There are a number of possible ways to ensure that you will get the most out of your junior high school experience and we want to make sure that you are adjusting and doing well throughout
the year. If problems arise, remember that help is available from your teacher, counsellor, success coach or the administration. The bottom line is that we are here to help you reach your goals and
feel comfortable. There really is a special feeling at Ottewell – come and experience it for yourself!
Sneak a Peek
Specialized transition session for grade 7 students and parents only, held at the end of August.
Academic Support Centre
The Academic Support Centre (ASC) is designed to provide additional support to students in the core subject areas. Student participation in the
ASC is determined in collaboration between students, parents, teachers and administration. Students may receive one on one and/or small group support up to three times per week in their timetable.
At Ottewell, we take a firm stand on assessment completion. Student achievement is certainly impacted by a failure to complete homework or turn in assignments. We are pleased to provide multiple opportunities throughout each week for students to complete any missed assignments. Our goal is for every student to demonstrate their very best!
Noon-hour Help Sessions
Individualized assistance is available in Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies every lunch hour. The schedule of teachers and classrooms for this assistance is posted throughout the school. Students are encouraged to drop in to obtain additional instruction and help, either individually or in a small group setting.
Ottewell offers varying streams of core academic classes, including two Academic Challenge classes per grade, to meet individual students’ learning needs as well as a rich variety of complementary courses.
Ottewell is a district site for CLS and CLS-BLA. For more information about these programs please contact the school.
Guidance Counselling and Success Coach
Ottewell School provides counselling assistance for students who may require help with social, emotional and personal concerns. No student should hesitate to seek help when it is required. Students can arrange to access assistance by requesting an appointment through the general office or making direct contact with our counsellor or success coach.
- Counsellor and success coach on staff
- Academic, career, and personal counselling
- High school program and post-secondary information
- Study skills workshops
- Learning, study and test-taking assistance
- Specialized programming, special accommodations assistance
- Community support services referrals
Grade 9 Student Resource Center (EdQuest)
These student resources are developed to assist you in your studies. Regardless of which textbook you are using, the resources here will help you cover the curriculum, by providing support to help you review the material covered in class and provide practice tests, to prepare you for in-class and take-home tests covering the science principles, concepts and applications you will be evaluated on. It is our hope that you will find these resources useful. Science 9 Notes and Review Materials
Grade 9 Math Resources and Practice
Visit the IXL Math Website for information and practice for grade 9 math.
High School Programming
Using the Edmonton Public Schools High School Planning Information to plan your high school studies will get you to where you want to go. The choices you make today will help you to achieve your goals, discover your interests, and develop the skills you need to succeed in school and in life. Students will get information regarding various high school options throughout their time at Ottewell which may involve presentations and various field trips. We also encourage students to visit high school open houses for more information. Students are always welcome to come to the office and speak to their administrator for one on one guidance.
Career Pathways learning opportunities encourage students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to think about, explore and plan what their life might look like beyond school.
Career Pathways is about supporting all students from early learning to high school completion and beyond, by engaging them in meaningful learning opportunities that reduce barriers and open doors. Through relevant and often rigorous projects, activities and experiences, students are inspired to get curious about the world around them and make important connections to potential career pathways. These learning experiences often stretch well beyond the classroom and give students enduring knowledge and skills they can apply to whatever comes their way—from the world of work to living a life of dignity and fulfillment.
Ottewell supports career pathways work by providing various opportunities within regular programming, option classes, OtteWELL Day, presentations and various field trips.
At Ottewell School we are pleased to offer students access to our Snack Shack every day during the lunch break. We provide a variety of healthy food choices for students and staff to enjoy for lunch. We have fresh milk and hot water for students who may need it to cook their lunch. Microwaves are also available for students to warm their lunch.