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W.F. Herman Academy - Secondary
Guidance-Student Services
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 鈥 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 鈥 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