Career-Life Education 10: Course Outline


Pre-requisites: Grade 10 to 12.

Block: 2-3 and 2-4

Career-Life Education (CLE 10) is a required course for graduation. This course replaces the former Planning 10 course. The goal of the course is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who display initiative, establish goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals in an ever-changing society. CLE 10 provides opportunities for students to plan for successful learning in the Graduation Program, explore a wide range of post-secondary education and career options, think critically about health issues and decisions, develop financial literacy skills related to pursuing their education and career goals, and begin planning the actions required to pursue post-secondary destinations and career paths.


Textbook: None but access to online resources is required.

Schedule: Topics and sequence may change at the teacher’s discretion.

  • Term 1: Life, School and Work
    • Work-School-Life Balance
    • Job Seeking and Job Keeping
    • Employment Standards and Workplace Safety
  • Term 2: Education and Careers
    • Graduation Program
    • Post-Secondary Training and Education
    • Career Sectors and Career Paths
  • Term 3: Finance
    • Financial Literacy
    • Income Taxes
    • Money Management

Each term will focus on one of the three major themes (Education and Careers, Jobs, and Finance), but in reality they are interconnected and build each other. Therefore, it is not uncommon to re-visit topics that have already been covered.

Journals, Assignments, Projects: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products. Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.

Tests and Quizzes: Students who are absent for tests or quizzes may take them at a later time only if their parent or guardian provides a note acknowledging their absence from a test or quiz; a doctor’s note will also suffice. Upon return to school, students will write the make-up test either during the same class or during tutorial on a scheduled date. The teacher will not remind students about these guidelines, as the onus is on the students to comply them.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on assignments, projects and quizzes. Term marks will be calculated as follows:

  • Journals and Quizzes (50%)
    • Students can expect approximately 12 written journals per term and an in-class quiz after a guest speaker presentation.
    • Journals are often personal reflections based on videos and articles. Each journal is marked out of 3 based on a 3-point completion rubric. It is expected that students keep their journals up-to-date. They are checked regularly.
    • Each quiz is marked out of 5 based on noteworthy takeaways from the presenter.
  • Assignments (10%)  and Term Projects (40%)
    • Assignments are designed to help students complete their term projects. They include written work, oral presentations, etc.
    • Students must complete all the term projects at a satisfactory level in order to pass the term. There are approximately 1 to 3 projects each term. Students are expected to follow up on constructive feedback and therefore have multiple opportunities improve their work to an acceptable level and beyond.

Term marks are cumulative to reflect the student’s overall progress throughout the year. Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 1, 2019