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

CALM is a 3 credit, single term, compulsory health and career based course that all students must complete for graduation. The Career and Life Management curriculum will provide a means of challenging you to acquire the skills and information necessary to shape your own life and contribute constructively to society.

Rationale and Philosophy

The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta.

At Sir Winston Churchill, the curriculum for this course is offered for students to take in 2 different formats. Emphasis is placed on individual decision making and goal setting throughout the CALM course.

Course Information

CALM is a compulsory course and is typically completed in grade 11. This course will contain one optional theme: Human Sexuality.

We recognize that students often have very busy course loads. Thus, we have given students a choice in how they take CALM.

There are 2 ways to take the course:

  1. Classroom Format- students attend classes 5 days a week
  2. Online "Blended" Format- students complete all assignments online and meet at least once a week during lunch hour with their teacher 

Courses

CALM 20 (Career and Life Management) - 3 credits

Required for High School graduation
The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta. Emphasis is placed on individual decision making and goal setting throughout the CALM course.

CALM provides students with opportunities to develop and shape their lives occupationally, financially, and socially. The curriculum is organized into three major units: Personal Choices, Resource Choices, & Career and Life Choices. In addition, the course will contain one optional theme, Human Sexuality.

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