Academic and Career Guidance Content is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.
Implementation of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGCs) is compulsory in Elementary Cycle Three for the 2017-2018 academic school year, and in Secondary Cycle One in 2018-2019.
The GOAL Post
The GOAL Post* newsletter/blog highlights exciting GOAL-related activities in schools and in the community. As well, The GOAL Post contains a wealth of information on the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). Go to site
*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA) and funded by MEES through the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.
ACGC Teaching and Learning Tools
Teaching and Learning Tools are resources developed either individually by, or in collaboration between, the GOAL Network, the GOAL teaching community, the school boards, the ACGC Regional Resource, or LEARN.
The table of ACGC content for Secondary Cycle One is located in the "ACGC MEES Resources" section below.
ACGC Learning Situations
ACGC learning situations (LS) are being developed in collaboration between the school boards and Gisella Scalia, ACGC Regional Resource for the English education community. Unless otherwise indicated, they are working documents, and are the property of the indicated school boards.
Coming soon . . . Resources for each LS will include: Planning Synthesis, Teacher's Guide, and Student Booklet.
SENSE OF SELF-EFFICACY (SSE): Select examples where his/her attitudes, behaviour or perceptions contribute to maintaining a sense of personal competency.
FIELDS OF INTEREST: Develop a portrait of what does or does not interest him/her inside or outside school.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Develop a description of the academic and personal strengths that contribute to his/her academic success.
QUÉBEC SCHOOL SYSTEM: Compare the differences and similarities between the different paths to qualification in the education system.
PREPARATION FOR ACADEMIC CHOICES IN SECONDARY CYCLE TWO: Anticipate choices for Secondary Cycle Two based on his/her fields of interest and academic aptitudes.
ACADEMIC PREFERENCES IN RELATION TO THE JOB MARKET: Select occupations that match his/her academic preferences.
ACGC Professional Learning
GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting Dates (2019-2020)
Curated resources are resources that have not been created by members of the Québec education community, but have been vetted as useful tools for teachers.
As curated resources become available, they will be grouped according to content item.
ACGC MEES Resources
Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)
Contenus en orientation scolaire et professionelle (COSP)
ACGC is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.
For more information about ACGC, contact your school board's GOAL consultant. For the latest news and updates on ACGC, see also The GOAL Post.Go to site
The following are the official MEES documents related to ACGC implementation.
ACGC content table: "Learning Related to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) For Secondary Cycle One" (with the Expected Student Learning Outcomes), February 2019 - revised. Download Note: table marked “February 2019 – revised” is the correct one and earlier versions must not be used.
Continuum of Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) This one-page chart lists all compulsory content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes (ESLO) grouped in the following columns: Elementary Cycle Three, Secondary Cycle One, Secondary Cycle Two (Sec III) and Secondary Cycle Two (Sec IV and V). Download
Implementation Guide for Secondary Cycle One Compulsory Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)
This comprehensive guide for Education Professionals and Administrators features all aspects of ACGC implementation. The Pedagogical Aims (referred to below) are also found in this document. Go to page
Summary Sheets for the Six Items of ACGC for Secondary Cycle One
This brief information tool aims at simplifying the ACGC, provides a brief outline of each ACGC item, answers some of the what, why and how questions and summarizes what students are expected to learn, is intended for all ACGC stakeholders, does not replace the support required to appropriate the ACGC, and may be used in conjunction with different tools. Download full document Or, see the list below to view the summaries separately.
Preparation for Academic Choices in Secondary Cycle Two Download
Academic Preferences in Relation to the Job Market Download
Pedagogical Aims Related to ACGC for Secondary Cycle One – Provisional Version
Learning Related to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC), May 2018. Download
Learning Strategies Associated With the ACGC for Secondary Cycle One
MEES, ACGC file, working document, version of May 15, 2018. Download
The "COSP" (Continus en orientation scolaire et professionnelle) are the French version of ACGC. The MEES "COSP VIBE" is a sharing platform which houses all COSP resources currently available. For documents available in English on the VIBE platform, click on the blue tab "English" on the far right. Go to site
MEES ACGC Meetings and Training Sessions
These documents can be used for reference purposes. Some information may have been revised since the original date of publication.
English workshop: Implementation of Compulsory ACGC Elementary Cycle Three and Secondary Cycle One 2018-2019
Face-to-face meeting in Montréal, March 2019. Representatives of English school board resource teams and representatives of English private schools. Download
Implementation of Compulsory ACGC in Secondary Cycle One 2018-2019
In-person meetings were held in Québec City and Montréal in October 2018 for representatives of school board resource teams. This PowerPoint presentation can be used as a reference regarding implementation. Download
Introduction to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)
April 2019 (translation of September 2018 VIA online meeting). Download
This webinar to share some of the specifics of implementation, facilitated by Joanne Veilleux and Yvon Doyle, took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Download
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