Grade 12 Update

Grade 12 Update
Posted on 01/16/2023

This is an important year for you! We are here to support you each step of the way and want to make this a great year. Please refer to this weekly email to make sure you don't miss important information and reach out to a member of our student services team if you have any questions along the way.  Parents/guardians who would like to subscribe to this weekly update can subscribe here!  

Update -Friday January 20th

Ontario College Application Deadline- FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Just a reminder that any students considering a degree, diploma or certificate at an Ontario College must submit their application for equal consideration by Wednesday, February 1.  After this date, applications will only be accepted if space permits. The cost to apply to an Ontario college is $110 for up to five program choices (with no more than three at one college).  To apply, students need to create an account at If you need any assistance (including financial assistance for your application fee), please reach out to the KSS Student Services team. We are here to help!


Semester Two Schedules

You can access your semester two schedule via your Aspen student portal.  If you require a schedule change, please come to the student services office anytime during the exam period.  We will see students on a drop in basis. No appointment is required!


Volunteer Hours

Just a reminder that students are required to complete 40 Community Volunteer Hours in order to graduate in June 2023. If you have days without exams during the exam break, you may want to consider volunteering in your community!


Soccer Club Volunteer Opportunity

Kingston United Soccer Club is launching a program for children in the Rideau Heights area. The program will run on Saturdays beginning January 24, 2023.  For more information on how you can help out, please email Shawn Murphy at [email protected]


Metis Nation of Ontario Post-Secondary Support Programs

Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is hosting a series of Virtual Information Sessions to support students in their preparation for post-secondary school.  Topics include: Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program, MNO Post-Secondary Education  Program and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) information.  Register here by January 23, 2023.  All registrants will be entered in a draw for amazing door prizes!


Upcoming Scholarships

University of New Brunswick Scholarships- March 1, 2023

Western U National Indigenous Scholarship- March 14, 2023

CIBC Future Heroes Bursary Program- May 12, 2023

School specific awards and bursaries can be found on individual University and College websites as well as at and 


Upcoming Post-Secondary Events & Deadlines 

Thursday, January 26- OSAP and Financing your Education Webinar by Queens U

February 1, 2023- Deadline to apply to Ontario Colleges for equal consideration 

February 1, 2023- Deadline to apply to McGill University for most undergraduate programs 

February 1, 2023- Queen's U Promise Scholars Webinar

February 1, 2023- Queen's U Commitment Scholars Webinar

Have a wonderful weekend! 



Bonney Morris-Pocock (she/her)
Head of Student Services
Kingston Secondary School