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Career Planning – GLC2O3

Last updated on Tuesday, July 09, 2013.
Guidance Department
COURSE: Career Studies
DESCRIPTION: This course teaches students how to develop and achieve
personal goals in education and work and contribute to their communities.
Student learning will include assessing their own knowledge, skills, and
characteristics and investigating economic trends, workplace organization, work
opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary
learning options, prepares students for community-based learning, and helps
them build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions.
Students will design action plans for pursuing their goals.
Curriculum Units
1) Personal knowledge and management skills
2) Exploration of opportunities
3) Preparation for transitions and change


Final marks will be calculated using the prescribed learning strands with the
following weighting:
Portfolio 30%
Knowledge/Understanding 20 %
Thinking/Inquiry 20 %
Communication 10 %
Application 20 %
Reported marks reflect the cumulative effort of the student up to the end of the
reporting period.

Ancaster High School Guidance Department

Evaluation Policy Types of Absences

Absences Explained after the Fact
Absences with no pre-knowledge of the teacher must be explained by a phone call from
the student or parent to the teacher’s voicemail, or must present a note giving a valid
reason for the student’s absence.
Pre-planned absence
Students are expected to attend class regularly, if a student is to miss an evaluation
arrangements must be made in advance with the teacher so the evaluation can be
completed. Reasons for the absence must be acceptable and the teacher should be
made aware of the absence as soon as possible.
Unexplained Absence
Any absence not pre-arranged with the teacher, or for which a valid reason for the
absence is not received prior to the next class (by phone or note) is considered to be
What are acceptable absences?
· Illness requiring medical treatment
· Illness that makes it impossible to attend school
· Bereavement
· Field trip/sports activities (as long as explained prior to the day)
· Extraordinary circumstances


Missed Assignments/Presentations · Students are expected to send in (major) assignments with another student or  have a family member drop off such assignments to the office when they know they are going to be absent.

· Minor assignments are to be submitted the first day returning to class
· Missed presentations will be made up at a time negotiated with their classroom
· Portfolio assignments (culminating tasks) must be handed in on the due date and
will not be accepted after the drop dead date. Culminating assignments must be
handed in order to be successful/pass the course.