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Planning 12 Course Outline



Planning 12 is a special arrangement in which the Ministry of Education allows adults who do not yet have the Dogwood High School Graduation Certificate (or the equivalent) to take the Planning 10 Course for Grade 12 credit. For that reason the course are identical and those who have credit for Planning 10 aren't eligible for Planning 12. The goal of the course is to navigate the requirements of High School graduation and the transition that follows. Throughout the course learners will develop from their assignments, feedback and other sources, a portfolio that demonstrates the achievement commensurate with the curriculum for Planning 10/12. The course has a number of booklets. Learners are expected to master the content in the booklets. Learns also encounter other resources and links the content of which the learner should become familiar. All assignments are to be turned in by uploading computer files to the course.

Within the course the learner will find, on the right hand side, small boxes, some of which have check marks. These check boxes appear when the activity is complete.

Course Layout:

There are six tests and six assignments. The goal is that the learner will demonstrate learning achievement. 


Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities*)

Course Completion


Unit 1
Planning to Graduate
  • Course orientation, unit content and quiz 1 (10%)
  • Grad planning content and assignment 1 (10%)

Unit 1-- 20%

Unit 2
Planning Your Work World
  • Unit Content and Quiz (5%)
  • Unit Content and Assignment 2 (10%)

Unit 2-- 15%

Unit 3
Planning Your Lifestyle
  • Unit Content and Quiz 3 (5%)
  • Unit Content and Assignment 3 (10%)

Unit 3--15%

Unit 4
Planning for Relationships
  • Unit Content and Quiz 4 (5%)

Unit 4-- 5%

Unit 5
Financial Planning
  • Unit Content and Quiz 5 (5%)
  • Unit Content and Assignment 5 (10%)

Unit 5-- 15%

Unit 6
Transition Planning
  • Unit Content and Quiz 6 (5%)
  • Unit Content and Assignment 6 (5%)

Unit 6-- 10%

Final Assessment
Portfolio Submission
  • Student Porfolio Project -- (20%)


Portfolio-- 20%

 *This outline uses the definition for "learning activity" linked here


There is NO required textbook for this course.

Use the course booklets as a primary resource

Your resources, for readings and assignments are the listed in the Instructions of each lesson. You will also use 2 Booklets produced by the Ministry of Education.



  • Final assessment is calculated as 50% from tests and 50% from your assignments. 50% of the learner’s assignment grade will be your portfolio. The portfolio consists primarily of previous assignments edited from the feedback received after the first submission.
  • The test provides immediate feedback. The writing of tests is a learning exercise, so learner can write the test as often as desired.
  • On assignment submissions the learner will receive feedback and information as to whether or not the learner has met requirements for the submission. Assigments that do not meet requirements must be edited according to feedback and resubmitted. Assignments that meet requirements must be edited in accordance with feedback, and resubmitted in the portfolio for a final grade. The learner may add to the portfolio additional evidence of achievement.
  • Where the teacher recognizes that some learners are so unfamiliar with the portfolio process they find it confusing. If the teacher believes the learner is unlikely to submit a portfolio, the teacher may create a portfolio for the learner and assess it at 50%.
  • Reports only cover completed work.
  • Assignments are, whenever possible, to be turned in one at a time to allow for feedback. 
  • Students are expected to respond to feedback as instructional content.
  • Feedback and Assessment reflects the curriculum and directs the learner to it.


Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.

Delivery and Support:

This course can only be done online. Teacher and leaner work together in Moodle. The course is self-paced. Leaners may start any time.

Credits: 4


Students may use the Message button at the beginning of the course, Moodle messages, email or the phone number provided in the course. Learners are encouraged to initiate communication. 

Technical Requirements:

Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended
Internet: Cable or ADSL 

Additional Software: Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files
For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.

For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.