Guidance counsellors are an integral part of the team of non-teaching professionals who provide services to our students. Guidance counsellors are part of the multi-disciplinary school team that aims to support students facing academic and personal challenges. Guidance counsellors are present in our high schools, alternative programs, as well as in our adult and vocational education centres. Roles can vary greatly, but generally include personal and career counselling, crisis intervention, as well as academic advising.
Guidance counsellors are often involved in the registration and placement of new students. They also support the course selection process of returning students in an effort to help students understand how their current choices can affect future academic goals. Guidance counsellors help students correctly apply for CEGEP and DEP programs and assist students in planning their academic and career steps beyond high school.
Their interactions with students can happen through class visits, small group activities, as well as one-on-one consultations.
The LBPSB guidance team is also responsible for the planning and running of the annual LBPSB Career & Education Fair, a major annual school board event.