The Guidance Program at St. Charles College focuses on student orientation, education, and career planning, linkages with post-secondary institutions such as universities and community colleges, as well as apprenticeship and workplace initiatives. The monitoring of student progress, and the development of special programs such as peer tutoring and remediation programs for at-risk students are also key programs. Large and small group sessions in guidance related topics are integrated into the total school program. Referrals to school resource personnel and community and social services are facilitated by the guidance counsellor for those seeking help with individual, social and emotional problems.
The Academic Services Department counsellors help students plan ahead by providing:
- individual counselling about courses and careers, as well as interest and aptitude tests to assist students to discover their interests.
- printed information, including Guidance news about colleges, universities and workplace opportunities and computer services to assist students learn about careers
- information about scholarships and financial aid for further education and help in finding jobs
- referrals to School Board and community agencies for help with individual problems
Although Guidance counsellors attempt to contact students every year with regard to future plans, students should request an interview at a time best for themselves rather than waiting to be contacted.
Student Services/Guidance Links
Getting Great Grades
Ontario Skills Passport
Community Service Hours Form
Kids Help Phone
Electronic Information – University Guide
Our Student Success Department works hand-in-hand to support Guidance, the Literacy Coach as well as the students at St. Charles College. The Student Success Teacher helps our students who are at risk of failing to get on track. The Student Success Department offers students a lunch drop-in homework club, as well as an after school homework club. Students can also ask their classroom teacher to leave class to work in the Student Success area through out the day if they need a quiet place to work that is free from distractions. The department also offers some students the option to complete credit recovery if they were close to passing their course. This means that they can complete the necessary assignments to achieve the credit that they were unsuccessful at attaining the first time round.
about the Student Success Strategy in Ontario, visit http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/studentsuccess.html.