Supports for Students

Library/Resource Centre/Learning Commons

We welcome you to our fantastic library/Learning Commons!  Our goal is to help our students succeed both academically and socially.  Stop by to pick up your favourite novel or magazine, do some research, finish your homework, use a computer or just for a visit.

The library/Learning Commons is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday and is available to both classes and individual students for research, independent study and reading.  Internet and wireless access are available.  To sign out library materials you must have a current school ID card.  Books normally circulate for a two-week period.  By necessity, the library is a designated quiet place.

Study Skills and Test Anxiety

Students who need help with structuring and organizing themselves for efficient work and study habits can find helpful hints through their teachers, the Student Services office and/or at:

Anxiety Canada - Test Anxiety Booklet

NAIT Strategies for Success Document - Strategies For Success

Indigenous Program

The Indigenous Program within Charles Spencer High School supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, parents and families.  The Indigenous program is built on the holistic cultural components of the medicine wheel that promotes balance through focusing on the social, emotional, mental and physical well-being of students, parents and families through:

  • cultural connections within the City of Grande Prairie
  • Supporting the transition to high school
  • graduation preparation
  • post-secondary application, bursaries and scholarship supports
  • Assistance with applications for Treaty, Status and Metis cards
  • Assistance with application for trades and summer programs
  • utilizing community connections

School Community Team

At various times throughout the week, School Community Team counselors are available for student appointments.  The team consists of representatives from AADAC, Alberta Health, and Services and Child and Family Services.  All of these representatives are available to provide confidential counseling sessions for students with concerns about their friends, families or themselves.  Referrals or appointments to the School Team can be made through Student Services or Administration.

School Resource Officer (RCMP)

At Charles Spencer, we believe that education and prevention are the keys to a safe community. As a result, School Resource Officers are RCMP officers who work with all our junior and senior high schools in the District.  The officers are regularly onsite at the schools and work closely with the school administration in order to build positive relationships with the students. This progressive partnership with the City of Grande Prairie helps to form the basis for a safe and caring community in and around our public schools.