905-563-8267 Atn: 905-563-9477 4317 Central Avenue, Beamsville, L0R 1B0

University Application Information:

Students with 6 'U' or 'M' courses in Grade 12 are eligible to apply to university. PIN letters have been printed and distributed to the majority of  University eligible students to date. Please check to see if your son or daughter has received their PIN. They have been notified and should contact the Guidance office to arrange access to their PIN.

To research universities and to check the requirements for specific programs, visit www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca
Application Instructions can be accessed through this link:  Applying to University 

Instructions are also available in the Grade 12 Page in D2L.

Deadline for Application: January 13th, 2022


College Application Information:

Grade 12 students on track to graduate in June 2022, may be eligible to apply to a program at college. There is a vast array of programs, each with a set of pre-requisite courses. Completion of ENG4C is expected for most programs.
To search programs and colleges, visit: ontariocolleges.ca

For application information: Applying to College 

Instructions are also available in the Grade 12 Page in D2L.

Deadline for Application to College is: February 1st, 2022

Grade 12's! Please check the D2L page for Grade 12 students.

This page is where news and updates will be posted for College and University information, presentations, virtual visits, how to apply and much more.

You will also see information on workplace preparation, job searches, skilled trades, apprenticeships, etc.

This will also be the main avenue for all things related to graduation 2022. 

Check back regularly as items will be added on a weekly basis!


BDSS Class of 2022:

For students who are making application to college or university programs, please be diligent in checking e-mail for messages and/or requests from the schools you have applied to.
Some schools have additional requirements (tests) or supplemental applications and not meeting a deadline will jeopardize your eligibility for that program. 

Check out the Financial Aid and scholarship pages of the schools you are applying to. Fill out scholarship and bursary applications, allowing ample time for transcripts, reference letters, etc, to be processed before deadlines.

OSAP Presentation: - will be scheduled in April/May, closer to the date that the applications become active.

Search Scholarships:
Go to: DSBN Awards and Bursaries


          ALSO: visit the school-specific Financial Aid and Scholarship pages on their websites.

Student Services

Guidance Counselors provide both intervention and prevention service for personal, social, educational, and career-related issues. Tasks such as time-tabling, university and college applications, graduation, career planning, personal counselling, new student registration, maintenance of student records, liaison with feeder schools, etc. are extended functions of the office. 
Counselors identify at-risk students and ensure that programs are put in place to match these students' needs. Counselors work in conjunction with our Student Success Teachers, Resource Department, Youth Counselor, other support staff, and the administrative team to ensure a quality high school experience for each student. 
The office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Our Student Services department is the perfect place to begin if you don't know where to start with a question. Come in and make an appointment to meet with a counsellor. 

Guidance Counselors 

Mrs. Janet Lancaster, Program Leader 905-563-8267 ext 60322

Student Success Staff

Mrs. Kerry Badawey, Student Success Program Leader

Support Staff

Mrs. Kelly Bolibruck, Student Services Admin. Assistant ext 60314
Mrs. Yvonne Horton, Youth Counsellor 
Mrs. Sarah Nepon, Social Worker
Public Health Nurse, tbd


Need help right now?

Call Kids Help Phone at 
1-800-662-6868 to speak to a counsellor. any time of the day or night.

What do you do when someone you care about needs help, but your don't know where to turn?The answer is simple: Call 211 - phone lines are open 24/7.