Welcome Back IECA students and staff.  All the very best to everyone for a great 2019-2020 school year.

Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the guidance office with questions or concerns.

Vince Jessome


Student Loan Presentation
There will be a Nova Scotia Student Loan presentation at our school on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9:45 AM. All students in grades 11 and 12 are invited.  Parents/guardians are also welcome.


Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship is now accepting applications. 170 scholarships valued at $5000.00 or $10,000.00 will be awarded to students planning to enter university in the fall of 2020. The application deadline is October 25, 2019. Visit the link below for more information and to see if you meet their eligibility criteria.


LORAN Scholarship
The Loran scholarship program offers up to 34 awards valued at $100,000.00 over 4 years.  Loran Scholars are to pursue undergraduate studies at any one of a specific list of universities.  This list includes: McGill, Toronto, New Brunswick, Dalhousie, Western - to name a few.  54 one time awards of $5000.00 will be offered to finalists not selected as Loran Scholars for use at any public Canadian university.  School sponsored applicants must submit their application by October 17, 2019.  Visit the link below and/or see Mr. Jessome for more information.


TD Scholarships
The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership is now accepting applications. Students could earn up to $70,000 over 4 years as well as opportunities for summer employment at TD. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2019. Visit the link below for more information.



Saint Mary's University - Saturday, October 5, 2019 and Friday, October 25, 2019

NSCC - Strait Area Campus - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mount Allison University - October 18, 2019 -

STFX - Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dalhousie University - Saturday, October 19, 2019.

University of King's College - Friday, October 25, 2019.

Cape Breton University - Saturday, October 27, 2019.

Mount Saint Vincent University - Friday, November 1, 2019.

Holland College - Open Tour Days - Friday, November 8, 2019 and Saturday, February 1, 2020.

University of Prince Edward Island - Friday, November 8, 2019.



Students transitioning from high school to university, college or the workforce should find the attached booklet very informative. This resource was prepared by Visit the link below for more mental health resources.


EWC has released their program schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. All students aged 14-17 (when you attend) are encouraged to consider taking advantage of this great opportunity. IECA has dozens of Encounters Alumni and we would love to see that list grow.


High school students are reminded that high school credits may be issued for students who participate in programs outside of the school curriculum in the areas of art, language and leadership. Credits may be available to students who participate in extra curricular events such as cadets, 4-H, dance, scouts, girl guides, music, Canadian Red Cross, Junior Achievement - and others. Visit the site below for a complete list. See Mr. Jessome if you have any questions.