The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Students in grade 10 will take this test on April 10, 2018. This test will also be written by those who were unsuccessful last year. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The purpose of this letter is to offer your son/daughter an opportunity to participate in a literacy remediation program.

St. John Catholic High School will be offering after school literacy classes throughout this school year for students who need extra instruction and support to develop their level of literacy and to prepare for this test. These classes are free of change and are available to students in grades 9 through 11. Classes will take place here at St. John Catholic High School on Wednesdays, beginning September 27th.   Classes will run from 3:15 to 5:00.  Late buses will leave the school at 5:10. Spaces are limited to fifteen students per night and pre-registration is required.  Once students are registered, attendance is mandatory.  All materials for the literacy program will be provided. Please see the attached schedule for further details.

Should you feel that your son/daughter would benefit from this support, please fill in the registration form attached and return it to the main office by September 26, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tammy Peckham or Principle John Healey.

For more information please see the links below:

EQAO Web site

After School Program 2018 Information and Registration Form