Our Academic Advisor supports students throughout their time in the Senior School to map out their future postsecondary pathway. Making decisions about one’s future can be a daunting and challenging task with the ever changing and competitive landscape of university and college admissions. Additionally, students now more than ever require more than just strong academic qualifications; they require effective communication and problem solving skills as well as a demonstrated interest in a specific area of study coupled with their co-curricular involvement.
The Academic Advisor serves as a resource to both students and parents, offering guidance and up to date information related to the CEGEP and university admissions processes for Canadian, American and International schools. Our Career Education course also delves into an Introduction to the World of Work through tasks such as resume creation and interviewing skills, as well as Career Day and Speed Mentoring in conjunction with our Old Girls Association.
Whether through individual sessions or career education classes, the academic advising programme assists students in three main areas; Reflection of Self, Exploration of Interests and Options, and Defining of Individual Academic and Career Goals with “Best Fit Criteria”. At the heart of every class or advising session is the belief that each student is an individual in relation to their own academic, career and lifelong goals. These goals and pathways can and will change as they grow and develop. Students are reminded that social and emotional learning, wellbeing and personal development are at the core of their postsecondary planning.
Academic Advising Includes
• Assistance with course selection and planning of prerequisite courses
• Identification of programs of study related to interests and strengths
• Liaise with CEGEP and University admissions personnel
• Information evenings for the postsecondary admissions process
• Communication related to Open Houses and University representative visits
• Coordination of applications (transcripts, letters of recommendation)
• Maintaining extensive current resources of postsecondary options