Welcome to Macdonald High School!
We will be hosting our annual "Transition to High School Seminar" for Grade 6 parents who are new to the high school experience on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00pm in our school Library. Click on the button on the right to register. Please note that this workshop is intended for parents only; students will receive their own workshops in their elementary schools.
Guidance News for March
College Admission Decisions have started coming out! They are being sent out by the colleges in batches and the timing will vary by program, special application procedures (audition, portfolio etc), quality of the academic dossier etc.. Read everything you get form the college (letter and/or email) very carefully and follow all the directions they are giving you to confirm and complete your admission. Come and see us in Guidance if you have questions. Be patient if you have not heard anything yet...the colleges have thousands of applications to process!
ROUND 1 CEGEP ADMISSION DECISIONS for John Abbott, Vanier, and Champlain Lennoxville will be posted on the SRAM site as of April 5th. Log in to SRAM as if you are starting a new application, then click "CONSULT MY FILE". Enter your SRAM file number & date of birth. The admission decision will appear in the "status of my application" tab. Students may receive notice of conditional admission directly from the colleges prior to that date.
DAWSON ADMISSION DECISIONS will be posted on the "Admissions Portal" of the Dawson website beginning mid-March through early May. Students will receive an email from Dawson with instructions on how to access their file on the portal.
VOCATIONAL PROGRAM START DATES for the Fall 2018 session are posted as soon as they become available on the srafp.com application site. Students are encouraged to check the site regularly for upcoming course start dates for the programs they are interested in & apply as soon as the dates are posted on the site. Please remember download and mail the application package (including copy of the Releve de Notes & birth certificate) to the address on the cover page of the document.
READ ALL EMAILS! Colleges and Vocational Schools will be communicating with students regarding their files by email and will notify them if something is missing or unclear in their file that may require some kind of action on the part of the student. Incomplete files could result in a file being refused. Get in the habit of checking emails regularly!
Individual Post-Secondary Planning Meeting with Grade 10 Students will begin this month and continue throughout the spring until all students have been seen. This initial planning meeting will involve a review of term 2 grades, explanation of credits required for graduation, orientation to the Guidance website &Career Cruising etc.