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Guidance

The Guidance program is integrated into Appleby's curriculum at all grade levels. Students participate in a range of discussions and activities designed to promote healthy interpersonal relationships, positive self-image and group work. Upper and Senior year Guidance includes career and university counselling.

Since a positive self-image is central to an individual’s ability to cope successfully with different and changing life situations, students are introduced to topics and issues in relation to their self-concept. Students learn to recognize peer and societal pressures, and develop constructive and positive decision-making skills.

Programs deal with a broad spectrum of issues involving the adolescent and young adult focusing on self-determination within the larger community. In our society, each individual must develop a healthy and integrated sense of self - the ultimate objective of the Guidance program.

There is one half credit academic course in the Guidance program. The other times are mandatory, but non-credit courses. The following outlines the topics covered in each grade:



 

Middle One Required

Guidance
Topics covered: decision-making, being yourself, self-image, friendship, individual strengths/needs, assertiveness, the influence of peers, time management and study skills, and exam preparation.  The Young Duke of Edinburgh Program is administered by guidance in M1 and M2.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 % Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

 

Middle Two Required

Guidance
Topics covered: time management, study skills, learning types, self-esteem and stress management. The Young Duke of Edinburgh Program is administered by guidance in M1 and M2.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 % Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

 

Upper One Required

Guidance
Topics covered: learning strategies, reflective thinking, structured inquiry, goal-setting strategies, and time and stress management. Students also work on the documentation for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Program.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 % Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

 

Upper Two Required

Guidance - Career Studies - GLC205 - Half-credit course
This course leads students through a process of self-exploration and assessment in order to consider viable educational and career paths for the future. Students learn to use a variety of information sources to find accurate details about options they are considering. Students explore how their interests, aptitudes, values and personality influence their vocational choices. The Duke of Edinburgh is supported through guidance at this level.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 %    Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None

 

Senior One Required

Guidance
Topics covered: post-secondary options, educational decision-making, self-directed research for possible post-secondary options.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 % Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None  

 

Senior One Elective

US Guidance - GUS3X 
This is an elective class which is directed to those students in Senior One who are interested in applying to selective American universities. The class meets during either lunch period on Fridays. Lunch is provided ensuring students are able to attend without a conflict. Topics include: differences between Canadian and US universities; completing the typical US university application; what students need to know to prepare and register for the SAT; developing a realistic list of potential universities; developing a marketing profile for selective universities. This class is strongly advised for any student considering application to a US institution.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 %    Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

UK Guidance - GUK3X 
This is an elective class which is directed to those students in Senior One who are interested in applying to selective universities in the United Kingdom. The class meets during either lunch period on Fridays. Lunch is provided ensuring students are able to attend without a conflict. Topics include: differences between Canadian and UK universities; completing the typical UK university application; what students need to know to prepare and register for admissions tests; developing a realistic list of potential universities; and developing a marketing profile for selective universities. This class is strongly advised for any student considering application to a UK institution.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 % Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

 

Senior Two Required

Guidance - GLU4X 
The graduating class meets to discuss and complete the post-secondary application process, as well as prepare for their transition to college or university. Building from the research completed in Senior One, students research prospective post-secondary programs, scholarship opportunities, and are supported as they go through the process of deciding which school is best suited for them and develop the skills to become their own self-advocate. The class is provided with university liaison presentations and guest lectures aimed at supporting students with their transition to university. Students also consult with the guidance staff on an individual basis.

Evaluation: Term Work - 0 %    Summative Evaluation - 0 %
Prerequisite: None

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