Guidance

Jack James Family of Learners

Jack James’ students want to be successful, and have maybe struggled in the past, even though they work hard. If you are a learner who likes to work with your hands, and wants to have a rewarding job when you finish high school, we want you! If you like smaller classes, where your teacher knows who you are as a student and a person, we are the place for you. We have successful sports teams who compete with other schools in a small league. Getting on a team is as easy as coming to practice! Jack James also competes provincially and nationally in Skills Canada which is a competition program for all the different career based shops. Jack James has the largest Calgary School Team and has had Canadian Gold Medal Winners. You could be one, too! 

Two Pathways to Choose From

At Jack James you can complete high school with a Knowledge and Employability Certificate and/or a High School Diploma. Both can lead you to wonderful career opportunities. Jack James graduates who want to build upon their education may enter many Post-Secondary Institutions like Bow Valley College, SAIT, and Olds College which have specialized programs and apprenticeships.

Booking an Appointment & Hours

Appointments are required, and can be arranged by calling 403-248-4054.

Timetable Changes

On occasion, students require timetable changes because they have failed a class or have determined that they have different needs. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. However, changes will not be considered until all new students have been looked after. Students should make appointments with the Guidance Office to have their requests addressed.

How We Can Help

We support our students in the following areas:

  •  high school diploma requirements
  •  course registration
  •  course sequencing
  •  course pre-requisites
  •  timetable issues
  •  post-secondary questions
  • scholarship & bursary information

Our guidance counselors can also support students needing:

  • academic counseling support working through issues that impact learning and life 
  • emotional counseling
  • access to community supports
  • financial support
  • help resolving conflicts
  • an advocate at school 

Guidance also provides support through a number of community agencies that specialize in dealing with youth issues in order to promote health and wellness amongst our community.  These agency representatives participate on a rotation basis to provide services to students and families.  We are working on connecting to a variety of organizations which include the following:

  • Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
  • John Howard Society Youth Advocacy and Support
  • Healthy Relationships – Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
  • Hospice Calgary – Grief Counselling
  • All In For Youth – United Way
  • Alex Health Bus
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