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Alternate Name OCDSB ; OCR ; Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Adult High School
300 Rochester St, Suite 202
Ottawa, ON K1R 7N4
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Intersection Rochester St and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) Assists all newly arriving and returning students, who speak a first language other than English and who will be living within the service boundaries 
Will check documents for school * assess students in literacy, numeracy, English and first language * contact schools for placement (English as a Second Language, English Literacy Development, regular programs and special needs) * check documents for immunizations * provide information about the school and the community 
Adults looking for English as a Second Language and Language (ESL) Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs are referred to the programs offered by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, through Continuing Education, at 440 Albert St, 613-239-2656
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Jul-Aug, closed first two weeks of July
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
All new and returning students to Canada who speak a first language other than English and will who live within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board boundaries
Application Call to make an appointment * bring immigration status document, previous school records, proof of address, immunization records, and the school aged children to the appointment
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Greek ; Somali ; Spanish ; Cantonese
Fees None
Service Categories Foreign Student Advisement ; Language Proficiency Testing ; Language Proficiency Testing ~ Grade School Students ; Return to Education Support ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Education Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-239-2416
Fax 613-239-5990
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Primary Contact Mariana Hammoud, Office Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Jennifer Adams, Director of Education
Alternate Executive Naya Markanastasakis, FRC Coordinator K-12; Email:
Other Details
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119249233 RR0003
Elections Trustees are elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Operates under the Education Act and its regulations

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