Student Services and Counselling offer a variety of information and support regarding post-secondary, career, educational and personal matters. At SACHS, we have an open-door policy where students can access counselling on an as-need basis. Teachers and parents can also refer students and appointments can be booked in advance.
Support is provided for individual and family concerns and referrals to outside agencies can be accessed through our school counsellors:
Mr. David Szynkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, Wednesday, every 2nd Friday
Mrs. Laurie McCurdy at email@example.com Tuesday, Thursday
Career Development, Post-Secondary and Scholarship Information
- ExamBank is a powerful resource for Alberta students. They offer online study resources and practice exams in academic subject areas for all Skyhawks! Ask Mr. Szynkowski or your core subject teachers for the SACHS username and password and start writing your practice exams today. www.alberta.exambank.com
- Tutoring Services: Check out http://www.su.ualberta.ca/services/infolink/tutor/registry/ Feel free to ask for credentials (degrees) and references.
- Peer Tutor? Adult Tutor? Call or email Mr. Szynkowski directly for an up-to-date list of contacts.
- Exam stress: Check out www.albertahealthservices.ca and type in ‘exam stress’. You’ll find practical and helpful tips to get you through the rigors of high school exams
- Tutoring, mentoring and study sessions offered here in St. Albert www.success2000studycentres.ca
- Tutoring and instruction in study skills, math, reading, and writing, St. Albert www.sylvanlearning.ca
Personal and Mental Health Support:
- http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ - Access information regarding substance use, self-harm, or other mental health concerns through this site. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), now part of Alberta Health Services, provides excellent information about resources, prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.
- AlbertaQuits.ca - Quit Smoking: AlbertaQuits Services include helpline, online and group counselling services designed to support all Albertans who have a desire to quit smoking.
- http://www.cmha.ca/ - Canadian Mental Health Association offers this site to raise awareness of mental health problems that can affect teen lives and to provide practical tools and suggestions to support high school students.
- www.the-family-centre.com - The Family Centre offers a wide range of programs and services to individuals and families including counselling for individuals, couples, families and groups.
- https://stalbert.ca/home/csd/family/family-and-school-liaison-program/ - Family School Liaison Program is a family centred resource that provides support, counselling and liaison services to individuals and families whose children may be experiencing difficulties either at home or at school.
- www.stopabuse.ca - St.Albert SAIF (Stop Abuse In Families) Society provides education, support and advocacy in the prevention of all forms of violence in relationships.
- www.sace.ab.ca - Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, public education and one-on-one counselling.
- www.ok2bblue.com - Mental Health site for Youth Seeking Support.
- http://talkingcanhelp.ca/ - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- https://www.cybertip.ca/ - This site is Canada’s tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children. It also provides parents with reliable information about protecting children and families on the Internet.
- http://www.mvparents.com/archives - This site provides everyday parenting ideas from building strong families to parenting through crises.
- http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18 - This wonderful site lists the 40 developmental assets for adolescents and provides examples of ways to 'take action' in supporting our teens.
Quick Link for Teachers and Parents:
How to help your teen succeed in high school
Parents are vital partners to help their teens succeed in high school. Here is an article that suggests ways to get involved in your child's education and support them to increase their chance of success.