Graduation Assignment

Grad Planner Questions:

Using the Grad Planner you will be looking at the Graduation Program Requirements for a successful graduation.


  1. What are the minimum courses you require for Graduation?


30 hours volunteer experience

48 credits from required courses. 28 credits from electives. 4 credits from your Graduation Transitions Program.


Planning 10, Language arts 10, 11, 12, mathematics 10, 11/12, Social Studies 10, 11/12, fine arts and/or applied skills 10, 11, 12, Science 10, 11/12, Physical Education 10.


  1. What are Elective courses?


Elective courses are optional classes that a student can choose from. Graduation requires 28 credits from elective courses numbered 10, 11, or 12.


  1. Listed are the ways in which you can earn graduation credits…briefly (1 sentence) describe what each one is:

– School coursework : Coursework is the work done by students in class to learn.

– Independent directed studies : When a student pursues further learning of something or focuses on learning outcomes of a course they aren’t taking.

– Distance learning: Education when a student is out of class.

– Challenge : Assessment of one’s knowledge of a certain course. May be used to get credits from a course without taking it.

– Equivalency : Work done outside of a BC school(or any area) that is equivalent to work you can do there can be used to get credits.

– Secondary school apprenticeship : allows people to start an apprenticeship under the age of 15.

– External credentials : Credits earned outside the the Ministry.

– Post-secondary dual credits: Allows students to take college or apprenticeship courses while in secondary school.


  1. List the five required Graduation Program exams.


Grade 10 Language Arts

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 Mathematics

Grade 11 or 12 Social Studies

Grade 12 Language Arts


  1. Below are the eight Focus Areas. List two jobs/ or courses in each:

– Business and Applied Business : Business analyst, Business consultant.

– Fine Arts, Design, and Media : Video game designer, Website designer

– Fitness and Recreation : Trainer, Fitness consultant

– Health and Human Services : Anesthesiologist, Physician.

– Liberal Arts/Humanities : Writer, Publisher

– Science and Applied Science : Chemist, physicist.

– Tourism, Hospitality, and Foods : Chef, Waiter

– Trades and Technology : Programmer, Stock Broker.


  1. What are some ways in which you can financially plan for your future?


Some ways one can financially prepare for their future is by investing or saving their money. Putting aside a certain amount of money each month can help one save up. Investing can have some risks, and doesn’t really have high profit unless you are willing to take those risks, so it isn’t the best way to plan. But, investing allows you to make more money without working for it.


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