Student Services – Career and Educational Counselling

Students at FFCA High School are provided with extensive help in the areas of career and educational development.  These services include:

Career Counselling

  • Exploration of values, interests, abilities, and needs
  • Establishing career goals
  • Research and exploration of related occupations
  • Work Experience and Teacher Assistant programs

Educational Counselling

  • Inform students of information and regulations regarding high school diploma and post-secondary requirements
  • Selection of high school courses
  • Program planning
  • Student concerns regarding courses
  • Inquiries regarding course changes
  • Post high school educational planning
  • Displays and speakers from post-secondary institutions

Financial Assistance

  • Scholarship and bursary information
  • Loans and grant information for university and college
  • Ways to finance future schooling

HSC Post-Secondary Fair (October 25, 2017)

Grades 10-12 students get to speak with representatives from 16 Alberta post-secondary institutions.  The event is held in the North Gym. 

  • Grade 12 (1:00 p.m. – 1:43 p.m.)
  • Grade 11 (1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.)
  • Grade 10 (2:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Student Services - Career & Post-Secondary Information

2017

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Post-Secondary Update #5

Post-Secondary Update #5: Lots of important information for Grade 12 students and families this week.    Out-of-Province University Fairs: During the week of October 23, over 50 universities from across Canada will be in Calgary.  This is a great…

Post-Secondary Update #4

Post-Secondary Update #4: Ms. Geran has attended three post-secondary updates in the last week.  Here are some highlights from these events.   SAIT: Applications open on October 18 for the Fall, 2018 intakes.  It is best to apply early for most programs. …

Post-Secondary Update #3

Post-Secondary Update #3: Last week, Ms. Geran attended four post-secondary updates for high school counsellors.  Here are some highlights from these events.   University of Calgary: The following chart shows Standard Admission Averages of the different…

Post-Secondary Update #2

Post-Secondary Update #2Lots of post-secondary information is starting to come in. Next week, Ms. Geran will be starting to attend post-secondary updates to bring students and parents the most current admissions information. FFCA Post-Secondary Fair:Our…

Post Secondary Update #1

Post-Secondary Update #1 Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year at FFCA High School.  My name is Ms. Geran and I help students with the educational and career-related questions they ask.  This is the first in a series of emails that will be sent to…

FFCA High School Students Excel at Earning Scholarships

As the guidance counsellor at FFCA High School, I receive many questions from students and parents about scholarships. With the ever-increasing cost of financing post-secondary studies, students are looking for more ways to pay for their education. Overall,…

Ways to Finance Post-Secondary Studies

WAYS TO FINANCE POST-SECONDARY STUDIES  RESP funds and parental contributions Parental employers Student contributions - savings/summer jobs/part-time employment Apprenticeship/Co-operative Work Programs/Internship Programs Government-sponsored loans…