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South Carleton H.S.
3673 McBean Street, Richmond ON K0A 2Z0

Phone: 613-838-2212


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  • Fax: 613-838-5694

    School Hours:
    8:00am - 2:15pm

    Office Hours:
    7:00am - 3:30pm


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    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 1100, 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

    Spirit Week. This week Student Council is having a mini Spirit Week, with Wednesday being SC Spirit Day - wear your South Carleton gear, or dress in burgundy. Thursday is Zombie Day so release your inner undead. Friday is Hallowe'en and there will be a Costume Contest at lunch in the Caf. Please note, Zombie Day and SC Spirit Day have switched days from how they were originally advertised.

    Parent Education Nights. We are pleased to announce that this year, South Carleton School Council will be providing a Parent Education Night Series on Safety. The next event will be Keeping Your Teen Safe: Sexting and Cyberbullying on October 30th, 7:00 - 8:30pm. All events will take place in the cafeteria (Glenn Ward Hall) of South Carleton High School. Admission is free and no registration is required. More information...

    Grad Newsletter. The November issue of the Grad Newsletter is now available. As always, back issues may be found on the Student Futures page.

    Grad Photos, October 28 - November 6. It's not too late to make an appointment to have Grad Photos taken. Appointments can be made online at Students who do not intend to purchase portraits should still have their photo taken for the Grad composite and the yearbook. No appointment is necessary if you are not purchasing a package. More information is available in the Main Office.

    Take Our Kids to Work. The annual Take Our Kids to Work day on Wednesday, November 5 is a valuable opportunity for grade 9 students to get a taste of the world or work. Students may accompany one of their parents to work for the day or, if that's not possible, ask a relative, friend or neighbour. Please see the TOKW Parent Guide for more information. Consent forms were sent home with grade 9 students on October 17. Forms should have been returned to the student's period one teacher by now. If there are any forms still outstanding, please return them directly to Guidance as soon as possible.

    Community Involvement Opportunities.  NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES POSTED - SOME ARE VERY TIME SENSITIVE! All high school students in Ontario are required to complete 40 hours of Community Involvement before they can graduate. Community organizations often contact SC's Guidance department when they need student volunteers. These opportunities will be listed on the Community Involvement webpage, as well as being posted on the bulletin board outside of Guidance.

    Cake clipartGrad Cake Walk. The 2nd SCHS Grad Cake Walk was held on Friday, October 24. The event raised approximately $500 to help reduce the cost of prom for our grads. Thanks to all who donated cakes, all who bought tickets.


    Royal Canadian Legion Poster, Literary, and Video Contests. Once again, the Royal Canadian Legion is holding their Annual Remembrance Poster, Literary, and Video Contests. Students are encouraged to enter a poster, either colour or black & white, or a poem or essay in either English or French, or a 3-4 minute video. There are cash prizes for the top three entries in each category. South Carleton students have done very well in these contests over the years. The deadline for entries in the Poster and Literary contests is Monday, November 17. Video entries must be submitted by 6:00 pm on December 1. Details are available in the Library, or from Elizabeth Douville, 613-838-6078 or You may also visit the Richmond Legion's website for more information.

    Free Tutoring in Physics, Calculus, and Advanced Functions. Carleton University's Faculty of Engineering and Design is offering free tutoring to grade 12 students in Physics, Calculus, and Advanced Functions. The tutoring sessions will be held on campus from 10-12 noon. Please register in advance so they know how many facilitators to have available. For more infromation and to register, visit

    Carleton University Saturday Engineering and Design Information Sessions. Carleton University's Faculty of Engineering and Design will be hosting a series of free Saturday sessions from November 8 to December 6, 2014. These sessions offer an in-depth look at the program of your choice, a meet and greet with professors, and a tour of the campus. Please visit for more information and to register.

    Teen Author Fest at the Ottawa Public Library. The 5th annual Teen Author Fest will take place at various branches of the Ottawa Public Library between October 21 and November 17. Six YA authors will speak about their latest novels, answer questions, and sign autographs. All programs are free and open to teens across the city. Registration is required for daytime events. Check out the website or see the poster for more nformation.

    Tutoring Services. Need a little extra help? Many individuals and businesses in the community offer tutoring services. Click here for a list. Check in Guidance for names of student tutors.

    University and College Visits. Representatives from many universities and colleges will be visiting South Carleton over the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity for graduating students to learn more about the institutions they may be considering attending. Most visits are scheduled over the lunch hour, but some are during class time. Please sign up in Guidance ahead of time. List of College and University visits.

    Scholarship Opportunities. Information about new scholarship opportunities for graduating students has been posted in the Scholarships area of the Student Services webpage. Some application deadlines are approaching.

    Waterloo Unlimited Enrichment Programs. Waterloo Unlimited is a unique enrichment opportunity for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Offered during the school year, Unlimited brings together curious, motivated, well-rounded teens from across the country. See their website for more information.

    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

    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.