Elsie MacGill Secondary School

Student Services

2022/2023 Course Offerings

Please click HERE to view all course offerings at Elsie MacGill for the 2022/2023 school year.

Who's Who in Student Services

Andrea Hyde


Guidance Counsellor - A-J

Student Success Lead

ESL Lead

To book an appointment, please click here.

Sahar Monzavi-Bacon


Program Lead (Guidance, Cooperative Education & Physical Education)

Guidance Counsellor - K-Z

To book an appointment, please click here.

Adam Baxter


Program Lead - Special Education


To book an appointment, please click here.

Heather Dancyger


Guidance Secretary

Emma DeBono


School Social Worker

Call or text during work hours at 905-749-3107

Student Services Upcoming Events

Virtual Grade 8 Day - May 18th, 2022 (1:30PM - 2:30PM)

Elsie MacGill Grand Opening Event - May 26th, 2022 (more information coming soon)

Student Success

At Elsie MacGill Secondary School, we know that "success" can mean different things to different people. That is why our Student Success teacher and the Support Services team strives to help students find and understand their own personal success. They work closely with classroom teachers, special education resource teachers (SERTs), guidance counsellors, and school social workers to help support you and help you find your pathway to success!

For student success inquiries, please connect with Andrea Hyde at hydea@hdsb.ca.

Special Education

The role of the Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) is layered. A student's SERT is tasked with IEP management, in-class support, student advocacy, being a point of contact for students, teachers, and home, and offering teacher support. To learn more about Mr. Adam Baxter, the Head of Special Education and Elsie's MacGill's SERT, please click here.

Community Involvement

For information regarding how to complete the community involvement hours required for graduation, please view the HDSB's information page. Be sure to review the criteria for eligible activities. You will need to complete this Record of Community Involvement form and submit it to your Guidance Counsellor. You can also use this Google Form to submit your Record of Community Involvement.

Looking for volunteering opportunities? Check out Volunteer Halton or Virtual Volunteering.

Graduation & Post-Secondary Pathway Planning

To earn a high school diploma in Ontario, students must:

For more details regarding graduation requirements, please visit the Ministry of Education's website and/or view this helpful guide.

Want to learn more about college or university programs across Ontario?

Explore what schools offer programs that are best suited for you by going to the Ontario Colleges website or the Ontario Universities Info website.

Course Selection

Please click here to view our Grade 9 course selection sheet for the 2022/2023 school year. Course selection from Grade 10-12 occured in February and is now closed for the 2022/2023 school year. If you wish to request a course change for next year, please complete this Google Form and email your Guidance Counsellor once you have submitted it.

Additional Resources

Need additional help in Grades 9 and 10 Math? Check out TVO Mathify

This free resources allows you to connect with math tutors LIVE 7 days a week! Click here to learn more.

Need support with your mental help?

If you need to talk to someone right now, call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868.

To learn about the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) in Milton, visit their website. Live chat and virtual walk-ins available!