Health and Career Education

Health and Career Education (HCE), a compulsory course, provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to prepare for their future. The course content for Grades 6, 7 and 8 is organized around three major themes:

  • goals and decisions;
  • education and career exploration; and
  • health and lifestyle.

Within each of these major themes, students are guided through a variety of lessons tailored to each grade that deal with the following topics:

  • time management
  • personal organization
  • goal-setting
  • learning styles
  • learning strategies
  • career options
  • healthy lifestyles
  • healthy relationships
  • personal safety
  • substance use/misuse