Student Services

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Student Services/Guidance

At Adult High School, the Student Services Department is here to help students plan their high school and post secondary education, and to help them achieve their education and career goals. The student services department is a good first contact point to help students deal with personal issues that might compromise their goals. 

Head of Student Services:
Shannon Hendrycks
Counsellors: Bill Clarke 
Dan Refausse 
Krista Simonett
Guidance Technician: Michelle Renia

Services Available:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career Counselling/Resources
  • Post-Secondary Planning/Information
  • Personal Counselling/Referrals

Support Personnel:

  • Psychologist: Jessica Kurta
  • Social Worker: Wendy Knight
  • School Resource Officer: Lauren Dupasquier
  • Multicultural Liaison Officer: Susan Al-Riffai
  • Rideauwood Counsellor: Patrick Gallant

Helpful links

a) Applying to an Ontario college?
b) Algonquin College Future Students
c) Ask Jon Holmes (Algonquin College)
d) Ontario College Virtual Fair 2020
e) Univ programs via Algonquin College
f) Ontario Universities Information
g) Post Secondary presentation slideshow 
h) OUAC 105 Applicant
i) Carleton University admissions
j) University of Ottawa admissions
k) Saint Paul University
l) Preview University Experience at U of Ottawa
m) January 2020 Grads


AHS students are assigned a counsellor according to the first letter of the student's last name.   For counselling and Education Plans:

          A-E: Krista Simonett

          F-M: Dan Refausse

          N-Z: Bill Clarke

For PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition), a student must have an Education Plan prior to booking a PLAR appointment:

          A-Z - Shannon Hendrycks

Students can book an appointment with their counsellor by clicking on the links below:

Krista (A-E)

Dan (F-M)

Bill (N-Z)

Counsellors will request appointments with a student when there is some concern.

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