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Charles Spencer High School
Together We Learn
Student Support

​Student Services Office

 

The role of Student Services is to serve students, parents and teachers in such a way that each student has the opportunity to be successful in his or her educational development. 

 

The Student Services Office is open every day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

Appointments are available during school hours. Unless it is an emergency, these appointments should be outside of scheduled class time.  Students and parents are encouraged to consult Student Services about academic, vocational, personal concerns, scholarship information, and post-secondary planning.

 

Student Services Counsellors

Lisa Landry, Guidance Counsellor (Student Last Names A-K)   lisa.landry@gppsd.ab.ca

Dawna Baird, Guidance Counsellor (Student Last Names L-Z)  dawna.baird@gppsd.ab.ca

Library/Resource Centre/Learning Commons

 

We welcome you to our fantastic library/Learning Commons!  Our goal is to help our students succeed both academically and socially.  Stop by to pick up your favourite novel or magazine, do some research, finish your homework, use a computer or just for a visit.

 

The library/Learning Commons is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday and is available to both classes and individual students for research, independent study and reading.  Internet and wireless access are available.  To sign out library materials you must have a current school ID card.  Books normally circulate for a two-week period.  By necessity, the library is a designated quiet place.

 

Study Skills and Test Anxiety

 

Students who need help with structuring and organizing themselves for efficient work and study habits can find helpful hints through their teachers, the Student Services office and/or at:

 

Anxiety Canada- https://www.anxietycanada.com/sites/default/files/Test_Anxiety_Booklet.pdf

NAIT Strategies for Success Document permission granted for link use http://www.nait.ca/docs/Strategies_for_Success.pdf

 

 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI)

 

The FNMI Program within Charles Spencer High School supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, parents and families.  The FNMI program is built on the holistic cultural components of the medicine wheel that promotes balance through focusing on the social, emotional, mental and physical well-being of students, parents and families through:

 

  • cultural connections within the City of Grande Prairie
  • Supporting the  transition to high school
  • graduation preparation
  • post-secondary application, bursaries and scholarship supports
  • Assistance with applications for Treaty, Status and Metis cards
  • Assistance with application for trades and summer programs
  • utilizing community connections

 

 School Community Team

 

At various times throughout the week, School Community Team counselors are available for student appointments.  The team consists of representatives from AADAC, Alberta Health, and Services and Child and Family Services.  All of these representatives are available to provide confidential counseling sessions for students with concerns about their friends, families or themselves.  Referrals or appointments to the School Team can be made through Student Services or Administration.

 

 School Resource Officer (RCMP)

 

At Charles Spencer, we believe that education and prevention are the keys to a safe community. As a result, School Resource Officers are RCMP officers who work with all our junior and senior high schools in the District.  The officers are regularly onsite at the schools and work closely with the school administration in order to build positive relationships with the students. This progressive partnership with the City of Grande Prairie helps to form the basis for a safe and caring community in and around our public schools.