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Guidance & Career Counseling

Preparing students for life after school and guiding them on their path towards a study program or a profession of their choice is an integral element of the school’s pedagogical mandate. The focus lies on the transition to a CEGEP (college in Quebec) after grade 11 or to universities worldwide after grade 12.


Our students are offered a variety of opportunities to explore possible educational and career paths with events such as:

As part of our guidance and career counseling program, our grade 11 students participate in a mandatory two-week internship. The purpose of this internship is for our students to gain experience in the job market. Students will also have to write a report on their experience. 

For students of grade 10 and 11, a study day is organized with documentation and information on the topic ‘study courses and careers’. Presentations on a variety of professions and fields of training take place. One of them, being presentations given by AvH parents who present their profession or their line of work and explain to students the education requirements.

A local professional visits the school so that students can take assessment tests. Subsequently, consultations on studying in Montreal and Quebec are given on an individual basis.

An information session is given at the end of grade 10 for parents and students to explain the choices of CEGEP and DIA. Former AvH students present their experience on transitioning from AvH to CEGEP and/or university. 

A DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) presentation and information session on bursaries and study programs (e.g. TU9 trial week) takes place in Grade 12 for students who wish to study in Germany. 

Representatives from McGill and Concordia University visit AvH each school year.

Our students have the opportunity to visit a program of their choice at a CEGEP or a university and be a student for a day.