Graduation Transitions encourages students to:
- take ownership of their own health and learning
- examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future
- create a plan for their growth and development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable, participating citizens
There are a total of four mandatory work packages to be completed for a total of four credits.
The first Personal Health Unit connects students to the Canada Food Guide where they create their own personal Food Guide. The Just for You-Youth website component addresses Mental Illness issues and how to develop emotional health management skills.
The second Personal Health Unit has a focus on Physical Activity and Fitness from September until May of the student’s graduating year. Students involved in organized sport, dance or track may have a coach/teacher sign off their physical activity hours (150 minutes per week). Others can log in to the Learn Now BC website to create an account where they can log their physical activity each week.
The Community Connections Unit documents the 30 hours of work experience required for Graduation. Students who are working may have their employers complete the Employers Evaluation and Work Experience Record documents to complete this package. Students requiring a Work Experience (volunteer) placement should see the Career Centre as soon as possible in the school year to arrange their placement. Work experience hours can be volunteer or paid or a combination of both.
The Career and Life Unit encompasses the student’s Post-Secondary plans, resume, cover letter, financial plans and an exit interview.