Career & Life Management

Career and Life Management (CALM) helps you develop your ability to make well-informed decisions and choices that contribute to the well-being and respect of yourself and others.

In CALM, you:

  • Apply an understanding of the emotional, psychological, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical dimensions of health
  • Learn responsible financial decision-making to reflect your values and goals and to demonstrate commitment to self and others
  • Apply strategies to manage your wellness and lifelong career development
  • Learn online at many high schools

Career & Life Management 20 (3 credits)

No Prerequisite Required

Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 is a compulsory 3 credit course for all Alberta high school students who wish to qualify for a high school diploma.  CALM is the core program for health literacy at the senior high level and is designed to help students make well-informed decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives.  It is also intended to assist them in their development of behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of themselves and others, now and in the future.

The three units and corresponding topics include:

  • Career & Life Choices:
    • Developing skills for lifelong career development,
    • Understanding the connection between self-awareness, personal assets, values, and career goal setting,
    • Examining the career and educational planning process,
    • Participating in presentations from post-secondary institutions such as the University of Calgary and SAIT,
    • Doing career research including occupational profiles or job shadowing,
    • Exploring workplace rights and responsibilities.
  • Personal Choices:
    • Understanding the holistic nature of well-being,
    • Examining thinking and learning processes and communication and personality styles,
    • Investigating addictions, high risk behaviors and current health issues,
    • Exploring the nature of safe and healthy human sexuality,
    • Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy relationships,
    • Acquiring conflict resolution strategies,
    • Becoming familiar with community support resources.
  • Resource Choices:
    • Differentiating between needs and wants,
    • Identifying personal resources of time, energy, knowledge, community and money,
    • Developing a financial planning vocabulary,
    • Understanding credit,
    • Preparing a post-secondary budget.

This course is one term (1/4 year) in length and open to grade 11 and 12 students. In addition, this course can be taken online through CBe-learn.

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