(905)646-9884 535 Lake Street, St Catharines, Ontario L2N 4H7 CA

Frequently Asked Summer Questions

What do I need to bring to registration?

Bring cheques or cash for any fees still owing (activity fee, outstanding textbooks, library fees etc), for your Spiritual Life Centre donation, and for any balance still owing to the Eden Uniform Store  

What will I receive at registration?

Your child’s handbook, timetable, school information package, parent handbook, uniform pieces you have pre-ordered etc.

What if we are on holidays the week of registration?

If you are out of town during registration either come to the guidance office on the first day of school  with your payments owing and pick up your child’s timetable etc., or ask a family friend to come to registration during August 31 and September 2 with your payments owing to complete registration for you.

When will the uniform store be open?

The uniform store will be open during registration each day, August 31 to September 2 from 9:00 – 3:00

Where will registration be?

In the Eden High School cafeteria.

If I have not already done so but would like to register my child for Eden, what is the process? When the registration begins on August 31 – September 2, attend the registration and speak to the staff in the Guidance Department to begin the paperwork.  If your child is entering grade 10-12 you should bring along a Request for Transfer Form and a Credit Counseling Summary from your child’s current school.

What if my child is still on the waiting list? When will I hear if they may be accepted? 

The school is closed for the summer, staff are not back until August 31. On or after August 31 contact the

Guidance Department to see what the status of your child’s application is.


Why DoL?

    Demonstration of Learning grew out of the work of former Superintendent John Stainsby and Principal Fred Louws. During 2011, Mr. Stainsby spoke to over 1400 DSBN students in Grades 9 and 10 Applied and Open Classes. He asked students several questions focusing around the following question: “What might encourage you to do better in school?”

The students’ responses to these questions led to the idea of exam exemptions based on student performance. As a result, students co-created exam exemption criteria and Demonstration of Learning began to be implemented across the DSBN. 

Data shows that DoL…

  • increases student engagement (improvement in attendance, submission of work, perseverance, performing consistently over the course of the semester; performing at the provincial level or above);
  • moves student performance to the next level;
  • supports teacher practice in meeting student learning needs.

What are the criteria?

The following categories outline the criteria students must demonstrate in order to be granted an exemption from the final summative exam.  

  • Final Course Mark -Minimum 70% (Provincial Standard) on both the term mark leading up to exams and the DoL Culminating Activity
  • Attendance – Maximum 9 days for 1 credit courses and a maximum of 5 days for Civics and Careers (School-related absences for teams/events do not count. Vacations, out of school sports, and illness do count against the attendance maximums)
  • Assignments – All major assignments completed
  • Suspensions – No suspensions

How will I know if my student has been exempted from an exam?

The Demonstration of Learning is an opportunity for all students who are in Grades 9 and 10 open and applied level courses. If your son/daughter meets the above listed criteria, then they will be exempt from their open or applied level exam. They do have the option of writing should they wish to do so. 

Students in Grade 9 and 10 open and applied level courses will receive a DoL certificate at the end of each semester. This certificate will list each of their open and/or applied level courses and will indicate whether or not they have to write an exam for that course. 

Exempt students do not have to show up to school on the day of their exempted exam. Non- exempt students will need to be ready to write the exam beginning at 8:50 am on the corresponding exam day.

If you have questions or concerns about your son or daughter’s exemption status, please contact your son/daughter’s teacher.