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École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Career Life Connections (CLC)

Career Life Connections (also known as CLC) 12 is a year-round course that prepares our grade 12 students for success after graduation. Throughout the year, students complete a variety of assignments related to their personal, social, and educational experiences. The assignments help prepare them for their penultimate assignment, the Capstone Presentation, which a celebration of their learning journeys. At the Capstone Presentations, students present about how far they have come on their educational journeys to a panel of 2-3 teachers and community members, who evaluate them. The Capstone Presentation is worth 40% of the total grade for CLC 12.

Students must also choose a mentor that they meet with three times during the school year. The mentor helps guide their student by discussing their goals and potential Capstone Project ideas with them. There is an assignment associated with the mentorship process that the student will complete on their own time.   

CLC 12 is not a course that is taught in a classroom by any one teacher. However, students will attend a classroom session once a month, known as a Career Advisory Day, in which they will be given time to work on their assignments. All assignments are accessed through Microsoft Teams, where students can find assignment criteria, deadlines, and a place to submit their finished assignments. All work is done through Teams.

Here is a list of the assignments students must complete:

  • Assignment 1: Vision Board                                             (10 points)
  • Assignment 2: Community Connections                       (10 points)
  • Assignment 3: Updated Resume and Cover Letter     (5 points)
  • Assignment 4: Capstone Proposal                                  (10 points)
  • Assignment 5: Financial Plan                                           (5 points)
  • Assignment 6: 30 Hours Works Experience                  (10 points)
  • Assignment 7: Mentorship Reflection                           (10 points)
  • Capstone Presentation *This is mandatory*               (40 points)

**CLC 12 is a mandatory course for graduation; if students do not pass CLC 12, they will not be permitted to graduate from Charles Best Secondary.

CLC is overseen by Vivienne Royle, Dylan Gant, and Shannon Burnham/Michaela Morelli. They can be found in the Humanities Office in the library if students need any help during the CLC process. Their emails can also be found in the Staff Directory.  


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École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

2525 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 3R8
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