Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Health and Career Education 8 is taught within the applied skills rotation. The aim of this course is to provide students with an awareness of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, their education and their future careers.
         Students will become informed decision makers, able to understand the effects of their choices on themselves and others.
         Students will be able to access information and support relevant to health and career topics.
         Students will develop an understanding of their growing personal responsibility for attaining and maintaining their overall health and well-being, and for identifying and exploring their education and career goals.
         Students will begin to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to plan for a successful transition into the graduation program (Grades 10-12).
Health and Career Education 9 is an integrated course that builds on the learning outcomes of Health and Career Education 8. The aim of this course 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. As students explore the language of employability skills they will recognize how this course supports their MYP Learner Profile as inquirers, knowledge seekers, thinkers, communicators, and opened-minded citizens who are caring, independent minded, balanced and reflective. The curriculum outcomes complement and parallel the five MYP areas of interaction including approaches to learning, community and service, health and social education, environments and human ingenuity.
Health and Career Education 9 course units include:
Education and Careers:
         learning organizational skills
         (IB) decision making and problem solving skills (IB)
         recognizing support networks
         exploring developing employability skills
         participation in TOKTW (Take Our Kid to Work)
         healthy living
         healthy relationships
         safety and injury prevention
         substance misuse prevention
PLANNING 10  4 credits
Planning 10 is required for graduation.  In addition to developing the skills of the BC Graduate, this course is designed to help students develop the confidence and skills they need to become self-directed individuals who display initiative, set priorities, establish goals, make thoughtful decisions and take responsibility for pursuing their goals in an ever-changing society. Planning 10 also encourages students to explore a full range of career and education choices; to think about their prospects for success in those careers; and to plan the actions required to pursue their chosen career paths and post-secondary education destinations. Planning 10 supports students achievements in the area of:
         Education Planning
         Career Development
         Healthy Decision-Making
         Financial Literacy
Graduation Transitions is required for graduation. It is an opportunity for students to reflect on their knowledge and abilities and plan for life after graduation by collecting evidence of their achievements in the following required areas:
Personal Health 
         Daily physical activity and commitment to fitness and physical and emotional well-being are key to healthy living. In this component of Graduation Transitions, students develop the knowledge, attitudes and habits needed to be healthy individuals by maintaining a personal health plan and participating in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity in each of Grades 10, 11 and 12 at school, at home and/or in the community.
Community Connections
         Life after graduation includes the world of work and community responsibilities. As part of Graduation Transitions, students gain employability skills through participation in a least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service, and document and reflect on their learning.
Career and Life
         Graduation Transitions requires students to explore personal and career goals during their secondary school years and create a plan for life after graduation. Transition planning is an ongoing process throughout the graduation program years and requires the completion of a transition plan, culminating in a final Grade 12 Graduation Portfolio and Graduation Exit Presentation.
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