Our counselors host mandatory one-on-one meetings with all students in grades 9, 10, and 12 to create academic plans. Students in other grades are welcome and encouraged to set up appointments to discuss their academic plans as well.
Our counselors host student skill sessions in classrooms to provide students with tips and strategies on a variety of topics including organizational skills, study methods, note-taking skills, test anxiety, and test writing skills. Our counselors also maintain a list of tutors for students seeking additional out-of-class assistance.
Student services maintains a wealth of resources on career options. The Career Centre also hosts brown-bag lunch sessions with advisors from post-secondary institutions and careers of high interest. Counselors also organize annual post-secondary fairs for students in grades 9 through 12.
High school students are scheduled for one-on-one meetings with our counselors. Post-high-school options are explored and students are guided through the post-secondary process receiving information on registration deadlines, the application process, open house dates, and job shadow or student-for-a-day opportunities.
Student Services shares with grade 12 students a wide range of scholarship opportunities through an extensive handout package and an active display board. Students are given handout packages of available scholarships and a list of websites on which to register for scholarships.
Student Services offers support and guidance to students experiencing personal difficulties. Our counselors also act as a liaison between students, families, community services and/or other support agencies.
Sports Medicine Services
Summerside Physio is proud to once again provide medical coverage including Physiotherapy (Chris Holt, PT) and Pediatric Sports Medicine Doctor (Dr. Erika Persson) visits within Vimy Ridge Academy!
They specialize in helping young athletes stay active, perform their best, and return to sport after injury. Save time AND integrate treatment into your school programming! Visits can be booked through the Summerside Physio office (Phone 780-466-8676, online at summersidephysio.com), and then students attend their visit at Vimy in room 121; no driving or time off required!
Physiotherapy is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm.
Sports Medicine Physician visits are available on Thursdays from 10am to 2pm.
For more information: Vimy Sports Med Handout 2023 2024
Student Services maintains a list of volunteer opportunities for students wishing to give back to the community.
Our counselors provide academic support to students requiring additional supports in the classroom. IPPs are developed and implemented in the classroom to optimize academic success.
Student Services offers a Work Experience program in which students 16 years of age or older are able to earn high school credits while working part-time outside of school.
RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)
High school students can learn and earn in the trades through RAP. Students begin to work toward their apprenticeship while earning high school credits.