Students have been assigned alphabetically by last name to Counsellors as follows:

Ms.  Radocchia Head of Guidance: B,C,D,E,K,N,O,R,S,U,W,Z Ext. 5525

Mrs.  Krawchyk: A,G,I,J,L,M,Q,T,V,Y,  Ext. 5527

Mrs.  Madge: F,H,P,X  Ext. 5526


Guidance Appointments for the first week of Semester 2

Course Change Procedures:  Students will be seen on a “first come, first served” basis depending on when they signed the clipboard, and on their grade level.

Grade 12:  Wednesday, February 7th

Grade 11: Thursday, February 8th

Grade 10: Friday February 9th

Grade 9: Monday, February 12th

College and University Applications

University PIN numbers have been distributed and College PIN numbers can be picked up from Mrs.  Read in the Guidance office.  Please make sure to keep your PIN number in a safe place and write down your password.  We cannot issue you a new PIN number if you loose it.

Please check out the resources listed below to ensure that you have the proper prerequisites and required grades for the program(s) you choose. Our internal deadline is Friday, December 15th. Please book an appointment with your guidance counsellor if you have any questions or concerns.

*If you plan on taking a course outside of regular day school (night school or summer school), please let Mrs.  Read know so she can manually put it on file with application centre.


Career Cruising & Individual Pathways Plan (IPP)

The Individual Pathways Plan is an important tool that we use to help students discover who they are, explore all educational and career opportunities, pursue their dreams, and create their own pathway to success. Students will be encouraged and directed by their guidance counsellor to keep track of what they discover about themselves and their interests, over their high school career.  It is our mission to ensure that all Southwood students leave our school with a clear plan for their post-secondary pathway as well as the knowledge and confidence in their ability to adapt and revise this plan throughout their lives.

Parent Involvement

Career Cruising is an important tool that we use to implement your child’s Individual Pathways Plan. All parents have access to the Parent Portal on Career Cruising where they can be involved in their child’s career development decisions and monitor their progress through the IPP implementation.  Your child will need to login to their Career Cruising account, click on the Share My IPP tab and then click the link to Invite Parent/Guardian.  This will allow you to follow your child throughout their IPP implementation.

Student Log in Information:

  • Go to Username:  waterloo  Password: 47500
  • Log into your personal account- Username: same as User Connect Password: Student Number
  • If your child has trouble logging in, please have them see their guidance counsellor


    For detailed information about your grade specific IPP, please click on the link below:

Southwood IPP


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP is financial aid to help students pay for college or university. There are many types of financial aid available to our students.  Find out more about OSAP at

A representative from Conestoga College will be holding an OSAP information meeting at Southwood in room 128 from 10:45 am-11:45am on Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

Pamphlets with additional information are also available from your guidance counsellor.