CALM stands for "Career And Life Management"
CALM is a 3 credit, single term, compulsory health and career based course that all students must complete for graduation. The Career and Life Management curriculum will provide a means of challenging you to acquire the skills and information necessary to shape your own life and contribute constructively to society.
Rationale and Philosophy
The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta.
At Sir Winston Churchill, the curriculum for this course is offered for students to take in 2 different formats. Emphasis is placed on individual decision making and goal setting throughout the CALM course.
All CALM classes require students to attend a certain number of C.S.I. Churchill (Career Scene Investigation Churchill) Events which are offered Wednesdays during the lunch hour. CSI is a program unique to Churchill that has various speakers in various careers describing their chosen vocation or profession. For more information, click here.
CALM 20 (Career and Life Management)- 3 credits
CALM 20 is a compulsory course for all Alberta high school students. It is typically done in grade 11. CALM provides students with opportunities to develop and shape their lives occupationally, financially, and socially. The curriculum is organized into three major units:
- Personal Choices
- Resource Choices
- Career and Life Choices
In addition, the course will contain one optional theme: Human Sexuality.