Mrs. MacFarland

College & Career Readiness

Meridian World School

2555 North IH 35, Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: (512) 660-5230



Tuesday & Thursday, 7:40-8:20 a.m.

or afternoons by appointment, 4:05-4:30

Course Description

  • OVERVIEW: College & Career Readiness is a 10th grade course that offers a student-centered curriculum where students apply approaches-to-learning skills geared toward their own interests and future career paths. Students will explore and answer questions such as: What careers interest me? What are my career goals? What do I want to do in college? What are some effective habits and skills for success? What do I need to do to prepare effectively for college? Overall, students will prepare and begin implementing goals towards their long-term college and career plans with a teacher acting as a mentor and a facilitator. The course emphasizes self-awareness, career and college readiness, goal setting and planning using an inquiry- based process through real life applications and scenarios.

    • CAREERS: Students will explore personality and interests in a career exploration learning about advantages and disadvantages of potential careers.

    • COLLEGES: Students will also explore colleges based on their interests and learn the fundamentals of the college application process and the overall steps for preparation.

    • 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Students will gain some 21st Century Skills with technology, presentations, and learning to make a budget. Students will also develop ATL skills including research skills and organization.

    • TESTING: Students will be exposed to two college entrance exams: the PSAT in the fall and the ACT in the spring as a mock exam.

    • PERSONAL PROJECT: Students will also be guided through the steps for planning and developing their MYP Personal Project, an independent exploration where students develop a line of inquiry and research and develop their own product and paper. The personal project formally assesses students' Approaches to Learning (ATL skills) for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.

Helpful Links: Click on the image below to access the link.

​Google Chromebook Cloud Printing Set UpStudents who need access to the gradebook should email for a username and password to be set up. Student Access to Gradebook through AscenderTeacher Access to Gradebook
Link to 2022-2023 Approved Calendar

Students should be able to print to Meridian printers from Chrome using Mobility Print/Paper Cut.