Graduation Transitions is a requirement for all BC secondary students. It is an opportunity for students to reflect on their preparation and plans for their lives after graduation. Students must begin working towards completion in their grade 10 year, and all requirements must be completed by June of the student’s grade 12 year. (download the Grad Transitions checklist which outlines all the requirements). In order to graduate, students must complete the four Graduation Transition requirements:
PERSONAL HEALTH -Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Requirement
All students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 must participate in a minimum of 150 minutes each week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. If they are NOT registered in a physical activity class (ie PE, Dance, Weight Training etc.) or an Athletics program (ie PASS, AVPA, BWC Hockey Academy, Whitecaps, G-REX etc.) at school then students need to document their hours.
Students must complete DPA logs by the end of each term.
Dates for DPA Logs:
|TERM||START DATE||END DATE|
|Term 1 DPA-Log||September 7, 2016||November 7, 2016|
|Term 2 DPA-Log||November 8, 2016||January 18, 2017|
|Term 3 DPA-Log||January 19, 2017||April 18, 2017|
|Term 4 DPA-Log||April 19, 2017||June 12, 2017|
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – 30 Hours: Work or Volunteer Experience
Students must complete and submit paperwork a minimum of 30 hours of work experience and/or community volunteer experience between grades 10 and 12. The following options are ways to complete the 30 hours of work experience requirement:
- 30 hours of paid work (part-time or a summer job) at a suitable business.
- 30 hours of volunteer work with an approved community business or organization outside of Burnaby Central.
- Or see Mrs.Clauson in Room A233 to arrange and complete 30 hours of work experience
CAREER AND LIFE – Graduation Transition Plan and Interview
Each graduating student must complete and submit a TYPED Graduation Transition Plan assignment which demonstrates their readiness to move on as young adults in the community after graduating from high school. The assignment requires students to research post secondary schools, suitable careers, finances, health and wellness. The Graduation Plan is due on Monday, November 28, 2016. Please hand in to Ms. Morabito or Ms. Neves in Room A233.
In addition, each graduating student must participate in a Graduation Transitions Interview before they leave Burnaby Central. Students will reflect on their life so far and explain their future plans. They must be dressed professionally and will need to bring their resume and Graduation Transition Plan. Lastly,students must also present one piece of evidence that demonstrates their personal growth. This year, interviews will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017.
All students are welcome to drop by Room A233 during period 2 and meet with Ms. Morabito or during period 3 with Ms.Neves if they have questions or need support in satisfying their grad requirements.