Planning and Graduation Transitions

The Health and Careeer Education, Planning and Grad Transitions 8 to 12 curriculum focuses on assisting students while they strive to meet personal, educational and career goals. The aim is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, their education, and their future careers.

HEALTH & CAREER EDUCATION 8

(MCE-8)

The Health and Career Education 08 curriculum is delivered through a variety of presentations facilitated by teachers and individual speakers from our community. The focus areas are: Safety and Injury Prevention, Healthy Living, Healthy Relationships and Substance Misuse Prevention. In addition, grade 8 students are also invited, at the beginning of the school year, to participate in their class retreat which aims to introduce the foundation for the Health and Career Education program.

HEALTH & CAREER EDUCATION 9

(MCE-9)

The Health and Career Education 09 curriculum is delivered through a variety of presentations facilitated by teachers and individual speakers from our community. The focus areas are: Safety and Injury Prevention, Healthy Living, Healthy Relationships and Substance Misuse Prevention. All Grade 09 students are expected to participate in the annual “Take Our Kids to Work Day”.

PLANNING 10

(MPLAN10 ~ 4 CREDITS)

Planning 10 is a mandatory Ministry course, implemented in September 2004, for all students enrolling in Grade 10.This course is a requirement for graduation. Planning 10  also establishes the foundation for the Graduation Transitions that all students must complete prior to Graduation.

The prescribed learning outcomes for this course require that students develop an understanding of their personal responsibility for attaining and maintaining their overall health and financial well-being, and for

pursuing and achieving their education and career goals. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to plan for their successful transition from secondary school to their adult lives.

The Planning 10 curriculum will focus on the four key areas of:

  • The Graduation Program: course requirements, exams, focus areas and the Graduation Exit Interview.
  • Education and Careers: post-secondary education, job seeking and keeping skills, labour market information, employment standards and workplace safety.
  • Health: healthy life-styles, relationships and appropriate health decisions.
  • Finances: costs of education and career options, financial literacy skills and creation of a financial plan.

GRADUATION TRANSITION PLAN

(MGT–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)

The Graduation Transition Plan is a grade 12 course which is begun in Planning 10 and continues in grade 11 and 12. This course enables students to demonstrate learning that complements intellectual, physical and artistic achievement in school and community courses. It encourages students to adopt an active  and reflective role in planning and managing learning during Grades 10-12. Ultimately, Graduation Transition aims to promote our students’ growth and their successful transitions beyond Grade 12.

Students must show evidence to demonstrate that they have achieved both employability skills and community involvement:

  • Students must prove they have had a minimum 30 hours of paid and/or volunteer work experience.

Personal Health :

  • Students must have completed PE 11 or PE 12 or document 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
  • Students can use the online DPA log to record their participation in various activities.
  • Students and their parents will be expected to report completion of activities and the required minutes to the school each reporting period via a standardized form.

Transition Plan:

  • Students complete a summary resume and investigate post secondary schooling or work options.

Exit Interview:

  • Students summarize their achievements in grade 10-12 and share their post secondary plans.

ACADEMIC TUTORIAL BLOCK 11/12

(XSPBK11, XSPBK12 ~ NO CREDIT)

This class is designed to support senior level students and enhance their opportunities for academic success. This academic tutorial will have a teacher responsible for promoting positive study skills. Work habits will be assessed and regular attendance is expected. Students may have the opportunity to be supported in areas of their particular focus. This course is open to students in grades 11 and 12.

Academic Tutorial block can count as an enrolling course but Study blocks will not be counted.

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