CAREERS: Students will explore personality and interests in a career exploration learning about advantages and disadvantages of potential careers. They will also conceptualize what success means to them.
COLLEGES: Students will also explore education options after high school (4 year colleges, 2 year colleges, trade schools, military pathways) 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 and will learn to formulate an argument and debate.
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. The goal is to familiarize students with the format and types of questions on the PSAT and ACT and for students to recognize their strengths and areas for growth. Please note that the class is not a test preparation class, but an avenue to help expose students to the test and recognize areas for growth.
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.