Academic planning should not be separate from career and pathways planning. The courses and programs you choose in high school will help prepare you for your life after high school.
Five things to remember when career planning:
To make wise decisions, you need to know more about yourself. Check the Planning - Post Secondary section of this website for more information about discovering your strengths, abilities, interests and how to relate these to career and pathway choices.
When choosing high school courses you also need to look at your strengths, abilities, learning skills, work habits and learning styles. You need to ask yourself:
Once you have an idea of what you may do after high school, you need to develop a learning plan. This plan will state your goal and the things you need to do to reach that goal – the courses you need to take, volunteer work that can help you develop skills and self-knowledge, and special programs that are available such as cooperative education or school to career programs. In Grade 10 Career Studies, students will develop a Learning Plan. Continue to use this. You may also use the flowchart to plan your courses. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor. Use the Planning sub-pages listed below for more information.
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