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There are 8 assignments included in a "MAP", My Action Plan. The links are WORD or EXCEL documents, open and save them to your desktop to work on them. If you choose to handwrite your responses, please use ink as this is a formal document and pencil will not be accepted. 

Keep all of your assignments organized in a folder on your desktop or drive. If you are hand writing them keep them organized in a binder.  When preparing for your MAP exit interview you may also choose to present your MAP assignments in some sort of technology presentation. If you choose an alternative format, be sure to include the question or title, and then provide your detailed answer. Alternatively,

REMEMBER: The MAP ASSIGNMENTS are only the first half of the Graduation Transitions course. The MAP PRESENTATION is the second half, where students complete a 15 minute presentation & discussion of their accomplishments, plans & goals. These assignments themselves are not the focus of the MAP PRESENTATION. The assignments are created to assist students in the MAP PRESENTATION, to give students appropriate preparation to allow them to discuss their plans freely and comfortably

1)  Healthy Living plan           

For this assignment of the MAP, students must download and complete the attached booklet. It will help in learning how to develop and foster a sense of happiness, contentment, of feeling okay. To have the body and the mind feeling contentment and happiness requires that we nurture it with healthy eating, physical activities/exercise and developing way/strategies to deal with stress. 

2)  Career Exploration

For this assignment of the MAP, students will log in to Career Cruising site and complete 3 assignments. Students are encouraged to explore the career matches that most interest them. There is great information on job descriptions, wages, post-secondary institutions, related careers and costs to mention a few.

 The Career Cruising and and Education Planner B.C. sites will help students develop career and work options. Parents can also log on and use the site or (with their daughter/sons permission) check out and help them with their career search and profile.

No need to print anything out as Mr. Lay will be able to see online that you have completed the matchmaker and skills assessments. 

3)  Career Training and Life Plan            

For this assignment of the MAP, students articulate their plan for life after high school. This assignment includes future goals (both short and long term), planning for further career training to achieve some sort of credential (anything from a specialized driving license to a university degree), future employment (both short and long term), and costs related to the plan(s). Optional inclusions:  Post-secondary research, acceptance letters, educational program info, work readiness documents (ie: First Aid, Super Host, etc.)

4)  Budget

For this assignment all students must produce a budget. Whether this involves school, working, travelling, or staying at home you must produce a balanced budget. You must fill in all categories that apply to you. If you are living at home then what is the cost of utilities, groceries etc. 


For this assignment of the MAP, students must include a copy of an up-to-date resume and cover letter.  All students have completed a resume in planning 10, and those who have taken Work Experience will have also completed or updated their resume. Many will have one from recent job applications. If you need help creating a resume and cover letter, click the icon to the right. Before coming for be sure you have 1) researched these sources and 2) made a rough draft.  Still require help make an appointment to see Mr. Lay.

6)  30 hours work or volunteer experience

 Students must prove they have participated in a minimum of 30 hours of work / volunteer experience in grade 11 or 12. The 30 hours of work / volunteer experience can include past and/or current experiences. However, the intent of this requirement is to motivate students to get involved in the community and to explore career options and areas.          


Students must use this assignment to reflect on their strengths, skills and abilities. They will reflect on these attributes in relation to six core competencies.


For this assignment, students are encouraged to list and include evidence of their personal accomplishments, strengths, passions & goals.  Students should remember that the first 3 to 5 minutes of the MAP PRESENTATION are for the student to offer a personal introduction to the panel members.  This introduction must include the student's top three accomplishments along with an explanation for each accomplishment and why it was/is important.  The Personal Introduction needs to demonstrate reflective thought ~ how you developed your strengths, why each accomplishment matters, how you chose your goals, etc. Remember, the focus is on personal accomplishments, strengths and goals, things that are important to you only. Your accomplishments will not necessarily look like anyone else's in content or in style. Maybe it's a copy of an interim, a report card, or a mark printout showing you completed a very tough class you were worried about passing. Maybe it's a copy of a test or assignment where you did very well for you. Think as broadly as you can about what you have achieved ~ and remember it's not a comparison to anyone else. An accomplishment is anything you are proud of, or anything you didn’t think you could do but did.  Be prepared to discuss why these accomplishments are important to you.   Examples:  awards, volunteering, good grades, an essay you are proud of, a project you created, art work, a website, a school team, overcoming difficulty, etc...  Students will find they are much more comfortable during the PERSONAL INTRODUCTION of the MAP PRESENTATION if they have evidence of their accomplishments such as photos, certificates, and newspaper clippings which they can show to the panel members. Students are expected to bring at least one item of supporting material ​