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Student Services

The Guidance Department works to foster the total development of all students in conjunction with parents, staff, administrators, and community agencies. The guidance and career education program is a vital and integral part of a secondary school program. Through the program, students will acquire the knowledge and skills that they need in order to learn effectively, to live and to work co-operatively and productively with a wide range of people, to set and pursue education and career goals, and to carry out their social responsibilities. The program will be delivered through various means, including classroom instruction, orientation and exit programs, career exploration activities, as well as individual assistance and short-term counselling.

It is important for you to become familiar with the role of your guidance counsellor for:

Academic Counselling:

including course selection and planning, post-secondary program requirements, levels of difficulty and their implications, direct work entry and apprenticeship information.

Students must give very careful thought to their course selections on their option sheets that they complete in the spring as this information is then used to build the school's timetable and provide staffing for the following school year. Consequently, once a student's timetable has been created, requests for changes of any kind will only be considered if extenuating circumstances exist.

The Guidance Department will provide you with information on apprenticeships, colleges, universities, prerequisite courses for specific programs, as well as employment information.

Career Counselling:

Providing information on the career development process, career search and course planning.

Personal Counselling:

Available to you when you wish to discuss personal and interpersonal problems. Referrals are made to the school Youth Worker, system support staff or community agencies when appropriate.

Attendance Counselling:

Provided when referrals are made by teachers, parents and school administration.

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