Guidance Google Classroom
Our Guidance Team has made a Google Class for you to get the supports you need during this time.
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Welcome to Guidance
School Registrar: Mrs. Ingrid Painchaud
Receptionist: Mrs. Sherry Feledichuk
Guidance and Counselling services are available to students throughout the school day. Appointments/referrals can be made by students, staff and/or parents, in person or by telephone (780) 467 - 8816, through Mrs. Feledichuk. All aspects of educational, career and crisis counselling are professionally delivered to our students.
- Grade 10 and R12 Counsellor: Ms. A. Footz
- Grade 11 Counsellor: Mr. J. Cooper
- Grade 12 Counsellor: Mr. J. Cooper
- Student's with Complex Needs Counsellor: Ms. A. Footz
High School Diploma Requirements
Alberta Education publishes the Guide To Education in order to keep students, parents and schools aware of current school procedures and regulations.
Page 91 of the Guide outlines the High School Diploma requirements for the class of 2018 graduates:
Earning scholarship dollars begins in the Grade 10 year with the student becoming increasingly aware of available scholarships and their criteria. Students are encouraged to create and build scholarship portfolios throughout their high school years, in anticipation of the scholarship application process. Portfolios could/should include, but not be limited to: official marks, significant achievements, volunteer efforts and reference letters. For detailed information on the scholarship application process visit:
Salisbury Composite High School Awards Program
All Salisbury Composite High School students are eligible to participate in our school based awards program. With the support of community and corporate sponsorship, students can earn recognition for outstanding citizenship, volunteer, athletic and academic achievements. Beginning in the spring of each year (May) students are identified through a nomination and/or application process (announcement for students to pick up awards applications), with final selections made by the awards committee (June 1st).
www.salcomp.ca/students/in-house-awards-scholarships to review the Salisbury Composite High School Awards.
Salisbury Composite High School's awards format involves an afternoon school assembly which is held for Grade 10 and 11 award earners and an evening celebration for the previous years' graduates. These ceremonies are held in late October, early November each year.
Students are encouraged to check with the Student Awards/Financial Aid office of the Post-Secondary school of choice/interest.
The government of Alberta encourages and rewards the excellence of Alberta students through the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship program and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship fund. The http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/ website is a newly created website that provides current information including deadlines and eligibility. While the webpage is evolving, students are encouraged to visit the website regularly to be informed.
The Alberta Scholarships listing contains approximately 66 scholarships and awards sponsored by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta. This listing is hosted on the Student Aid Alberta website at: Alberta Scholarships listing
Scholarship information received from organizations is communicated to students through the daily bulletin (announcements read by classroom teachers daily, during the first period), on posters throughout the school, on the Scholarship board (across from the Graduation announcement bulletin board), in Scholarship self-serve displays located in Guidance and Counselling and the main hallway.
Scholarship dollars are readily available to those students who become qualified, inform themselves and continue to be thorough in their scholarship application process.
Counsellors, instrumental in supporting students throughout their school years, invite students to Guidance and Counselling for scholarship applications, references, reinforcement and results$!$!
Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants will have demonstrated character in overcoming adversity during their schooling and are in need of financial assistance. Apply at https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/ Applications accepted August - October 25, 2019.
Loran Scholars Foundation. Loran scholars are well rounded students who have demonstrated significant leadership, excellent school achievement and outstanding community service. Apply online at https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. Deadlines are October 17th, 2019 for sponsored applications and October 24th, 2019 for direct pool applicants. See the Guidance Counselors for further information.
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. Eligible candidates will be in their last year of high school, earning a minimum of 75% in university/college admissible subjects and most importantly, "have shown exceptional interest in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community". Apply online at https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp. Applications for the 2019/2020 year will reopen September, 2019 and will close November 15.
Burger King McLAMORE Foundation Scholarship. Grade 12 students with average achievement and a history of being active in their school/community are eligible to apply to become a Burger King Scholar. Apply online at bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/ Applications accepted October 15 - December 15, 2019.
Schulich Leaders Scholarship. Grade 12 students meeting 2 of 3 criteria: excellent achievement, leadership or financial need and applying to a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics post-secondary program at a partner school, can be nominated by their high school. Visit www.schulichleaders.com for information, submit evidence to be considered for nomination to Salisbury Composite High School's Guidance department by January 22nd, 2020.
John Hasselfield Endowment Fund. The Hasselfield foundation helps students pursue their educational, athletic and artistic interests. Applications are available at http://www.johnhasselfield.com/index.html Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.
Peter Elzinga Family Foundation Scholarship. Students continuing their education at any recognized learning institute (Apprentice and Job Training programs included) may be eligible for scholarship $$$. Visit http://www.peterelzinga.com scholarships for details and the application. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.
The ManCap Foundation. Students intending to pursue entrepreneurship are invited to review the ManCap's Legacy Education Grant @www.mancapfoundation.com Students must be accepted to an Alberta post-secondary institute and be in financial need. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020.
Learning Resource Directory
Discovery Education www.webmath.com Students will find hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, providing instant help on math problems.
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org With a library of over 2600 videos, covering everything from Arithmetic to Physics, Finance and History, as well as 207 practice exercises, Kahn Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
NAIT Online http://www.nait.ca/Tutorial.htm The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) provides an excellent toolkit for student use. Following this link provides learning strategies suited to various learning styles, as well as course specific (English, ESL, Math, Chemistry, Physics and Biology) materials
Quest A+ https://questaplus.alberta.ca Alberta Education has created this website providing practice exams in Social Studies 30-1, 30-2; Math 30 Applied, Pure; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Physics 30 & Science 30.
University of Alberta Tutor Registry www.su.ualberta.ca/tutor
The University maintains a listing of students ready, willing and highly qualified to tutor High School subjects!
Links for parents and students providing perspective to Career searching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjoCO5Juj0&app=desktop Bill Burnett, executive director of the Design Program at Stanford, talks about figuring out what you want to be when you grow up.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_rowe_celebrates_dirty_jobs#t-1193353 Mike Rowe, as the host of "Dirty Jobs" speaks about the undeserved stigma hard work currently carries.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tc6GHWPdMU Andy Chan is the Vice-President for Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University.
http://www.sfu.ca/career/students-alumni.html (click on the arrow to view the career decision making advice to students and parents from Simon Fraser University).
http://www.careersintrades.ca/ Careers in Trades is a full service information site for students interested in the construction trades.
Financial Planning Resources for Students
Learning Clicks: Government of Alberta website for post-secondary and career planning. Links to a wide variety of resources regarding all things related to education and careers. Features blog posts written by post-secondary students on a variety of topics.
OccInfo: Explore career options, including comprehensive information about career duties, income, required education, and more.
Student Air Alberta: Hub for student loan information, grant information, and funding related questions.
Federal Information about loans, grants, and savings options.
Financial literacy resource, includes online information and in-person services.
Money 101 (Alberta Government)
Stretch Your Dollars (MoneyMentors)
Available for download at https://alis.alberta.ca