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Student Supports

The goal of the Student Services Department is to assist students to achieve their potential both educationally and emotionally. Student Services has an open-door policy that encourages students to drop in at time of need.

Contact Us

Student Services
780.460.4405, ext 323
Amy Rhodey

Counsellors

Grade 10 and 12: Kelly Spence
Grade 11 and 12: Teresa Royea
Inclusive Education Coordinator: Nate Kerr

Our counsellors can also help with:

  • Career counselling: job search techniques, job requirements, job salary, job outlook
  • Educational counselling: orientation to high school, choosing courses appropriate to goals, interests and abilities
  • Post-secondary counselling: admission requirements for post-secondary institutions, cost of programs, scholarships, loans, assistance with registration
  • Personal counselling: help with any concerns or problems a student may have, and, if necessary, referrals to outside agencies

Resources:

  • Interest and aptitude testing: students have the opportunity to use a career program called ALIS, which assists them in making career ​decisions.
  • Aptitude testing: Students may take the COPS Interest Inventory to help them match their interests and areas of strength.
  • Information sessions: upcoming post-secondary information sessions are held each year and posted by the Student Services bulletinboard.
  • Counselling centre: this is a drop-in information centre for use by students. Academic calendars of most post-secondary programs are available.
  • Referral services: our counsellors can refer students who need assistance. Some of these referrals may involve community agencies such as: Family School Liaison, Parents' Place, Social Services, local psychologists, WrapAround and The Collective.

24-hour Distress Line

780.482.4357 (HELP)

The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.

Our Distress Line Service provides:
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Intervention and Response
  • Emotional Support
  • Community Resource Referral

When you reach out we will:

  • Listen to your situation
  • Provide emotional support
  • Explore options with you
  • Connect you with local resources and referrals

Alberta Mental Health & Addictions 

As part of a provincial initiative, Alberta Mental Health has introduced Mobile Service Teams to enhance services to youth at risk. A St. Albert unit has been established. An addictions counsellor can be contacted at 780.422.7383.

St. Albert drop-in services and assessments:
Wednesdays
12:30-4:00 p.m.
30 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
St. Albert
780.342.1410

For further information regarding these services, you can visit the Alberta Health Services.


Anxiety Canada


Canadian Mental Health Association

Suicide Prevention

Help line: 1.877.303.2642

Sexual Assault Centre Crisis Line

780.423.4121


Youth Emergency Shelter

 780.468.7070

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