Guidance

Guidance is an area where students can receive assistance with educational planning, career goals, personal counselling, or referrals to outside agencies.  Guidance counsellors are teachers with additional expertise in the area of Guidance and Career Education and are trained to help students make informed decisions about their future.

Updates 2021-2022

Quadmester Timetable Change Forms will be available on the Grade Google classrooms during the first week of school.  Students will be notified.

Grade 9 Information 2021-2022

 Welcome to Pine Ridge Secondary School

Below are some brochures to help you navigate grade 9 and your new school.

 

School Map

Daily Bell Times

Guidance Services

How to read your timetable

Extra Curricular Brochure

How Parents Can Help

Test Your High Q

 

 Post Secondary Information
 

Post-Secondary 2021-2022

 

Pine Ridge post-secondary Q&A from Sept. 30

 

University 2022 deadline for applications - Jan. 13, 2022

OUinfo website

 

College 2022 deadline for applications - Feb. 1, 2022

Ontario Colleges

 

Virtual Events:

 

University website:

https://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca/

 

Welcome to Ontario Universities’ Info

Find a Program. Search for your ideal program and find out the information you need to apply, like prerequisites, grade requirements and more. Plus, compare your choices.

www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca

 

University Fair - Saturday September 25 - 12-2pm

https://www.ontariouniversitiesfair.ca/

 

Welcome to the Largest Postsecondary Educational Fair in Canada | OUF - Ontario Universities Fair

Saturday, September 25, 12-2 pm (ET) Tuesday, October 26, 5-7 pm (ET) All Ontario universities will participate in these virtual events. The events are free and anyone may attend – no pre-registration required.

www.ontariouniversitiesfair.ca

 

 

College website:

https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/

 

 

The Application Service for Ontario's Public Colleges | ontariocolleges.ca

Flexible. Ontario college program and delivery options let you choose how you want to learn. From prep and bridging courses to university transfer agreements, employee partnerships, hands-on work experience and more, there are more options than ever for finding your fit.

www.ontariocolleges.ca

 

College Panels

 

https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/colleges/college-recruitment

 

 

College Recruitment | ontariocolleges.ca

Connect with Ontario's Colleges. This year, the fall recruitment season will look very different for everyone. While you might not be able to attend events, fairs, and presentations in person, we hope these resources will help you with important decisions about your postsecondary future.

www.ontariocolleges.ca

 

 

 Durham College RISE
 

Durham College RISE Banner 

 Durham College RISE Information Image

RISE Email Address

Shauna Moor Email Address 

 Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Ontario has launched applications for the 2020-21 Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for full-time students. Students can now apply to the OSAP program for the 2020-21 school year for help with their postsecondary education costs.

We encourage you to inform parents, guidance counsellors, Student Success Leads, principals, teachers, communications staff, and others within your networks that the application is now open.

For many students, the loans they receive from OSAP are their first major financial commitment. This year, the OSAP application includes an information module to improve applicants’ understanding of the program, their roles and responsibilities as OSAP recipients and provide some basic financial information. This information will help students build the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.

The Ontario government is committed to minimizing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on students and to supporting them going forward. With the help of OSAP, students can pursue postsecondary education to get the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in our highly evolving economy.

Students who have questions about OSAP or the OSAP application can contact the Financial Aid Office at the college or university they are attending, or plan to attend.

Grade 8 Students 
 Course Selection
 

Course selection will officially open on Tuesday February 16 and close on Wednesday March 3.  Students will be making their course selections using myBlueprint. myBlueprint

 

PRSS Course Calendar 2021-2022

 

Resources:

Pine Ridge Course Descriptions on myBlueprint 

Pine Ridge Course Descriptions 

 

Online Parent Guardian Course Selection Approval Guide

 

myBlueprint Course Selection Instructions

 

Please note the following for next year:

For the 2021-2022 school year, Grade 8 students must select either Face-to-Face In-Person OR Synchronous Virtual Online Courses.  Students may not select a combination of these types of courses.

*Students wishing to take Synchronous Virtual Online Courses must select all of their courses from this discipline in myBlueprint.

 

 

myBlueprint is a comprehensive online education, career/life planning, and digital portfolio tool designed to meet students' learning needs, interests, and aspirations. myBlueprint gives students the opportunity to become an architect of their own future.  As students begin this journey, they should be asking themselves:

  • Who am I?
  • What are my opportunities?
  • Who do I want to become?
  • What is my plan for achieving my goals?

myBlueprint 

Grade 8 Video Tour
 
 Graduation & Commencement

OSSD Requirement

Potential Graduates have completed:

  • 40 hours of community involvement - Form Available Here
  • Literacy requirement
  • 30 credits by June 18th, 2021, including all compulsory credits

Please ensure that you have your 40 Community Service Hours completed and submitted by May 1st in the year you intend to graduate. Until your hours have been submitted and verified, you will not be eligible to receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

 Community Involvement Hours

Revised Community Involvement Graduation Requirement. For students who are graduating in the 2021-2022 school year, the Ministry of Education reduced the graduation requirement to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. The community involvement graduation requirement of 40 hours will be restored in 2022-2023.

 

Community Involvement Hours - DDSB

 

 Career Planning
View career planning resources 
 Course Selection

 

Course Selection Guide For Secondary School Students

 

Course selection will officially open on Tuesday February 16 and close on Wednesday March 3.  Students will be making their course selections using myBlueprint. myBlueprint

 

Grade 9 Course Selection Assembly
Grade 10 Course Selection Assembly
Grade 11 Course Selection Assembly

 

Pine Ridge Course Descriptions on myBlueprint 

PRSS Course Calendar 2021-2022

Pine Ridge Course Descriptions 

 

Course Selection Process: Students will be using myBlueprint to make their course selections (not career cruising)

 

FEBRUARY 16 at 9AM- course selection opens for all students in myBlueprint 

MARCH 3 - course selection closes for all students.  All course selections must be submitted in myBlueprint. 

Please note the following:

For the 2021-2022 school year, students must select either Face-to-Face In-Person OR Synchronous Virtual Online Courses.  Students may not select a combination of these typ​es of courses.

*Students wishing to take Synchronous Virtual Online Courses must select all of their courses from this discipline in myBlueprint.

 

Asynchronous eLearning courses:

Note: Students selecting courses for grades 11 and 12 may still select up to two eLearning courses, regardless of whether the rest of their courses are Face-To-Face In-Person or Synchronous Virtual Online Courses.

 

 

myBlueprint is a comprehensive online education, career/life planning, and digital portfolio tool designed to meet students' learning needs, interests, and aspirations. myBlueprint gives students the opportunity to become an architect of their own future.  As students begin this journey, they should be asking themselves:

  • Who am I?
  • What are my opportunities?
  • Who do I want to become?
  • What is my plan for achieving my goals?

myBlueprint

 

 Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships
View information on awards, bursaries and scholarships 
Night School/Summer School

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE SELECTION GUIDE FOR STUDENTS

This step-by-step guide will help you complete online course selection for Continuing Education (i.e. Night School and Summer School) using the myBlueprint website.

 LOGIN

1. Visit http://www.myblueprint.ca/ddsb

2. Click School Account Login

3. Sign in with your DDSB credentials

Note: you will need to log in with your own student account username and password – courses cannot be submitted using connected Parent/Family accounts.

 

 

Night School registration myBlueprint

 Continuing Education Course Selection Video: My Blueprint How to Video 

 
 Transcripts

Transcript requests between July 26th and August 23rd must be made through Board Office!

 

Transcript orders will be shipped to you at the address provided. If you are picking up the transcript in person, please make an appointment with Guidance. Please make sure you pay for both the transcript and shipping fees when placing your order.  

After you have paid for your order, you MUST email the school at pineridgess@ddsb.ca to provide your full name, contact phone number and complete shipping address.  Otherwise your order will not be processed.  Due to the high volume of requests at certain times of the school year, your order may take up to one week for processing. Click the link below to place your order. 

Please click here to order your transcript