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The self-nomination process for Class of 2022 Valedictorian is now open! Click here for details!.

Student Schedules for Semester 2 Now Available!

  • Student schedules for semester two were distributed to morning classes on Tuesday, January 25
  • Changes to room numbers and/or teacher names are still possible between now and the first day of Semester Two
  • Changes to schedules might still occur to accommodate pupil-teacher ratios. You will be contacted by a guidance counsellor if this happens
  • Updated timetables are being emailed to families via Document Delivery on February 1, 2022

Requesting Timetable Changes for Semester 2

NOTE: most classes are full. Timetable changes are not likely to occur. We will offer you a place on the waitlist where possible

  • Please do not call or e-mail to ask if you are still on the waitlist. We will contact you if we’re able to find you a seat in the new class
  • Please attend all currently scheduled courses until you are notified if a seat becomes available
  • To request a change, please USE THIS DROP & ADD SURVEY to submit your request
  • Available seats are assigned based on need (graduation requirement, post-secondary requirement, medical accommodation, etc), then chronological order
  • The last day to request a timetable change is Wednesday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. We will delete all waitlists at this time too
  • All Semester Two e-Learning classes are already closed or have a waitlist
  • All students who request e-Learning for Semester Two will begin on the waitlist
  • Students must follow their current timetable with the mindset that they may never be advanced into e-Learning
  • Any student admitted to e-Learning after the first day of school WILL BE BEHIND and we advise that you consider this carefully before accepting the seat
  • There is usually an e-Learning orientation session for all students taking or waitlisted for e-Learning
  • Students who requested a 100% e-Learning timetable for Semester Two by January 19 due to health concerns are in a special category for e-Learning waitlist
  • Moving sections of the same course is only allowed if the new section is smaller. This helps us too! Requests based on the name of the teacher, the teacher’s teaching stye, time of day, or other students in the class will be disregarded. Extenuating circumstances are always considered after an interview with your vice-principal (Mr. Currie A-K, Ms. Ferney L-Z)

Back to Semesters!

  • HWDSB is returning to a semestered model at the end of Quadmester 2. Please monitor HWDSB’s website and social media feeds for how this might look according to Public Health’s instructions
  • Semester 2 (formerly Quadmester 3&4) will run from February 3, 2022 to June 28, 2022
  • Some students will see  Civics (CHV2O3) and Careers (GLC2O3) on their scheule. These two courses are worth only 0.5 credits and take half of one semester each to complete
  • Please note that students who are taking an e-Learning course being offered by a non-HWDSB school board might not be able to see the title of their course. The name of this course is accessible by logging into The Hub and looking in the “Courses in Other Boards” widget

Summer School Registration for July 2022

  • Continuing Education (the HWDSB department in charge of summer school) does not release summer school details until May. Please check back!

School Handbook (Student Code of Behaviour on Page 8)


Our department is comprised of five areas:

  • Alternative Education
  • Co-operative Education
  • Guidance
  • Student Success
  • Courses: GLC2O3, GWL3O1

Alternative Education Staff

Co-operative Education Staff

Guidance Staff

  • Ms. C. O’Sullivan – Assistant Head of Student Services – ext 4316 – Students with last names A-G and International Students
  • Mr. S. Nicholson – Head of Student Services  – Students with last names H-N and International Baccalaureate counsellor
  • Mr. J. Vallance – Guidance Counsellor – ext 4317 – Students with last names O-Z and SSCP program
  • Ms. K. Moon – Administrative Assistant – ext 4320
  • Mr. D. Taylor – IB Co-ordinator – ext 5766
 To contact us by phone: (905) 648 – 4468 – ext 4320

All appointments are virtual and can be self-booked here.

University Applications

  • The Ancaster High School deadline for applying is December 11, 2020. Please click here for more information.

College Applications

  • This year’s application cycle begins in November. Please do not begin your application unless you have participated in our application tutorial (coming soon).
  • It is time to begin researching colleges in advance of applications. Click here for more information.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)

Ancaster High’s IB Coorindator is Mr. D. Taylor. Please click here for Mr. Taylor’s parent-focused IB website.

Community and Continuing Education (CE) – Hill Park Learning Centre

  • Night school registration is now open, course offerings are here
  • Please click here to register
  • NOTE: it has been a long time since there was enough interest for CE to run their semester one night school program. Please do not rely on this program for compulsory credits needed for graduation. Please ensure you have a backup plan that was discussed with your guidance counsellor.

Ancaster High Information


  • Peer tutoring
  • Community Tutor List October 2018: please contact individual tutors for information on their experience, availability, and rates for service.
  • TVO Mathify: to support learning at home, tutors are available for math help for students from grades 6-10, Mondays to Thursday (9:00 am – 9:00 pm) and on Sundays (3:30 pm – 9:00 pm). In order for students to access this free program, students can visit http://TVOMathify.com and register. Students will need their OEN.

Other Resources

Study and Go Abroad

The Virtual Education Fair is this Thursday, September 24, 2020 and includes an exciting line up of universities, colleges and language schools from Canada and many other countries, including Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, France, Spain and Israel. Exhibitors will be promoting programs in a full range of subject areas ranging from Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Technology, Hospitality, Sciences, Business, Psychology to Music and Arts (including Performing Arts). Click here for details.

Updated on Friday, April 29, 2022.
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