Graduation Transitions (GT) is a 4-credit requirement, consisting of three required components, that all BC Secondary students must successfully complete in order to meet B.C. Ministry of Education graduation requirements. The goals and required components of GT, as outlined in the B.C. Ministry of Education (MOE) June 2008 Program Guide for Graduation Transitions, are listed below. Note: Graduation Transitions will be replaced by a 4 credit Career Life Connections & Capstone Project course in 2019/2020.
Graduation Transitions is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school. In order to meet this goal, Graduation Transitions encourages students to:
- take ownership of their own health and learning
- examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future
- create a plan for their growth and development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable, participating citizens
- exhibit attributes of a BC graduate
The Ministry of Education GT Program Guide states that Graduation Transitions is an opportunity for students to reflect on their knowledge and abilities, and plan for life after graduation by meeting Ministry of Education expectations and by collecting evidence of their achievements in the following required areas:
- Personal Health (Daily Physical Activity)
- Community Connections (Work/Volunteer Experience)
- Career and Life (Transition Plan)
Daily physical activity and a commitment to fitness and physical and emotional well-being are key to healthy living. In this component of Graduation Transitions, students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and habits needed to be healthy individuals by maintaining a personal health plan and participating in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity in each of Grades 10, 11, and 12. The 150 minute daily physical activity requirement may be met at school, at home, and/or in the community.
The Personal Health requirements may be fulfilled by:
- completing and documenting 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity* per week school is in session, from September to the last day of Term 3, in each of grades 10, 11 and 12
- by completing a long-term personal healthy living plan during the Core-Transitions section of Bible 12
Information regarding the B.C. Ministry of Education physical activity requirement may be found at:
Life after graduation includes the world of work and community responsibilities. As part of Graduation Transitions, students gain employability skills through participation in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service.
The Community Connections requirement may be fulfilled, during grade 10, 11 or 12, by:
- Completing 30 hours of work or volunteer experience, providing evidence of the work or volunteer experience completed
- Describing the work or volunteer experience and how it connects with employability and life skills
View the MEI Community Connections Document
Career & Life
Graduation Transitions requires students to explore personal and career goals during their secondary school years and create a plan for life after graduation. Transition planning is an ongoing process throughout the graduation program years and requires the completion of a transition plan.
The Career and Life requirement may be fulfilled, during Grade 12 by:
- Completing a transition plan during the Core section of Bible 12.