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
Grad Gowns. Grad gowns may be ordered in the Library. The cost will be $30 for those students who have paid their students fees or $40 for those who have not. Cash, cheques or debit will be accepted. Please order your gown by April 17.Please note, we will need to know your height so the correct size gown can be ordered. All students attending Commencement must wear a gown.
Learning Opportunities This Summer. Guidance has posted information regarding learning opportunities at U of T and Duke University this summer. Check them out under External Learning Opportunities on the Guidance webpage.
School Trip to Dublin & London. If you've got the travel bug, think about joining the school trip to Dublin and London being planned for March 10-21, 2016. The total cost is $3,835 and includes all travel, accommodation, tour director, guided tours, admissions, subway and bus fares, breakfast and supper daily. Check out the School Trips webpage for more information!
Student Council Elections. Campaigning will begin soon to see who will comprise next year's Student Council. Are you interested in running? Pick up your application form in the main office. See the Student Council webpage for more information.
The National Youth Ambassador Caucus, June 4-8, 2015, brings together 100 of Canada's top young leaders. In addition to attending workshops and speakers series, ambassadors will showcase ideas for community events celebrating Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. Meet like-minded youth from across the country, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effect positive change. The registration fee is $100 + tax. Visit the website for more information, and to apply. Application deadline is April 17, 2015.
Grad Slideshow. All potential grads are asked to fill out their information for the Grad slideshow which will be shown at Commencement. The server is now online at http://10.190.29.46/grad. This can only be accessed from the school network.
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.
International Education Info-Fair. The Ottawa Carleton Education Network is hosting a free information fair for students, parents, and educators on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Albert Street Education Centre, 440 Albert Street. Learn about student and teacher exchanges, summers abroad, and other exciting learning opportunities. Visit ocenet.ca for more information and to register. Space is limited so register early!
Bands Compete at MusicFest. Congratulations to both the Junior and Senior Bands for their outstanding performance at the Capital Region MusicFest on Friday, February 27. Both bands received a Silver Standing. The Jazz Band competed on Friday, March 7 and was also awarded a Silver medal.
Alpine Skiers Win Big at OFSAA. On February 23 and 24, in the face of absolutely frigid temperatures, the SC Ski team had one of their best showings ever at the OFSAA Alpine meets at Blue Mountain, bringing home their 7th and 8th provincial banners. The Girls defended their OFSAA slalom title, winning the event for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. Emily Butler finished 8th while Kristine Sproule was 10th and Robyn Rennie was 13th out of 91 racers. In the same event, the Boys’ team took the bronze medal with David Fields winning the individual silver. The Boys captured the Giant Slalom title in dominant fashion. David Fields again took silver while Luka Raspopovic finished 11th and Jack Rabb was 17th out of 92. Grant Murison had been in 2nd place until losing a ski 10 metres from the finish line. The Girls lost a tiebreaker for the bronze medal. Also on the Girls’ team are Zoe Lazenby and Julia Whaley while Will Robertson rounded out the Boys’ squad. David finishes his SC ski team career with 7 OFSAA medals while teaming with Luka, Will and Grant for an unbelievable 21 combined OFSAA medals in their 4 years. Fantastic job everyone!
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.
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.
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.