Course Descriptions - Planning, Career Ed, GT

HEALTH & CAREER Education 8 & 9

(Note: Students will automatically be enrolled in each of these mandatory courses.)

These courses will provide students will the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, education, and career planning.  The programs will be delivered by the student’s Phys. Ed. (PE) 8 and 9 teachers as a unit of study during PE.  A mark for each of these programs will be assigned at the end of a student’s grade 8 and 9 school years.  Topics covered will include healthy living styles, healthy relationships, safety and injury prevention, Internet safety and substance misuse prevention.



The four-credit Graduation Transitions (GT) Program is a graduation requirement that is completed over a three-year period.  In grade 10, students are introduced to the GT program in their PE 10 course.  In grade 11, students will complete the majority of the program requirements through the direct support of their Senior Planning teacher.  In grade 12, students will be further supported by one of the school administrators.


During these three years, students collect several items of evidence that demonstrate competencies in the areas of Personal Health, Community Connections and Career & Life.  This program culminates with a GT presentation in the spring of grade 12 with a McMath teacher. 


Support materials are provided to students in Senior Planning and on the McMath website:  www.mcmath.sd38.bc.ca





This course will deliver the content of Planning 10 to all students entering grade 11.  This four-credit course required for graduation will enable students to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their aspirations.  In Senior Planning students will be provided with opportunities 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 their education and career goals, and
  • begin planning for their transition beyond high school


Specifically, students will explore topics such as employability skills, workplace standards and safety, healthy living, responsible decision-making and relationships, substance misuse, road safety as well as budgeting, credit cards and banking.


In addition, as students take this course in their grade 11 year, it will provide them with the invaluable opportunity to continue to work on their Graduation Transition Plan under the direct guidance and support of their Senior Planning teacher and assist them in preparing for their presentation in grade 12.