International University Visits at CPA

InternationalGrade 12s and grade 11s please note that over the next week a two representatives of Universities outside of Canada will be at our school to talk to students.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of applying to foreign countries.  The University of Warwick (UK) will be in the quite room of the library at 2:30 on Friday (April 22nd).  On Monday (April 25th) NYU (New York University) will be in the library at 8:30 am


Exam Study Skills

keep-calm-and-study-for-examsAny student interested in acing their upcoming exams, please note that guidance has the thing for you.  Join us in an exam study skills class next Monday through Wednesday at lunch.  The sessions will include time management techniques, anxiety reduction practices and memorization methods. Please sign up in guidance ASAP– limited to the first 143 students.

St. FX Math Preparation Course

MathPotential Grads:  St. Francis Xavier University is offering an online non-credit university math preparation course to prepare students for university level math. If you are missing the math requirement for a specific program; academic math, pre-calculus or calculus, it will satisfy their math requirement for any program at St. FX Please contact  St. FX Continuing Ed at 1-877-867-3906  or


Course Changes for Semester 2

course changesCourse change forms for Semester 2 will be available in the Guidance office beginning on Friday, December 11. If you require a course change, come into guidance (rm. 242) and fill out the form. The list of courses available will be listed as well (note that if the course is not listed, then you will be unable to change into it). You will leave your form in a tray and check your PowerSchool or with Ms. Lowe over the next few days to see if that change has been made. The deadline for course change requests is Wednesday, December 16.

Parent Post-Secondary Evening – December 1st

post-image-CollegeFair1Parent Post-secondary night will take place on December 1st. This informative evening will allow parents to gain information on post-secondary options and to connect them with local universities/colleges.

The evening will start 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



    • Dalhousie University                      225
    • University of King’s College          226
    • Saint Mary’s University                  227
    • Mount Saint Vincent University   228
    • University of New Brunswick        230
  • Nova Scotia Community College  231
  • St. Francis Xavier University        232
  • Mount Alison                                   233
  • Acadia University                            234



Scholarship Opportunity – Black History Month Student Essay Contest

RBC Black History Month Essay ContestEntries for the 2016 Black History Month Student Essay contest are now being accepted. Students are asked to share their thoughts in a 750 word essay on how one or more black Canadians have helped define Canada’s diverse heritage and identity through their specific achievements and contributions. In doing so, the students qualify to win one of five $500 scholarships in Atlantic Canada and one of three National grand prizes of up to $5,000.

Essays must be submitted by December 4, 2015 and winners will be announced in early February in time for 2016 Black History Month.

More information can be found here.