Counselling and Guidance Services
The guidance program plays a very important role in helping the student know their self and their gifts and interests, and in helping them choose appropriate educational and career paths in service to God. The guidance program hopes the student will:
Know and appreciate their self as God’s image-bearer.
Relate in Christian ways to others.
Develop appropriate personal educational plans.
Explore career possibilities.
Be successful in their schoolwork.
Have a healthy and positive relationship with their parents.
Specific guidance-related class sessions are scheduled regularly with each grade level.
DCHS Guidance staff will provide the student with advice regarding their post-secondary education relative to their current course selections. Senior students will also be advised in matters of future education or work beyond graduation. Information will also be made available regarding grants, bursaries and scholarships offered at various post-secondary institutions. Guidance information is regularly communicated through EDSBY.
If more involved personal counselling is necessary, the student will be referred to a professional counsellor.
Guidance courses exist to support the guidance program of the school as we seek to have students gain in self knowledge and awareness in the context of their gifts and abilities. Through these courses students will come to know and appreciate themselves as those that image God, develop relational skills and understanding, explore career and educational opportunities, and gain opportunity for success in their school work.
Career Studies: Grade 10, Open Level (.5 credit) GLC2O
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Grade 9, Open Level GLS1O
NOTE: This courses is offered as determined by enrolment
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal-management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Leadership and Peer Support: Grade 11, Open Level GPP3O
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.
Post Secondary Applications
Post Secondary Help Desk links