grade 11 nelson students

How many hours do I need to graduate?

For the 2021-2022 school year, graduating students are only required to complete 20 hours of community service. For all other grades, the requirement of 40 hours is still in place. Students can start accumulating their hours in the summer following their grade 8 year.

The rules around how they can be accumulated have also been modified, due to COVID restrictions.


If you worked, you can claim 10 hours. You will need to download a reflection form (below), write a reflection, and use the Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the reflection form. You will also need to submit your paystub, showing your hours, using the same Submit Community Service hours link (below).


If you helped around the house, you will need to download a reflection form (below), write a reflection, and use

the Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the reflection form. You also need to download the Tracking Sheet (below) and complete it, claiming how many hours you helped, and use the same Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the form.


If you volunteered, you will need to submit EITHER a letter from the organization that you volunteered for that has a letterhead, a signature from the supervising person and the number of hours that you volunteered OR you will need to download the Tracking Sheet (below) and complete it, indicating how many hours you volunteered, and have it signed by the supervisor. The letter or the sheet then needs to be submitted using the same Submit Community Service hours link (below).


All hours need to be submitted via the link below. You can only submit one file at a time, but you can submit multiple times.


How to submit hours:

Here is a link to the reflection form: Reflection form

Here is a link to the tracking sheet for any hours that needs to be completed and signed: Tracking Sheet

Here is a link to submit your tracking sheet, once it is completed: Submit Community Service hours


Search here for opportunities: Volunteer Halton SPARK Ontario

Check here for ideas from the board: HDSB ideas during COVID

what do I need to know when choosing?

If you are planning on going to University or College, you will need to know what prerequisites are required for your program. Do some research to ensure that you have made the right choices.

As a minimum to apply to University, you will need 6 courses with 4U or 4M in the course code; for example, ENG4U1 or TDJ4M1.

How do i choose my courses for grade 12?

We start talking to you about this process in November but your final course selection for next year isn't done until February.

Start planning now by using the High School Planner option on myBlueprint. Login using the "School Account Log In" option.

Course descriptions and required prerequisites can be found here. Use the flowchart to determine what you need to take a grade 12 course.

interested in contextualized learning?

Pathways Programs are contextualized learning experiences that incorporate real world situations, curriculum integration, and cross-curricular literacy and numeracy. Explore OYAP, SHSM and Specialized programs offered by HDSB.

Start your exploration here: Halton Pathways programs

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Video Presentation: Nelson Grade 11 Presentation Oct 2020

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Grade 11 University student

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In the video, there are a number of links to websites to be used for research. Once you have viewed the video, please open the slide presentation below to use any of the links.

Slide Presentation with active links: Grade 11 Presentation Oct 2020 slides

If you have any Community Service Hours that need to be submitted, please use the form below to submit them. You will need to scan any letters or forms and attach them with your submission.

Community Service Hours: Community Service Hours submission form