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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.

The Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGCs) is fully implemented in Elementary Cycle Three , Secondary Cycle One, and Secondary Cycle Two (Sec III). Due to COVID-19, implementation in Secondary Cycle Two (IV and V) has been postponed to 2021-2022.

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

Please report any broken links immediately to the website coordinator.
For information about the ACGC please contact Marsha Gouett.

*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA) and funded by MEQ 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 MEQ 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.

 The Record-Keeping Tool (“Graphic Organizer”) is optional. Read the introduction to the tool. Go to site 

Below are Learning Situations and Record Keeping Tools (Graphic Organizers) for each ACGC item. Resources for each LS will include: Planning Synthesis, Teacher's Guide, and Student Booklet.

 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 

1. SENSE OF SELF-EFFICACY (SSE): Select examples where his/her attitudes, behaviour or perceptions contribute to maintaining a sense of personal competency.

Learning Situation: If You Believe It, You Can Do It – Ethics and Religious Culture and English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (New Frontiers School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: Believe in Yourself and Anything Is Possible – Ethics and Religious Culture or English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

2. FIELDS OF INTEREST: Develop a portrait of what does or does not interest him/her inside or outside school.

Learning SituationGetting Connected with Fields of Interest – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Lester B. Pearson School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: A Mosaic of Interests – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Commission Scholaire des Laurentides)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

3. ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Develop a description of the academic and personal strengths that contribute to his/her academic success.

 Learning SituationOh, The Places I'll Go! – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year One), (Riverside School Board, Villa Maria High School-QAIS, Loyola High School-QAIS)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

4. QUÉBEC SCHOOL SYSTEM: Compare the differences and similarities between the different paths to qualification in the education system.

 Learning SituationPathways = Possibilities – English Language Arts, Français, langue seconde, Secondary Cycle One (Sec II), (Cree School Board with the collaboration of ACGC Regional Resource Person)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

PPT Québec School System     Visual of Québec School System     Visual Only

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

5. PREPARATION FOR ACADEMIC CHOICES IN SECONDARY CYCLE TWO: Anticipate choices for Secondary Cycle Two based on his/her fields of interest and academic aptitudes.

Learning Situation:

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

6. ACADEMIC PREFERENCES IN RELATION TO THE JOB MARKET: Select occupations that match his/her academic preferences.

 Learning Situation: Building a Wind-Power Car – Science, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (translation of Léolocar, CSS de Portneuf)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: Human Library – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 2), (Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board)

Planning Synthesis  Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Record-Keeping Tool ("Graphic Organizer"): Go to site   Word PDF

ACGC Professional Learning

GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting Dates (2020-2021)

2020-21 meetings of the GOAL Network and ACGC CoP will be held online, using the Teams platform.

1. September 29, 2020

2. November 24, 2020 - GOAL Network only

3. February 5, 2021

4. April 9, 2021

5. May 26, 2021

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.)

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 . . . see also GOAL professional learning. Go to page

ACGC Curated Resources

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 MEQ 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

 ACGC Flyer for Parents

This flyer includes the ACGC "continuum" table, suggestions for parents to talk with their kids about the ACGC, and suggestions for engaging with their kids in their learning. Go to site 

ACGC Documents

The following are the official MEES documents related to ACGC implementation.

Content Tables

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

 Reformatted 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).  Go to site 

Resources

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. 

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 [MEQ], 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 

VIBE Platform

The "COSP" (Continus en orientation scolaire et professionnelle) are the French version of ACGC. The MEQ "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 

 

MEQ 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.

 PPT Presentation of the Webinar: ACGC: An Ongoing Collaboration, November 26, 2020

This is the English version of the PowerPoint of the webinar held on October 22, 2020. Download  

ACADEMIC AND CAREER GUIDANCE CONTENT (ACGC): 

Implementation of ACGC in 2019-2020. PPT Presentation of the 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. PPT Presentation 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 the PPT presentation September 2018 VIA online meeting). Download 

PPT Presentation of the Webinar

This webinar was to some of the specifics of implementation, facilitated by Joanne Veilleux and Yvon Doyle, took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Download