Guidance Team
We are here for you!  Supporting you continues to be our priority.  Left to Right:Mrs. Heather DeSando (Student Support Administrator), Mr. Frank Delle Donne (STA Alpha A-L, Elementary 7/8 Guidance), Mr. Dan Keane (currently on medical leave), Mrs. Yvonne Gorski (Department Head, STA Alpha M-Z), Mr. Matt Gallo (Elementary 7/8 Guidance)
Guidance Appointment Request Form  will reopen February 13th.
Counsellors currently have sign-up sheets available on their table in the Guidance Office for limited appointments until then.
Request to change lunch periods or to change teachers will not be accommodated.
Please do not email your guidance counsellor asking for an appointment or course change requests.

Guidance Counsellors

Students are assigned to counsellors by the first letter of their last name: 


Student Support Administrator: Mrs. H. DeSando (ext. 24040)​​​​ - [email protected]

Counsellor Last Name Begins  With Email Phone Ext.
Mr. F. Delle Donne A - F [email protected] 24042
Mr. F. McMahon
(currently covering for Mr. D. Keane*)
G - N 24043
Mrs. Y. Gorski
Department Head
O - Z

[email protected]

*Mr. D. Keane is currently on a medical leave of absence (don't worry, he's fine!).  In the meantime, students who normally see Mr. Keane will see Mr. McMahon until he returns.  Please follow the last name information above.
Course Calendar Click here to view

1. Credits Required for Graduation from an LDCSB school:

Credits Required for Graduation from an LDCSB school Chart

2. Ontario Literacy Requirement

​All grade 10 students are eligible to write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.  Visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office website for more information.


​​3. Community Service Hours

​All students pursuing the Ontario Secondary School Diploma must complete 40 hours of approved community service. Click here​ to view more information about the LDCSB policies regarding Community Service and to download the Community Service Hours log sheet.

Please remember that helping in our community does not include working for a business. If you are volunteering at a business, doing work that another person would be paid to do​​ this does not count as Community Involvement Hours towards your graduation. Please see the back of the Community Service form for examples of eligible activities.
Completed forms must be signed by the activity organizer as well as parent/guardian and can be dropped off to the Guidance Office. We encourage all students to keep a copy or take a picture of the form before handing it in for their records.
Grade 12 Presentation Grad Checks, University & College Application Information, Scholarship Information
Post Secondary Information - click on pathway below
Apprenticeship Banner
To view the Apprenticeship Poster which summarizes the apprenticeships available in Ontario click here

An Apprenticeship Information Session will be announced at a later date.  This session is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Apprenticeship pathway.   

College Banner

To access the the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology website: click here


February 1: Equal Consideration Date - when all applications will be given equal consideration.  Some programs will continue to accept applications after this date, but not all.  It is best to apply before this date.
May 1: Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission
Mid June: Tuition Deposit Due at the Colleges - The colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in June to secure your spot in your program.  Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline.  This information will be communicated to you by the college.

Connect Live and Virtually:


College Mondays

Ready to explore your future with Ontario community colleges? In just four sessions, you will be able to meet with representatives from all Ontario community colleges. Every Monday in October and November, there will be four panel groups running simultaneously on Zoom, each made up of six to seven colleges. 



University Banner

​T​o access the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) website click here


January 12, 2023 (Apply before Christmas break!) Deadline for high school students to submit completed applications to the OUAC

Note: The OUAC still processes applications received after this date and distributes them to the universities; however, specific university deadlines will apply.


Ontario Universities Fair


Connect Live and Virtually:

University of Windsor - Thursday, December 9th Virtual Fall Open Day More information & link to register, click here 


For a list of questions to consider when speaking to University representatives click here

Workplace Banner
Resources to assist students in making the transition directly to the Workplace, whether for a year or two before post-secondary education or for the first full time job. Be sure to see your Guidance Counsellor for help with choosing courses that will give you a solid background for moving into the World of Work after high school. ​ 


Resources:Labour Market Information​
Job Listings​​