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Post-Secondary Institution Information

​(Please also go to the VSB Career Information website for detailed information)

 

Introduction:

Students who enter the High School Graduation Program in Grade 10 will make plans with their future interests in mind.  In many cases, course selection decisions for Gr. 10, 11 and 12 will be based upon goals that relate to possibilities that will come into play only after graduation.  For those wishing to enter a specific post-secondary institution (psi), or program, preparation in high school is important.

Doing research in the years that lead to graduation will help to ensure appropriate, or required, pre-requisite courses are taken.  Some of this information gathering will be done, or started, when students participate in discussions with their grade counsellor in classroom settings, small groups, or individually.  Doing research is a continual process that also involves many, or all, of the following:

- completing the Planning 10 course.

- consulting with family members.

- taking specific courses in high school and discussions with teachers.

- conversing with peers about interests, ideas, possibilities.

- attending psi information sessions at Point Grey or in the community, and questioning the visiting representatives.

- reading daily information bulletins and listening to P.A. announcements at school.

- accessing resources available on-line and in print form.

- going on a tour at a psi.

- participating in volunteer or paid work.

- being involved in the school community outside of subject classes.

- visiting your grade counsellor at school.

 

Letters of Reference and Forms to be Filled by the School Counsellor:

For some applications (American colleges/universities, some Canadian universities, scholarships), students will be required to ask school-based personnel to provide supporting documentation.  This important process takes time in order to be done most effectively in support of the student applicant.  The Counselling Department has some important guidelines that students must follow when they would like this type of support from their counsellor (Special Applications Protocol.pdf).