Career & Academic Counselling

Career and Academic Counselling

Career and Academic Advising /  Palliser Off Campus Program


Mrs. Kim Horak -- Academic Advisor

Mr. Brian Kim  -- Off Campus Teacher


Located in the Learning Commons.  Walk-ins are welcome or if you prefer an appointment, you can stop by the Learning Commons to set one up or you can email


Information for grade 12’s


Grade 12 Checklist

As the last year of high school passes quickly, it is important to make sure you have all the information necessary for graduation as well as your preparation for post graduation.  This could mean pursuing a career in the trades or attending a post secondary facility.



If you have decided on a program of study or a career path, make sure the classes you are enrolled in meet the entrance requirements for those.  Also that you have or will have enough credits to graduate.

Admission requirements for post-secondary facilities as well as apprenticeship requirements can be found on line.  If you are unsure of what you need or where to check, see Mrs. Horak or Mr.Kim in the Learning Commons.

If you are considering the post secondary path, plan on 30-1 courses for ELA, Social and Math.  Also consider taking at least 1 science at a 30 level.                                                     

If  you are more of a hands-on type and are looking at the Trades after high school, consider signing up for RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program).  See Mr. Kim in the Learning Commons for a full description of what is available in the Trades path.


If you didn’t sign up for My Pass in your CALM class, now would be a good time to complete that.  When you register for My Pass, make sure to use a personal email address because once you graduate, you no longer will have access to your Palliser account.  This will give you unlimited access to your high school transcripts even after you graduate.

Watch for emails being sent out and also posted in the graduation announcements in Google Classroom.  These include information about upcoming post secondary admission dates, scholarship information, career webinars, and career fair information. 


You Should Know...

Your Grade 12 marks, especially from the first semester, count heavily in post- secondary admissions.



Check with Mr. Kim or Mrs. Horak about potential field trips and career fairs.  This is an opportunity to explore various post secondary locations and see what they have to offer.  It may assist with making decisions about your future!

Check for admission dates.  Many post secondary applications start the admission process in the first part of October. Most applications can be completed online.  Follow the steps on the admissions page. 

Apply Alberta ( is a great place to start. It is an online

application system that makes applying to post-secondary institutions super easy and

Apply Alberta will take care of sharing your transcripts between schools for you!



Continue to search and apply for scholarships and other possible sources of financial aid.



Almost time to pick semester 2 courses.  Check in with the academic advisor to make sure you are picking the courses that you will need and that you will end the year with 100+ credits.



Sit down with your Academic Advisor to review your Detailed Academic Report and your Credential Checklist to make sure you have everything you will need to graduate.



Scholarships! Scholarships!  Scholarships!!  Continue to check in with Mrs. Horak and keep checking your emails / Google Classroom for updated information.  Post secondary is expensive but scholarships and bursaries can help a lot with this. 



Almost there!!!  Only a few more weeks until graduation!








You are almost there!!  Time to focus on finals and diploma exams!!


Post Secondary -- Fall 2022 Open Houses

Olds College - Friday, October 14 | 9-2pm (Olds)

King's University - Saturday, October 15 | 10am - 2pm (Edmonton)

University of Alberta - Saturday, October 15 | 9am-3pm (Edmonton)

Bow Valley College - Saturday, October 15 | 10am-3pm  (Calgary)

NAIT - Sunday and Monday, October 16 and 17 (Virtual) | 9am - 3pm (Edmonton)

Lakeland College - Friday & Saturday, October 21 and 22 | TBD (Vermillion)

University of Calgary - Saturday, October 22 | 10am - 2pm (Calgary)

Red Deer Polytechnic - Saturday, October 22 | 9am-12pm  (Red Deer)

SAIT - Friday, October 28 | 12:30-4pm  & Saturday, Oct. 29 | 10am-4pm  (Calgary)

University of Lethbridge - Saturday, October 29 |10am-3pm (Lethbridge)

Mount Royal University - Saturday, October 29 | 9am-3pm (Calgary)

Medicine Hat College - Wednesday, November 2 | 5:30-8pm (Medicine Hat)

Grant MacEwan University - Saturday, November 5 | TBD (Edmonton)

Out of Province University Fair - See websites for dates and locations


Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Applications are submitted online and must be completed before the deadline of 11:59 pm PT on December 1st.
Eligibility Criteria

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

Terry Fox Award Recipients are eligible to receive the Award until they graduate with their first university degree or diploma (for a maximum of four years), provided they maintain satisfactory academic standing and a standard of humanitarian work and personal conduct which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, justifies the award.


The maximum value of the award is $28,000, dispersed over four (4) years. A stipend of $7,000 is issued directly to the institution each year in two installments of $3,500, one in September and one in January. For students who do not pay tuition fees, the award is $3,500 per year, issued directly to the institution in two installments of $1,750 each.

Recipients of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award may not receive more than $15,000 in total scholarships annually (including the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award). If a student’s awards exceed this amount, any excess will be deducted from the student’s Terry Fox Award.

If a student’s academic expenses are covered by another source, they may choose to decline acceptance of the financial portion of the award. They will still be granted the distinction of being a Terry Fox Scholar.

Admission Deadlines

Some schools offer scholarships and/or other perks for applying early. Please see the attached document(s) for application deadlines at the main Alberta colleges and universities. 

Also note that some programs have specific deadlines different to the rest of the institute. Please research your desired program and do not hesitate to ask questions

Student Loans

The Alberta and Canada governments provide student loans and grants to help you reach your post-secondary educational goals.

When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. Financial assistance is also available for students studying part-time.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value: Up to $2500

Eligibility: Apply once your final official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Anyone with averages of 75% or higher in any of Grade 10, 11 and 12 will recieve the scholarship. Make you sure you apply! 

How To Apply:

More info:

Apply Alberta

ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions. 


Spring 2019 Open House Schedule

List of Universities in Canada (click here)

University of Lethbridge - Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm (Lethbridge)

Lethbridge College - Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10:00am-2:00pm (Lethbdridge)

St. Mary's University - Saturday, February 9, 2019 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 10:00am-3:00pm (Calgary) 

Ambrose University - Wednesday, February 14, 2019 | 4:00-7:00pm (Calgary)

Kings University - Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 10:00am-2:00pm (Edmonton)

Prairie Bible College - Friday, March 8, 2019 / April 6, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm (Three Hills)