Student Services

A school that takes differences into account means:

  • Understanding the student’s needs
  • Offering the appropriate support and tools
  • Engaging students in the acquisition of tools and strategies that will follow them throughout their lives

Professionals

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Are at your disposal:

Substance Abuse Prevention Worker

The role of substance abuse prevention work is to provide prevention services in the school. They are required to facilitate various substance abuse prevention workshops in the classroom, develop and participate in awareness campaigns to meet the needs of students, provide early intervention and referrals, and support the school staff team in substance abuse prevention practices.

Our team:

Joele El-Hayek 

Mélodie Lapierre 

Speech-Language Pathologists

The speech-language pathology service at Vanguard School supports the academic success, socialization, and professional integration of students with language and learning difficulties. Through their expertise, the speech-language pathologist can equip the student and support the school team in terms of social communication skills and strategies, oral language (expression and comprehension), reading, writing, and mathematical problem-solving.

Elementary, French sector:

Elementary, English sector:

High School, French sector:

High School, English sector:

Sex Education Specialists

The sex education specialists offer workshops in the high school classroom based on the Ministry’s mandatory sexuality education content. In addition, they offer individual support services to meet the more specific needs of students. They are available at the school from Monday to Friday and can be reached by email if needed.

High School, French sector:

Karine Janelle 

High School English sector:

Audrey-Ann Gaudreault

Resource teachers

Resource services at Vanguard are complementary service that aims to help children and adolescents develop their full potential. The resource teacher works in collaboration with teachers, parents, and other professionals involved with the student. Resource periods can be used in a variety of contexts, such as developmental, remedial, and manipulative activities, to support students in their learning and development so that they can reach their full potential.

PhD in School/Applied Child Psychology

The psychology department addresses the learning and emotional needs of students in the school setting. Our goal is to promote a positive learning environment for students with specific learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders. We do this through individual and group interventions with students, consultations with teachers, workshops, and liaison work between families and community services.

Psychology department (High School only)

English sector:

Marina Ter-Stepanian

Psychoeducators

A psychoeducator is first and foremost a field person, present in the daily lives of students at school to promote their social integration and autonomy. To do this, psychoeducation can detect, evaluate, and support students who are experiencing adjustment difficulties that have a negative impact on their integration and learning at school.

Our psychoeducators:

Laurianne Marquis (Primary)

Amélie Ménard-Vendette (Secondary)

Special Care Counsellors

The SCC works in collaboration with teachers and other professionals to intervene directly with students with disabilities or with learning difficulties, adjustment difficulties, or behavioural difficulties. Their role is important to help the student, but also to support the teacher in the execution of their various tasks or in maintaining a harmonious climate. For example, they are often called upon to develop, organize, and lead various educational activities to develop social, cognitive, psychomotor, communication, self-esteem, assertiveness, problem- and conflict-resolution skills, etc.

Elementary:

Judith Asselin 

Karolyne Normand 

High School, French sector:

Stéphane Allard

Camille Boisjoly-Grisé 

Léonie Lévesque 

Paul Conrad Petiny 

High School, English sector:

Joses Obas

Paul Conrad Petiny

Social Worker

The social worker usually helps identify and recognize students experiencing social, family, personal or academic difficulties, with a view to prevention and intervention. At Vanguard School, our social worker works mainly on creating and adapting educational content related to anxiety (Dé-stresse Progresse program in elementary school and Hors piste in high school).

Name of the person: Lydiane Dugas-Legault

Vanguard School provides transportation for more and more students from one year to the next. Supported by the Ministry of Education, students can sometimes be transported by their school board or (for many of them) by a transport set up by our school. For any information on this subject, do not hesitate to contact Student Life.

Please note that carpooling arrangements are also in place, and direct shuttles between our school and metro stations are also in place to facilitate transportation for everyone.

Transportation

Please see this document for transportation options offered by Vanguard School.

Contact Transport

Daycare Service

Summer school

Eligibility criteria 

If your child fails one of the subjects listed below and the grade in the summary column is between 50 and 59%, a secretary will contact you on June 26 to inform you that your child must enroll in summer school. If you are not contacted, it means that your child does not need to attend summer school or is not eligible according to the criteria listed above. Once completed, you will receive a certificate informing you whether your child has successfully completed summer school (pass/fail grade). 

Students wishing to consolidate their learning or prepare for the following school year can also attend. 

Formulas

Vanguard School offers two formulas: group courses (31.5 h) and private courses (10 h). Group courses will be offered from July 2 to 12 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; except July 1, which is a holiday) at a cost of $675. Private courses ($950/10h) offer greater scheduling flexibility, but must be completed in time for students to take the exam on July 12. Students must bring their own snacks and a bottle of water, as the cafeteria service is closed at this time of year. It is important to note that group courses will only be offered if there are enough students registered. 

Here is the list of group courses potentially offered:

  • Math
  • French as a Second Language (FSL)

Registration and payment

Registration will take place on the Coba portal, in the “Activities” section, starting on June 26, 9:00 am.  Payment can only be made on this same platform.  

Contact

For further information, please contact us at coursdete@vanguardquebec.qc.ca. Please note that office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the exception of July 1 (closed; holiday).

Ministry retakes

Eligibility criteria 

In the event that a student fails a Ministerial examination , we offer the possibility of taking a preparation course to retake the exam. The students concerned will be contacted during the week of July 8, once the results have been published by the MEQ.  

Formulas

Vanguard school offers two formulas: group courses (24h) and private courses (10h). Group courses will be offered at a cost of $550,  during the two weeks prior to the retake exam (see calendar of retake exam dates). The precise schedule for each course will be announced no later than July 12. Private courses ($950/10h) offer greater scheduling flexibility, but must be completed before the exam date. Please note that group courses will only be offered if a sufficient number of students register. 

Here is a list of potential courses:

  • Math grade 10 CST 
  • History grade 10 
  • Science AST grade 10 
  • French Second Language grade 11
  • English Language Arts grade 11 

 

Registration and payment

Registration will take place on the Coba portal, in the “Activities” section, starting on June 26, 9:00 am.  Payment can only be made on this same platform.  

Contact

For further information, please contact us at coursdete@vanguardquebec.qc.ca. Please note that office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the exception of July 1 (closed; holiday).

Math SN bridge

Eligibility criteria 

Bridge courses are intensive courses that enable students to move from a basic program to an enriched one. In this way, they obtain the prerequisites needed either 1) to follow the enriched profile in Secondary 5, with chemistry and physics courses if there is still room 2) or to be admitted to the CEGEP program of their choice. This summer, Vanguard is offering the Maths SN bridge. It is important to note that group courses will only be offered if there are enough students registered.

Formula

As for the formula, the school only offers the possibility of taking the group course (24h), at a cost of $550. The course schedule will be confirmed once we know we have the required number of students to open a group. The exam will take place on July 29. Students should bring their own snacks and a bottle of water, as the cafeteria is closed at this time of year.

Registration and payment

Registration will take place on the Coba portal, in the “Activities” section, from 9:00 a.m. on June 26.  Payment can only be made on the same platform.

Contact

For further information, please contact us at coursdete@vanguardquebec.qc.ca. Please note that office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the exception of July 1 (closed; holiday).

Uniform

Our uniforms are available according to your requests, all year long. For more information, contact the Student Life department.

Contact Student Life

Catering service and cafeteria

Elementary catering

Elementary school students do not have access to the high school cafeteria directly, but they do have access to catering for families who want it.

Here are the menus for the 2023-2024 school year:

Menu for September to January

Menu for February to May

To order the catering service online, here is the information:

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If you have any questions, please contact us

 

High School Cafeteria

Included here are the menus as well as the price list:

Menu for 2023-2024 (September to January)

Menu for 2023-2024 (February to May)

Price list

You can add credit to your account online at the following link:

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If you have any questions, please contact us.

To open an account

Information needed to open an account with the cafeteria.

Open an account

Necessary information to open an account with the cafeteria.

Interval: a school company

Interval is a school company made up of students, staff, and professional teachers specializing in food service for the entire Vanguard School. For the past 26 years, our priority has been to guide students through courses, training, and internships that orient them toward the job market.

See specific work-oriented programs

Tutoring Services

Your child will be accompanied by a tutor (teacher or resource teacher) who has training or experience working with students with learning difficulties. This is a tutoring service that allows students to review certain concepts, learn to work with their strengths and develop effective strategies specific to their learning style.

Rates

Private lessons :

65$/60 minutes or 

55$/50 minutes

Semi-private courses

50$/60 minutes

41.50$/50 minutes

To make a tutoring request for your child, please complete the relevant information in the following link: FORM

For any other question, you can reach us at the email address tutorat@vanguardquebec.qc.ca.

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