Heath and Career


The Health and Career Education 8 and 9 curriculum address education and careers, healthy living and relationships, safety and injury prevention and substance misuse prevention. Learning outcomes for Health & Career Education 8 & 9 are covered within grade 8 and 9 required courses and through assemblies, guest speakers and special events.


This course is a graduation requirement. The course content covers financial planning, career path exploration and preparation for life after secondary school, including exploration of post-secondary choices and the courses required for post-secondary entrance.  Students will also consider healthy lifestyle choices and numerous health and lifestyle related topics.  This is a 4 credit, required course taken in grade 11 at McNair.

NOTE: There is an option for McNair students to take Planning 10 as an Online course.  Please see Ms. Zanikos for additional details. 



Grad Transitions is a non-enrolling graduation requirement.  Students will be monitored throughout their Grade 12 year to ensure that the requirements of Graduation Transitions are completed in order to graduate.  The main components are:
Personal Health - maintain a personal health plan and participate in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, in addition to PE10
Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and describe what was learned.
Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments.
Exit Interview – these will be scheduled in the Spring of their Grade 12 year.