs at a cost of $50/program (but choose carefully). You are restricted to a maximum of three program choices at any one university (including affiliates). Applications are completed online at www.ouac.on.ca and we recommend completing the application prior to the Christmas Break. You will need your PIN number from OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre); come and see us in Student Services.
Searching for employment requires hard work and determination. In addition to completing your diploma requirements, you will need to update your resume and develop a cover letter for your employment search. “Word of mouth” is a good way to hear about a possible job, networking from a part-time job or a co-op job is also useful, check the “classified” section of the newspaper in the town/city where you would like to find a job, or go to the local employment office. The Stratford Partners in Employment office is located at 75 Waterloo Street South, 519 272-1946, or check out their services at www.partnersinemployment.on.ca
If you have taken workplace preparation courses in grades 11 and 12 and now decide you wish to apply to college, there are community colleges in Ontario (Conestoga, Lambton, Humber and Sault, to name a few) who have developed programming for students with workplace preparation courses.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Thousands of dollars in bursary and scholarship money is won every year by the students who apply. Don’t leave your search for these funds until the last minute – start now!!
Look for the ‘Scholarship Report’ in Student Services and check out the following websites:
Mitchell District High School Graduation Awards
Mitchell District High School graduation awards are possible because of the generous continued support of individuals, organizations, businesses and industries within our community.
Students must complete the “Graduate Form” through Student Services to be eligible candidates for these awards.