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 www.vancouver.ca/youthacademy for information about application.
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: www.pedalheads.com and www.pedalheads.com/AtlantisSwim for more information. Volunteer applications are available at: https://form.jotform.com/42734947037259.
Investors Group Walk for Alzheimers
Volunteers are needed to help distribute promotional materials for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimers. The Walk is on May 7, 2017 and volunteers are needed in early February and again in April for approximately three hours per day on either a Saturday or a Sunday. For more information go to: www.walkforalzheimers.ca. To register as a volunteer email: email@example.com.
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Volunteers are needed for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada water station (at Cambie and Broadway) at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 7th from 5:30 - 8:45 a.m. Interested students can email Ms. Beck for the volunteer form.
Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament
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 www.bumpinbakery.ca.
Upcoming Post-Secondary Events and Procedures
Self-Reporting Marks to UBC
March 22nd @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: BCIT Engineering Information Session: Information about specific programs, related careers and an opportunity to meet with alumni, instructors, and current students. To register go to:
April 30th @ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Vancouver International Universities Fair. Vancouver Convention Centre East. For more information visit: www.nationalcollegefairs.org.
Anytime: Online Information/Chat Sessions with UBC Advisors.http://you.ubc.ca/tours-info-sessions/online-sessi...
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.
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.
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 www.collegeboard.com . 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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