Career Counselling

Division Career Counselling

 

Our St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1 Career Counselling program aims to increase high school completion and, with the help from our Career Counsellors, help students be successful both in school and after high school. Our Career Counsellors meet individually with grade 9-12 students to discuss and assist with the following topics: 

  • High school course planning and review of graduation requirements

  • High school and summer programs

  • Career assessment and interest inventories

  • Researching occupations

  • Post-secondary planning and applications

  • Writing resume and cover letter 

  • Job interviews and job search

  • Finding and applying for scholarships/funding

We also offer many services to students and parents:

  • Access to myBlueprint, our online career and life planning program for grades 7-12

  • Classroom and evening presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, such as career planning, Personality Dimensions, funding post-secondary, writing scholarship essays, and study skills

  • Organize guest speakers and field trips to post-secondary institutions

  • Organize our annual ELAA Post-Secondary Night in the fall

  • Coordinate our local scholarship program 

Our Career Counsellors

Angele Morrison, Division Career Counsellor

 

Angele works with grade 12 students at the Regional High School, grade 9-12 students at the F.G. Miller Jr/Sr High School, students from St. Paul Alternate Education Centre, and Elk Point Outreach School. If you have any questions for Angele, you can reach her at 780-614-7458 or email: morrange@sperd.ca

Margie Kaprowski, Division Career Counsellor 

Margie works closely with our grade 10 and 11 students at St. Paul Regional High School and grade 9-12 students at Ecole Mallaig School. Margie can be contacted at 780-614-1365 or email: kaprmarg@sperd.ca

Deborah Mandrusiak, Division Career Counsellor 

Deborah works with our grade 9-12 students at Two Hills School, Two Hills Mennonite School and New Myrnam School. Deb can be contacted at 780-614-1295 or email: manddebo@sperd.ca

Cheryl Lindquist, Career Counsellor

 

Cheri works out of the Heinsburg Community School with students in grade 9-12.  You can contact Cheri at 780-943-3913 or email: lindcher@sperd.ca

Doris Vallee, Career Counsellor

Doris is available to meet with grade 9 - 12 students and families at the Ashmont School. To schedule an appointment with Doris, please contact the school at 780-726-3777 or email her at valldori@sperd.ca

Division Career Counselling

 

Our St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1 Career Counselling program aims to increase high school completion and, with the help from our Career Counsellors, help students be successful both in school and after high school. Our Career Counsellors meet individually with grade 9-12 students to discuss and assist with the following topics: 

  • High school course planning and review of graduation requirements

  • High school and summer programs

  • Career assessment and interest inventories

  • Researching occupations

  • Post-secondary planning and applications

  • Writing resume and cover letter 

  • Job interviews and job search

  • Finding and applying for scholarships/funding

We also offer many services to students and parents:

  • Access to myBlueprint, our online career and life planning program for grades 7-12

  • Classroom and evening presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, such as career planning, Personality Dimensions, funding post-secondary, writing scholarship essays, and study skills

  • Organize guest speakers and field trips to post-secondary institutions

  • Organize our annual ELAA Post-Secondary Night in the fall

  • Coordinate our local scholarship program 

Upcoming Events and Career Calendar

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2020 ELAA Post-Secondary Night

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 - 8:00pm

ONLINE Event

This year, we are hosting our first VIRTUAL Post-Secondary Night on Thursday September 24, 2020 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm. In this new online format, students will be able to enter a virtual conference hall and click their way through each post-secondary institution's booth. Each booth will have a representative from that institution who can answer your questions and help you explore your options after high school. This event is open to all students in our school division, regardless of grade level, as well as their families. More details about the event can be found on this flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p4gOEnJqI4-6ZzT1BcNozPr_Bhv9Ts7y6zB6QpU2noc/edit?usp=sharing

To register in advance, please visit https://elaa.6connex.com/event/alberta/student/login

At the time of the event, please revisit this site to login. Also one lucky student will receive a FREE Chromebook and printer!! Connect with your Career Counsellor in the chat box to get your name entered in the draw. 

Upcoming Career & Post-Secondary Virtual Events 2020-2021

This year, many events have moved from being on campus to being online. No need to travel to a post-secondary when now you have tour campus all from the comfort of your home. Our Career Counsellors have been keeping this list updated as new events are announced. Click on the image to the right and take a look at all the events you can take part in. This is a great way to explore your options after high school.

Here's our 2020/21 Dates At A Glance ELAA poster with other important dates and contact information for each of their participating post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Click on the image to the right to download the poster.

Below is our Google Career Calendar with important post-secondary dates and deadlines, as well as scholarship deadlines to help our students and parents stay on track this year.

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High School Planning

 

High School Diploma Graduation Requirements:

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

100 CREDITS including the following:

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 30 LEVEL (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)

  • SOCIAL STUDIES – 30 LEVEL (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)

  • MATHEMATICS – 20 LEVEL (Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-3)

  • SCIENCE – 20 LEVEL (Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)

  • CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

  • 10 CREDITS IN ANY COMBINATION FROM: 

    • Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

    • Fine Arts courses

    • Second Languages courses

    • Physical Education 20 and/or 30

    • Knowledge and Employability courses 

    • Registered Apprenticeship Program courses 

    • Locally developed/acquired and authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages or Knowledge and Employability occupational courses

  •  10 CREDITS IN ANY 30-LEVEL COURSE FROM (IN ADDITION TO A 30-LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND A 30-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE)

    • ​30-level locally developed/acquired and authorized courses

    • Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses

    • 30-level Work Experience courses

    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses

    • 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program courses

    • 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses

    • Special Projects 30

We also work with students who are working towards their Certificates of High School Achievement. More information about the requirements for this can be found in our Guide to Education.

Diploma Exams

Students taking the following courses will have a diploma exam to write.  

  • Biology 30

  • Chemistry 30

  • English Language Arts 30–1

  • English Language Arts 30–2

  • Français 30–1

  • French Language Arts 30–1

  • Mathematics 30–1

  • Mathematics 30–2

  • Physics 30

  • Science 30

  • Social Studies 30–1

  • Social Studies 30–2

Students will prepare for these exams in class, however there are many other resources available to students and parents.  These Guides for Students are very helpful and provide students with more information about diploma exams to hopefully increase their likelihood of success. Another option is Diplomax and Rock the Diploma provide diploma prep courses for students.  Here's a great video about the 9 Best Scientific Study Tips to help you better prepare for your upcoming exams.

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

RAP allows high school students who are interested in a trade to begin their apprenticeships while still being a full-time student.  Students can earn high school credits and be eligible for a RAP Scholarship in their graduating year.  More information about this program can be found at Tradesecrets.

Green Certificate

The Green Certificate allows students to earn high school credits while gaining hands-on experience working in one of the following areas: Bee Keeper Production, Cow–Calf Beef Production, Dairy Production, Equine Technician, Feedlot Beef Production, Field Crop Production, Irrigated Field Crop Production, Sheep Production, and Swine Production.

Post Secondary Planning

 

It's never too early to start planning for post-secondary! Because admission requirements change frequently, we advise our students to go directly on the school's website to find the most up to date information.  Here's a list of post-secondary schools in Alberta:​

Preparing for the Workplace