Guidance and Career Education
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School
GLS 1O/GLE1O/GLE2O 1 Credit
Grade 9 Open
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Prerequisite: For GLS1O None For GLE1O and GLE2O – Recommendation of principal
Discovering the Workplace GLD2O 1 Credit
Grade 10 Open
This course provides students with opportunities to discover and develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required to be successfully employed. Students will develop an understanding of work through practical hands-on experiences in the school and in the community, using real workplace materials. They investigate occupations of interest through experiential learning opportunities, such as worksite visits, job shadowing, work experience, simulations, and entrepreneurial projects. This course helps students make plans for continued learning and work.
Designing Your Future GWL 3O 1 Credit
Grade 11 Open
This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job-search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.
Leadership and Peer Support GPP3O 1 Credit
Grade 11, Open
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.
Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School
GLS 4O/ GLE 4O/ GLE 3O 1 Credit
Grade 11/12 Open
This course improves students’ learning and personal-management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.
Prerequisite: For GLS4O – None For GLE4O and GLE3O – Recommendation of principal
Co-operative Education Senior Level 2 or 4 Credits
A planned learning experience for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a work place to enable students to apply and refine knowledge and skills acquired in a related curriculum course or locally developed course. Students in Grade 11 or 12 interested in co-op education must see Dianne Wissler.
Navigating the Workplace GLN4O 1 Credit
Grade 12 Open
This course provides students with opportunities to develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required for success in all types of workplaces. Students will explore occupations and careers of interest through participation in real workplace experiences. They will make plans for continued learning and work, work with others to design learning experiences, and investigate the resources and support required to make a smooth transition to their postsecondary destination.