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In addition, students are

required to present parts of

their Graduation Transition
Plan to members of the
school and/or community to
demonstrate their:

ability to organize,
communicate, and
ability to set short-term
and long-term goals.
ability to show initiative
and set priorities.
accomplishments and
how these have prepared
them for a successful

The BC Ministry of Education

believes that the Graduation
Transitions program will help
students to make informed
decisions, as well as set
personal, educational, and
career goals.


How is the program

There is no prescribed format
for this program, and it is not
a part of your childs
timetable. Each school is
expected to develop a
program that is appropriate to
meet the unique needs of its
Students meet with a teacher,
counsellor, or school
administrator to receive
guidance and ensure they are
meeting the expected
learning outcomes of the
Graduation Transitions

Graduation Transitions:
Grades 10, 11 and 12
This brochure is one in a series sponsored
by the VSB SWIS program and produced
collectively by a group of ESL/ELL
teachers and the VSB MCLW team.

This project is made possible through funding from

the Government of Canada and the
Province of British Columbia.

10, 11, & 12

What is Graduation
Graduation Transitions is a
mandatory program to be
completed throughout Grades
10, 11 and 12. The goal of this
course is to prepare students for
a successful transition to life
after secondary school. The
three components of the
program are Personal Health,
Community Connections, and
Career and Life.

Personal Health
In this component, students are
expected to:
- do at least 150 minutes of
moderate to vigorous physical
activity per week and keep a
record of it; and
- develop a long term healthy
living plan that includes: good
nutritional habits, regular
exercise routines, ways to
manage stress, and ways to
make healthy choices.

Community Connections
In this component, students learn
how to work effectively and safely
with others, and to succeed as
individuals and as members of a
collaborative team. Students are
expected to:
- participate in at least 30 hours
of work experience and/or
community service over the
three year period.

- keep a record of their work

experience and/or community
service. This record describes
the duties they performed and
shows a connection between
the experience and what makes
good employees.
Career and Life

- participate in extra-curricular
activities, community service,
employment and/or volunteer
work experiences.
- identify the costs and funding
sources associated with
education, career, and
personal plans.

In this component students

explore personal and career
goals and develop a plan for their
lives after graduation. Students
are expected to demonstrate that
they have the confidence and
competence needed to be selfdirected individuals.
One way they demonstrate their
competence is by developing a
comprehensive plan that
demonstrates their ability to:
- set short term and long term
career goals;
- set educational goals for
completing secondary school
as well as explore post
secondary options;

BC Education: promoting social, emotional, intellectual, artistic and physical development, together with social responsibility.