Preparing our students for post-secondary education begins long before they are ready to graduate. We provide students with the tools and information they need to find post-secondary options and programs that are best suited to their interests and goals. Our experienced guidance department works closely with every student to ensure they are prepared for their chosen path after high school. The choices students make are very personal and unique to their own goals and dreams.
Our guidance and career education programs help each student to gain greater awareness and understanding of themselves, their educational goals and career options. In addition, MacLachlan Diploma Advisors are accessible to students throughout the year and formally meet with each Grade 7-12 student twice per year to review their Individual Pathway Plan (IPP) and provide guidance and support towards their future educational goals.
We also assist students in the preparation of university applications, helping them to present themselves as authentically, confidently and cohesively as possible. This process is often a significant learning experience for students, and helps them to make sound and responsible choices for their next learning adventure. Our approach involves a collaborative effort between school, student and parents to facilitate the successful transition to post-secondary studies and the responsibilities that come with adulthood.
MacLachlan College is also committed to teaching our students 21st-Century Skills that are needed in high school and beyond, providing outdoor education experiences through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, and offering students the opportunity to travel and develop leadership skills through our Debating and Public Speaking, DECA, Prefect, Junior Prefect and Ambassador clubs and initiatives.