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1 Presented by: Kentridge Counseling Department Fall 2014

2 The importance of continuing education beyond high School High School is “Job One” - Culminating Project – the Freshman year - Discovering Career Pathways - Creating the 4-year plan What’s after High School What can you do to support your student?


4 As the global workforce has changed, so has the definition of the well-prepared worker. All future workers who are paid well require specialized training that is equivalent to a college education.

5 “Classes taken at Kentridge have an impact on the colleges or universities students plan attending.” To prepare for college or specialized training, students must take a rigorous course of study

6 4 credits of English 3 credits of Social Studies 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Math 1.5 credits of PE.5 credit of Health 1 credit of Occ. Ed. 1 credit of Fine, Visual, Performing Art 6 credits of electives 23 Total credits needed Complete the C. P. State Testing Requirements Pass the Reading, Writing HSPE, 1 Math EOC exam, Science EOC exam. H.S. Grad. RequirementsCADR’s 4 credits of English 3 credits of Social Studies 2 credits of Science 3 credits* of Math 1 credit of Art 2 credits of World Language Math senior year 15 total credits * students must have math based quantitative course senior year CHECK GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ON SKYWARD!!

7 Maintaining strong grades through junior year is especially important. Schools will be looking at grades through the Junior year when students apply. They only see senior grades after students have been accepted. Students should be studying at least 2 hours each night as well as participate in study groups.

8 Continue extracurricular activities, as schools look at students’ extracurricular activities when considering them for admission. Continue participation in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts, science etc.


10 Career Components: Career Pathways: a survey that helps student identify their educational pathway. Four Year Plan: a plan of classes students will take over the four years they are at Kentridge. High School and Beyond Plan: a plan in which the students answers questions about their career path, obstacles they may need to overcome & solutions.

11 Engineering and Technology Science, Medicine and Health Arts and Communication Social and Human Services Business and Marketing Business and Management Career Cruising ( ACT – World of Work ( College Board – Big Future (

12 Join the Workforce Begin an Apprenticeship Join the Military Go to a college Technical College Vocational College Community College 4-year College

13 Rigor (the most difficult classes your student can handle) Two years of a World Language GPA SAT/ACT Extra Curricular & Volunteer Activities Essay

14 Start planning today!! The sooner students start planning and the higher their grades, the more options they will have for college. Good attendance and study habits are vital elements to a successful future. Exploring career options as well as colleges and universities will help students discover their futures.

15 Talk to your students about careers and college Go to the HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND night: Wednesday February 4 th - 6:00- 8:30pm at Kentwood HS Visit college campuses Look for summer opportunities: jobs, internships or volunteer positions Explore (this has almost all the info you will need) Sign-up to take the PSAT during the fall of the Sophomore year Make sure your child reads every night Help set good study habits Check Skyward

16 A – DeMrs. Franklin Dh – HMs. Rieger I - MooMr. Rutherford Mop - SimMr. Vanderport Sin - ZMrs. Wiskerchen Career CenterMrs. Noble


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