Graduation Information

News and information for our graduating students will be posted here throughout the year. Check back frequently for updates!


REMIND is a one-way text service that allows the Student Services Department to keep you informed with important information and reminders of upcoming events.

Graduating students (last name A-K) - Join through this link or by texting @smt2022 to 613-706-4074.

Graduating students (last name L-Z) - Join through this link or by texting @smtgrad22 to 613-706-4074.

Parents of 2022 grads - Join through this link or by texting @smtfam2022 to 613-706-4074.

Key Dates

Jan 13, 2022 - Deadline to submit your completed application to OUAC - Ontario Universities' Application Centre (Visit their website for the latest and most accurate information.)

Feb. 1, 2022 - Deadline to submit your completed application to OCAS - Ontario College Application Service. (Visit their website for the latest and most accurate information.)

Final Marks will be sent to OCAS and OUAC on ______, 2022.

Important Notice: In order to attend the 2022 graduation ceremony, students must have the 20 hours of community service completed by: TBD.

University Info / Virtual Visits -

Please click on this link to access information regarding the Ontario University Fair's virtual events happening this year. All Ontario universities will participate in these events. The events are free and anyone may attend. Each event will be divided up into four 30-minute sessions, where students can learn about the universities of their choice and ask questions.


  • Saturday, September 25, 12-2 pm (ET)

  • Tuesday, October 26, 5-7 pm (ET)


Ontario Universities' Fairs (OUFs)

In addition to these 2 events, Ontario universities continue to offer their own virtual events and tours, webinars, chats and more. To see upcoming university virtual offerings, visit the Tours and Events section on the Ontario Universities' Info website.

Ontario Universities:

Carleton U is offering a Virtual visit on Thursday, Oct. 7th at 4 p.m.

In Carleton’s presentation, you will hear about their undergraduate degree programs, generous scholarships and financial aid, residence, co-op, athletics, student services and the many advantages of studying in Canada’s capital. You will also have a chance to ask us questions to help you make the right choice!

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Learn More | Meeting options

Trent University -

Don't miss Trent University's upcoming Virtual Fall Preview

Saturday, October 2, 11 am – 2 pm

Hear from faculty and current students, explore program options, learn about admissions and scholarships and be entered into a draw to win free first year tuition. You also have a chance to win a Trent hoodie at each session. Register at

Wilfrid Laurier University -

View recruitment presentations and virtual tours.

Registration information can be found in the Virtual Laurier Experience

Out-of-Province Universities -

University of New Brunswick -

Visit their website for a lineup of brand-new events happening online this fall, including a Virtual Open House in November.

College Info / Virtual Visits -

Algonquin College -

Here is a welcome video and a poster with live links to show you how to connect with Algonquin College this year -

Attend a Virtual event, visit:

for more information.

Learn about Fall Preview

***Not all Universities and Colleges send info to schools. It's very important to regularly visit the University & College sites directly.***

Prom Info


Grad Retreat


Graduation Ceremony


School Letter

The school letter is awarded to graduates who have made outstanding contributions to our school community during their high school years and who model our school motto “Love & Dignity”. We strongly encourage students to submit the record of activities, (the application) at the end of each year. The activities need to be signed by teachers. If you wait until the end of grade 12 you may have difficulties tracking down teachers from a few years ago.

Post-secondary Planning

2020 Grade 12 INFO University & College .pdf

Applying to an Ontario University

Application to an Ontario university is done through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC).

A Guide to Applying to Ontario's Universities

Deadlines are important - OUAC online applications for equal consideration will be due in mid-January (date TBA). Graduates require their confidential PIN number which will be mailed to them by OUAC. Students will receive the PIN letter at their home address.

Important dates for (OUAC) university applications:

January 13, 2022 - Deadline to submit your completed application to the OUAC

May 27, 2022 - The latest date all high school applicants can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes an offer of admission; a refusal; or a deferral, once additional information is received

June 1, 2022 - The earliest date an Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment.

Applying to an Ontario College

Applying to college is done on-line through the Ontario College Application System (OCAS). Read full details about applying to colleges in Ontario.

  • Review the online application tutorials and important dates.

  • Ontario Colleges start receiving application data (marks) mid-November.

  • Create your username and password when first logging in. Keep the username and password in a safe place, as you will need it when you return to your application to make changes or check the status of your application.

  • Write down your OCAS application number. You will need this number if you contact OCAS or the colleges for information.

Important dates for College applications:

October 2020 - Online application service opens

February 1, 2021 - First application deadline.

February 1, 2021 - Earliest offer date. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or waitlists are established.

May 1, 2021 - Deadline to confirm offers of acceptance.

June 2021 - Payment of tuition deposit is due. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline

Workplace Transition Information

Working in Canada is a new government website loaded with valuable information.

A great starting point is to click on List of Occupations, browse the many occupations, click on one and scroll through the pages to read about wages, job descriptions, employment trends, etc.

Employment Projection Use the drop down menu for NOC Title to select a job, click on Employment in the Available Components box. You can look at the numbers or convert it to a graph to look at employment trends for various occupations.


List of Trades in Ontario

Virtual Tours of Apprenticeship Programs in Ontario

Financial Assistance and Scholarship Information

Financial Assistance:

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Scholarship Information:

Students seeking scholarship opportunities are encouraged to explore these sites:

Honors and Awards Information

See the OCSB Graduation Bursaries and Awards document for a full listing of all awards offered by the school board, as well as specific requirements and application deadlines.

All applicants must complete the SMTHS Graduation Information form and print a hard copy to be considered for any of the awards/bursaries. See Student Services for the application form. Note that many of the awards/bursaries also require a supplement application.

Deadlines: All applicants must meet the Student Services deadline to be considered for the award/bursary.

Application Submission: A hard copy of your application must be submitted by the deadline to Student Services.