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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.


High School
Career and Life Management


What your teen is learning

Career and Life Management

Handle life CALMly! Your teen will enhance their ability to make good choices today and in the future. They will examine health holistically: the emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical dimensions. They will learn how to make responsible choices about money and other resources, and they’ll learn that their decisions are based on their values and goals. Your teen will continue to plot out their career path as they plan for life after high school. For more about CALM, refer to the program of studies.

Exemptions from CALM
Parents of students who are not at the age of majority or living independently have the right to exempt their child from school instruction in human sexuality education by submitting a letter to the school indicating their intention to do so. Schools will provide alternative learning experiences for those students who have been exempted from human sexuality instruction at the request of their parents. Students must complete the remainder of the course in order to receive credits. Students may be exempted completely from CALM for only two reasons: out-of-province Grade 12 students transferring into Alberta schools; religious beliefs. Parents should contact the principal of the school about these exemptions.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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