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Graduation Transitions




Transitions replaces the Graduation Portfolio Assessment requirement found in the original 2004 graduation program. It is a requirement for all BC secondary school students who are enrolled in Grades 10, 11, or 12 as of September 1, 2007. Goal Graduation Transitions is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school. In order to meet this goal, Graduation Transitions encourages students to:
• take ownership of their own health and learning:
• examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future
• create a plan for their growth and development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable, participating citizens
• exhibit attributes of a BC graduate

Students are responsible for planning and preparing their education, career, and life goals through Graduation Transitions. Schools are responsible for ensuring that students have opportunities to meet the Prescribed Learning Outcomes described in this guide. Teachers are responsible for assessing and providing feedback to students.

Course Layout:

Graduation Transitions is an opportunity for students to reflect on their knowledge and abilities and plan for life after graduation by collecting evidence of their achievements in the following required areas:

• Personal Health

Daily physical activity and a commitment to fitness and physical and emotional well-being are key to healthy living. In this component of Graduation Transitions, students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and habits needed to be healthy individuals by maintaining a personal health plan and participating in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity in each of Grades 10, 11, and 12. Boards are responsible for providing options to give students a number of choices for how they meet the daily physical activity requirements at school, at home, and/or in the community.

• Community Connections

Life after graduation includes the world of work and community responsibilities. As part of Graduation Transitions, students gain employability skills through participation in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service.

• Career and Life

Graduation Transitions requires students to explore personal and career goals during their secondary
school years and create a plan for life after graduation. Transition planning is an ongoing process
throughout the graduation program years and requires the completion of a transition plan, culminating
in a final Grade 12 presentation.



Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion




Overview and orientation of expectations

Work Experience (30 hours) Assignment 1: option 1

Work and/or volunteer Experience Log sheet (5%)

Assignment 1: option 2

Work and/or volunteer Experience Proof (5%)

Assignment 2: Supervisor Evaluation (5%)

Assignment 3: Student Self-Evaluation (5%)

Assignment 4: Work Experience/ Volunteer Reflection (5%)


Personal Health

Daily Physical Activity

Assignment 5: DPA/PE 10 (5%)

Assignment 6: DPA 11 (5%)

Assignment 7: DPA 12(5%)   Healthy Living Plan

Assignment 8: Healthy Eating (5%)

Assignment 9: Stress Management (5%)

Assignment 10: Healthy Living Plan Reflection (5)


Career and Life

Career and Life

Assignment 11 : Goal Setting (5%) 

Assignment 12 : Career Cruising (5%) 

Financial Plan

Assignment 13: option 1 Financial Plan (5%)

Assignment 13: option 2 Work Financial Plan (5%)

Assignment 13: option 3 Travel Financial Plan (5%)





Assignment 14: Providing Evidence (8%)


BC Attributes: Reflection


Assignment 15: BC Attributes Reflection (10%)




Assignment 16: Resume (7%)


Teacher Interaction


Grad Transition interview and contacts



There is NO required textbook for this course. Required resources are online. 

Grading: Grad Transitions is marked only as requirements met or not yet met.

  • Community Connections: 4 assignments
  • Personal Health: 6 assignments
  • Career and Life: 6 assignments

 This adds up to a total of 16 assignments required to complete the course.  Assignments are either marked as complete, or incomplete.  No percentage is given.

Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.

Delivery and Support:

This course can only be done online. Teacher and leaner work together in Moodle. The course is self-paced. Leaners may start any time.

Credits: 4

Technical Requirements:

Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended
Internet: Cable or ADSL 

Additional Software: Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files
For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.


For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.