Student Success

OSDSS's Student Success Team Welcomes You

What is Student Success?

Student Success is a Ministry of Education program focused on developing more ways to accumulate credits and improving the quality of high school education in the province.

The focus of Student Success is giving every student from grade 7-12 the opportunity to excel and graduate from High School. Transitions from elementary school to secondary school are a focus. To learn more about upcoming dates and programs to support this transition, click here. There are also some new innovative ways that we can ensure students are engaged in learning and in what secondary school has to offer. There have been a few commercials from the Ministry that outline the "6 Ways" we are improving opportunities for students. To learn more about the "6 Ways", click here.

The Student Success team at OSDSS is here to support students and families in navigating the COVID-19 crisis and Continuous Learning from home. We will post links and resources to this page as well as announcements and information for parents and kids.

Your Student Success Teachers are:

Heidi Klages - [email protected]

Michelle Cunningham - [email protected]

Helpful Links for Students

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

Kids Health COVID-19 on COVID-19

Need help planning your high school career?

What do I need to Graduate?

Myblueprint is a tool all students in Bluewater can access. This program allows you to plan your career at OSDSS, investigate post-secondary options (Apprenticeship, College, University, Workplace), compare post-secondary school, etc. etc.
To make an account, use the OSDSS activation key: westhills

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements
For additional details regarding the OSSC or Certificate of Accomplishment, click here.grads300

Grade 8-9 Transitions At OSDSS

First-Time/Full-Time Conference

Transitions At OSDSS The transition to secondary school from elementary school is one of the most important changes in your school career. OSDSS has some great strategies in place to make sure this move to secondary school goes well. Learn more here.

Grade 8 transition booklet
Grade 8 Transition Website

Grade 8 Transition Workshop

Are you in grade 12 and planning on entering the workforce after graduation? The First Time Full Time conference is for you. Learn more about this
School-to-Work conference for grade 12 students.


Looking for a job?
Investigating Careers?

Anti-Bullying at OSDSS!

Moderate employment (10-15 hours/week) has been identified as a "protective" factor that supports student success in school. The YMCA Youth Employment office is a huge resource for students. Click here for more information about finding work, developing a resume, learning more about careers, etc...

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bullyingOSDSS is a community that is working hard to create a safe and welcoming place for all students. This year we have made a commitment to educating staff and students about the bully, victim and bystander. To learn more about what we are doing, click here...

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