Other Resources

This page has loads of information for students, graduating or otherwise, from choosing your college/university to SAT's, correspondence studies, future plans, student loans, links to some universities, Shad, Canada World Youth . . . and so on and so on! Take some time to have a look at what is in this section.

Nova Scotia Student Assistance Program

My Blueprint


NSCC's Career In Gear


Advanced Placement Program

yconic.ca - your student platform

The Canada Student Loan Program

Shad Valley 2018

Trucking Human Resource Sector Council

JobsPeopleDo website

Explore - 5 Week French-Language Bursary Program

Letters of Reference

Scholarships Nova Scotia

Services for Youth (Future Plans)


Ontario University Application Procedures

Ontario Colleges Application Procedures

Scholarships Nova Scotia

Scholarships Canada



Nova Scotia Student Assistance Program

If you need help paying for school, Student Assistance could be a great option for you.  Pamphlets are available in the counselling office or you can visit novascotia.ca/studentassistance


My Blueprint

Career planning is a lifelong process.  This is a good time to learn about yourself, reflect onyour interests, discover the opportunities available to you, and make a plan to achieve your goals. MyBlueprint Education Planner is here to assist you in your career journey.  Visit app.myBlueprint.ca, click Sign Up and enter our school's activation key:  wkdhs



MyNSFuture.ca is an online resource developed by Nova Scotia's universities and colleges with support from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Choosing the right university or college is an important step towards building a career and making a live in Nova Scotia. MyNSFuture.ca was created to make the application process easier, providing access to information to help students find the perfect place to learn in Nova Scotia.

Visit MyNSFuture.ca

Advanced Placement Program

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board offers a video conferencing course where Advanced Placement courses are taught over the internet to students in smaller schools not capable of sustaining in-school AP courses. It is an attemtp to provide an enriched curriculum in such areas as Biology,Calculus, Chemistry, English Literature and Human Geography.

For more information please go to http://avrsbvap.myavrsb.ca

House of Commons Page Program

Application Deadline: December 2, 2017

Starting university next year? Speak both official languages? Interested in the work of Parliament? Become a House of Commons Page!

"The Page Program provides young Canadians with the best seats in the country to listen to heated parliamentary debates of our nation, learn about Canadian politics first hand, as well as share this year-long phenomenal experience with fellow young Canadians from coast to coast. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will mark one of the most memorable years of your life." Cissie Liu, former House of Commons Page.

TO APPLY and for more information please visit parl.gc.ca/hocpage and see poster in the Counselling Office.

Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/hocpagescdc


Yconic.ca - Your Student Platform

The place where you can give and get the help you want to manage student life. Money for School (offering over $170 Million in scholarships and financial opportunities across Canada and the United States.. Community: Give and get help with other students on a range of topics related to your student journey. Give & Get: Guese the SCENE contest. To get started go to yconic.ca


Trucking Human Resource Sector Council - Atlantic


The Highway of Opportunity is a new tool developed by the THRSC Atlantic that provides information on the trucking industry and the many rewarding positions within this industry. It is an invaluable tool for people who are considering employment and would like to find out if the trucking industry is a good fit for them!

On the Highway of Opportunity website users can: 
Play games and test their knowledge of the trucking industry
Take a quiz and get career recommendations
Ask questions of our virtual assistants
Search for a job on our job board
Inquire about training opportunities

The THRSC Job Board:

The Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic (THRSC) is proud to offer the THRSC Job Board. Featuring an extensive listing of career opportunities within the trucking industry throughout Atlantic Canada; the job board is easy to navigate and allows users to create a free profile to further assist them with their search.

Each job listing includes a built-in "Apply For This Job" form so applicants can instantly upload their cover letter & resume which is routed directly to the job poster via email.


The Nova Scotia Department of Educaton has provided you and our school access to JobsPeopleDo.com, a great career resource for students and teachers.

With JobsPeopleDo.dom, you now have immediate access to jobs across Canada, job shadowing videos, great editorial campus life tips, Red Seal Trades, scholarship and so much more. This online resourcewill help you develop the skills and strategies needed to land the career of your choice and prepare you for your pathway to success.

Students and teachers have direct access to this site within our school by using the Username: AVRSB and the Password: AVRSB (or click on (IP users click here").


EXPLORE! Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Explore offers you five weeks to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating environment for learning your second language. Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course. You can take the course in the spring (must be 18+) or summer (must be 16+). You can also take a job for the rest of the summer, if you wish. Participants in Explore receive a $2,000 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. The educational institution you will be attending receives the bursary directly. Explore offers courses adapted to your level (Beginner, intermediate, or advanced), as well as many activities that allow you to meet with others from across the country who wish to improve their English. The program does not cover the registration fee ($200 non-refundable, to be paid only if you are selected), travel costs to your course location, and spending money while you are there. Bursaries are awarded by random selection, based on provincial and territorial allotments and institutional quotas. Every effort is made to accommodate first-time applicants. For more information, please visit www.jexplore.ca or ask at the Counselling Office. On-Line application www.myexplore.ca/apply


SHAD Valley 2018

Online Application Deadline: November 20, 2017

Realize your full potential at SHAD.  Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and Entrepreneurship.  Spend the month of July living at a Canadian university campus.  Make lifelong frienships with exceptional Grade 10, 11 and 12 students across the country.  Grow your confidence, be challenged and inspired to explore beyond the high school curriculum.  

Talk to your teacher or guidance counsellor for more information and apply today

Apply online today at www.shad.ca/apply . Visit online at www.shad.ca/blog follow on Twitter @shadvalley. Email info@shad.ca


Letters of Reference
When requesting a letter of reference from a staff member, please keep the following in mind:
-Choose a person who can respond to the criteria
-Ask early - - several weeks ahead of the required date
-Provide a copy of the scholarship criteria
-Advise them that your Student Information sheet is on file in the Counselling Department
-Ask them to keep a copy on file (for future use).

Students planning on attending a university in the USA need to write SAT's. Information on SAT's is available at the Counselling Department. You are required to write these tests in the event that you are planning to attend an American College or University. The High School Code number for West Kings is 825060. You may be required to write the Sat I and Sat II's which must be written on two separate test dates. You may apply online at www.collegeboard.com. These tests may be written at Kings-Edgehill, Dalhousie University, or Park View Education Centre. The deadline to apply to many American universities is December 31. Please check with the Counselling Department for writing dates for SATs.
The Canada Student Loan Program
The Canada Student Loan Program is administered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Awards are based upon financial need. Financial resources of both the parents/guardians and the student are taken into consideration when determining the amount the student will receive. You are asked to keep the working copies of your 2006 Income Tax Return as information on these forms may be required to include on your application for financial assistance. Loan application forms are available online in late April. You are also encouraged to apply online by visiting the web site for Student Loans at www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca . Please note that you do not have to have a letter of acceptance to make application. You are advised to read very carefully and thoroughly the information booklet which will be enclosed with your application form. For additional information you may call toll free to the Student Assistance Office 1-800-565-8420 or by facsimile at 902-424-0540 or write to the following address:
Department of Education, Student Assistance, PO Box 2290, Halifax Central, Halifax, NS B3J 3C8 or email stuasst@gov.ns.ca
The Office is located at the Trade Mart Building, 2021 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Financial counsellors are available to assist you to complete the application forms and to answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have.
Some of the major banks have student financial assistance programs. You may wish to consult with these financial institutions for more detailed information.
Ontario University Application Procedures
Please go to www.ouac.on.ca/ to find information on application fees, when to apply, admission requirements, etc.

Ontario Colleges Application Centre
You are encouraged to go to www.ontariocolleges.ca for all the information you will need to apply to colleges in Ontario.

Residence Applications
In many instances, the university will ask on the application form for admission if you require information on residence. Some institutions have a special application form that you must complete when you apply to the university or college. Please check with the post secondary institution for their specific application procedures. Residence availability is very limited at Memorial University so apply early on separate application form that is available in the Counselling Department.
Regular Officer Training Program
The Canadian Armed Forces provide a unique opportunity for young Canadians to obtain a baccalaureate degree while training for the varied and rewarding career of a military officer. Additional information is available toll free at 1-800-856-8488 or 902-727-7697. Mailing Address is: Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Atlantic, Scotia Square, Suite 502, 5251 Duke Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1P9. Or visit www.forces.gc.ca

Websites to Explore 
To help explore options, check out these websites:

ScholarshipsCanada.com: Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through their extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning. Visit www.scholarshipscanada.com 
StudentAwards.Com: Studentawards.com is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. We also offer unique scholarships to our online members that are only available on studentawards.com. Visit www.studentawards.com today!

Youth Canada- Government of Canada Web site

www.youth.gc.ca. It's a resource for finding information on everything you need . . youth programs, services and information, from volunteering, job hunting, post-secondary education, moving, taxes, starting a business, ID cards, financial planning. Check it out!

Everything to do with College Culture:Visit www.survivalu.com for the on-line crash course for college and university survival. . . . survival cheat sheets, study tips, rez room recipes, campus links, plus read the online diaries of those about to start first year, and those who have just survived! Get plugged into the hottest trends: campus fashion, music, dating! Everything to do with college culture.

Scholarships Canada: 

ScholarshipsCanada.com is part of the SchoolFinder Group.

The site has been helping students find scholarships since 1997.

Our mission is to help students realize their dreams.

We do this by making it possible for students to attend the school of their choice without being limited by the cost. The website lists all relevant scholarships and bursaries free of charge. We endeavour to update each listing on an annual basis. Students are matched to scholarships and bursaries when they create an account. In addition to matching, ScholarshipsCanada.com provides additional resources such as Scholarship Deadline Alerts. These are available in the Dashboard.  




Students are reminded that scholarships are normally awarded based upon academic achievement whereas bursaries are generally awarded based upon financial need.

Scholarships Nova Scotia

The #1 High School and University resource for Nova Scotia students. . . www.novascotiascholarships.ca

NSCC'S Career in Gear

Ready to get your career in gear? Sign up today at https://careeringear.nscc.ca to play games, watch videos and discover: your skills, interest and values; occupations that align with who you are; job market trends and training options.






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