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									                                           LSS Graduation Transitions
                                               Program Guide
                                From Ministry of Education June 2007 (LSS Worksheet)

Goal—Graduation Transitions is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school.
Students are responsible for planning and preparing their education, career and life goals through Graduation
Transitions. Teachers are responsible for assessing and providing feedback to students.
Components—Graduation Transitions is an opportunity for students to reflect on their knowledge and abilities and
plan for life after graduation by collecting evidence of their achievements in in the following required areas:

Personal Health
Daily physical activity and a commitment to fitness and physical and emotional well-being are key to healthy living. In
this component of Graduation Transitions, students develop the knowledge, attitudes and habits needed to be healthy
individuals by maintaining a personal health plan and participating in 80 hours of moderate to vigorous physical
activity. It is expected that students will demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and positive habits needed to be
healthy individuals, responsible for their own physical and emotional well-being.
 1. Engage, from Grade 10 to Grade 12, in at least 80 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity in addition to
     PE 10 and have this documented or verified by a teacher, coach or parent. (Personal Health 1 or Personal
     Health 1.1)
 2. Develop a long-term personal healthy living plan appropriate to your lifestyle that describes (a) Sound
     nutritional habits (b) Regular exercise routines (c) Emotional health management (d) Positive health choices and
     verify approval of the plan with parent and teacher signatures. (Personal Health 2 and Personal Health 2.1 or
     other format)

Community Connections
Life after graduation includes the world of work and community responsibilities. As part of Graduation Transitions,
students gain employability skills through meaningful participation in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or
community service. It is expected that students will demonstrate the skills required to work effectively and safely with
others and to succeed as individual and collaborative workers.
 1. Participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and provide documentation of it.
     (Community Connections 1 or Community Connections 1.1)
 2. Describe the duties performed, the connections between the experience and employability/life skills, and the
     benefit to the community and yourself.                           (Community Connections 2—p.1-3)

Career and Life
Graduation Transitions requires students to explore personal and career goals during their secondary school years
and create a plan for life after graduation. Transition planning is an ongoing process throughout the graduation
program years and requires the completion of a transition plan, culminating in a final Grade 12 presentation. It is
expected that students will demonstrate the confidence and competency needed to be self-directed individuals.
 1. Develop a comprehensive plan that indicates you are prepared to successfully transition from secondary school.
    Completion of transition activities that are relevant to and support your career, life and learning goals,
       (Summarize your results in Career and Life 1 p.1-3)
    Identify and communicate achievements that reflect the development of the attributes of a BC graduate (please
       refer to list provided by Ministry of Education), (attach resume)
    Identify and communicate costs and funding sources associated with education, career, and life options after
       graduation. (Career and Life 1.1 or other similar presentation)
 2. Present selected components of your transition plan to members of the school and/or community. (Career and
    Life 2)
                                            LSS Graduation Transitions
                                              Personal Health 1
     Engage, from Grade 10-12, in at least 80 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity in addition to PE 10.

1.   Document at least 80 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity in addition to PE 10. Use any of the
     following methods to demonstrate that you have met this standard.

            Use the log on the back of this sheet or one of your own creation to record your hours as you accumulate
             them. Add as many sheets as necessary. Each activity must be verified by a supervising adult or parent.
             The activities could range from a half hour walk verified by a parent to 50 or more hours playing on a team
             verified by a coach.

            Have a coach or teacher verify that you have engaged in 80 or more hours under their supervision. Have
             this person complete the information here or attach a letter from them that includes their name, role (e.g.
             PE 11 teacher or Orca swim coach) and contact phone number.

         I verify that ________________________ has completed 80 or more hours of
         (Student’s Name)

         moderate to vigorous physical activity under my supervision.

         Details/description of activity:

         Name: __________________________ Role: ________________________

         Contact Phone: ________________ Signature: _______________________

2.   Write a paragraph about your activity. Indicate how your 80 hours of activity aligns with your personal fitness
     goals. Reflect on how they fit with your lifestyle and any physical limitations.
                                                LSS Graduation Transitions
                                                  Personal Health 2
                                   Develop a healthy living plan appropriate to your lifestyle.

Eating, Exercise and Stress Management
Personal Health 2 Step 1 - Diet
Do “My Food Guide” at the Canada Food Guide website.

For your age and sex how many servings of each of the following food groups should you be consuming each
                      _______ Vegetables and Fruit         _______ Grain Products
                      _______ Milk and Alternates          _______ Meat and Alternates

List 5 items from each food group that you could use to eat the required number of servings in a day

    Vegetables and Fruit
    Grain Products
    Milk and Alternates
    Meat and Alternates

Sample Three Day Menu for yourself that fits with the Canada Food Guide Recommendations





Make each Food Guide Serving count…
wherever you are – at home, at school, at work or when eating out!
Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day. Go for dark green vegetables such as broccoli, romaine lettuce
and spinach. Go for orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and winter squash.
Choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar or salt. Enjoy vegetables steamed, baked or stir-fried
instead of deep-fried.
Have vegetables and fruit more often than juice.
Make at least half of your grain products whole grain each day. Eat a variety of whole grains such as barley, brown rice, oats,
quinoa and wild rice. Enjoy whole grain breads, oatmeal or whole wheat pasta.
Choose grain products that are lower in fat, sugar or salt. Compare the Nutrition Facts table on labels to make wise choices.
Enjoy the true taste of grain products. When adding sauces or spreads, use small amounts.
Drink skim, 1%, or 2% milk each day. Have 500 mL (2 cups) of milk every day for adequate vitamin D. Drink fortified soy
beverages if you do not drink milk.
Select lower fat milk alternatives. Compare the Nutrition Facts table on yogurts or cheeses to make wise choices.
Have meat alternatives such as beans, lentils and tofu often.
Eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week. * Choose fish such as char, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and
Select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt. Trim the visible fat from meats. Remove the skin
on poultry. Use cooking methods such as roasting, baking or poaching that require little or no added fat. If you eat luncheon meats,
sausages or packaged meats, choose those lower in salt (sodium) and fat.
Personal Health 2 Step 2 - Exercise
List your preferred choices for physical activity and the benefits and challenges of each (costs, facilities,
weather, participants, etc.). Write a paragraph explaining your plans to keep fit in the future.

• List your top 10 choices for physical activity
• Give one positive and one negative aspect of each choice
        • Think: Costs, facilities, weather, participants, etc.
        • Make a chart like the one below

 ACTIVITY                   POSITIVE                                    NEGATIVE
 Snow Boarding              Lots of Exercise, Social Activity           Seasonal Expensive

• How do you think you will keep fit in the future?
       • Write a paragraph explaining your plans.

Personal Health 2 Step 3
List examples of health service providers and their target audience and contribution to the community.
Personal Health 2 Step 4

Personal Stress Strategy

Complete the ‘How Stressed are you’ Quiz ( , then look at
 some of the suggested ways of dealing with stress. How you manage Stress will be unique to you, but you
 should know:

What was your stress score?

What are the three main things that cause your stress level to rise?

What signs and symptoms do you exhibit when you am under stress.

 Signs (actions)                                      Symptoms (what happens to your body)

Name one thing you currently do to relieve stress. Is it a healthy alternative?

What other ways of dealing with stress match your personality and skills? List three and give their good and
 bad sides.

 Ways of dealing with Stress           Good                                  Bad

Who can you talk to or where can you turn if you need help dealing with stress?

In conclusion remember that some stress is normal and that not all stress is negative.
Personal Health 2 Step 5
Create a plan for healthy living here or on a separate sheet. Think of it as notes to yourself for healthy living
in the future.

Sound Nutritional Habits                                  Regular Exercise Routines

Emotional Health Management                               Community Support – Maintenance of a healthy
                                                          body + Disease prevention and treatment

Personal Health 2 Step 6
Review it with a parent or teacher for approval.

Name of parent or teacher:

Their comments/feedback:
                                           LSS Graduation Transitions
                                         Community Connections 1
                      Participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service.


1.   Provide documentation of work experience and/or community service.

     Place of Work:
                    Supervisor’s Name:


     Volunteer Activity:
                    Supervisor’s Name:


     Total Hours:

2.   Attach evidence (check which one):

     Pay stubs
     Letter from Employer/Supervisor
     Certificate of participation
     Employer or Volunteer Activity Evaluation Form

3.   Describe the type of work done and the tasks or duties you performed.
                                       LSS Graduation Transitions
                                   Community Connections 2 (p.1)
  Participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service. Describe the duties performed and
 show how the experience connects with your developing employability and life skills. Describe the benefit to the
                                                community and yourself.

Name: ____________________________________________

1.   Describe the procedures, tools and/or equipment you used in performing your tasks.

2.   Identify the Fundamental Skills (from Employability Skills 2000+) that you feel you developed during your work
     experience and/or community service.

     Fundamental Skills self-assessment.
     Please  (or highlight in yellow if online) for those you use at your worksite. Be honest.

      read and understand information presented in a variety of forms (e.g. words, graphs, charts, diagrams)
      write and speak so others pay attention and understand
      listen and ask questions to understand and appreciate the points of view of others
        share information using a range of information and communications technologies (e.g. voice, e-mail,
        use relevant scientific, technological and mathematical knowledge and skills to explain or clarify ideas

     Manage Information:
      locate, gather and organize information using appropriate technology and information systems
      access, analyze and apply knowledge and skills from various disciplines (e.g. the arts, languages, science,
        technology, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities)

     Use Numbers:
      decide what needs to be measured or calculated
      observe and record data using appropriate methods, tools and technology
      make estimates and verify calculations
     Think and Solve Problems:
      assess situations and identify problems
      seek different points of view and evaluate them based on facts
      recognize the human, interpersonal, technical, scientific and mathematical dimensions of a problem
      identify the root cause of a problem
      be creative and innovative in exploring possible solutions
      readily use science, technology and mathematics as ways to think, gain and share knowledge, solve problems
        and make decisions
      evaluate solutions to make recommendations or decisions
      implement solutions
      check to see if a solution works, and act on opportunities for improvement
                                     LSS Graduation Transitions
                                 Community Connections 2 (p.2)
3.   Identify the Self-Management Skills (sample list from Job Bank USA) that you feel you developed during your

    Ability to choose,            Courage                       Helpful                        Reliability
     or make a decision            Curiosity                     Honesty                        Resourcefulness
    Adaptability                  Dependability                 Humor                          Respect for Others
    Adventuresome                 Determination                 Integrity                      Responsibility
    Aggressive                    Dignity                       Imagination                    Risk taking
    Alertness                     Diplomacy                     Initiative, drive              Self-confidence
    Ambitious                     Dynamic                       Loyalty                        Self-control
    Assertiveness                 Easy-going                    Open-mindedness                Self-reliance
    Astuteness                    Emotional stability           Optimism                       Self-respect
    Attention to details          Empathy                       Orderliness                    Sense of humor
    Authenticity                  Enthusiasm                    Patience                       Sincerity
    Awareness                     Expressive                    Persistence                    Spontaneity
    Conscientious                 Fair-minded                   Performing well                Tactfulness
    Calmness                      Firmness                       under stress                   Thoroughness
    Candor                        Flexibility                   Playfulness                    Tidiness
    Commitment to                 Friendliness                  Poise                          Tolerance
                                   Generosity                    Politeness                     Versatility
    Concentration
                                   Good-natured                  Positive Attitudes
    Cooperation
                                   High energy level             Punctuality
    Creativity

4.   Give three examples of situations at home, school or work in which any of the skills you have developed might
     help you.

5.   Describe the significance of your contribution. (How has your work or volunteering benefited the community? How
     has it benefited you?)
                                          LSS Graduation Transitions
                                         Career and Life 1 (p.1)
 Develop a comprehensive plan that indicates that you are prepared to successfully transition from secondary school.

Career and Life 1 Step 1 – Summary
Write a short summary of your future plans.
         This is an overview of the next 6 steps; One paragraph only
         Do this at the end, when you have completed everything

Career and Life 1 Step 2 – Careers
Include you Career Cruising from Planning 10 here or complete the following:

To access CAREER CRUISING, go to and use:
User ID: ladysmith
Password: careers

Using the Career Matchmaker answer the questions and look up the top two careers chosen for you based on the
survey questions and fill in the blanks below.


What influence has family, teachers, and friends had on helping you find information on jobs that you’re interested in?

What influence has family, teachers, and friends had on influencing your decision to go into a certain field?
                                        LSS Graduation Transitions
                                       Career and Life 1 (p.2)

Career One

Job title: & FOCUS AREA

Main duties:

Earning potential:

High school courses required:

Post secondary education required and a recommended school:

Employment outlook in BC for this job:
(Go to: Other resources, scroll down and go to Job Futures)

Is this job transferable? Directions this job can go:

Do you agree that this job would be good for you why/why not?
                                        LSS Graduation Transitions
                                       Career and Life 1 (p.3)

Career Two

Job title: & FOCUS AREA

Main duties:

Earning potential:

High school courses required:

Post secondary education required and a recommended school:

Employment outlook in BC for this job:
(Go to: Other resources, scroll down and go to Job Futures)

Is this job transferable? Directions this job can go:

Do you agree that this job would be good for you why/why not?
                                         LSS Graduation Transitions
                                        Career and Life 1 (p.4)

                   Focus Areas and Examples of Potential Workplace Occupations

Focus Area          Grade 12 Graduation         Some Post-Secondary       More Post-secondary & Work
Business         Salesperson                    Sales Representative      Sales Manager
Applied Business Office Assistant               Executive Assistant       Manager
                 Bank Teller                    Loans Officer             Investment Analyst
                 Accounting Clerk               Bookkeeper                Certified Accountant
Fine Arts,          Music Store Sales           Music Teacher             Composer/Conductor
Design,             Artist/Craftsperson         Art/Crafts Instructor     Visual Arts Teacher
Media               Silkscreen Artist           Illustrator               Interior Designer
                    Film / Video Entry Level    Video/Film Camera         Film Editor
                    Position                    Operator
Fitness &           Recreation Attendant        Recreation Leader         Facilities Manager
Recreation          Ski Lift Operator           Ski Instructor            Ski Resort Manager
                    Forestry Firefighter        Firefighter               Firefighter Officer
                    Life Guard                  Swim Instructor           Pool Manager
Health &            Nurse's Aide                Paramedic                 Registered Nurse
Human Services      Security Guard              Police Officer            Probation Officer
                    Group Home Worker           Youth Care Worker         Social Worker
                    Youth Group Leader          Teacher Assistant         Teacher
Liberal Arts,       Library Assistant           Library Technician        Librarian
Humanities          Tour Guide                  Publicist                 Events Coordinator
                    Copy Writer                 Journalist                Editor
                    Museum Attendant            Museum Guide              Museum Curator
Sciences,          Animal Care Worker           Veterinary Technician     Veterinarian
Applied Sciences   Landscape Worker             Landscape Technician      Landscape Architect
                   Forestry Worker              Forestry Technician       Professional Forester
                   Nursery Worker               Horticulture Technician   Plant Biologist
Tourism,           Kitchen Helper               Cook                      Chef
Hospitality,       Food Server Front            Hospitality Supervisor    Operations Manager Hotel
Foods              Desk Clerk Tour              Reservations Sales        Manager
                   Guide                        Agent Travel Counselor    Travel Agency Manager
Trades &           Construction Labourer        Carpenter Apprentice      Carpenter
Technology         Skilled Trades Helper        Trades Apprentice         Trades Journeyperson
                   Equipment Operator           Equipment Technician      Mechanic
                   Computer Tech Support        Certified Computer        Computer Systems Programmer
                   Worker                       Technician
                                             LSS Graduation Transitions
                                            Career and Life 1 (p.5)

Career and Life 1 Step 3 – Career Exploration
of this exploration in some way.

   Check with counselors about upcoming information sessions about careers.
   Collect pamphlets or other information when you attend.
   Check Newspapers for sessions by organizations such as Police, Firefighters, etc.

   Use the internet to find information.
   PRINT what you found as evidence and for future use.
   Reflect on the quality and usefulness of the information.

   A. Document your research – make sure it matches your Focus Area (see reverse)
       1. Find information on a career you are interested in
       2. What TRAINING is required for your choice?
       3. Find WHERE you can complete the required training
   B. Evaluate what you have done, or need to do.
       4. What courses / preparation do you have to complete to qualify for training?
       5. What have courses have you completed so far to get you there?
   C. Evaluate the information you collected.
       6. Explain your evaluation, based on clarity, relevance and quality of site / resources.

Career and Life 1 Step 4 – Courses
List the courses you need to take in high school to follow your career path. Include courses you have already


Determine if your current load will help you reach your goal

Do you have all the courses you need? Do you have to make some adjustments?
   (Both in terms of courses and work / volunteer experience)


What school and community activities have and will support you in achieving the job options you explored?


Has anything changed since you did Career Cruising in Grade 10? What adjustments might you need to
                                             LSS Graduation Transitions
                                            Career and Life 1 (p.6)

Career and Life 1 Step 5 – Evidence and Forms
• Attach a resume and AT LEAST two application forms – these could be:
      Part time work
      University / College Programs
      Scholarships / Bursaries
      Computer printouts of on-line applications are acceptable, but need to show your name.

Career and Life 1 Step 6 – Budget
Create a budget for your first year out of High School using one of the following:
    Use the Spreadsheet at the end of the package and make your own calculations
    Use a Budget sheet on-line to have it make your calculations, then print it.
    Create an on-line budget at a Bank or Government site and print the results.
The budget should help you make realistic choices for next year, and determine where funding will come from.
    Talk to your family and see what they have planned for you
    What savings do you have?
    Will you be moving out?
    Are you working or going to school next year, or are you doing both?
    Who will pay your insurance, cell phone and food bills?

Career and Life 1 Step 7 – Your Plans in Detail
What specific skills do you need to develop after graduation to reach your goals?

What skills will you have to develop in the next 10-15 years to keep up in your area of interest?

What roles will the following play in your reaching your goals:

    1. Family (emotional & financial support, housing, etc.)

    2. Friends (hobbies, sports, mental support, shared housing, etc.)

    3. Work (finances, experience and change of pace)

    4. Leisure (activities, sports, etc.)

    5. Education (training, experience, lifelong learning to keep current)
Financial Plan
List the income you expect to have over the 12 month period following High School
(Don't include Scholarships, loans or gifts)
  Income after deductions                                                    1
  Income from investments                                                    2
  On-going support from family                                               3
Total Income                                                                A    (A=sum of 1-3)

List the expenses you expect to have for the 12 month period after leaving high school.
Enter any amounts that will apply
   Housing                                                                  10
   Car Payments                                                             11
   Other Loan payments                                                      12
   Utilities (gas, electricity, water)                                      13
   Communications (Cable, Phone, Cell)                                      14
   Other                                                                    15
Insurance                                                                   16
   Car Payments                                                             17
   Home or contents (if renting)                                            18
   Other (travel / medical)                                                 19
Total Fixed Expenses                                                        B    (B=sum of 10-19)

  Groceries (About $200/month)                                              20
  Eating out                                                                22
  Houshold (Cleaning, furniture, etc)                                       23
  Computer & accessories                                                    24
  Health Care (Dental, Glasses, drugs)                                      25
  Childcare                                                                 26
  Pets                                                                      27
  Transportation (Car costs $2000/year)                                     28
  Public Transit $720/year                                                  29
  Clothing                                                                  30
  Personal Care (Toiletries, laundry)                                       31
  Recreation (movies, DVDs, clubs, etc.)                                    32
  Travel                                                                    33
  Gifts and Charitable Donations                                            34
  Tuition fees ($4000 to $6000 / year)                                      35
  Books, supplies ($500-$1000 / year)                                       36
  Other                                                                     37
Total Variable Expenses                                                     C    (C=sum of 20-37)

Total Expenses                                                              D    (D=B+C)
WILL IT WORK OUT - Balance Sheet

List money you have saved, or money you expect to have when you leave High School
From your own jobs or from your family. Enter any amounts that apply.
 My Savings                                                            50
 My Investments                                                        51
 Scholarships                                                          52
 Student Loans                                                         53
 RESP in my name                                                       54
 Contributions from family and Friends                                 55
 Other                                                                 56
My total assets                                                        E    (E=sum of 50-56)

List any debts you will be responsible for
   My credit card balances                                             60
   My student loans (the money I'll owe)                               61
   My Car loan                                                         62
   Bank Loans                                                          63
   Debts to Family                                                     64
My total debts                                                         F    (F=sum of 60-64)

My Net worth                                                           G    (G=E-F)

Enter the information from the above calculations.
The year after school:
  Income                                                               From A
  Expenses                                                             From D
Difference                                                             H   (F=A-D)

Will you have to use savings?
  My Net Worth                                                         From G
  Number of years of study                                             I
Available funds to meet shortfall each year                            J   (J=G/I)

BALANCE                                                                K    (=J-H)
  If K is still negative, you need to alter your plans!

  Complete all the fields that apply to you and see if your plan can work
  Makes some changes if it does not!

  Print and Submit as part of your Transition Plan

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