Bow Valley High School Guidance Department

Guidance Counsellors at Bow Valley

Mrs. West - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 9

To book an appointment with Mrs. West:

Mr. Nicholson - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 10

To book an appointment with Mr. Nicholson:

Mrs. Higgins - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 11 & 12

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.




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)


Mediation Resolution

Referrals when needed to outside agencies

Consultation with parents

Grief Counselling

Depression Issues

Anxiety Issues


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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