Career and Life Management
To obtain a high school diploma, students must have successfully completed this three credit course offered in grade eleven. After successfully completing the CALM course students will be able to make well informed decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives, and to develop behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of themselves and others, now and in the future.
The living skills aspect of the core curriculum is divided into three units of study:
Personal Choices - Students will apply an understanding of the emotional/psychological, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical dimensions of health in managing their personal well-being.
Resource Choices - Students will learn to make responsible decisions in the use of finances and other resources that reflect their personal values and goals.
Career and Life Choices - Students will develop and apply processes for managing personal and lifelong career development.
The Career aspect of the core curriculum is further divided into 2 modules: (2 credits)
Career Directions Expansion 2310 and Career Directions Transition 3310. In these modules, the development of employability skills, resume writing, career exploration, personal portfolios, and mock interviews are highlighted.
Volunteerism in the school earns students 10% towards their CALM Service Hours. A final exam worth 20% of their final grade is also written. Those students who have not received credit for CTR 1010 in grade 10 PRIDE will be given an opportunity again to complete the additional credit in CALM.
Online/Blended CALM/Portfolio - (3 credits) will be offered to students who have timetable limitations (student services will give permission to those students who are eligible) and who have been unsuccessful in completing CALM in a classroom environment at Crescent.