Gr. 10/11 Course Selection for 2014/2015

course-selection-blueDuring the last week of February, guidance counsellors will be visiting classes to outline the course selection process.  Students will then be able to begin entering their course choices on-line through their PowerSchool account. Counsellors will be calling students to assist with the course selection process. March 28th will be the last day for students to enter their courses in PowerSchool.

Once courses are selected, counsellors will begin meeting with students individually to review their course selection choices.  May 15th is the last day for students to make course changes to their 2014-2015 course selection.

View the 2014/2015 Course Selection Book here.

Parent Post Secondary Information Evening

post secondary expoThe purpose is to explain the post-secondary and scholarship process and to connect parents with local universities/colleges in a forum that will allow for group presentations as well as time for individual questions. 

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

Universities/Colleges contacted (rooms to follow):

  • Dalhousie University                     
  • University of King’s College         
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University   
  • Nova Scotia Community College 
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Acadia University
  • Mount Alison


Course Changes for Semester 2

course changesCourse change and correction forms as well as a list of courses available for Semester 2 will be available on Wednesday, December 11 in the guidance office (room 242).  The deadline to change your course is Monday, December 16th. Check your PowerSchool a couple of days later to see if the change you requested was possible.

Parents as Career Coaches

PACC ImageWhen your child is getting ready to transition from high school to post-secondary education or into the workforce, this program will help you and your child use career planning tools and explore opportunities that suit your child’s personal qualities, interests, and skills.

Charles P. Allen High School will host this informative two-session program on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Parents are asked to register here if you are planning to attend.

For more information on Parents as Career Coaches, click here.

Current Students Needing Transcripts

Transcripts4Current CPA students requiring a transcript for university applications, scholarships or on-the-spot admissions can sign up in the Transcript Sign-Up binder located in the Guidance Office (Rm. 242).  Transcripts are printed on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.  You can pick up your transcript at the end of the day on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Post Secondary Expo for Grade 12 Students

post secondary expoAre you still wondering where to study next year? Have you been wondering about a particular university or college? Here is your chance to ask someone who will know the answers! A large group of representatives from universities, Nova Scotia Community College, and a number of private colleges will visit C.P. Allen on Friday Oct 11 (3rd period) in the gym to provide information about their schools and to answer your questions.  During the 4th period, students can attend 2 breakout sessions to hear more formalized presentations from a number of the larger schools

Course Changes

courses booksCourse changes for students ended today, Thursday, September 12th.  A reminder to any student who requested a course change to visit Ms. Lowe in the Student Services Office in room 242 to see if your schedule has changed.