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Title: GRADUATION TRANSITIONS


1
GRADUATION TRANSITIONS
  • What you need to know.

2
There are 4 parts
  1. Healthy Living
  2. Community Connections
  3. Career and Life
  4. Graduation Interview

3
HEALTHY LIVING
  • A. Daily Activity Requirement
  • 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per
    week
  • Hand in your signed DPA form to your advisory
    teacher

4
HEALTHY LIVING
  • B. Healthy Living Plan
  • Use the template on the GT website to describe
    your goals for healthy eating, physical activity
    and stress management.

5
  • Healthy Living Plan (700 words minimum)
  • Provide as much detail as possible in your
    responses to the questions below
  • Setting a Personal Goal for Healthy Eating and
    Physical Activity
  • Describe your current eating habits and physical
    activities
  • Refer to the major food groups to describe what
    you normally eat and drink include coffee, junk
    food, water and pop.
  • Describe the regular and irregular activities in
    which you participate include walking to
    school, playing on a sports team, skiing or
    hiking on weekends.
  • Analyze your current situation and set two
    personal goals
  • Identify what you could improve in your diet and
    set a goal for healthier eating. Consider
    integrating super foods (those that are nutrient
    dense and those that have high disease-fighting
    qualities.)
  • Identify how you could improve your physical
    activity and set a goal for increasing activity
    or improving your current training regimen. If
    you are already participating at an optimal
    level, identify how you will continue to maintain
    your current fitness levels after leaving high
    school

6
Healthy Living Plan contd
  • Setting a Personal Goal for Emotional Health
  • Describe how you normally react to stressors in
    your life.
  • You do not need to describe specific personal
    situations that give you stress share what you
    can. Perhaps you dont sleep well when you have a
    lot of work to do, or you cant eat before a
    competition. Maybe you get migraines when your
    boss gives you a lot of pressure.
  • Set a personal goal for handling stress and
    maintaining good personal relationships.
  • What is a strategy that has worked in the past?
    Do you know how to access help if you are feeling
    overwhelmed?

7
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
  • A. 30 Hours of Work or Volunteer Experience
    during Gr. 10-12.
  • Provide documentation in the form of a pay stub
    or reference letter or have an employer or
    supervisor complete the Community Connections
    form.

8
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
  • B. Show which Employability Skills you
  • developed while volunteering or
  • working at this particular job.
  • Select on Employability Skills checklist on
    website
  • C. Describe what you did and how you
  • benefitted from this experience.
  • Type a response. 200 words minimum

9
CAREER AND LIFE
  • A. Résumé
  • See the GT website for templates for high school
    graduate résumés
  • B. Post-Secondary plans
  • Use the Career and Life Plan template to outline
    details of your plans for life after graduation.

10
CAREER AND LIFE
  • C. Financial Plan
  • Use the template on the website to make a
    balanced budget for one year.
  • Fill it out as if you were responsible for all
    expenses, even if your parents are paying the
    bills!
  • Remember it must fit your plans for work or
    school or travel or whatever!

11
  • Career and Life Plan (1000 words minimum)
  • Answers should be in essay form and complete
    sentences
  • 1. Career Goals Short Term, Long term, Career
    options
  • 2. Education Goals Post-secondary options (at
    least two), Where will you go for
    training/education? How long will it take? What
    do you need to do to get ready for this
    training/education? Are there any prerequisites?
  • 3. Travel or Work Plans (complete this section
    only if you have plans to work or travel instead
    of post-secondary education after graduation)
  • 4. Give your reasons for choosing this path
    (Education/Travel/Work)
  • Employability Skills (that you already have
    developed)
  • Interests (things you enjoy)
  • Aptitudes (things you are naturally good at)
  • Values (whats important to you?)

12
Career and Life Plan (contd)
  • 5. Experience What have you done that relates to
    your chosen field? Why have your activities been
    important to you? What have you learned?
    (Extra-curricular activities, Part-time jobs,
    Summer employment, Volunteer work, Community
    involvement)
  • 6. Challenges What might get in the way of
    reaching your goals? Financial barriers? Academic
    barriers? Personal barriers? How will you
    overcome these obstacles? Who has been your
    support in the past and who will you depend on in
    the next year or two?
  • 7. Budget Spreadsheet complete this spreadsheet
    for the year following graduation (July to June).
    Even if you will be living at home and your
    parents are paying for all your expenses you
    still need to consider what the expenses will be
    as if you were living on your own and how YOU
    would pay for them.

13
THE GRADUATION INTERVIEW
  • Interview questions are on the GT website to help
    you prepare
  • Interviews will be with a Riverside staff member
    (January May)
  • You will discuss your school experiences and
    future plans

14
Graduation Transitions 12 Graduate Interviews
  • When you reflect on your time in high school, of
    what do feel most proud or what has been the most
    meaningful experience? Feel free to bring in
    something to show if you like.
  • What would you like to have done differently?
  • Who has been particularly supportive of you
    during your school days? Have you taken the time
    to express to this person how appreciative you
    are of the support they have provided for you?
  • What advice would you pass onto a grade 9 student
    so they could have the best high school
    experience?
  • What are you most looking forward to after
    graduation? What steps have you already taken
    towards making this happen?

15
RM Requirements Met!
  • To receive your Dogwood, you must complete
    these 4 sections to earn your RM and cross the
    stage!
  • Healthy Living
  • Community Connections
  • Career and Life
  • Graduation Interview

16
Heres how well help you
  • You have a Grad Transitions teacher.
  • Visit them when you have questions
  • All documents are accessible on the GT website
  • Students will create an account and upload
    completed documents to the website.
  • Grad Transitions teachers will monitor progress
    and meet with students if necessary.

17
Deadlines
  • Grade 12s will complete Grad Transitions in the
    same semester as their English or Comm 12 class.
  • Semester two English 12 students are encouraged
    to start early.
  • First semester English students
  • Must have all written work completed by Nov. 22nd
    . Will NOT be able to purchase Winter Ball
    tickets unless all written work is completed.
    Tickets go on sale late November.

18
Deadlines.
  • Semester 2 English 12 students
  • Must have all written work completed by May 2nd,
    2014. Student interviews will be held mid-May.
  • All Grade 12s cannot reserve their Dinner/Dance
    table until they have earned their RM.

19
Good luck, Grads!!
  • Grad Transitions 12 really isnt difficult but
    making those post-secondary decisions can be.
  • Use the tabs on the Grad Transitions website
    to access valuable information from the Career
    Centre and Counsellors.
  • We are here to help and advise you no matter
    what your plans after high school are.
  • Dont leave it to the last minute! ?
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