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.

Post Secondary Visits (week of October 26-30)

coming%20this%20week_15Please note that the following Universities from Ontario will be visiting CPA this week:

Tuesday, Oct 27th 8:30am – The University of Waterloo

Tuesday, Oct 27th12:00pm – Queen’s University

Friday, Oct 30 8:30am –Brock University

Friday, Oct 30 12:00pm – University of Western Ontario

All will be held in the library quiet room and are open to both grade 11 and 12 students alike


Post-Secondary Day – Friday, October 9th

post-image-CollegeFair1Post-secondary day will take place on the afternoon of Friday, October 9th in the CPA gym. This is a great opportunity for grade 12 students to visit and get information from a large number of Universities, colleges and organisations that will be present. Students will first go to their c-block class for attendance and then we will call you to come to the gym at around 1:00pm. 

Interested in Running Your Own Business?

Junior-AchievementInterested in running your own business? Would you like to make some extra money? Participate in Junior Achievement’s Company Program this year and learn how to create and run your own business! Through participation in this after school program, students are granted a ½ credit towards high school graduation and have access to $40,000 in scholarships. Not to mention the amazing experiences you will have working with your peers and community business professionals! Company Program starts on October 21st at Charles P. Allen High School at 6:30pm and runs weekly from October to March. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to build your resume! JA reps will be here on October 8th at lunch in the student exchange area to give you more details.



Post Secondary Visits (week of September 28-October 2)

SignPostAttention Potential Graduates – the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) will be at CPA today (Monday, September 28) at lunch in the library to answer all your studying in the UK questions.  Tomorrow (Tuesday)finds the Army reserves in the same time and place. Wednesday Carleton University will be at CPA and finally UBC on Thursday to round out the week.

Keep abreast of all things post-secondary by checking out the guidance website, following us on twitter, or perusing the bulletin board outside the guidance office.  Grade 11 students are also invited to share in the fun.