Student Services/Guidance

Welcome to the Huntsville High School (HHS) Guidance Department. Services include:

  • School program coordination
  • Career and vocational counselling
  • Post-secondary academic planning
  • Parent-teacher liaison
  • Monitoring of student progress
  • Personal counselling

Meet the team

Students are assigned by last name to a counsellor who will work with the student until graduation. Students and/or parents/guardians are free to request a change of counsellor for another person to work with the student.

Ms Vanessa Taylor
Guidance counsellor for last names A – G
Email: [email protected]
Extension 35032

Mr. Nico Byl
Head of Student Services
Guidance counsellor for last names H – N
Email: [email protected]
Extension 35026

Ms Ally Myers
Guidance counsellor for last names O – Z
Email: [email protected]
Extension 35024

Mrs. Lisa Poulos
Student Services computer operator and secretary
Email: [email protected]
Extension 35021

Ms Jackie Sheridan
Student Services secretary
Email [email protected]
Extension 35022

Make an appointment

Complete the Guidance Appointment Request Form to make an appointment with a guidance counselor. Please note that if an appointment is missed it is the student’s responsibility to contact the office and re-schedule.

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Guidance services

Submit your hours online through the Community Involvement page.

Visit the Course Selection page on our website for all information regarding course selection.

Sexual Health Services are provided by staff from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. A nurse visits the school regularly to meet with students. Services include birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, sexuality counselling, and consultation/advice on school projects.

General information


If you need a transcript, please contact a Guidance Secretary (see above). It will take 48 hours to produce a transcript.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements

New requirements

eLearning credit: students are required to earn two online learning credits to graduate from secondary school, beginning with every student who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year.
Adult learners entering the Ontario secondary school system in 2023-2024 or later will be required to meet this graduation requirement and may opt themselves out of the requirement. The graduation requirement is intended to support students in developing familiarity and comfort with working and learning in a fully online environment, as well as developing digital literacy and other important transferable skills that will help prepare them for success after graduation and in all aspects of their lives.

To opt-out of eLearning, complete the HHS Opt-out of e-learning graduation requirement form.

Grade 9 and 10 technological education credit: beginning with students entering Grade 9 in September 2024, all students will now be required to earn a Grade 9 or 10 technological education credit as part of their OSSD. This new learning graduation requirement will expose Ontario’s students to at least one technological education course.

Honour roll

Honour roll is calculated using the final grades earned for courses during the regular school year.

Grade 9: 80 percent average or higher of eight courses.

Grade 10: 80 percent average or higher of eight courses.

Grade 11: 80 percent average or higher of (top) seven courses.

Grade 12: 80 percent average or higher of (top) six courses, taken in your graduating year.

Ontario Scholar: 80 percent average or higher of six Grade 12 courses. Courses do not need to be taken all in your graduating year.


  • Visit the Post-secondary Pathways page for information on apprenticeships, college, community, university, and workplace pathways
  • Visit the Programs page for information on cooperative education, dual credits, OYAP, SHSm, and SWAC.

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