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
Information Night. Our Information Night for incoming and current students and their families will be held on Wednesday, February 11. Course selection for the 2015-2016 academic year begins soon. Get helpful information so you can make informed decisions.
6:00 - 6:30 Presentation for grade 8 students and their families
6:30 – 8:00 Open House for all students and their families
- Self-guided tours of the school
- Department displays
- Extra-curricular activity displays
6:30 - 7:00 Advanced Placement courses presentation in the Conference Room, off the alcove
6:30 - 7:00 Specialist High Skills Major Programs (SHSMs) presentation in the Library
GOTCHA! is coming to South. Registration for GOTCHA! will be held February 2 -6. The game will be played the following week, February 9 - 12.
OUAC Video Tutorial. OUAC has created a video tutorial providing information on how to respond to offers of admission. Check it out here.
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...
Exams and the End of Semester 1. Summative evaluations and in-class exams will be taking place until January 23. Regular exams run from January 26-30 (see the exam schedule). During exam week, students are not required to come to school on days that they are not writing an exam. Final report cards for semester 1 will be sent home on February 17.
Semester 2 begins on Monday, February 2. Alphabetical listings will be posted to inform students where their period 1 class for semester 2 is located. Timetables for semester 2 will be distributed in the period 1 class.
Drivers Ed at South Carleton. DTSM Driving School will be running a Drivers Ed course at South Carleton on Mondays from 2:30 - 5:15. The course will begin February 23. To register, call the Barrhaven head office at 613-843-0010. More information...
Night School, Winter 2015. The winter session for night school will run from February 18 - June 1. There are two locations: Adult H.S. and Merivale H.S. Registration begins January 19 and ends February 6. OCDSB students register through Guidance. Make an appointment with your counsellor now if you are interested in reach ahead and make up classes at night school this semester. More information...
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.