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
South Carleton High School Family Night and Open House. Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
|For Incoming Students and Families|
|6:30 - 7:00||
Large group session - Cafeteria
|For Current High School Students and Families|
|6:30 - 7:00||Advanced Placement Presentation - Room 18 (Conference Room)|
Specialist High Skills Major Presentation - Library Reference Room
|7:00 – 8:30||Open House
|7:00 - 7:30||Special Ed./Student Success Presentation - Library Reference Room|
|7:45 - 8:15||International Certificate Program Presentation - Library Reference Room|
|DELF (French Proficiency) Presentation - Room 27|
Download the flyer for grade 8 parents here.
Course Changes for Second Semester. Course change request forms will be available in Guidance at 7:30am on Tuesday, February 2. Complete the form and have it signed by a parent or guardian. Return the signed form to Guidance where it will be reviewed by your Guidance counsellor. Continue to attend your scheduled classes until notified that the change has been made. The deadline to submit your course change request is Wednesday, February 17.
College & University Readiness Workshop for Students with ASD. Algonquin College's Transition Support Centre is holding a workshop to help students with ASD make the transition to post-secondary education. This workshop is open to students with ASD and their families planning to attend any Ontario post-secondary institution in the fall. The workshop will be held at Algonquin on Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please email email@example.com to reserve your space. More information...
Applications are now open for students in grades 7 to 12 to sit on the Minister's Student Advisory Council. The MSAC is a group of approximately 60 students who come from publicly funded schools all across the province. Members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on a variety of topics about our publicly funded education system. The application deadline is March 11, 2016. Click here for more information, or visit the website.
Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Contest. The annual Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Contest for Zone G5 will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Barrhaven Branch, 3A-3500 Fallowfield Road. The contest is open to all students in the city of Ottawa, with the exception of those living in Kanata, Manotick, West Carleton, and Greely. Students may speak on any topic they choose, in either English or French. Winners will receive a cash prize, and may advance to the next level. Registration forms will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, to a maximum of 30 entries. The deadline to register is February 28, 2016. Click here for more information.
Used Battery Drive. The Green Team and the Social Justice Club have joined forces to hold a Used Battery Drive. For every battery collected, Teck Resources will donate the value of zinc it contains to UNICEF in support of a Zinc & Health partnership in India. They estimate that one AA battery can save the lives of 6 children! This video explains the campaign.
Drop off your used alkaline batteries in the Main Office, the Cafeteria, or the Library Learning Commons from now until March 4. Please, no leaking batteries! Keep your old batteries out of the landfill, and save a child...talk about win-win!
Night School Registration for the winter semester runs from January 16 to February 12. Current OCDSB students must register using Career Cruising and return the sign off sheet (signed by a parent or guardian) to Guidance. Classes run February 22nd to May 30th, and will be offered at Merivale High School and the Adult High School. Click here for a list of classes available.
Borrow a Chromebook for the Day. Students may now borrow a Chromebook to take with them to classes for the whole school day. Pick it up in the Library Learning Commons before 7:55 am and return it before you get on your bus at the end of the day. A student card is mandatory to borrow a Chromebook.
Anxiety Prevention Group. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre will be hosting a series of 10 sessions for youth between the ages of 12 and 16 to help them resist peer pressure and cope effectively with the challenges of school. The first session is Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Click here for more information.
New Student Gmail Accounts. All students were given new Google accounts this year, and the old 'scloud' accounts have been deactivated. If you need files from your old scloud account, please speak to Mrs. Donovan in the Library Learning Commons.
Waterloo Unlimited Enrichment Program. The University of Waterloo offers an enrichment program for high school students from across the country. The program for Grade 9 students, 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 Berrigan Drive
Mondays – Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm
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. Check out the Tuck Shop page for more information. Please see Mr. Smith if you wish to purchase some SC swag. Orders will be placed three or four times a year.