Welcome to South Carleton High School
Our school is located in the southwestern sector of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the village of Richmond (see map).
For over a half century South Carleton High School has been recognized
for continued academic and athletic excellence. The school opened its doors
in 1952 to 263 students and 13 teachers. Today, we have a student population
of approximately 1000, with almost 70 teaching staff. In the intervening
years, thousands of students and staff have passed through the halls and
classrooms of South Carleton High School.
Though many things about South Carleton HS have been transformed by time, our commitment to excellence continues to endure steadfast into the twenty-first century.
South Carleton High School operates under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Our Mission Statement
South Carleton High School is a caring, community school. Our team of staff, students, parents and community promote a sharing, inclusive and welcoming environment. We respect the individual, honour our traditions, encourage daily excellence, and prepare students for their future.
SCHS News & Events
Join us for Meet the Teacher on Thursday, October 8. This is an opportunity to follow your child's timetable to learn about course expectations and program requirements. "Classes" will run from 6:30 - 7:45.
There will be two presentations in the Library Learning Commons beforehand. The post-secondary information session for parents of grade 11 & 12 students will be held in the main part of the Learning Commons. The Student Success/Special Education information session will be held in the Library Reference Room. Both sessions will begin at 5:45.
More information may be found here.
Registration opens Tuesday October 6th and closes Friday October 9th @2:30pm. Avoid disappointment by getting your registration in right away! Find registration info at http://schsleadershipcamp.wix.com/2015
Leadership Camp November 6-8
Follow us on the camp twitter account at @southcarletonLC
Richmond Legion Literary, Poster, and Video Contests. Exercise your creativity to encourage others to remember those who sacrificed to ensure our freedom. Write a poem or essay, draw a poster, or make a video this Remembrance Day. The Richmond Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is once again sponsoring a contest with cash prizes for the best entries. The deadline to enter your poem, essay or poster is Monday, November 16, 2015. The deadline for video entries is December 1 at 6:00pm. Speak to Ms. Amini in the Library Learning Commons for more information, or check out the Legion website.
October Grad Newsletter. The October issue of the Grad Newsletter is now available. Click here, or find it on the Student Futures page under Student Services. Back issues will also be available there.
College Information Program. Representatives from Ontario's colleges will be at Algonquin College's Ottawa Campus on Monday, October 5 from 12:30 - 2:00pm. Get information on diplomas, degrees, and apprenticeships. Learn about admissions, student life, and more!
Go ENG Girl 2015. Female students in grades 7-10 can explore the world of engineering at the University of Ottawa on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00-4:00. GoENG Girl is a free event that takes place at universities across Ontario. Girls are invited to explore, design, and create through hands-on activities, learning about engineering from women professionals, professors, and university students. Click here for more details. Register today, space is limited!
New Student Gmail Accounts. All students were given new Google accounts this year, and the old 'scloud' accounts have been deactivated. Many students did not request to have their Google Drive files migrated from their scloud account to the new one before the accounts were deactivated this past weekend.
If you need files from your old scloud account, please complete this form: http://goo.gl/forms/YLHyegI9EB. See Mrs Donovan in the Library Learning Commons for more information.
Waterloo Unlimited Enrichment Program. The University of Waterloo offers an enrichment program for high school students from across the country. The program for grade 12 students, Road Map to Research, runs November 18-20. The deadline to apply is October 9. The program for Grade 11 students, with a theme of "Design" will run in March (application deadline December 16), while the program for grade 9s, with a theme of "Change", will run in May (application deadline March 9). See the website for more information.
Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs. The OCDSB Continuing Education Department runs several Literacy and Numeracy Support programs at 10 locations in the Ottawa area. This program provides support to students in grades 7 -12 who need help in all subjects with a specific focus on English, Math, Science, and the Social Sciences. These programs are staffed by qualified instructors with expertise in each of these areas. Attendance for this program is on a drop in basis and there is no cost for students to attend. Students are requested to bring their Ontario Education Number (OEN) each time they attend the program. OENs can be found at the top of any Ontario student report card. For information about this program please see the attached flyer.
The most convenient locations for South Carleton students are:
Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program
1453 Main Street, Stittsville
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School
149 Berigan Drive
Mondays – Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm
Carleton University Preview Days. Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend Carleton University Preview Days. Speak with professors and students, learn about programs, and tour the campus. For more information, visit the Carleton University website.
Saturday, October 24 @ 10:00 am - Science, Engineering and Design. Located in the River Building
Saturday, October 31 @ 10:30 am - Public Affairs, Arts and Social Sciences. Located in the Galleria (4th Floor, University Centre)
Saturday, October 31 @ 10:30 am - Sprott School of Business. Located in the River Building.
Ontario University Information Program. Grade 12 students, it's not too early to start thinking about your plans for after high school. If those plans might include university , you won't want to miss the Ontario University Information Program. Representatives from 21 Ontario universities will be coming to a school near you in October. This program is free, and no registration is required. Check out the list of schools hosting the UIP here.
Representatives from many colleges and universities will visit South Carleton this fall. The list of visits, along with other information for grads, may be found under Student Services on the Student Futures page
Are you interested in joining South Carleton's Sources of Strength team? Sources of Strength is a resiliency-based health promotion program. The project is generally described as fun and interesting. Students use the connections and the strength they have to help promote a healthy school environment where individuals who are struggling learn that they are not alone. When youth leaders work together with caring adults, it can help many students feel better and supported! Apply now to be part of this great program.
Zipthru Reloadable Debit Card for School Cafeteria. A new and convenient way to purchase food is being implemented in our school cafeteria. The Zipthru debit card works much as a Tim’s card. Parents can go on line and add money to the card, or a student can bring money to school and load it at the cash register. Read more.
Math Homework Help for grade 9 and 10 students. Grade 9 and 10 math students have access to free interactive live online tutoring from Ontario certified math teachers. The tutoring component of Math Homework Help is available Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. All other components of the site (i.e. the glossary, interactive tutorials, and best sessions) are available at all times. Students must create an individual user account by registering online. Parents, guardians and teachers may also access this site and login as a guest to view the various tools and virtual tutor chat rooms that are available.
To learn more, go to http://www.ocdsb.ca/stu/FreeOnlineMathHomeworkHelp/Pages/default.aspx).
SCHS Tuck Shop. Students, staff and family may purchase a wide variety of SCHS clothing from the Tuck Shop, located off the Alcove. Check out the Tuck Shop page for more information. Please see Mr. Smith if you wish to purchase some SC swag.