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Guidance-Student Services
STUDENT SERVICES / GUIDANCE
 
Guidance Department Head:  Mrs. Piskovic            Guidance Counsellor: Mr. Seifarth
 
The Guidance Counsellors are available to all students and provide the following services:
·         Individual counselling about courses, careers, personal matters;
·         Interest and Aptitude tests to learn more about yourself;
·         computer information about jobs and careers;
·         Printed information about jobs, colleges, universities, and other opportunities;
·         Records of courses taken and total credits towards graduation;
·         Scholarship and Financial Aid information for post secondary study;
·         Group sessions on job search techniques, post secondary planning, home study and on-line learning;
·         Tutoring provided by professionals and/or students on either a volunteer or paid basis;
·         Assistance with registration for the next school year at Herman, college or university.
 
Interviews may be requested by filling in a request form in the Guidance Office.  Do not go to guidance during class time unless it is an emergency.  All students will be seen by a Counsellor, at least once during the school year, to discuss selection of courses and possible career directions.  A referral to a Psychologist, a Social Worker, a Youth Worker, or Learning Support Teacher is also available.
 
Learning Support Teacher:  Mrs. Forbes – Room 115
·         Prepares Individual Education Plans for students and teachers
·         Provides assistance and help with academic work in room 103
·         Prepares and implements accommodations for academic work.
 
Student Success Teacher:  Mr Levack – Guidance Office
·         Pathways to Success and the world of work liaison
·         Extra support and homework program
 
Child and Youth Workers:  Mrs. Mousseau and Mr. Racine
·          Counselling, mediation, conflict resolution
 
Change Your Futures Counsellor:  Ms. Ellsworth
·         Promote literacy and numeracy for visible minority youth at Herman
·         Works to improve attendance, academics, and behaviour
 
Social Worker and Attendance Counsellor:  Ms. Curtis
·         Social, emotional, individual and family counselling
·         Make appointment request in Guidance
 
Psychological Services: 
·         Assessment of cognitive abilities and behavioural issues
 
Special Education Co-ordinator:  Mrs. J. Newton
·         Co-ordinates special education services
 
After School Academic Program (ASAP)
·         Academic Help, Access to Computers and Printers, Qualified teacher assistance
·         Monday through Thursday in the school library from 2:30-4:00