The University and Career Counselling Centre (UCCC) guides students and parents through strategic course selection and the postsecondary planning process starting in grade 10. In grades 11 and 12, students and parents continue to meet with the team and with university representatives from Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Each year UCCC counsellors and staff also coordinate three major university fairs; individual visits from postsecondary representatives; an annual Careers Week, with more than 30 speakers from various industries; and work placements and internship opportunities for senior students through our Work Placement Program. For more news from the UCCC, click here to read their latest newsletter.
School Transcripts: For WPGA graduates who would like an official school transcript, click here. Postsecondary institutions will only accept a transcript directly from the BC Ministry of Education.
Work Experience Program
WPGA's highly popular Work Experience Program offers our grades 11 and 12 students the opportunity to explore career interests, enhance knowledge and develop practical skills by assisting in a professional work environment. The short-term placements comprise both observational and hands-on learning in a variety of fields such as business, finance, technology, science, engineering, medicine, marketing and graphic design.
Prior to placement, students submit an intake survey, which outlines areas of interest and volunteer/work history, and are interviewed by Ms. Danielle Garinger, WPGA Work Experience Coordinator. After placement dates are confirmed, students must complete an orientation to review expectations and guidelines, including safety protocols and professional conduct standards.
We are proud of our 100 percent university acceptance rate, with 100 percent of students accepted to their first or second choice university. In 2017, more than 80 percent of WPGA graduates received scholarships totalling $1 million, with most students receiving multiple offers. Our alumni attend leading universities worldwide, including UBC, Queen's, McGill, University of Toronto, Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge. Click here to see some of the schools our alumni attend.