Career Planning

8th grade four year plan meetings

We meet with parents and their eighth grader to discuss their high school plans plus their future post high school plans.

The Home and Career teacher shows them how to use which has an interest inventory on it.

10th grade we give the PLAN which is a sample of the ACT (see college planning).

Each year the Guidance Counselors meet with every student to talk about their future plans.

11th grade college planning

In the Junior year parents are once again invited to be part of their child's college counseling.

12th grade interviews

Counselors meet with the students to talk over their exit plans whether it is going to college or starting a career.

The following steps for planning your career come from

"Take a realistice look at your strengths, weaknesses, and interests."

  • What can help you achieve your goals? What can get in the way of achieving?
  • What types of work and school courses appeal to you?
  • What interests you?
  • What do you do well now and what skills have you gained through experience?
  • What values do you have regearding work.

"Explore your options."

  • Spend time with people who are in interesting careers.
  • Volunteer or work in a job that interests you.
  • Discuss your career plans with parents, counselors or other people who take an interest in you.

"Consider issues that can affect your plans and take actions to accomplish your goals."

  • What do you need to study?
  • What schools offer the training your need?
  • How will you pay for school?
  • Are you ready to search for a job?
  • How will you balance your work and going to school?
  • How will you manage family, job relationship commitments?

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