Going to High School


High school with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is all about you.  At the OCDSB, we are committed to your success. Our ten exit outcomes are designed to meet the needs of every student.Your teachers, administrators, and all the staff are here to help you develop the necessary skills and characteristics you need to be successful in high school and in life.

You are an individual

There are so many pathways to the future. We encourage you to achieve your full potential. Find out more about program pathways, be it apprenticeship, college, university, and/or work. We are here to support you in making your choices confidently.

Options can be overwhelming – we can help

Students, families and schools can use our Student Guide to Course Selections to help you in making decisions about which courses to take. Staff is on hand to help you choose. We are here to help support you in personalizing your learning experiences.

Don’t sit on the sideline – get involved

Students can join a club, take part in athletics, or volunteer. You will meet new friends, discover new interests and create life-long memories, through these activities.

Parents – we want your input

Parents who are involved stay informed and connected with their school, community and District. Together we will work to inspire students to achieve their full potential. Talk with your principal to find out more about how you can be part of your child's high school experience.

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