Career Counselling Newsletter September
High School Plus
The Student is responsible for any lost or damaged textbooks and will be required to pay for its replacement.
Brett Starcheski Memorial PACE Scholarship
Brett was a PACE student who was a friend to all and a very special member of his family. In a milestone demonstration of their love for Brett, the Starcheski family created the Starcheski Memorial Scholarship available to Camrose Outreach School students: $2000 awarded annually, $1000 to a male and $1000 to a female student who has been accepted to a post-secondary institution within the forthcoming graduation year. Only an acceptance letter must be in had at the time of graduation to qualify.
Brett James Starcheski 1982 - 2005
Brett began attending PACE in 1998 and graduated in June of 2001. Brett always found school to be a challenge, but he loved PACE, where he received a lot of encouragement, support and recognition from the PACE staff, which he appreciated. Because of his keen wit and warm heart, Brett made all of the PACE staff and student population his friends and he was an exemplary role model and confidant for so many students. The family: Karen (mom), Michael (brother), Grandma Elsie Richardson, Grandparents Bernice and Alex Gabry and Uncle Tim, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will ensure the funds are in safe keeping each year. Donations from anyone - staff, alumni, friends, charitable associations, would be warmly welcomed.
Attention High School Students!! Have you heard of the Dual Credit Program?
Senior High students you have the opportunity to personalize your high school experience by enrolling in post secondary courses/programs that will enable you to explore career passions and interests. Students enrolled in these programs receive 30-level high school credits that can be used to complete their high school diploma requirements AND also receive credit at the post-secondary institution that can be used toward completion of a program there. These courses help students by providing them with a competitive edge when applying for jobs or post-secondary institutions. Students complete actual post-secondary courses, taught by post-secondary professors, while receiving support from their school. These courses help individualize the student’s high school experience and provides them with confidence as they transition into post-secondary education.
Currently BRSD offers courses from Lakeland College, Red Deer College, Bow Valley College, Olds College and Athabasca University. We are also hoping to add courses from NorQuest College and SAIT for the fall. There are courses available in a wide range of career areas such as Business, Educational Assistant, Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism, and Health Care Aide to name just a few. For more information regarding these program options, please see your school administrator or the career counsellor at your school. You can also access information on the school website under the Students tab or on the BRSD website in the High School Plus section under the Students tab.
Tracy Beattie Division Principal Battle River School Division