Calgary Board of Education

Student Services

Contact: Mr. J. Black / Mrs. T. Hillard

At Clarence Sansom, we strive to provide each student with opportunities for growth and success.  In addition to their academic and complementary courses, students have access to a variety of programs and services tailored to meet their individual needs. These include:
  • Resource Support
  • Guidance Counselling
  • English as a Second Language
  • Knowledge and Employability Program

Resource

Our resource team performs the following roles:

  • Helps those students encountering difficulties to cope with their program.
  • Works with parents, teachers and others to help students achieve success.
  • Assists teachers in each grade to formally document student progress through Individual Program Plans (I.P.P.s).
  • Educational assessments of academic indicators to determine whether more in-depth, formal assessments are required.

Guidance Counselling

Guidance counselling provides student support through crisis intervention, peer conflict mediation, high school transitions, outside agency referrals for students and their families, and a place to release stress and discuss problems related to school or otherwise.

A common question asked by parents is whether or not they will be notified when their child consults with a guidance counsellor about a personal matter.  It is important that parents understand that a guidance counsellor’s role is governed by FOIP and the School Act.  Unless concerns around personal harm surface, all information shared by the student with counsellor remains confidential.