School counsellors are available in each of CCSD’s junior and senior high schools. School counsellors all possess a Bachelor Degree in Education, as well as additional counselling-specific training at a graduate level.

The role of the school counsellor is as follows:

  • To promote spiritual, personal, social, and academic development
  • To assist students in coping with life’s demands and developing positive self-esteem, individual responsibility and accountability, and other skills necessary for positive citizenship
  • To provide accessible and confidential counselling support to students and their families
  • To promote communication and mutual support between school, home, district supports and outside agencies
  • To provide support and guidance to students as they explore career and educational paths
  • To facilitate referrals to community resources

Footprints to Your Future: a Guide to High School

This resource provides information and valuable tools to help students decide which courses to select based on what topics interest the student and what school subjects and careers might suit their goals. The booklet describes the types of high school courses and programs offered by high schools within the Calgary Catholic School District. It outlines the courses that are available and what doors these choices will open or close as these choices can have a significant influence on possible post-secondary options and career choices.
Footprints to your Future

Kara Life Program

The Kara Life Program supports pregnant and parenting male & female students and their families. Students can continue their high school education while receiving the support of the Kara teacher/counsellor, the social worker, and the nurse. The goals of the Kara Program are:

  • To help pregnant and parenting students remain in school during pregnancy and after the birth of their children
  • To help pregnant and parenting students carry out positive health care practices for themselves and their children during the prenatal and postnatal stages
  • To give pregnant and parenting students necessary information to make educated moral decisions regarding their future and that of their child
  • To provide knowledge and skills related to child development and positive parenting skills
  • To help enlighten students to the values of chastity and prevent teenage pregnancy
    Kara Program Brochure

Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth in Canada. A person who attempts suicide or dies by suicide is experiencing deep emotional pain, a sense of hopelessness and/or is often struggling with mental illness. If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide, you must not keep this a secret. Tell your parents or a trusted adult in your school like a teacher, a principal or your school counsellor. You can also contact any of the community resources on the list below and get help. Do not feel like you have to do this on your own. Reach out and get the help you need today.

Crisis Resource:

Information Resources:

Support Resources:

Guidance & Counselling

School counsellors are available in each of CCSD’s junior and senior high schools. School counsellors all possess a Bachelor Degree in Education, as well as additional counselling-specific training at a graduate level.

The role of the school counsellor is as follows:

  • To promote spiritual, personal, social, and academic development
  • To assist students in coping with life’s demands and developing positive self-esteem, individual responsibility and accountability, and other skills necessary for positive citizenship
  • To provide accessible and confidential counselling support to students and their families
  • To promote communication and mutual support between school, home, district supports and outside agencies
  • To provide support and guidance to students as they explore career and educational paths
  • To facilitate referrals to community resources

Footprints to Your Future: a Guide to High School

This resource provides information and valuable tools to help students decide which courses to select based on what topics interest the student and what school subjects and careers might suit their goals. The booklet describes the types of high school courses and programs offered by high schools within the Calgary Catholic School District. It outlines the courses that are available and what doors these choices will open or close as these choices can have a significant influence on possible post-secondary options and career choices.
Footprints to your Future

Kara Life Program

The Kara Life Program supports pregnant and parenting male & female students and their families. Students can continue their high school education while receiving the support of the Kara teacher/counsellor, the social worker, and the nurse. The goals of the Kara Program are:

  • To help pregnant and parenting students remain in school during pregnancy and after the birth of their children
  • To help pregnant and parenting students carry out positive health care practices for themselves and their children during the prenatal and postnatal stages
  • To give pregnant and parenting students necessary information to make educated moral decisions regarding their future and that of their child
  • To provide knowledge and skills related to child development and positive parenting skills
  • To help enlighten students to the values of chastity and prevent teenage pregnancy
    Kara Program Brochure

Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth in Canada. A person who attempts suicide or dies by suicide is experiencing deep emotional pain, a sense of hopelessness and/or is often struggling with mental illness. If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide, you must not keep this a secret. Tell your parents or a trusted adult in your school like a teacher, a principal or your school counsellor. You can also contact any of the community resources on the list below and get help. Do not feel like you have to do this on your own. Reach out and get the help you need today.

Crisis Resource:

Information Resources:

Support Resources:

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