Academic/Course Planning

MyWay Student Portal

MyWay is a secure self-service website for students to access their education information.

Instructions: Requesting Next Year’s Courses 

What You Can Do

Login to MyWay with your school connect:

  • View progress towards your diploma or SHSM certificate
  • View current course information
  • Upload community service hours
  • View and print detailed academic reports
  • Access commonly used web applications, i.e. My Blueprint
  • Reset your password – go to MyPassword

My Way

Program/Course Planning

In order to graduate, you must complete the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  It is not expected to have your pathway plan decided in grade nine or grade 10, but it is a good idea to explore some possibilities and try some different electives to narrow your choices.

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the different programs and courses Forest Heights offers. This information is located within the Academics page of the Forest Heights website.

Step 2:  Start taking the required courses within the different program areas that interest you so that you have the prerequisites necessary for grade 11 and 12.

Step 3:  Once you have decided on a future pathway (most students have a tentative idea by the end of their grade 10 year), speak to your guidance counsellor to see if you will meet the requirements for an apprenticeship, college, university or work pathway.

Diploma Requirements

What do you need to graduate from high school?  See Diploma Requirements
What is OSSLT?….see more
What are Comm. Hrs.?….see more
Reading your Credit Counselling Summary (CCS): See a (yrdsb) sample here:  Credit Counselling Summary

The Credit Counselling Summary report gives you a list of credits and marks you have earned.  You can use this report to track your progress and ensure you are fulfilling all the credit requirements needed to graduate.  The report includes:

> a summary of the compulsory and elective credits you have achieved

> your documented community involvement hours

> completion of the  Ontario Secondary Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Academic Difficulty

If you are having difficulty with your courses, you need to make an appointment with your guidance counsellor quickly.

Things to consider before dropping a class:

Go in for extra help

Talk to your teacher and he or she will give you an idea how well you are doing overall and offer suggestions for improvement.

Tutoring

Consider tutoring (ask about FHCI’s Student Success Service) and other available resources (e.g., Math Homework Help online, Ask a Teacher, etc.)

Deadlines

Know the deadlines for dropping a class.

Student Success Program

The Student Success Program offers academic courses and academic support to students at several stages, including credit rescue and new credits for students who may have been removed from a course or who may need support to help them back on track.

Resources

High school is a time of more independent study and learning.  While your teachers are there to help you learn, it is up to you to attend class, complete your homework and study.  Effective study and time management skills will contribute to your academic success.

Strategies for Success to Making the Grade

  • Use a day planner – And plan ahead using a monthly calendar to track important dates and deadlines.
  • Schedule your time into achievable pieces – Start by making a list of all the activities that you do throughout the week. Begin with the non-flexible activities (like class times, homework, a part-time job) and then add your flexible activities (like hanging with friends, sports, etc.). Rank your activities in order of importance.  Then, stick to your schedule.
  • Plan when you’ll study – Since being a student is your priority, plan to study at least an hour or two every day.
  • Set realistic goals – Once your schedule is complete, make sure that you have set realistic goals for yourself. Each student places a different degree of importance on the activities within their schedule. Make sure that you plan free time and get enough sleep.
  • Make every minute count – Use your lunch hour and spare to catch up on studying, completing homework.

About Graduation

Graduation Check

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Before you get ready to graduate, it is highly recommended that you meet with your guidance counsellor to check that you have all your graduation requirements completed.  Although you may have completed your courses, you must also complete the general diploma requirements of 18 compulsory credits, 12 optional credits, the Literacy requirement and 40 hours of community involvement activities.

Read your Credit Counselling Summary

You can easily check by reading your Credit Counselling Summary.  Here’s how to:

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Once you are sure that you have completed all your diploma requirements, only then are you eligible for graduating.

After Graduation – What’s Next?

Your Guide to Education & Career/Life Planning

Job Search Websites

indeed

Glass Door

Job Bank

The Working Centre

Apprenticeships/Trades & ApprenticeshipSearch

WorkInCulture

Hospitality

JobisJob

Retail

Thinking about taking a Gap Year?

Thinking about what’s next in your education future?

College?  University?  or Both?  Learn more…..