Welcome to Archbishop MacDonald's Student Services Department
We are very fortunate at MAC to have a large, diverse department to meet the needs of our students. Whether you are looking for post-secondary or scholarship information, assistance with learning needs or individual counselling supports, we welcome all students to the Student Resource Centre (SRC). Our doors are always open. Please feel free to drop in any time or make an appointment with one of our counsellors.
Student Services Team:
School Counsellor/Grad Coach: Mrs. L. Reeves
School Counsellor/Grad Coach: Mrs. K. Laplante
Services provided by Grad Coach and Learning Coach - Services (pdf)
Learning Coach: Mrs. T. Joy-McGill
Registered Provisional Psychologist: Ms. K. Kirkpatrick
Welcome to Parents! Here you will find information on a variety of topics concerning your child’s mental health. A different topic will be featured each month and a document gallery full of resources is available for parents to search though.
Mental Health Monthly Newsletter
Tutoring sessions have resumed since September 1. In addition, our sessions take place in room 1-121 at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) building every Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 7 pm. Please feel free to write back to us should you have any questions!
Peer Tutor Program: Students at Archbishop MacDonald tutoring other students. For more information please see Mrs. Laplante or Mrs. P.M in the SRC.
Diploma Re-writes - You must register and pay to re-write a Diploma Exam. Register online at: mypass.alberta.ca
Post Secondary Planning:
Every fall Grade 12 students from across the province start applying for their post-secondary programs. We are blessed in Edmonton to have a variety of fantastic schools to choose from. Below is some information about three of Edmonton’s most popular post-secondary institutions but we encourage students to look at all schools that they feel would fit their program needs.
GENERALLY, students will need to know about four particular websites. The first one is mypass.alberta.ca MyPass is a Government of Alberta webpage that provides students with transcripts, diploma marks, and diploma rewrite information, to name a few of the services provided. All high school students should have a MyPass account, but it is required for Grade 12 students. If you have not already registered, please do so as it takes time to set up the account.
Apply Alberta is an application system for ANY post-secondary institution in Alberta. When a student goes to apply to a school of their choice, they will automatically be bumped to Apply Alberta to enter their personal and mark information. This information is then linked with the post-secondary institution and the student will receive further admission information or requirements directly from their school of choice. Students are allowed to apply to as many post-secondary institutions as they want. It is mandatory that the student watch the post-secondary schools PORTAL for further information and to ensure that they do not miss any deadlines. www.applyalberta.ca
The website Students Services recommends for CAREER information is https://alis.alberta.ca/ . ALIS is an up-to-date Alberta Government website that will lead students through interest inventories, give them career information, program requirements and scholarship, bursary and other financial information. We highly recommend students become familiar with this website and use it as a career planning tool.
Lastly, many students inquire about Student Loan information. You can find out more by visiting https://studentaid.alberta.ca/.
University of Alberta Information:
U of A Admissions and Program Requirements: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/admission-requirements
U of A – Dates and Deadlines: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/dates-and-deadlines
U of A Awards and Scholarships: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-awards
U of A IB Information: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/resources/ib-students
U of A Parent and Family Handbook: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/resources/parents?v=canadian
U of A Academic Success Centre: https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/academic-success-centre
U of A Study Abroad: https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/international/
U of A Open House: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/open-house
MacEwan University Information:
MacEwan University programs and courses: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/ProspectiveStudents/OurPrograms/index.htm
MacEwan Dates and Deadlines: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Admissions/AdmissionDatesDeadlines/index.htm
MacEwan Awards and Scholarships https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/FeesandFinancialInformation/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries/Search/index.htm#
MacEwan IB Information: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Admissions/TransferCredit/index.htm#4
MacEwan Student Advising: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Advising/index.htm
MacEwan Open House: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanEvents/OpenHouse/index.htm
NAIT Admissions http://www.nait.ca/8831.htm
NAIT Programs and Courses http://www.nait.ca/programsandcourses.htm
NAIT Awards and Scholarships http://www.nait.ca/33720.htm
NAIT Student Services: http://www.nait.ca/9384.htm
NAIT Open House: http://www.nait.ca/prospective/open-house.htm
**Please note, all Grade 12 students will be attending a mandatory PLT session in the fall to discuss graduation requirements, post-secondary applications and scholarships.
MAC’s two counsellors, Mrs. Laplante and Mrs. Reeves, are always available to answer student questions. We encourage students to please stop by the Student Resource Centre if they require any further post-secondary information.