University and Academic Counselling at CIS
Our institution provides comprehensive academic and university counselling services for high school students based on the Ontario Guidance Curriculum, IB guidance training and protocols, and the International School Counsellors’ Association. Our counselling program is designed to guide students through their academic journey, starting in Grades 9 and 10, with career counselling through the Learning Strategies and Careers courses. Our experienced Guidance Counsellors collaborate with classroom teachers to encourage students to think about their post-secondary pathways and assist them in making appropriate choices for their future education.
In Grade 11, students meet with counsellors more frequently for individual academic and university counselling. In grade 12, all students spend at least one period a week with the Secondary Guidance Counsellor. as part of our Community Circles Program. We also offer personalized small group application sessions and individual appointments. Our team works closely with parents, especially in Grades 11 and 12, to ensure students receive the necessary support to achieve their post-secondary goals.
We organize year-round university and academic counselling events for students and families, including lunchtime university visits, university information sessions, and a city-wide university fair, co-hosted with other international schools every September. Additionally, we host our own CISS University and College Fair each October for students in grades 9-12. Our most recent fair featured over 90 universities and colleges from nine countries.
CIS is committed to providing our students with the best academic and university counselling services available. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring that our students are well-equipped to achieve their educational goals and are prepared for success in their post-secondary education.
CIS Counselling team