Counselling and Advising
The Student Services Department is comprised of various professionals who provide academic support to all students. The Director of University Counselling, the Career and Academic Counsellor, the Learning Strategist and the Student Services Advisor work very closely with the Assistant Head, the Director of Teaching and Learning, and Mentors to set short and long-term goals, assist with timetable selections, and obtain help whenever it is required.
Students and parents are invited to speak to members of the Student Services Department to discuss future plans. It is essential to keep as many options open for further education, while meeting the graduation credit requirements of the Ontario curriculum. Student Services will guide students through the process of determining the necessary requirements to successfully meet and exceed the Ontario graduation requirements.
The Learning Strategist is available for individual and group meetings to discuss learning needs and styles, academic challenges, study skills strategies, time management methods, conflict resolution and decision-making.
The role of the Director of University Counselling is to assist students in the university selection and application process. This person is also responsible for maintaining positive relations with admission offices at post-secondary institutions throughout North America and abroad.
The Director of University Counselling will meet regularly with students and parents throughout the year. Group information sessions, as well as individual advising sessions, will be offered on a regular basis to discuss issues such as appropriate programme and university/college selection, scholarship research, making the transition from high school to university/college, and related career planning.
A broad range of information on post-secondary institutions, programmes and the proper management of the admissions process are available in the University & Career Counselling Centre. The Director of University Counselling also makes arrangements for representatives from a wide selection of post-secondary institutions to visit Bayview Glen and speak to students. Students in Grade 12 are expected to attend these university visits.