École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Planning 10

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The aim of Planning 10 is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life.


  • 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 analyse it for accuracy, bias, and relevance.
  • Students will 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.
  • Students will demonstrate the reflective decision making process through active participation in classroom activities and discussions.


Graduation Program

  • Course and exam requirements, grades 10-12
  • Graduation Transition Requirements Introduction

Education and Careers

  • Self-awareness and self-inventories
  • Post-secondary education and training
  • Job-seeking and employability skills
  • Workplace standards and safety
  • Transition planning


  • Healthy living
  • Health information and media literacy
  • Healthy relationships
  • Health decisions and their effects: sexual decision making, HIV/AIDS, substance misuse, road safety


  • Financial literacy skills: budgeting, credit
  • Costs of post-secondary education and career options
  • Personal financial planning for transition from secondary school

Assessment and Evaluation:

Various evaluative tools will be utilized throughout Planning 10 including: tests, quizzes, projects, discussion, presentations, and group work activities.

Marks Assignment:

  • Grad Program 10-15%
  • Education and Careers 30-40%
  • Health 25-35%
  • Finances 10-15%
  • Social Responsibility 10-15% -evaluation based on social responsibility to the class

Plagiarism, cheating, or copying of assignments will result in a mark of zero (0) for all parties involved. Parents or Guardians will be notified and a note will be added to the student’s school file.

“I” Policy

The “I” symbol is used to alert students and parents that the student is not demonstrating minimally acceptable performance in relation to expected learning outcomes. Students and parents will be informed of an "I" by either an Interim Report mailed home or an "I" on a report card.It is the responsibility of the student, with support by parents, to complete the necessary learning by the specified date or the “I” will be converted to an “F”.

Graduation Transition Requirement

Planning 10 introduces students to the four-credit requirement - Graduation Transition Requirement. This requirement will be completed by students throughout Grades 10, 11, and 12. Completion of the Graduation Transition Requirement is mandatory for graduation and includes 80 hours of physical activity (outside of PE 10), 30 hours work or volunteer hours, and transition planning – completed in Planning 12 at Handsworth.

Work Experience

All students must complete 30 hours of work experience and/or field experience by the end of Grade 12. This experience is one of the requirements of Graduation Transition Requirement.

Policies and Procedures

The family is the primary educator in the development of children’s attitudes and values. The school plays a supportive role by focusing on the achievement of the objectives outlined for Planning 10. Certain components of Planning 10 address health issues and concerns that may be a source of sensitivity for some students and their parents (e.g. relationships, substance misuse, HIV/AIDS/STI’s). Any concerns or questions should be directed to your son/daughter’s Planning 10 teacher at (604) 903-3600.