CAREER/POST-SECONDARY EXPLORATION

(Please note: Areas of the curriculum are currently being worked on or in the process of being created.  Any unit/subject which is underlined will link to the appropriate subject matter.  If it is not underlined, it is either being revised or created.)

Kindergarten-Grade 8:  N/A

Grade 9:
Unit 1: Career/Life Planning 9th Grade Seminar

Prerequisite:  none
This seminar serves as an introduction to the high school experience and the world of work.  Through study skill activities, inventories, class discussions, and self-assessment, you will become more aware of skills needed to be successful in high school and the academic resources available.  You will also become aware of your career interests and abilities, as well as future career possibilities.  In addition you will complete a 4-year plan and begin your high school portfolio. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grade 10:
Unit 2: Career/Life Planning 10th Grade Seminar
This seminar serves as a continuation of the 9th Grade Seminar.  You will continue to develop your 4-year plan and portfolio, explore in depth your career interests and possibilities.  A computerized guidance information system and the internet will allow you to research a variety of occupations, explore methods of entry into those occupations, and determine that method of training or education best suited to your needs. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grade 11:
Unit 3: College Planning and Preparation Junior
(Semester) 1/2 credit
Prerequisite:  none
This course is designed for students who are planning to attend any type of post-secondary institution.  You will begin to narrow down college choices through research using a computerized college information program, the internet, catalogues, videos, and through visitations and interviews.  You will complete a college résumé, application forms and college essays, and will become familiar with the process of applying for financial aid.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to prepare for the SAT I, II, and the ACT. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grade 11:
Unit 4: College Planning and Preparation Senior

(Semester) 1/2 credit
Prerequisite:  none
This course is designed for students who are planning to attend any type of post-secondary institution.  You will begin to narrow down college choices through research using a computerized college information program, the internet, catalogues, videos, and through visitations and interviews.  You will complete a college résumé, application forms and college essays, and will become familiar with the process of applying for financial aid.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to prepare for the SAT I, II, and the ACT. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grade 10:
Unit 5: Gen-Yes

1/2 credit
Prerequisite:  teacher permission
Students will develop their information and technology literacy skills in the following areas:  research, writing, presentation, mentoring, project development and leadership.  Students will then be paired with a teacher and as a team they will decide on a project or lesson that can be infused with technology.  Students will work with course instructors and Gen-Yes consultants, and cooperating teachers will provide input.  The class is designed to develop student leaders who can lend their technical expertise to the classroom teachers.  No previous technical knowledge is necessary. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grades 9-12:
Unit 6: Morning Announcement Program

Credit: varies
Grade Level:  9-12
Prerequisite:  Application/Permission of Librarian
Students in this program will produce and broadcast the daily announcements from the video studio in the library.  Students will be taught how to use video recording and editing equipment and will be instructed in the various components of producing a program. Students must have Period 1/2 Orange or Period 1/2 Black available to participate in this program. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grade 12:
Unit 7: School To Work

1 credit
Prerequisite: Permission of Teacher (11th grade with permission)
This course is for seniors and juniors with special permission who are still undecided about their future plans.  The focus will be to assist the student in developing a career path that may lead to employment after graduation.  Traditional job seeking skills including resume writing, job interviewing etc. will be a part of the curriculum.   After successful completion of this class, students will be better prepared to seek employment in a field of his or her interest after graduation. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grades 9-12:
Unit 8: Service Learning Projects

1 credit
Prerequisite:  Permission of Teacher
This course is an elective for highly motivated individuals.  The class will survey the community and determine a need. Activities may include meetings with community leaders to determine possible solutions.  There will be a variety of guest speakers to further clarify how community service can impact a community issue.  As part of the assessment process, the class may present a timeline of their progress and final results to a panel of local educational and community leaders. (last updated 3/19/2010)

Grades 9-12:
Unit 9: Office/Counseling Department/Library/Special Education Assistant

1/4 credit
Prerequisite:  Application/Department Permission