Meet students Allen and Lexie.
Allen and Lexie realized there’s a big world out there,
and upon graduating from high school,
they’ll be thrust into an abundance of opportunities.
But how will they make choices and navigate this new world?
所幸的是 他们有老师 辅导员
Luckily, they have their teachers, counselors,
学校的后勤人员 同伴 父母
schools support staff and partners, parents
and an entire community to guide them through a process
that will equip them for whatever path they choose.
The process is called Academic & Career Planning.
We like to think of
the Academic & Career Planning process as a voyage.
You, the student like Allen, Lexie
are empowered to create a map for your future.
And it all comes with the necessary tools to help.
The mirror, the compass,
the map and the vehicle.
Who am I?
镜子 : 什么吸引我
The mirror: What interests me?
What am I especially good at?
What is my preferred learning style?
What makes me different from others?
How do I want to be perceived?
Answering in these questions will help you appreciate what makes you unique.
What do I want to do? (The compass)
There are so many options to explore.
What careers would I like and be good at?
What industries am I most interested in?
What types of jobs will be available in the future?
And how much can I expect to earn in different careers?
Answering these questions will help you
start charting the initial leg of your journey.
How do I get there? (The map)
What courses should I be taking to position me for success?
What work for service experiences
will give me exposure and teach me the skills I need?
What about extracurricular activities?
What type of education do I need after high school?
What are the admission requirements and how much will it cost?
Having so many choices can seem overwhelming.
That is where map comes in handy.
Your personal Academic & Career Plan
will guide you through how to answer these questions,
so that you can chart, monitor
and revise your personal journey as needed.
Go! (The vehicle)
Your own personal voyage is unique to you.
Every student has a unique destination
and a unique way of getting there.
It’s time to step into your future.
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Bomb by arch.
If you know exactly what you want to do,
you may take a fast one-way track to your destination.
You will be able to engage in courses, activities,
work and service experience,
and the post-high school education
that directly support your personal and career goals.
If you have some ideas about what you want to do
but don’t know for sure,
you may choose a more fluid way to navigate.
You can make several stops along the way.
Trying new things to decide what you like and don’t like.
You can choose courses, learning experiences
and post-high school options that support multiple areas of interest.
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If you have no idea where you are headed,
you can benefit by observing the landscape.
Making sure you know all options available to you.
You’ll want to look for experiences
and post-high school options
that will help you decide on your destination.
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Just like Allen and Lexie,
you are in charge of your own voyage
and you have a lot of support.
Your teachers and counselors will help you chart
and navigate through your voyage,
persevere through any storms encountered
and make choices that will leave many doors open for your future.
Your parents can help
by getting to know what is important to you,
helping you prioritize, supporting you as you encounter challenges
and teaching you how to advocate for what you need.
The community will help by showing you
all the options available to you.
Academic & Career Planning ensured that
Allen and Lexie were college and career-ready.
It will help you, too.
Being college-ready is important because most jobs require
that you complete some form of education after high school.
What that looks like depends on your goals.
Being college-ready is a lot
more than being accepted to a college.
It means you have acquired the knowledge, skills
and dispositions needed to complete the degree
or credential you set out to earn.
It means you know enough about yourself,
your goals and the steps needed to achieve those goals
in order to invest wisely in your education after high school.
Being career-ready is important
because it helps you choose
the right type of post-high school education for your goals.
It allows you to enter the workforce
at the time that is right for you.
You will have the knowledge,
the skills and dispositions to apply what you have learned,
secure and sustain employment,
and earn the money you need to support yourself.
Allen and Lexie may not yet know their destination
and that’s okay.
Even those students who do will experience change along the way.
What’s important is that you know how to use your map
and the Academic & Career Planning resources available to plan your journey
and redirect when you feel you are off course.
There are many choices in life,
but few as important as planning your future.
The person you will become tomorrow
will be the result of the choices you make along the way.
Academic & Career Planning
Own Your Voyage