Guidance & Student Services
Students may meet with their counsellor to discuss career opportunities. The Guidance Department supports career education in the school through:
- grade 10 compulsory Career Studies course;
- inventories (interest, personality);
- post-secondary (college and university) information events;
- cooperative education & coop fair;
- speakers and presentations on careers, volunteer & employment opportunities.
Students experiencing personal and/or emotional issues may meet with a teacher-counsellor to discuss their concerns. Students with serious difficulties may be referred to the school child and youth worker, school social worker or school psychologist.
Personal concerns may include:
- death of a friend or family member
- bullying/harassment via social media
- conflict with family/peer/staff
- mental illness (anxiety, depression, eating disorder)
- abuse (substance, physical, sexual)
- economic concerns
- health (serious illness, STD's, contraception)
- LGBTQ issue
Students may meet with their counsellor to discuss their high school program, diploma requirements, prerequisites and post-secondary options. Teacher-counsellors may also assist with employment and volunteer opportunities, resumes, time management skills, exam preparation, study skills, registration for courses at night school, summer school and online (www.creditprograms.ca) .
Students experiencing academic difficulties are encouraged to take advantage of various free tutoring opportunities which may include the following:
- individual subject teacher tutoring;
- math tutoring in morning , at lunch (check Math Dept.);
- lunch time tutoring in room NO1;
- TVO online math tutoring;
- peer tutoring.
Information regarding post-secondary information, presentations and applications is disseminated to all grade 12 students via homeroom visits, in print format, through assemblies, oral announcements, posted announcements and Academic Workspace. Important dates are also noted in the school agenda. All students have the opportunity to attend university and college fairs and various post-secondary school visits to WHCI. All students are encouraged to view the Guidance bulletin boards which highlight information on post-secondary events, scholarships, jobs, volunteering, apprenticeship and community supports.