Elsie MacGill Secondary School

Student Services

Course Change Request (2023/2024)

The deadline to change a course for Semester One of the 2023/2024 has now passed. If you would like to request a change to your courses for SEMESTER TWO of the 2023/2024 school year, please complete this form and submit it to Student Services with a parent/guardian's signature. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate change requests, but no changes are guaranteed. 

Course Offerings & Course Selection

PLEASE NOTE: Course Selection for the 2024/2025 school year will be open from December 13th, 2023 until February 13th, 2024 at 4:00PM.

Please click HERE to view all course offerings for Grade 10

Please click HERE to view all course offerings for Grade 10 (I-STEM)

Please click HERE to view all course offerings for Grade 11

Please click HERE to view all course offerings for Grade 12

Please click HERE to view all course offerings at Elsie MacGill for the 2024/2025 school year. 


Who's Who in Student Services

Andrea Hyde

hydea@hdsb.ca

Student Success Lead

Guidance Counsellor - A-J

To book an appointment, please click here

Sahar Monzavi-Bacon

monzavibacos@hdsb.ca

Program Lead (Guidance & Cooperative Education) 

Guidance Counsellor - K-Z

To book an appointment, please click here


Adam Baxter

baxtera@hdsb.ca

Program Lead - Learning Resources

Learning Resource Teacher

To book an appointment, please click here


Jessica Halliday

hallidayj@hdsb.ca

Learning Resource Teacher

To book an appointment, please click here



Claire Snelling

snellingc@hdsb.ca

Learning Resource Teacher

To book an appointment, please click here


Bronagh O'Rourke

orourkeb@hdsb.ca

Cooperative Education Teacher


Noreen Colley Mukuna-Luamba

Heather Dancyger

dancygerh@hdsb.ca

Guidance Secretary

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.

Cooperative Education

To learn about cooperative education, please view Ms. O'Rourke's website HERE.

Grade 8 to 9 Transition

HDSB Pathways  (www.haltonpathways.ca)

Graduation, Post-Secondary Pathway Planning & Scholarships

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.  

Want to learn more about scholarships? 

Explore the different scholarships that are available by clicking here.  Learn more about the Loran Scholarship here

Course Selection

Please click here to view our Grade 9 course selection sheet for the 2024/2025 school year. Course selection from Grade 10-12 will occur in February and will be done through myBlueprint.  Course selection will close on February 13th at 4:00pm.

Student Services Upcoming Events

Grade 8 Tours - Tuesday, December 12th 

Course Selection Opening - December 13th

Course Selection Closing - February 13th (4:00PM) 

SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) & OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program)

At Elsie MacGill Secondary School, we will be offering the following SHSM programs:

Please explore the HDSB Pathways SHSM Page for more information about how SHSM programs work

Please explore the EMSS Co-op SHSM Page to learn more about the co-op criteria of SHSM

Course Selection

Please click here to view our Grade 9 course selection sheet for the 2023/2024 school year. Course selection from Grade 10-12 will occur in February and will be done through myBlueprint.  Course selection will close on February 14th at 4:00pm.

Student Services Upcoming Events

Semester 2 Night School Registration now open

Grade 9 Course Selection opens January 11th and closes January 29th at 4:00pm

Grade 10 - 12 Course Selection opens February 2nd and closes February 14th at 4:00pm


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

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!