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?
Students will explore personality and interests in a career exploration learning about advantages and disadvantages of potential careers.
Students will also explore colleges based on their interests and learn the fundamentals of the college application process and the overall steps for preparation.
Students will gain some 21st Century Skills with technology, presentations, and learning to budget.
Students will be exposed to two college entrance exams: the PSAT in the fall and the ACT in the spring as a mock exam.
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.
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.