Guidance Department

General Information

Students are invited to visit the guidance office to obtain information about CEGEP, vocational education, selection of high school courses, as well as graduation requirements. Students can make their own appointments to discuss personal matters as well. Conversations are confidential, but students who are under 14 require their parents’ permission for ongoing personal counselling.

The following topics come up in the guidance office:  

  • Can I get into CEGEP with the marks I have?

  • What grade 10 and 11 courses do I need to take for a particular CEGEP program?

  • I am considering a trade program and need more information.

  • I need help making friends.

  • My parents are getting divorced.

  • Someone I was close to died.

  • I feel very stressed and anxious a lot of the time.

  • I don’t know what I want to do after high school.

  • I think I might be pregnant.

The JRHS guidance department is excited to announce that all John Rennie (secondary 1 through 5) students have access to an excellent career exploration tool called Xello. In order to access Xello, students must visit their Student Fusion Portal. There is a link in Fusion to Xello. Xello allows students to explore their interests through career quizzes and discover post-secondary institutions throughout Canada.

To request a guidance appointment, students are asked to please fill in this Google form or visit the guidance office at recess or lunch to fill in a paper form. Students and parents can also reach Ms. Fuga via email at mfuga@lbpsb.qc.ca.



Graduation Requirements

Students graduating from John Rennie High School earn a Quebec Secondary School Diploma in General Education. The requirements for graduation are: 54 credits in total from Secondary IV (Grade 10) and Secondary V (Grade 11), 20 of which must be from Secondary V. These credits must include:

  • Secondary IV Mathematics

  • Secondary IV Science

  • Secondary IV History and Citizenship

  • Secondary IV Art option

  • Secondary V English Language Arts

  • Secondary V French Second Language

  • Secondary V Ethics and Religious Culture or Physical Education and Health

These courses allow a student to enter some programs at CEGEP directly including most Social Science profiles and Arts, Literature, and Communications (ALC). However, many programs require specific pre-requisites beyond graduation requirements. For example, the Natural Science program requires Science Math from secondary V as well as Chemistry and Physics. Please contact our Guidance Department for more information.




Grade 10 Guidance Information
Fall 2023
Grade 11 Guidance Information
Fall 2023



Vocational Education

Vocational education is an interesting option that frequently gets overlooked when students and parents are considering the “next step” after high school. Trade programs are varied and lead to real jobs. I encourage all students and parents to familiarize themselves with what vocational training has to offer.    

Vocational programs might be of interest to many different types of students. Do you fall into any of these categories?

  • Are you looking for a hands-on learning environment where you would spend a considerable amount of time as an active participant in your education?

  • Are you hoping for a short educational path that gets you into a well-paying job within two years of completing high school?

  • Do you want to be a chef, electrician, esthetician, or carpenter?

Vocational education has a lot to offer. Please take some time to learn more by visiting the following websites:


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