CAREER AND COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS
This course is an A-G College-Preparatory Elective designed to help make your transition from Middle School into High school a positive and successful one. You are more likely to apply yourself to your academic studies if you have a vision of your desired future and set goals for reaching that lifestyle. This course will teach students how to take ownership of their learning and post-secondary plans. At the end of the year students will have developed a ten year plan that maps out a pathway to their desired postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce. Embedded in the coursework are the Standards for Career Ready Practice adopted by the Common Career Technical Core.
- To build a stronger sense of community and school involvement by accessing and exploring campus resources, activities, clubs, and community service opportunities.
- To set goals and develop skills needed for academic and personal success such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
- To begin thinking about an ideal future for yourself and what skills are needed to achieve success for those future plans.
- To learn and practice skills for wellness and positive mental health, expose students to the different types of bullying and how to prevent bullying.
- To expose students to college admissions requirements, tuition costs, financial aid, college majors and selecting a school.
- To have students identify transferable skills and research potential job/careers.
- To instill an understanding of the costs of any given lifestyle, financial costs, as well as psychological costs and the cost in terms of commitment to a given career.
- Explore postsecondary pathways towards various desired careers and map out a 10 year plan to achieve a desired career.
AVID 9 ELECTIVE
AVID stands for students who want Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID is a program which prepares students for entry into a four-year college program. An AVID student is defined as enthusiastic, ardent and characterized by vigorous pursuit. AVID students are expected to maintain at least a “C” average, study a minimum of two hours a night, make organization a priority, and apply for advanced classes.
- Students will receive academic instruction in writing and in the following skills—note taking, studying, test taking and organization.
- Students will receive academic support from tutors through collaborative groups and peer counseling.
- Students will be motivated to pursue academic excellence through cultural and college field trips, classroom motivational speakers, and AVID team building.