Pre-requisites: Grade 10 to 12.
Career-Life Education (CLE) is a required course for graduation. This course replaces the former Planning 10 course. The goal of the course is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who display initiative, establish goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals in an ever-changing society.
CLE provides opportunities for students to plan for successful learning in the Graduation Program, explore a wide range of post-secondary education and career options, think critically about health issues and decisions, develop financial literacy skills related to pursuing their education and career goals, and begin planning the actions required to pursue post-secondary destinations and career paths.
Textbook: None. The course however does require online resources.
Schedule: Topics and sequence may change at the teacher’s discretion.
- Term 1: Education and Careers
- Graduation Program
- Post-Secondary Training and Education
- Career Sectors
- Career Paths
- Term 2: Jobs
- Job Seeking
- Job Keeping
- Employment Standards and Workplace Safety
- Term 3: Finance
- Financial Literacy
- Income Taxes
- Money Management
Each term will focus on one of the three major themes (Education and Careers, Jobs, and Finance), but in reality they are interconnected and builds each other. Therefore, it is not uncommon to re-visit topics that have already been covered.
Student Materials: Students must bring the following to class each and every class:
- 3-Ring Binder with lined paper
- Pen, pencil and eraser
- USB Drive (at least 1 GB)
Assignments and Projects: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products. Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.
Notes: Students are also expected to keep an organized binder of lecture notes and handouts. Organization is one of the keys to success in school and in life. Binders are checked periodically for completeness, neatness and organization.
Tests and Quizzes: Students who are absent for tests or quizzes will receive zero unless their parents or guardian contacts the teacher before, on or shortly after the day of the test; a doctor’s note will also suffice. Upon return to school, students will write the make up test on the day of return unless other arrangements are made and agreed upon by the student and the teacher.
The teacher will not remind students about these guidelines, as the onus is on the students to comply them.
Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:
- Come to class on time.
- Be prepared to learn.
- Follow instructions the first time given.
- Respect others and their belongings.
- Keep the classroom clean.
Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on assignments, projects and quizzes. Term marks will be calculated as follows:
- Journals (40%)
- Assignments, Projects and Tests (60%)
Term marks are weighted equally, meaning each term mark is approximately 33% of the final mark. Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).
Last Updated: September 1, 2018