Grade 12

Post Secondary Events

November 16th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.:McGill Information SessionSouthridge Secondary (Great Hall).

November 18th, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. McGill Information Session. York House School.

November 18th, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: UBC Discover Pharmacy Day. To register (by November 13th) and for more information go to:

November 18th, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: UBC Applied Science (Engineering, Nursing, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning) Open House. For more information and to RSVP go to:

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

November 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: McGill Information Session. Collingwood School (Theatre).

November 22nd, 2017 @ 1:10 p.m.: St. FX University. Alumni Room.

November 24th, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.: McGill University. Board Room (beside Library).

November 25th @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: UBC Sauder Fall Preview. Learn about the BCom curriculum, tour Sauder, and hear from instructors, students, and young alumni. The BCom admissions team will also be present to answer any questions about applying to UBC.

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

November 28th @ 1:20: UBC Sauder School of Business, Campus Ambassador Presentation, Board Room.

November 30th @ 1:20 p.m.: University of Toronto. Alumni Room.

December 2nd @ 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Swiss Education Group Information Session. Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, Galiano Island Room. RSVP at: or 604.628.1647.

December 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Discover UVic. Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby. Register at:

December 6th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Corpus Christi College Preview Nights including Student Athlete Program (UBC Athletics, in partnership with CCC, allows selected student athletes to study at CCC and red-shirt with certain rosters including football, rugby, and soccer). For more information go to:

Volunteer and Enrichment Opportunities

Vancouver Police Department Student Challenge 2018

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to apply for the VPD Student Challenge 2018, a nine day youth police academy which runs over the Vancouver School Board spring break. Students must be 16 years of age, a resident of Vancouver, have good school grades and attendance, run a 1.5 mile in less than 12 minutes, be a non-smoker, be interested in a career in policing, have a positive attitude, demonstrate leadership in school, and be a good citizen of the community. Details and the application form are available on the VPD website at:

Van Dusen Glow in the Garden and Festival of Lights

Van Dusen is looking for student volunteers to assist with two events, Glow in the Garden (Halloween Event on October 24th - October 31st: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.) and Festival of Lights . For more information on Glow in the Garden go to:

To sign up go to:

Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to empowering young people who are concerned abou and affected by breast cancer, is looking for volunteers for their gala event and fundraiser. Positions are available for assistance with: greeting and assisting vendors to assigned spaces, assisting vendors with set up, assisting with set up of decor, putting up signs, and stuffing gift bags (600 in total). Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 hours and are welcome to stay longer. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Location is: 319 Main Street Vancouver. Sign up for this volunteer opportunity is in Room B248A at VC.

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.

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

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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Test Anxiety

Struggling in School

How to be Motivated



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