Welcome to ESBCHS Student Services
At ESBCHS our Student Services department is committed to assisting students both academically and personally to ensure each student’s high school experience is positive. Students can drop in or make an appointment to see a Counsellor in the Student Services offices from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm daily. Parents are encouraged to contact the counsellors to discuss any concerns.
PLEASE NOTE: Counsellors see students based on legal last name as shown below:
Mrs. Theresa Busenius
Department Head / Counsellor H – Z
Mrs. Kim Thomas
Counsellor A – G
Mrs. Leaha Severson
Youth Worker A – Z
Mrs. Lise Layton
Phone: 780.929.1340 Extension 1432
- Appropriate course selection
- Support for students with special needs
- Educational alternatives
- Evaluation of out-of-province and out-of-country documentation and other documents (e.g. private music study)
- Planning for post-secondary pre-requisites
- Referrals to educational consultants and reading specialists
Post-Secondary and Career Counselling
- Calendars and website information for universities, colleges and technical schools
- Scholarship information and applications
- Post-secondary and career planning
- Vocational interest inventories
- Referrals to community resources University and College workshops
When personal issues impact school performance, confidential counselling is available. Issues may include:
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse
- Personal health and safety
- Family and peer relationships
- Stress and conflict management
Information for Grade 12 Students
In an effort to assist our grade 12 students in obtaining as much timely information as possible, we will be supplying information via e-mail to our students. Copies of these e-mails will also be posted on this page so that the information can be accessed by those students or parents who are not on our e-mail list. If you are not on our e-mail list and would like to be added, please click here to make that request.
Although every effort is made to supply accurate information, students are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure the accuracy of information, particularly in regards to scholarship deadlines and post-secondary application deadlines.
Work Experience (Off Campus Education)
Off-Campus Education includes Work Study, Work Experience, and Registered Apprenticeship programs. All are designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the world of work while attending school.
Work Experience is available for high school students only. This is a separate course that allows them to work off-campus to obtain credit towards their school program (Work Experience 15, 25, 35).
Registered Apprenticeship Program
Students in high school can be in the Registered Apprenticeship Program while attending school full-time. Students must be 16 years old and meet all apprenticeship entry qualifications, including finding a journeyman to sponsor them. The school works closely with Alberta Advanced Education and Career Development to monitor this program. The Registered Apprenticeship Program (R.A.P.) is a program where you, as a registered high school student, can become an apprentice and earn credits toward your apprenticeship and your high school diploma – at the same time!
Off-Campus Education provides:
- The opportunity to explore occupational choices.
- The chance to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in any job.
- Valuable employer references.
- An honest evaluation from the supervising teacher-coordinator and the employer.
For more information on our Off-Campus programs, please call Mr. Brad Umpherville, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 780-929-1319.