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
MEES Meetings for Board Resource Team Members: Secondary Cycle One Implementation (2018-2019)
Members of your board's ACGC resource team attended ministry meetings on October 3 & 10, 2018, regarding ACGC implentation in Secondary Cycle One.
For more information, contact Marsha.Gouett.
GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting Dates (2018-2019)
Meeting #5: Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Meeting #4: Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Meeting #3: Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Meeting #2: November 27, 2018.
Meeting #1: 2018-19: September 21, 2018.
MEES VIA Meetings on ACGC (COSP) for Board Resource Teams (2017-2018)
VIA meetings were held on the following dates: 1, 2, and May 16, 2018, to discuss various elements of ACGC implementation.
MEES Meeting for Board Resource Team Members: Elementary Cycle Three Implementation (2017-2018)
Members of your board's ACGC resource team attended ministry meetings on October 19 & 26, 2017, regarding ACGC implentation in Elementary Cycle Three. The presentation will be available in English shortly; meanwhile, the French version is now available. Download
For more information, contact Marsha.Gouett.
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 .
. . . see also GOAL professional learning. Go to page
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.
2017-2018: Implementation of the ACGCs compulsory in Elementary Cycle Three.
2018-2019: Implementation of the ACGCs compulsory in Secondary Cycle One.
2019-2020: Implementation of the ACGCs compulsory in Secondary Cycle Two.
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
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.
French version of the table Download
Implementation Guide for Secondary Cycle One Compulsory Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) 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.
- Sense of Self-Efficacy Download
- Fields of Interests Download
- Academic Success Download
- Québec School System Download
- 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