Academic Support

The Guidance office is a welcoming and comfortable environment for students, staff, and families. We provide academic support to students on their high school and post-secondary journey.

This comes in the form of academic, educational, career, and socio-emotional counseling. Guidance-CUPO helps deliver Ontario’s career development policy, Creating Pathways to Success. Moreover, we support the student’s approach to education and career/life planning. We work closely with students, families, and staff to help students achieve their personal and academic goals.

Guidance-CUPO works with students in a variety of ways:

  • Supports students in academic planning and course selection.
  • Helps students seek out special pathways and programs in secondary school that support their learning styles, interests, and needs.
  • Helps individual students to envision a plan for post-secondary and target some short and long term goals.
  • Supports students in establishing effective study plans, habits, and exam preparation skills.
  • College and University campus tours are arranged and provided for our students.
  • Meetings with College-University admissions and student support service counselors can be arranged.
  • Workshops are available for students to learn how best to prepare for web-based college and university applications, and interviews.
  • Assists students in completing college and university application forms, documents, etc.

Academic Support

The principal and guidance counsellor/teacher will provide options and suggestions to support students who require extra academic assistance. Through consultation with the classroom teacher and program support from guidance, the student’s success will be monitored and reviewed throughout the semester. Options for peer-tutoring programs, 1-1 tutoring sessions, onsite tutoring, and other services will be discussed as measures to ensure student success.

Educational Assistance

The primary responsibilities of an Educational Assistant include designing, supervising, assessing, and reporting on instructional programs. The classroom teacher may direct the daily work of the education assistant. The EA provides classroom support for the teacher. This may involve working closely with individual students who are having difficulty with the curriculum.