Human Services Career Enrichment Program

PROGRAM GOAL

The Human Services  Career Program is a community approach to educating our youth and young adults. It aims to put into practice the belief that it takes a “community to raise a child”. 

Our goal is to create a reciprocal learning environment  where CSS,  UFV and elementary students are learning together through relevant, engaging real life experiences.  The design of the program allows students to grow in their knowledge, establish meaningful relationships, impact  the lives of others and be transformed by being a mentor with younger students

Through this program we aim to promote school and community engagement, provide enrichment opportunities, increased school completion rates for both high school and university students  and increase transition rates to post secondary school.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Grade 10: Planning 10 – Cohort:  all course content is delivered with an emphasis on applications to psychology and the helping professions.

Grade 11: Psychology 11 in timetable and quarterly cohort sessions with CSS teacher.

Grade 11/12:  Psychology 12 in timetable; choice of a minimum of 2 : Law 12, Social Justice 12, Leadership 12, PE Leadership 12, Family Studies 12

UFV Mentorship Program: Students will be paired with a UFV student with whom they will co-participate in off timetable sessions and attend a UFV class.

UFV Co-curricular Studies: Students will have the opportunity to enroll in a UFV first year course in their grade 12 year (tuition provided, approval required, applicable fees paid by student).

Work Experience: Grade 11 and 12 students will be placed in Human Services related placements with a service learning focus

Off timetable sessions: Peer Counselling (3), Friends, MindUp, Human Rights of Children, Cultural Awareness

Students will receive a certificate of recognition upon completion of the 3 year Human Services Career Program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Fill out the application form (available through CSS website, counselling center, school program facilitator)
Provide references
Include required program courses on CSS course selection form
Attend mandatory student parent meeting (date to be announced)

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Regular school and off timetable session attendance
Respect of Confidentiality and Ethical guidelines
Participation in mentorship relationship with UFV student Mentor

Information & Announcements

Return to School Update

The B.C. government confirmed in their media release on August 24 that schools are returning to full-time in-person instruction this September. They also announced the updated Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings, outlining the protocols that inform the safe operation of our schools this fall.

Here are some of the highlights:

Student Dress Code

Clothing should be suitable for a school learning environment. Clothing and footwear should be comfortable and appropriate for students to participate safely in all school activities including physical education, science, cooking, and shops. Clothing should demonstrate a respect for the school community and the B.C. Human Rights Code. For example, articles of clothing that promote direct or indirect messages or graphics referring to alcohol, drugs, gang culture, sex, weapons, violence, or profanity will not be permitted.

Code of Conduct

The School Community at Chilliwack Secondary is encouraged to act in a responsible and socially acceptable manner.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for the optimum learning experience for all our students and staff in a safe and comfortable learning environment.

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