College Counselling

Guidance and Counselling Services

At Advanced Learning Schools, there are two counsellors who provide services that revolve around three developmental areas: academic, personal/psychosocial, and career.

The goal of these services is to help the student:

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward self as a unique and worthy person.
  • Gain life-planning skills that are consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Develop responsible social skills and an understanding and appreciation of being a contributing member of society.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the life-long process of learning, growing, and changing.

At Advanced Learning Schools, we believe that the educational process is an equal partnership between the parents and the school. Each side has their roles, duties, responsibilities and expectations. Thus, parents are highly encouraged to be involved from the beginning in their children’s educational process. At the beginning of the academic year students are issued a Parent/Student Handbook which is recommended for parents to read and keep in an accessible place for future reference. This Handbook clearly defines all the policies and procedures as well as the expectations that we set out for our students. These policies and procedures include rules for promotion, graduation, probation, attendance/absences and retention.

At Advanced Learning Schools, we believe that communication ties between the parents and the school is an integral part in the child’s educational process.

There are several ways to strengthen these ties.

  • Back to School Night in which parents have the opportunity to meet the teachers and staff and discuss the upcoming year..
  • During the course of the academic year, student progress reports are sent home on weekly, half-quarterly and quarterly basis. Grade reports are also sent home at the end of each quarter.
  • All staff and teachers are readily accessible through emails, calls and text messaging in order for parents to schedule an individual conference to discuss the progress of their child.