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
Parent-teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, October 23 between 3:30 and 7:00 pm. Appointment forms were sent home with the progress reports. Teachers may also be contacted directly to set up an appointment. See the Staff Directory for contact information.
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.
Grad Cake Walk. The 2nd SCHS Grad Cake Walk will be held on Friday, October 24. This event raises money to help reduce the cost of prom for our grads. You can help in two ways:
1) Donate a cake. There will be prizes for the top 3 cakes so let your imagination soar! Please notify the organizers at email@example.com that you will be donating a cake. It is helpful to include a list of ingredients with your cake in case of allergies.
2) Purchase tickets to vote for and possibly purchase a cake. Tickets will sell for $1 each, or 6 for $5, or 15 for $10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Richmond Legion's website for more information.
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 first two events will take place on consecutive Thursday nights – October 23rd (Protecting your family from online scams and fraud) and October 30th (Keeping your teen safe). 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...
Leadership Camp, November 14-16. Registration for Leadership Camp remains open. All forms and payment must be submitted to Mrs Scott Thomas in Guidance ASAP. The cost for the weekend is $100, or $90 for those who paid their student fees. More information and forms can be found at http://schs2014.wix.com/leadershipcamp.
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 must be returned to the student's period one teacher by October 24.
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 http://carleton.ca/engineering-design/outreach/tutor/.
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 http://admissions.carleton.ca/saturday-engineering-and-design-sessions/ for more information and to register.
University Information Program. On Wednesday, October 22, representatives from 21 Ontario universities will be at A.Y. Jackson S.S. in Kanata, from 6:15-8:30. Other dates and locations are also available. More information...
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.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton is please to present Richard Lavoie, for a session on Behaviour Management Strategies for the Child with Learning Disability and ADHD, in Ottawa on Saturday October 25th from 9am - 12pm. Additional information and tickets can be found at http://www.ldaottawa.com
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.
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.