The goal of the Guidance Department is to assist students in three main areas:
v Academic Counselling
v Career Exploration and Planning
v Personal and Social Development
Students should make appointments with their counsellor whenever they feel a need to discuss academic problems or concerns of a more personal nature.
Students are encouraged to begin Career Exploration as soon as they start high school. Counselling services play a central role in assisting students to make wise selections of school programmes and courses to ensure that the widest possible post-secondary educational and career choices remain open. Students are aided in this regard by class presentations, Career Days and a host of print and electronic material. The Guidance Department at CCAA holds an annual Course Selection Information Night to assist parents in helping their children with the course option selection process.
During the early part of the first semester, Grade 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to attend sessions hosted by a variety of post-secondary institutions. These sessions are meant to assist students in their selection process regarding university or college.