Located across from Cafeteria, Student Service’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:
- Learning Resource
- ELL Support
- Career Development Resources
- School Resource Officer (2nd Floor)
- All In For Youth Success Coach
- Various other community resources
How Can I See My Counselor?
Go to the Student Services Office and Ms. Thompson will make an appointment for you. Be sure to schedule a time that interferes the least with your classes. Counsellors are available before and after school, during lunch break, and throughout the day. Student Services is here to help with each step of a student’s journey to a successful future.
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Formula for Success in High School
Attendance: To learn, you need to be in class. Schedule medical appointments and family holidays outside of class time. Unless you are ill or on a field trip, your place is in your classes. In many courses, it is extremely difficult to catch up if you miss even a few classes.
Homework and Assignments: Attempt all assigned work. This will let you know what you do and don’t understand, and allow you to master skills and knowledge that are essential to the course. When you don’t understand something, ask for help. Hand in all assignments, on time.
Study Time: Schedule time to review your material regularly - reading over notes, reviewing the textbook, etc.
Involvement: Try to get involved in at least one activity at school. There is a vast array of possibilities at Pearson.
Get rid of confusion: Confusion is a natural part of new situations and learning. Try to deal with it as quickly as possible. The Resources section will give a few ideas.
Know how to handle stress: when you are healthy and feel good, you can handle stress better. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and get exercise, & spend time talking with family and friends. Try to keep a sense of humour.
How Do I Achieve My High School Diploma?
Your high school program is your responsibility. Monitor your courses throughout high school to ensure that you meet the graduation requirements listed below. Your counsellor can assist you in planning your courses.
Alberta High School Diploma Requirements
Earn 100 credits including the following:
- English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
- Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
- Math 20-1, 20-2, or 20-3
- Science – to 20-level (e.g., Chem 20, Sci 24) or Sci 14 & 10
- PE 10
- CALM 20
- 10 credits in approved options (CTS, Fine Arts, Second Languages, PE 20, PE 30)
- 10 credits in any 30-level courses in addition to ELA & Social
To be sure students meet graduation requirements, students are expected to have a full course load. This means courses taken at Pearson (those taken with other providers such as Vista Virtual, Golden Hills are not included in this count)
Grade 10 – minimum of 8 courses
Grade 11 – minimum of 7 courses
Grade 12 – minimum of 6 courses
Note: Minimum grad requirements do not usually qualify students for post-secondary programs.
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Resources at Lester B. Pearson
Your Teacher should be the first person you approach for help. Remember that your teachers want you to be successful and are your primary resource.
Your Friends and Classmates: Great resources! Have a study buddy. Review together.
Your Counsellor is an objective, knowledgeable resource for information, ideas, referrals, and of course, counselling.
Principal: Mr. K Chee
Assistant Principals: Mr. D Middleton A – E
Ms. J Bader F – M
Ms. D Pham N– Z
Resource Teacher: Ms. Davidson, in room 2171, provides individualized instructional supports, an alternate place for students to complete assignments, testing accommodations, and social-emotional strategies and intervention. Ms. Davidson is also the IPP coordinator for the school and works to obtain additional assessment and learning supports for students. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
ELL Learning Leader: Ms. Ferros assesses ELL students to ensure that they are placed appropriately in English language classes, tracks the progress of all ELL students, and manages the ELL Program.
IB Coordinators: Mr. Minhas and Ms. Lock are available to students who have questions about IB courses, exams, requirements of the IB Diploma, Certificate and IB CP Program.
Work Experience: Mr. Eng, in student services, is the Off Campus Education Coordinator available to answer your questions about gaining credits through Unique Pathways, Work Experience Program & the Registered Apprenticeship Program.
School Resource Officer: Const. Hanna, can assist you with legal concerns and general enquiries in all areas of the law. You will also see him in various classroom presentations and at events around the school.
Mark Appeals Procedure
In the event that there is an appeal of a final mark, the following process is used:
- Appeal directly to the teacher concerned;
- If the matter is not resolved with the teacher, the appeal may be taken to the Assistant Principal who will involve the parties concerned;
- If the appeal is still not resolved, the Principal, after consultation with the people concerned, will make the final decision.
All In for Youth
Launched by United Way in 2012, All In for Youth provides innovative solutions to help youth stay in and complete high school. All In for Youth programs connect youth to positive adults, remove barriers to high school completion, and transition youth into adulthood through varied paths of learning and career success. All In for Youth has made over 16,000 positive adult youth connections since its launch, and contributed to increasing the overall high school completion rates in Calgary.
Lester B. Pearson High School is one of 25 All In for Youth high schools in Calgary and we have All In for Youth Success coach ( Mr. M. Pipes) working directly with our students and families. The All In for Youth programs offered in Lester B. Pearson High School, include Big Brothers Big Sisters mPower Mentoring program, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Success Coach program, YMCA Math Tutoring Table, Youth Employments Centre - The Journey Forward, SAIT Summer Cooks Exploratory credited program and World of Choices Junior Achievement career forums. Eligible students in Lester B. Pearson High School are also granted access to several bursaries, support and financial aid for post-secondary education, volunteering and sector training opportunities. For more information on All In for Youth please visit our website or contact the school's administration.
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 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.