SHAD Summer Learning Opportunity

SHAD is a summer learning opportunity for students.  Applications are available online and close November 20th.

SHAD is not just for those with the highest academic average or most vocal student leader.  As Canada’s premier enrichment program, we are looking for Change Makers and “diamonds in the rough” – curious youth who want to realize their own potential to bring about real, positive change. It costs nothing to apply and bursaries and scholarships are available to ensure this opportunity is accessible to students from all backgrounds.

For more information, please make an appointment with your guidance counselor.

Loran Scholarship

Loran Scholarship Foundation –

Academic average of 85% or higher. Candidates should be students who demonstrate excellent citizenship, promise of leadership, and involvement in the community. CPAHS may sponsor up to three nominees for this award. If you wish to be considered for one of these three sponsorships, notify your Guidance Counsellor by October 10, 2017, and then have your Resume and Biographical Essay into Student Services by October 13, 2017. Direct Pool applications are strongly encouraged for students who are not sponsored by the school. Application deadline for Direct pool is Oct. 25, 2017. For more details about this prestigious award, go to


Course Selection Information 2017-2018

Guidance Counsellors will be visiting grade 10 & 11 students during their classes over the next couple of weeks to discuss course selection and hand out some information for next year.  There will also be a course selection information meeting for parents of incoming grade 9 students on March 2 at 6:30pm followed by an information session on pre IB for any parents interested.

You can find our course selection book and more information here as well.

Course Changes

Due to work to rule, course changes will not occur until the first week of second semester. Please be aware that if the current labour situation continues, second semester course changes will be limited and only be made if deemed necessary.

Parent Post-Secondary Information Night

Parent Post Secondary NightThe CPA guidance team will be hosting a Parent/Post-Secondary Evening on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 and invite all parents from the CPA community to attend.

The evening will start at 6:30 with a 30 minute presentation from CPA guidance counsellors concerning the general post-secondary applications processes, admissions, registration and scholarships. The presentation will be followed by 3 breakout sessions with local universities and the community college.

Post-secondary presenters will focus on academic programs, admission procedures, scholarship info and a host of facts that will hopefully make the decision easier as to what school/ program your student should attend.

Each session will consist of a ~20 minute presentation followed by a ~10 minute questions and answer period. If you have further needs, please feel free to talk to the individual reps at the end of the evening.


Session times:

  • 6:30 – 7:00     Guidance presentation in cafeteria
  • 7:00 – 7:30     Break out session #1
  • 7:30 – 8:00     Break out session #2
  • 8:00 – 8:30     Break out session #3

Universities/Colleges scheduled to attend:

Dalhousie University
University of King’s College
Saint Mary’s University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nova Scotia Community College
St. Francis Xavier University
Mount Allison University
University of New Brunswick

Gr. 12 Post Secondary Day

Post Secondary ExpoPost Secondary day for Grade 12 students will take place this coming Thursday, October 27th B and A block in the gym. Students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from a variety of post-secondary institutions during the expo portion and then choose to attend two break-out sessions.

Click here for a list of post secondary institutions that will be here as well as some recommended questions to ask them.

Scholarship Opportunity

scholarshipsThe Peter Kohler Scholarship is awarded to a student who hopes to enter their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2017. This award is open to both graduating high school students, and students from a community college. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and their character, with preference given to students who display entrepreneurial spirit. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years – an outstanding opportunity for young Nova Scotian innovators who are facing financial hardship to excel and flourish.

The application deadline is November 30th, 2016, and applications must be submitted through this online form