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*Please read Principal Woof’s welcome message*

Click here for a colour-coded map of the school’s zones

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
  • Mrs. M. DesRochers – Administrative Assistant – ext 4320
  • Mr. D. Taylor – IB Co-ordinator – ext 5766
 To contact us by phone: (905) 648 – 4468 – ext 4320

Virtual appointments using MS Teams have replaced face-to-face meetings this year. Appointments can be booked online using MS Bookings starting September 28. Details coming soon.


University Applications

  • Our application information assembly will be replaced with an online guide produced by the guidance team and supplemented with material from OUAC. The online guide will be uploaded here and to The Hub on Wednesday, September 30
  • This year’s application cycle begins in November. OUAC will be mailing letters home with important access information. Please do not begin your application unless you have participated in our application tutorial (date TBD)

College Applications

  • This year’s application cycle begins in November. Please do not begin your application unless you have participated in our application tutorial (date TBD)

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 Thursday, September 24, 2020.
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