About Us

About St. Nicholas Adult High School

St. Nicholas Adult High School provides flexible asynchronous online credit classes to enable adult students to complete high school, upgrade marks or earn prerequisites. We are open to all adults 18+ years of age and older living in the Ottawa Area. We provide:

  • Flexible, asynchronous teacher supported 
  • The opportunity to earn your high school diploma,  upgrade and/or earn prerequisites for post-secondary
  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) or Mature Student Evaluations for eligible adults
  • Credits@Work for employed students
  • Academic, career and personal counselling
  • Weekly registration throughout the school year

Where we are located

We have two school locations. Our Central location on Graham Avenue has classrooms equipped with computers, printers, WiFi, and power outlets so that students can come in and work away. Our West location on Admiral Avenue has a large welcoming learning commons area where students can work alone or with their teachers. There are computers available, as well as a printer/photocopier, WiFi, and many power outlets.

Who we are as staff

Don MurphyPrincipal
Mark O'ConnorVice Principal, Central campus
Wanda SymesVice Principal, West campus
Ben VallatiSuperintendent of Continuing and Community Education
Mark D. MullanChairperson, Ottawa Catholic School Board
James HallarnGuidance Lead Teacher
Tammy CoyleGuidance Teacher
Jill BaizanaIntake & Assessment Officer, Central Campus
Trudy LothianIntake & Assessment Officer, West Campus
Crystal KettlesSenior Office Administrator
Najwa Al-KhouryGuidance Office Administrator (Central Campus)
Audrey BarrettAdministrative Assistant (West Campus)
Samantha GainesAdministrative Assistant (West Campus)
Crystal GordonGuidance Office Administrator (West Campus)
Luciana PaladeauAdministrative Assistant (West Campus)

How Student Services helps

We are here to answer your questions and to work alongside you as you pursue your goals. At Student Services, we provide:

  • intake and assessment services
  • credit checks and learning plans
  • educational and career guidance
  • crisis support
  • speakers and workshops on relevant topics
  • breakfast program; Food and clothing cupboard
  • information/referrals to helping agencies
  • information on college and universities
  • on-line interest/skills inventories to help you in your career choices