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Sir John A. Macdonald

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Program Description

In addition to career education and personal counseling, student services also offers the following courses:

Courses Offered

Career Studies GLC2O3

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 post secondary learning options, prepares students for community based learning, and helps them build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions. Students will design actions plans for pursuing their goals.

Cooperative Education

Coop is an experiential learning program that allows students to earn credits towards their diploma and gain valuable work experience. Students have work placements from many different areas of the workplace including day care facilities, senior citizen homes, recreational facilities, hospitals, retail, business, law firms, banks and music studios.
pre: interview with coop teacher

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is designed to provide students the opportunity to recover unsuccessful credits and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful for further learning. Where possible a student will be allowed to complete only the material relating to the expectations not achieved during the school year or semester. The delivery of the program is based on independent study
requires permission from teacher and administration

Discovering the Workplace GLD2O1

This course provides students with opportunities to discover and develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required to be successfully employed. Students will develop an understanding of work through practical hands-on experiences in the school and community, using real workplace materials. They will investigate occupations of interest through experiential learning opportunities, such as work-site visits, job shadowing, work experience, simulations, and entrepreneurial projects. This course helps students make plans for continued learning and work.

Learning Strategies 1 GLS1O/GLE1O/GLE2O

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.
pre for GLE1O/GLE2O: recommendation from administration

Leadership and Peer Support GPP3O1

This course prepares and motivates students to provide leadership and assistance to others in their schools and communities. Students will develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, coaching, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management, and apply them in roles such as tutoring, and mentoring. Students will also learn the value and complexity of social diversity, while acquiring an appreciation of the importance of contributing to their communities and helping others throughout their lives.
pre: Grade 11 or 12.


Updated on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
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