TBH is a program that provides certain know-how in the transition from secondary school to post-secondary. It is designed specifically for Grade 12 high school students. This program is also to support and compliment CALM (Career and Life Management) Classes that student has in school. There will be more information available for students in preparing themselves for post-secondary education. Studies have shown that 90% of the student feel overwhelmed by the workload while adjusting to Post-Secondary school. We at Enactus SAIT are building a curriculum that addresses topics we have determined through research and consultation with current post-secondary students. These topics include financial resources, scheduling and time-management, misconceptions of post-secondary, importance of GPA and extracurriculars, and other subjects that are not covered at a high school level.
The program will be delivered virtually as a mini seminar for this academic year 2021-2022 for 75 min (45 min and 15-30 min question and answer session). This program will be a great benefit to your student as they gain additional valuable information to be prepared for Post-Secondary school. We plan to run the program next year from Mid-January 2022 to End of March 2022. It is in our best interest for our organization to contribute to the local community especially to our fellow students in high school. We hope that you are open to this idea and looking forward to your thoughts on working together with us.
The need for transitional education is prevalent, as studies have shown 90% of students feel overwhelmed by the workload and transition from secondary school to post-secondary. While there is a CALM (Career and Life Management) class, there isn’t enough information provided to students in regard to help them effectively transition to post-secondary. We are building a curriculum that addresses topics we have determined through research and consultation with current post-secondary students. These topics include financial resources, scheduling and time-management, misconceptions of post-secondary, importance of GPA and extracurriculars, and other subjects that are not covered at a high school level.
We connected with over 12 high schools to host information sessions to garner the perspective of both students and teachers to see if our curriculum was needed and if it covered useful topics. Through the sessions we have done, surveys have shown 92% of students believe this curriculum should be implemented. We have also had teachers reach out to host sessions for the remainder of the year, and even into next year. The curriculum is currently being built, with the assistance of faculty advisors. The project managers have created a presentation, contacted high schools, and confirmed their sessions.
This project began in December 2018, and information sessions began in February. We have collected surveys that allow us to understand any new topics that need to be covered, as well as the impact of current subjects The remainder of the year will be focused on presenting at more sessions, and continuously developing the curriculum to add to CALM classes.
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