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 roughly half of the 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

Deadline for Application: January 15th, 2021


College Application Information:

Grade 12 students on track to graduate in June 2021, 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

Deadline for Application to College is: February 1st, 2021

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 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 2021. 

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


It's 'Course Selection Time' for the 2020/21 school year!

Course selections for the 2020/21 school year are underway. Grade assemblies have taken place for students in grade 9, 10 and 11, where students received instructions and information regarding course and program options. An information sheet was sent home with the students, but can also be found below.
The deadline for course selection completion is Feb 13th, 2020.
Please contact Guidance if you have any questions regarding courses, or the selection process."

Course Planner Letter to Parents

BDSS Class of 2020:

For students who have made 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, 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
Mrs. Pat Arkell, Student Success Teacher

Support Staff

Mrs. Kelly Bolibruck, Student Services Admin. Assistant ext 60314
Mrs. Sue Hamilton, Youth Counsellor 
Mrs. Mandy Peters, Social Worker
Joanne MacLellan, Public Health Nurse 

 University Application Deadline: January 15th, 2020

 Explore programs at www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca 

 APPLY at www.ouac.on.ca 

College Application Deadline: February 1st, 2020

Explore and APPLY  at www.ontariocolleges.ca

College and University reps have completed their visits, but ALL schools welcome questions from potential students, as well as encourage visits and tours. Contact the school(s) directly for more information!

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.