Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S.

Student Success Programs

Program Description

Guidance Services
Guidance counsellors are available to help students no matter what the question or concern. Counsellors can assist you by providing:

  • Individual counselling about courses, careers, and personal matters
  • Information about post-secondary programs, bursaries, scholarships, and financial aid to help pay for your studies
  • Referrals to School Board personnel and community agencies for help with academic or individual concerns

School Chaplain

As a Catholic Christian Community, Bishop Alexander Carter CSS believes that it is important to meet the spiritual needs of its students and staff. The school Chaplain is an integral part of this process and of the school.

Attendance Counsellor

Families requiring attendance support may access the attendance counsellor.

Resource Support

Students who have been identified as exceptional through the IPRC process may access the Resource Teachers for academic support.

Indigenous Support Worker

Provides cultural support in order to foster an inclusive learning environment. Cultural awareness activities are routinely embedded for staff and students.

Learning Commons

A state-of-the-art technological hub that promotes a student-centred collaborative atmosphere. This type of innovative learning space promotes a work environment that is geared towards communication, collaboration, critical thinking and innovation. This environment also promotes inclusiveness, the ability to network with various students from grades 7-12 while building positive relationships.

Our learning commons includes laptops, ipads, green-screens, a 3D printer, private presentation rooms, multi-media projectors and maker space activities.

Learning Commons Online

Open Doors

The Open Doors program is intended to deliver a holistic approach to education reflected of the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations.  This limited enrolment program is tailored to increase student achievement and increase credit accumulation while taking a restorative approach to suspensions, through an in-school reflection center.  By taking an experiential approach, the program will match curriculum expectation to tasks making partial credit accumulation possible.  Students need to develop responsibility, independent work, initiative, organization, collaboration and self-regulation skills in the academic environment.  When students have an absence of one or more of these competencies, the potential for escalating behaviour problems increase.  This program is a proactive strategy to keep students engaged in school.

Student Success Teacher
A student success teacher is available in the Learning Hub throughout the day. The role of the teacher is to:

  • Provide one-on-one or group support
  • Liason between student and classroom teacher
  • Track, monitor and support students as they achieve their academic best
  • Provide technology to support students in the completion of their work
  • Provide support and an alternative setting for students to work or write tests

Link Crew Program
The Link Crew program provides a structure that guides grade nine students toward both academic and social success. Link Crew helps create a safe and supportive school environment where grade nines learn that people at school care about them and their future. Link Crew removes the culture of negativity and bullying, and replaces it with structural support and purposeful connections that make a measurable difference in their success at school. With Link Crew, students help students succeed by using senior students as Link Crew Leaders. These senior student leaders are extensively trained by teachers to be positive role models and motivators, who guide the grade nines to discover what it takes to be successful in high school.

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