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Designing Your Future – GWL3O1

Last updated on Tuesday, July 09, 2013.

ANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL Guidance Sept. 2009 COURSE: Designing Your Future COURSE CODE: GWL3O PREREQUISITE: none

DESCRIPTION: This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary work and education or training. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of modern workplaces, while refining their employability skills and learning how to manage their careers. Students will target appropriate postsecondary education or training options and begin to implement an action plan for postsecondary success.

CURRICULUM UNITS 1. Personal Knowledge and Management skills 2. Interpersonal Knowledge and Skills 3. Exploration of Opportunities 4. Preparation for Transitions and Change

EVALUATION POLICY Final marks will be calculated using the prescribed learning strands with the following weighting:

LEARNING CATEGORIES Culminating Task 20% Exam 10% Knowledge/Understanding 20% Thinking/Inquiry 20% Communication 10% Application 20% CUMULATIVE MARK 100%

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 unexplained.

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 teacher · 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.

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