Student Services

The Student Services department includes Guidance Counsellors, Instructional Resource department, and our International Students Coordinator. CBE Services (specialists and psychologist) and Community Services are coordinated through this department.

Guidance Counsellors

Every student is assigned to a Counsellor by Surname.

  • A - G: Ms. P. Banack, ext. 2313 (Learning Leader - International Coordinator)
  • H – O: Ms. T. McEachern, ext. 2317 (Learning Leader – Special Education)
  • P - Z: Mr. J. Stroh ext. 2326 (Graduation Coordinator)

Central Memorial High School/Career and Technology Centre provides support to students experiencing academic difficulty. The resource department can assist teachers and students to develop strategies to meet the specific needs of individuals. The resource department are also involved in the creation of Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) which help build an awareness of the learning process in order to help students become more positive and active independent learners. Referrals may be made by students, parents, teachers or counsellors.

  • Ms. A. Shaffer, ext. 2241 (Learning Leader – High School Success)
  • Educational Assistant: Ms. L. Metcalf, Ms. S. Sinclair

International Students Coordinator

  • Ms. A. Shaffer, ext. 2241 (Learning Leader – High School Success)

Avenues for Student Support

Staff Support

The staff at CMHS is here to support the academic success and well-being of all of our students. At any time students should know that they can seek out assistance from the principal, assistant principals, guidance counsellors, teachers and staff, and we will work diligently to assist students in any manner possible.

We are well versed in managing complex situations and will keep the safety and well-being of our students at the forefront of our actions and decisions.

Community Partnerships

Support provided to remove barriers (financial, academic, emotional) that may hinder high school graduation CMHS is an “All In For Youth” school in partnership with The United Way. We work to support students who may have barriers in their lives, that make high school graduation challenging. “AIFY” offers free math tutoring. Representatives will visit classes within the first few weeks of each semester with information regarding the application process. The application form will look at: academic need, financial need, and motivation. If the student is successful, he/she will be contacted by the Lead Tutor, who will be overseeing the program.

Brown Bagging It

Provides simple lunches and snacks for students needing nutritional support. Students can access this service during non-instructional times via our Learning Support Team in the Learning Commons.

Calgary Public Library

Brainfuse is online tutoring for students in Grades 1-12. Once registered, students can log on and get immediate access to a live tutor who can provide them with one to one assistance with specific homework problems.

The Alex Youth Health Bus brings health care directly to youth who may otherwise face challenges accessing these services. The bus visits CMHS one day per week, including during exams. Staff on the bus use a holistic, compassionate approach to provide physical, emotional, psychological and social support for youth. Schedule and sign up available through the Wellness Centre.


Central Memorial is fortunate to have Nurse Babin working with students and staff in the area of health and wellness. Nurse Babin is a registered nurse with Alberta Health Services. Her office is located beside Student Services. As well, Central has a part-time School Resource Officer (SRO) who is a member of Calgary Police Services. Constable Szabo can support students around law enforcement concerns and becomes involved in school related issues that may require police involvement.

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Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in the school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​

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