Graduation Transitions

2018 2019 Grad Trans Booklet

Graduation Transitions

The Graduation Transitions Program is a graduation requirement for all BC secondary school students. All Grade 10, 11, and 12 students are required to meet prescribed learning outcomes in three areas:

  • Personal Health
  • Community Connections
  • Career and Life

Completion of these learning outcomes will be noted on their transcripts as “RM” (Requirement Met) for Graduation Transitions, and students will be awarded four credits. Generally, the Personal Health section requires 80 hours of moderate physical activity, the Community Connections section requires 30 hours of volunteer or paid work, and the Career and Life section requires the completion of a Transition Plan from high school to post-secondary study or work.


 All students must complete the required Ministry of Education course, Graduation Transitions 12, worth four (4) credits in order to receive the Dogwood Certification of High School Graduation from British Columbia.

Grad transitions (GT) advisors will be visiting all grade 12s in their scheduled English 12 classes to track the students’ progress.  Following the timeline laid out in the Grad Transitions booklet available at the link above. Grade 12 students will have completed this required course by November 14, 2018However, we encourage all grade 12s to work on the contents during this summer vacation with the aim of completing it before September.

Everyone must have a half-inch binder in which to put their printed copy of the Graduation Transitions booklet and the completed answers for each section.  Everything must be typed.  Photocopies of supporting documents must be included in the binder.  Using sheet protectors to contain these copies is a good idea.

Remember to collect all required signatures on the required pages (DPA, counsellor review of credits, work experience or community service verification, parent signature page).  You will also need to book an appointment with Ms. Foster, Career Advisor, to discuss your plan and you will also need to get her signature.

On September 24th and 25th, your GT advisor will be visiting classes to track your progress as Part I and II of the package are due on that date.  Part III is due October 5th and Parts IV is due October 29th and 30th.  Exit interviews with one of the GT advisors will take place November 13th and 14th.  All grade 12s must be prepared with Grad Transitions binder and be able to articulate post-graduation plans.

Both the grad boat cruise and the grad Christmas dance ticket sales will be permitted to those students who have met the required deadlines.

Graduation Requirements

 It is the responsibility of the students to ensure that graduation requirements are met. Please refer to the Course Planning Guide or check with your counsellor regarding graduation requirements. For post-secondary requirements it is absolutely necessary to check your program with a counsellor or the Career Information Advisor.