Guidance Counselors are assigned to students by last name.
A – B Mr. Horn – Office hours
C – M Ms. Collins – Office hours
N – Z Ms. Labelle – Office hours
There are three counsellors and we each have an office in the department. If we wish to meet with you, you will receive a guidance form in your “first period of the day” class with a date and time to come down to Guidance. If you are writing a test or giving a presentation etc., your teacher can call down and let us know and we will make another time available. You can always come down between classes and we can reschedule as well. If you need to make an appointment to see one of us, come into Guidance before classes begin, at break, at lunch or after school and fill out a guidance request sheet. They are located beside the door. We try to see you as soon as possible. If you have not heard anything and it has been a few days, please come down and check to see if your appointment has been booked. Sometimes the slips don’t get to your homeroom, or you are not there the day they are handed out.
We work with you with respect to the following topics.
Timetable and/or Option Sheets: In grades 10, 11, and 12 we can help you with questions concerning your course choices. If you find that you have signed up for an inappropriate class and if it is early enough, we can try to fix your timetable. For any problems or question concerning your timetable, visit us.
Career Information: We do not expect you to know what you are doing once high school is finished. Instead we expect you to be active in the search for what will be a good “next step” for you. We have plenty of information and websites that will help you in your search.
College/University Information: This becomes more important in grades 10, 11, 12. We are able to give you information about what courses you need to take while you are with us in order to get into various programs in postsecondary institutions. For example, there are different program requirements for university programs than for college ones.
Personal or Academic Issues: Sharing with someone who knows you well – parent(s) is an excellent place to start, but occasionally you may feel the need to talk with someone who is not in any way connected to you. We are available to talk with you, to give you names of others to talk with you, or to find community resources that you may find helpful. Our office conversations are confidential. There are only two occasions where we must enlist outside help 1. if there is a danger of you being hurt by others or by yourself and 2. If you feel you are in danger of hurting someone else.
Community Service: Every student must complete 40 hours of community service in order to graduate high school. We have information on placements and the forms needed to fulfill this requirement.
Any time you don’t know who to speak to about any school issues, feel free to start with us. We will help you or at least steer you in the right direction.