Bow Valley High School Guidance Department

Guidance Counsellors at Bow Valley


The roles of the Guidance Counsellors at Bow Valley High School are to complement and support the school's program by offering a full range of programs - consultative and collaborative, proactive, facilitative and reactive. The services outlined below are a sample of what will be offered through both individual and group processes.


Mrs. West - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 9 & 10

To book an appointment with Mrs. West please see guidance office.

Mr. Reece - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 11 & 12

To book an appointment with Mr. Reece please see guidance office.


Why do students access guidance support?

There are many reasons for students to access guidance support in school.  Each and every student has unquie needs, and as a guidance team we strive to meet the needs of each individual student in order to achieve success inside and outside of school.  Below is a list of common reasons for students to access guidance services:



  • High school planning and programming
  • Timetabling for student success
  • On-going individual academic support
  • Post-secondary programs' information
  • Student advocacy
  • Conversion of out of country and out of province transcripts
  • Track and provide support for at risk students
  • Develop and monitor graduation list for grade 12 students


  • Relationship counselling (peer, teacher, parent, and family)
  • Social/Emotional
  • Mediation Resolution
  • Referrals when needed to outside agencies
  • Consultation with parents
  • Grief Counselling
  • Depression Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Career
  • Liaison with Bow Valley High School Career Advisor to offer:
  • Post-secondary information - admission requirements, application deadlines
  • Career Exploration


  • Assisting application process
  • Organize and chair Scholarship Committee
  • Workshops through classroom visits and noon hour sessions
  • Scholarship and post-secondary presentation for parent council
  • Reference letters



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