Students must have a referral from their Guidance Counselor to make an appointment with the following:
Ms. Ferguson, M.A., C.
Psych Assoc., Psychological Associate member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario
As a member of the support team to A.Y. Jackson S.S. , the school Psychological Associate collaborates with educators, parents and other professionals, on a consultative basis. The goal is to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. School personnel set priorities and request their services which can include counseling and/or identifying and addressing learning, behavior and mental health issues that may be interfering with school success.
Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
Ms. Parsons BSW
Tuesday’s - and every Thursday
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board and Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services have been in partnership for a number of years now to provide confidential school based counselling to students. The purpose of this program is to help, encourage and support students, and families, who have any alcohol or other drug issues or concerns. At AY Jackson, Liz Parsons is the school based counselor and she is available in guidance to meet with students. Referrals come from administration, guidance and even parents can contact Liz for assistance. By working together as a team, A.Y. Jackson and Rideauwood can encourage student success by identifying potential issues or concerns early which may ultimately keep students on track as they complete their high school year. Liz can be reached at A.Y. 613-836-5194 or at Rideauwood 613 724-4881 ext. 316.
School Social Worker
Mr. Van Mourik, MSW, RSW
(a member in good standing of the College of Professional Social Workers and Social Service Workers)
Mr. Van Mourik is the school assigned Social Worker and his role is to support and provide resources to families in crisis. He can do this either through direct service or community referral. He is experienced and comfortable working with individuals, couples, and/or families. He is also the schools attendance officer and supports students and their families in this important area as well.
Mr. White is the school assigned behavior support consultant. Guidance counselors refer students with behavioral issues to Mr. White to determine what the student needs are and to foster a better learning environment for student and teacher.
Additional Support Programs
J-Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes grade nine students and helps them feel comfortable throughout their first year of high school. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, J-Crew trains grade eleven and twelve students to be Leaders. As positive role models, J-Crew Leaders are motivators, leaders and counsellors who guide all grade nines to discover what it takes to be successful during your transition to high school.
The AY Jackson Student Success Team helps identify and support struggling students as they strive to meet the challenges of the secondary school curriculum. These teachers also coordinate student support and intervention programs that lead towards more productive, meaningful learning experiences for all students. There are many parts of the Student Success Support at AY Jackson:
Academic support for students: These short interventions give students the opportunity to get caught up on missed assignments due to illness or personal issues
Credit Recovery: This program allows diligent students who have fallen behind to recover previously unsuccessful credits attempted.
Teacher and classroom support: The student success room can be used to help small groups of students complete a unit, a task or projects when more time is needed.
Year long support: The student success team will also help students with organizational skills, exam preparation, studying habits, healthy lifestyles, academic honesty, etc.