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Guidance and Career Education
Career Studies, Grade 10, Open GLC2OR Half course to be paired with Civics, Grade 10, Open
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Grade 9, Open, GLS1O Prerequisite: None
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.
As part of our ‘Residential Life Curriculum,’ all grade 9 boarding students earn a GLS10 credit towards their OSSD by taking this compulsory credit course. The online component to this course begins mid-July & August and all students should have completed Unit One assignments by the time they arrive to school in September. In addition, this course includes a compulsory 'field trip' to complete the unit on 'Collaborative Learning' to the Haliburton Forest Outdoor Education Centre during the first weekend of school. This course is designed to help our boarding students ease into the transition of boarding life – as they begin the journey ‘on the road to independence.’ In addition, it will cultivate and develop decision making skills, study skills, leadership skills, and time management skills. It will also contribute in helping Housemasters and residential students develop a healthy and positive atmosphere and community within the residences beginning with the online component of this course. This in turn should nurture our students’ ethical, moral, and social development in many issues such as respect, citizenship, diversity, and integrity.
Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open GPP3O Prerequisite: None
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.
This course is offered through the SAC Cadet Program.