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Please see the list of courses below that are part of the Guidance Portfolio.
Please click on the links below to take you to the various course SIS (Student Information Sheet).

Grade 10 – Careers – GLC2OH
Grade 11 – Leadership and Peer Support – GPP3OI
Grade 12 – Leadership Interdisciplinary Studies – IDC4UI

Career Studies, Grade 10, Open GLC2OH
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Grade 9, Open GLE1OI
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
PREREQUISITE: Recommendation of principal and Special Education
Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open GPP3OI
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.
COURSE NOTE: This course is highly recommended for students considering being a teacher or early childhood educator. Students interested in a leadership role are encouraged to take this course.
PREREQUISITE: GLC2OH – Career Studies, Grade 10, Open
Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership IDC4UI
This course will help students combine the knowledge and skills from different subjects and disciplines related to the study of leadership. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyse the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analysing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on leadership issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate leadership opportunities.
This course will introduce students to leadership theories as they pursue leadership roles in the school and community. Students will study and apply theory in developing skills in the areas of conflict resolution, planning and goal setting, problem solving, group dynamics and teamwork. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to support them in pursuing a variety of leadership roles. Participation in school leadership opportunities in the form of Student Council , Link Crew and additional student led initiatives and activities, will be the primary application of these skills. Students will participate in an application and interview process for acceptance into this course.
COURSE NOTE: Students will participate in an application and interview process for acceptance into this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CHA3UI – American History or CHW3MI – World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century or ENG3UI – English or HRT3MI – World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges