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
Summer School. It's not too early to start thinking about Summer School! If you are considering attending Summer School, we would like to hear about it. Please go to Google Forms and fill in the form. Click here for a list of courses being offered this summer.
Change the World Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. A call to action for youth 14 to 18 years old. Change the World 2015 will run from April 12 to May 24. The goal is for 37,000 youth to volunteer for at least 3 hours during the campaign. Visit their website for more information and to view volunteer opportunities.
Scholarship Opportunities. There are many scholarship opportunities posted on the Student Futures page under Student Services. Application deadlines vary, but many are approaching soon. Also, check back for information about scholarships and bursaries administrated by South Carleton. Information about those will be available before March Break!
Brianna Carswell Takes 2nd Place. Brianna Carswell was awarded 2nd place at the Zone level of the Royal Canadian Legion's annual Remembrance Poster contest. Zone competition includes students’ works from ten Branches in the City of Ottawa. Brianna's poster had already won at the Branch level to qualify for Zone. Shown with Brianna as she accepts the award are Deputy Zone Commander, S. Monroe, Zone Youth Officer, S. Taillon, and Branch Youth Officer, E. Douville. Congratulations Brianna!
Jack Moulton, gr.10, also won at the Branch level in both the Senior Poem category and Senior Essay category.
Ski Team Wins Level 1. Congratulations to the Ski Team who won the Boys and Girls Level 1 for the 5th straight year. All 10 athletes have qualified for the OFSAA Alpine Skiing Championship, to be held February 22-24 at Blue Mountain. Good luck at OFSAA!
Waterloo Math Contests. The University of Waterloo offers mathematics contests for all grade levels. Grades 9, 10 and 11 write the contests on April 16, while grade 12s write on April 15. The contests are voluntary and have no effect on students’ grades in any way. However, students in the enriched mathematics programs are strongly encouraged to participate. Waterloo asks that grade 12 students write the Euclid in order to be considered for some of their university programs. There is a nominal fee to write the contests. Students interested in participating should return the form on the attached letter to Mr. Aleck by March 13. More information...
Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Contest. This annual contest will be held on Saturday, March 7. It is open to all students in Ottawa, with the exception of those living in Kanata, West Carleton, Osgoode, and Greely. Students may speak on any topic they choose, in either English or French. Speeches must be between 5 and 7 minutes in length. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. The deadline to register is February 28, but registration is limited to 30 entries for grades 7-12, so register early! More information...
OUAC Video Tutorial. OUAC has created a video tutorial providing information on how to respond to offers of admission. Check it out here.
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.
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.