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, and the ACGC Regional Resource.
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.
Template for Writing Learning Situations This template is intended as a support to those involved in writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels. Go to site
Québec Education Program Summary Table This table lists the subject-specific competencies in all programs at the secondary level. It is a very handy reference tool if you wish to create a learning situation where the ACGC is infused into a specific subject. Click the link, then click Summary Table, the first item in the box. Go to site
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.
Planning Synthesis Teacher's Guide Student Booklet PDF Student Booklet Word
FIELDS OF INTEREST: Develop a portrait of what does or does not interest him/her inside or outside school.
Learning Situation: Getting Connected with Fields of Interest – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Lester B. Pearson School Board)
GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting Dates (2019-2020)
Meeting #5: Thursday, May 7, 2020. Time 9:30 to 3:00. Location James Lyng CLC, 5440 Rue Notre-Dame West, Montreal QC H4C 1T9.
Meeting #4: Thursday, February 27, 2020. Time 9:30 to 3:00. Location James Lyng CLC, 5440 Rue Notre-Dame West, Montreal QC H4C 1T9.
Meeting #3: Friday, December 6, 2019.
Meeting #2: Friday, November 1, 2019.
Meeting #1: Friday, September 27, 2019.
QPAT Annual Teacher's Convention 2020
Montreal: October 15-16, 2020. Deadline for workshop proposals is March 6, 2020.
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QPAT Annual Teacher's Convention 2019 presentation: What is Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)?
This presentation by Vicky Parsons (New Frontiers School Board) and Gisella Scalia (ACGC Regional Resource Person for the Anglophone sector) is an excellent primer which begins with the Learning Related to the ACGC (also known as "the tables"). The tables include each content item and its theme, as well as the corresponding Expected Student Learning Outcome (ESLO) and Learning Strategy. The presentation breaks down and illuminates every aspect ACGC for teachers. Download (Note: this is a large PDF and may take a minute to download.)
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.
ReformattedContinuum 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). Go to site
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
Template for Writing Learning Situations
This template is intended as a support to those involved in writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels. Go to site
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.
ACADEMIC AND CAREER GUIDANCE CONTENT (ACGC):
Implementation of ACGC in 2019-2020. Webinar, June 25, 2019. Download
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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