Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Students can access the following services and programs:

  • Guidance
  • Learning Resource
  • ELL Support
  • School Resource Officer
  • Business Office
  • Community Resources
  • Credit recovery and credit rescue

The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of a student’s journey to a successful future. Appointments may be booked through the Success Centre Secretary.

  • Ms. Gonzales – Student Success Centre Secretary
  • Ms. Starnes (A-G) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Success Centre
  • Mr. Reina (H-O) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Risk and Resiliency
  • Ms. Boucher (P-Z) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Literacy and Resource
  • Mr. Emond – Learning Leader of Work Experience and RAP
  • Ernest Dushime – All in for Youth Success Coach, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary

What is a Success Advisor?

The Role of a Success Advisor

Your Success Advisor is a person in the building that can be a support and assist you in many ways.  We can help you with personal/social issues, career decision making, educational advice, health problems, and extra support.

  • Personal/Social – We want to help students learn to cope with the demands in their lives.  This might include issues relating to sexuality, grief and loss, suicide, family issues, relationships, sexual health, loneliness, sadness, financial problems, health concerns, school difficulties, stress, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Extra Support – If there is something going on in your life that requires some extra support, your Success Advisor will help you and your family get connected with someone that will be able to help.
  • Career Decision Making – Working closely with your connect teacher, we can assist you in looking at options for your future past high school.
  • Educational Advising – Along with your connect teacher and to make sure that you are getting the most out of your high school experience, your Success Advisor is here to help you with picking courses, program planning, post-secondary information, and study skills.
  • Health Problems – If you are experiencing health problems that may affect your school performance, it’s important that the school is aware of the problem so that we can effectively support you if an issue comes up.

The Mandela Way

Student Success

At NMHS, the success of our students is our primary mission. We will accomplish this through our focus on:

  • Personalization of student learning
  • Collaborative learning communities
  • Fostering positive relationships
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Giving to others will be an important aspect of our personal growth and learning.

According to Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” We encourage you to “change your world” by participating and becoming involved in the many curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that are available at NMHS.

Connect Time

Connect Time has been designed to provide the opportunity and space to develop meaningful and lasting connections for students. 

Connect Time will occur the last instructional day of each week for 40 minutes.

Students will look forward to Connect Time:

  • As an avenue to be informed about school events and activities
  • To discuss concerns
  • As a smaller venue for students to get to know each other and as a means to participate in school-wide events
  • To receive report cards, IPPs and to book student parent-teacher conferences
  • Grade 10 and 11 complete CALM 20 through Connect Time.
  • Course registration.
  • Grade 12 will plan for high school completion, leadership and graduation.
  • As a tool to be well known by at least one significant adult over the course of their high school career.

Success Time

Success Time allows for daily and continuous support/intervention, enrichment and engagement for all students.

Success Time is a 45-minute block of time that occurs in the morning between periods 1 and 2 from 10:15 to 11:00 from Monday to Thursday.

Grade 10 Learning Communities

Success Time will be organized and executed by their Community Teachers in collaboration with students. Time can be
targeted, collaborative, intentionally directed by a teacher and may be cross-curricular.

Grade 11 &12 Learning Communities

Students will choose from a menu of curricular and cross-curricular offerings that will support learning and these will be
posted for students to access and take advantage of. Advanced Placement (AP) enrichment may take place during this time. This time can also be used as opportunities for recovery and remediation. All students will attend and be  accountable for their use of Success Time. Attendance will be taken.

Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Students can access the following services and programs:

  • Guidance
  • Work Experience/ Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
  • Learning Resource
  • ELL Support
  • Career Development Resources
  • School Resource Officer
  • Business Office
  • All In For Youth Success Coach

The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of a student’s journey to a successful future. Appointments may be booked through the Success Centre secretary.

Career Planning Resources

myBlueprint  - An interactive education, career, pathways and life planner. The tool can help you to explore and build your high school course plan and inform your course choices. Login with your CBE edu email and password.

Alis - Alberta careers, learning and employment information

ALIS CAREERinsite - A one-stop guide to career planning for Albertans. Create your career plan, get to know yourself with quizzes and exercises, explore options, get ready and take action.

Calgary Public Library - Job & Career Accelerator Library Card Required. An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.

Career Exploration Centre - The Career Exploration Centre (CEC) is a fun, interactive environment where you can get hands-on experience with a variety of careers located on the SAIT campus.


Success Centre

Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Students can access the following services and programs:

  • Guidance
  • Learning Resource
  • ELL Support
  • School Resource Officer
  • Business Office
  • Community Resources
  • Credit recovery and credit rescue

The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of a student’s journey to a successful future. Appointments may be booked through the Success Centre Secretary.

  • Ms. Gonzales – Student Success Centre Secretary
  • Ms. Starnes (A-G) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Success Centre
  • Mr. Reina (H-O) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Risk and Resiliency
  • Ms. Boucher (P-Z) – Success Advisor, Learning Leader of Literacy and Resource
  • Mr. Emond – Learning Leader of Work Experience and RAP
  • Ernest Dushime – All in for Youth Success Coach, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary

What is a Success Advisor?

The Role of a Success Advisor

Your Success Advisor is a person in the building that can be a support and assist you in many ways.  We can help you with personal/social issues, career decision making, educational advice, health problems, and extra support.

  • Personal/Social – We want to help students learn to cope with the demands in their lives.  This might include issues relating to sexuality, grief and loss, suicide, family issues, relationships, sexual health, loneliness, sadness, financial problems, health concerns, school difficulties, stress, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Extra Support – If there is something going on in your life that requires some extra support, your Success Advisor will help you and your family get connected with someone that will be able to help.
  • Career Decision Making – Working closely with your connect teacher, we can assist you in looking at options for your future past high school.
  • Educational Advising – Along with your connect teacher and to make sure that you are getting the most out of your high school experience, your Success Advisor is here to help you with picking courses, program planning, post-secondary information, and study skills.
  • Health Problems – If you are experiencing health problems that may affect your school performance, it’s important that the school is aware of the problem so that we can effectively support you if an issue comes up.

The Mandela Way

Student Success

At NMHS, the success of our students is our primary mission. We will accomplish this through our focus on:

  • Personalization of student learning
  • Collaborative learning communities
  • Fostering positive relationships
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Giving to others will be an important aspect of our personal growth and learning.

According to Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” We encourage you to “change your world” by participating and becoming involved in the many curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that are available at NMHS.

Connect Time

Connect Time has been designed to provide the opportunity and space to develop meaningful and lasting connections for students. 

Connect Time will occur the last instructional day of each week for 40 minutes.

Students will look forward to Connect Time:

  • As an avenue to be informed about school events and activities
  • To discuss concerns
  • As a smaller venue for students to get to know each other and as a means to participate in school-wide events
  • To receive report cards, IPPs and to book student parent-teacher conferences
  • Grade 10 and 11 complete CALM 20 through Connect Time.
  • Course registration.
  • Grade 12 will plan for high school completion, leadership and graduation.
  • As a tool to be well known by at least one significant adult over the course of their high school career.

Success Time

Success Time allows for daily and continuous support/intervention, enrichment and engagement for all students.

Success Time is a 45-minute block of time that occurs in the morning between periods 1 and 2 from 10:15 to 11:00 from Monday to Thursday.

Grade 10 Learning Communities

Success Time will be organized and executed by their Community Teachers in collaboration with students. Time can be
targeted, collaborative, intentionally directed by a teacher and may be cross-curricular.

Grade 11 &12 Learning Communities

Students will choose from a menu of curricular and cross-curricular offerings that will support learning and these will be
posted for students to access and take advantage of. Advanced Placement (AP) enrichment may take place during this time. This time can also be used as opportunities for recovery and remediation. All students will attend and be  accountable for their use of Success Time. Attendance will be taken.

Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Students can access the following services and programs:

  • Guidance
  • Work Experience/ Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
  • Learning Resource
  • ELL Support
  • Career Development Resources
  • School Resource Officer
  • Business Office
  • All In For Youth Success Coach

The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of a student’s journey to a successful future. Appointments may be booked through the Success Centre secretary.

Career Planning Resources

myBlueprint  - An interactive education, career, pathways and life planner. The tool can help you to explore and build your high school course plan and inform your course choices. Login with your CBE edu email and password.

Alis - Alberta careers, learning and employment information

ALIS CAREERinsite - A one-stop guide to career planning for Albertans. Create your career plan, get to know yourself with quizzes and exercises, explore options, get ready and take action.

Calgary Public Library - Job & Career Accelerator Library Card Required. An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.

Career Exploration Centre - The Career Exploration Centre (CEC) is a fun, interactive environment where you can get hands-on experience with a variety of careers located on the SAIT campus.


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