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High School Partnership Staff Development Program

The High School Partnership Staff Development Program provides an opportunity for one staff member from each Partnership High School to attend a Carleton University undergraduate or graduate level course for audit or credit (subject to course availability and prerequisites) during the fall (September-December), winter (January-April), fall/winter (September-April) or summer (May-August) academic session.

Download the Staff Development Nomination Form

  • Does it cost anything to participate?
    No, it does not. Once the candidate has been nominated and accepted, the tuition fees for the course and the special student administrative fees are waived.
  • How do I participate in this program?
    The Principal from each Partner school nominates a candidate for the Partnership Staff Development Program no later than August 1st for the fall or fall/winter session, December 1st for the winter session or April 15th for the summer session.
  • How do I know if I have been accepted?
    Once the candidate has been accepted, an email confirmation will be sent along with instructions on how to apply as a Special Student and register for courses.  Tuition fees for the course and the special student administrative fees are waived.

For information on courses at Carleton, please consult the Public Class Schedule at

Specialized Campus Tours

General Campus Tours and Faculty appointments are available through the Undergraduate Recruitment Office. If there are fewer than five students, you can book your tour online.

If there are more than five students, you can reserve a group tour using our online request form. Note that we need at least 7 days notice to book a group tour.

Partners' Conference

Carleton University’s Partners’ Conference is an exclusive event for our Partnership Schools in the Ottawa area. This annual event is a great opportunity for Grade 11 students to learn about research and teaching specializations, and engage with some of Carleton’s award-winning faculty. Grade 11 students will also networok with other high school students, giving them a chance to build new relationships. Students are selected through their High School Guidance Office/Student Services.

For more information, please contact Melany Cullen at 613-520-2600 ext. 8989.

Partners' Meeting

A meeting is held each academic year with members of the Carleton University Undergraduate Recruitment staff and the high school partners. These meetings provide the partners with an opportunity to discuss their individual high school’s partner activities as well as suggesting new joint initiatives for all partners to benefit from.

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