Grade 12

Post Secondary Events

October 12th, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.: University of British Columbia. Alumni Room.

November 1st, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.: Ryerson University. Alumni Room.

November 15th, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.: Simon Fraser University. Alumni Room.

November 15th, 2017: BCIT Big Info Session. BCIT Campus Burnaby:

November 20th, 2017 @ 9:30 - 11:30: PSIBC Fair: BC Post-Secondary Institutions. Gym.

November 27th, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.: University of Calgary. Alumni Room.

Enrichment Opportunities

Student Police Academy: New Westminster Police Department. July 3-14, 2017

Interested grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in a career in policing are invited to apply to the Student Police Academy through the New Westminster Police Department (students do not need to reside in New Westminster). For more information go to:

Student Challenge Program: Vancouver Police Department

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to apply to the VPD Student Challenge Program, an eight day 'youth police academy' which runs over spring break. For more information and application/contact instructions go to:

City of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Youth Outreach Academy

Students in grades 10 - 12 are invited to apply to this five day program to work together in small teams and in challenging environments with training and mentorship in a variety of search and rescue , first aid, and fire fighting skills, as well as fundraising. Visit for information about application.

Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Diabetes Research Fund

Student volunteers are needed for the 2017 TELUS walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, June 11th at Stanley Park. Many positions are available. Registration and more information are available at : or by calling or emailing Lisa Mitchell at 604.292.2777 or

CARP (Senior's Advocacy Group)

CARP is looking for student volunteers in grades 11 and 12 to assist with various tasks including set up/take down, handing out info packages, directing traffic, and acting as ambassadors and team leaders for their Senior's Health and Resource Expo on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th. The fair will be held at South Arm United Church at 11051 No. 3 Road in Richmond (@ Steveston Hwy). Interested students can contact Corina Stainsby at 778-866-1215 to sign up.

Tennis BC

Student volunteers in grades 9 - 12 are needed for the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournamenton June 28 - July 17. Volunteers are needed to help with moving, set up, welcome desk, check in desk, court monitoring, photography/social media, court maintenance, food concession and more. Interested students can sign up at: or call 604.916.0055.

SFU Summer Camps

SFU is now accepting applications for several summer volunteer positions including aquatic, educational, outdoor, recreational, an sports camps. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by July 1st. Interested students can review the complete camp descriptions at:, and apply by completing the application form at: and sending a resume to: with the subject line: "2017 Volunteer Application - Your Name'.

Columbus Seniors' Residence

Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.

Pedalheads and Atlantis Swim Programs

Volunteers are needed to assist with programs to teach children how to swim and cycle. Visit the website at: and for more information. Volunteer applications are available at:

Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament

Volunteers are needed for the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament from June 28 - July 17. Opportunities include moving, set up, welcome desk, check in desk, court monitoring, photography/social media, court maintenance, food concession and more. For additional information and/or to sign up call: 604.916.0055.

Bumpin Bakery

Bumpin Bakery in a student founded and run non-profit organization serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to

Upcoming Post-Secondary Events and Procedures

Anytime: Online Information/Chat Sessions with UBC Advisors.

Post-Secondary Guidance and Counselling

Ms. Beck and Mr. Accili will provide four presentations this fall to the grade 12's. These presentations will cover: post-secondary research and selection, post-secondary application, scholarships and financial aid, and the personal profile and similar broad-based admissions profiles. We are available to meet with students, as well as their parents, to assist with research, planning and general application guidance. Detailed information on many of these topics is available on the Post-Secondary link.

US and International University Applicants

A reminder that students interested in applying to US and international universities, which involve earlier deadlines, were expected to advise/meet with Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili at the end of the last school year. Please reconnect with the counsellor that you began working with to resume the dialogue and process as soon as possible.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to research and apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for. A comprehensive list of scholarships is available on the Scholarships and Financial Aid link and students should also research and apply for scholarships offered by the post-secondary institutions they will apply to. Students interested in being nominated for a scholarship must submit a letter of intent, outlining their alignment with the scholarship criteria, as well as a completed Student Biography Form to either Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili three weeks prior to the nomination deadline.

Transcript Requests

Transcripts may be requested only by completing a Transcript Request Form and submitting it to the Senior School Administrative Assistant, Mr. Potusek. More information about transcripts is available on the Transcript link.

Reference Requests

Requests for letters of reference also require three weeks notice and the Student Biography Form.


Students are responsible for registering for and preparing for the SATs independently on the College Board website at . Please see Post Secondary Application - US Universities and Colleges for more information. Information about the designed SATs is available on the College Board website.

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