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3 Mrs. Fassinger Career Center Scholarships FAFSA KUDER Career/College Search Website is continually updated please visit for college, career, scholarships, etc. at If I was not at Basha I would be… an Accountant

4 Mrs. Spilsbury A-Cap Special Ed M-Z Dept Chair If I was not a guidance counselor I would be… a Doctor

5 Mrs. Cunningham Car-Ga AVID If I was not a guidance counselor I would be… an Optometrist

6 Mr. Snyder Ge-K If I was not a guidance counselor I would be… a Graphic Artist

7 Mr. Barber L-O AVID If I was not a guidance counselor I would be… a Financial Consultant for a brokerage firm

8 Ms. Scaringelli P-Se Special Ed A-L If I was not a guidance counselor I would be … an ESPN Field Reporter

9 Mrs. Thompson-Clark Sh-Z If I was not a guidance counselor I would be… an Actuary

10 Mrs. Schimel Guidance Assistant If I was not at Basha I would be… a Police Officer or FBI Agent

11 Arizona Department of Education Arizona Student Education & Career Action Plans ECAP An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student's current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student's individual academic and career goals. Effective for the graduation class of 2013, every student in grades 9-12 will complete an ECAP Plan.

12 CHOOSING A CAREER IS A BIG DECISION – But you don't have to sweat it— planning for your future is not something you do all at once. It's a continuous process.

13 Take a realistic look at your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Consider: What types of work and school courses and activities appeal to you? What interests you? What do you do well now, and what skills have you gained through experience? What values do you have regarding work?

14 Career Clusters Career Clusters identify the knowledge and skills needed to follow a pathway toward career goals and provide a context for exploring the many occupational options available.

15 Why Career Clusters? Career Clusters can help: Determine electives in high school Identify Career Pathways Identify specific Occupations Identify the training needed after high school

16 16 Career Clusters Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Business, Management & Administration Education & Training Finance Government & Public Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety & Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales & Service Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

17 Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail and water. Sample Occupations Pilot Automotive Technician Logistics Manager Flight Attendant Warehouse Manager Truck Driver Urban/Regional Planner Sample Courses Aviation and Ground School EVIT

18 Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Sample Occupations Attorney Fire Fighter Police Officer Judge Paramedic Sample Courses Police Science Fund. Of Info Tech EVIT (Law and Fire)

19 The health services industry includes establishments ranging from small-town private practice physicians who employ only one medical assistant to busy inner city hospitals that provide thousands of diverse jobs. Sample Occupations Pediatrician Physical Therapist Radiologic Technologist Medical Assistant Hospital Administrator Sample Courses Med. Career Science Human Biology Med. Profession 1 & 2 Sports Medicine 1 & 2

20 Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Sample Occupations Human Resource Administrator Administrative Specialist Financial Analyst International Trade Manager Entrepreneur Accountant Sample Courses Marketing Business Management Tech Business Administration Coop/Internships

21 Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. Sample Occupations Chemical Engineer Mathematician Bio Technologist Electrical Engineer Biologist Oceanographer Sample Courses Bio tech & other science classes Drafting Engineering Courses

22 Manufacture, sell, rent, design, install, integrate, operate, and repair the equipment of audiovisual communications. Sample Occupations Actor Video Producer Journalist Audio Engineer Telecommunications Technologist Printing/Graphics Technologist Sample Courses TV Productions Drawing/AP Studio Art Journalism Graphic Design Photo Imaging

23 Planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. Sample Occupations Sales Associate Interior Designer Marketing Director Buyer Real Estate Broker Customer Service Representative Sample Courses Marketing School Based Enterprise Graphic Design Fashion and Design Merchandising 1 & 2

24 Career pathways related to families and human needs. Sample Occupations Social Worker Psychologist Child Care Worker Substance Abuse Specialist Employment Specialist Psychotherapist Sample Courses Psychology AP Psychology Peer Facilitator Early Childhood Education

25 Designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the building environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs. Sample Occupations Contractor Architect Electrician Heavy Equipment Operator Carpenter Plumber Sample Courses Architectural Drafting Mechanical Drafting Construction (EVIT)

26 Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. Sample Occupations Teacher Principal School Counselor College Professor Corporate Trainer Coach Sample Courses Psychology AP Psychology Education Professions 1 & 2 Sports Medicine 1 & 2

27 The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Sample Occupations Food Scientist Environmental Engineer Horticulturist Animal Scientist Biochemist Veterinarian Assistant Sample Courses Biotech Agriculture Agriculture Construction Floriculture

28 Management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Sample Occupations Lodging Manager Chef Travel & Tourism Manager Food Service Manager Sample Courses Culinary Arts Life Connections

29 Strong mechanical ability, specialized skills, communication skills and computation skills. You will be required to apply problem solving, make decisions, and work in a team environment. Sample Occupations Machinist Manufacturing Engineer Automated Process Technician Production Engineer/Technician Welding Technician Quality Technician Sample Courses Robotics EVIT

30 The federal government defends us from foreign aggression; represents American interests abroad; deliberates, passes and enforces laws; and administers many different programs. State and local governments pass laws or ordinances and provide vital services to constituents. Sample Occupations Legislator City Manager Policy/Budget Analyst Recreation/Parks Director State/Federal Agency Director Urban/Regional Planner Sample Courses Criminal Justice AP Comparative Government Current Events

31 Design, develop, support and oversee the management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Sample Occupations Software Engineer Network Administrator Web Designer/Developer Database Manager Technical Writer Multimedia Producer Sample Courses Fund. Of Info Tech Software Engineering Graphic Design TV Production

32 What do you like? Complete a Kuder ® Career Search with Person Match and find out! Kuder ® Career Search with Person Match

33 <– Start here

34 Click on Student and change to 9 th grade

35 Complete 1-Name 2-Gender 3-Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) 4-Ethnicity 5 – Expected graduation year 6- Student ID # 7-Completion of four year degree 1 234 5 6 7

36 Continue putting in your personal information. You MUST have an email address. If you do not have one, raise your hand.





41 Answer all the questions….

42 Review your cluster ranking Click on the star to save to your ECAP   Click on the title of any cluster to learn more about it and the jobs in it.

43 PLAN YOUR COURSE OF STUDY. 1.Are you on track for graduation? 2.Does your ECAP include classes that support classes your future goals? 3.Does your ECAP include all the experiences you need to make a good occupational decision?

44 BHS Graduation Requirements 4 Years of English 4 Years of Math 3 Years of Science 3 Years of Social Studies 1 Year of Physical Education.50 Credit of Comprehensive Health 1 year of Fine Art or Vocational 5.5 Elective credits 22 credits required for graduation

45 Your GPA – Figure it out! Step 1 – Assign a number to your letter grade A = 4 D =1 (Oops!) B = 3 F = 0 (Ouch!) C = 2 Step 2 – Add up the “Grade Points” Step 3 – Divide “Total Grade Points” by the number of classes you have taken. Your GPA is the number you get after your divide “grade Points” by the number of classes you have taken.

46 EXAMPLE ClassesGradeGrade Points 1. English 9A4 2. World HistoryB3 3. Math Year 1A4 4. P.E.A4 5. Invest. ScienceC2 6. Spanish 1B3 Total 20 GPA Grade points divided by # of classes – 20/6 3.33

47 Class Rank The student transcript reports both the weighted and unweighted cumulative grade point average. Class rank is based on the weighted cumulative grade point average. The total number of grade points earned in all courses taken is divided by the number of credits attempted. WHY SHOULD YOU TRY FOR A HIGH CLASS RANK AND GOOD GPA???? »SCHOLARSHIPS $$$$$$$$$ »ADMISSION TO COLLEGE »PREPARED FOR COLLEGE CLASSES

48 New Valedictorian/Salutatorian Requirements Starting with the Class of 2015 Basha High School wants to give all students an equal chance to become their school’s valedictorian or salutatorian. New guidelines have been developed. Please see the last page for details.


50 Let’s build your plan of study  1 st Click on Plan for Education  2 nd Click on Make an Education Plan

51 Remember… Good Reasons to take classes Build necessary skills to be successful Possibly earn college credit in your field of interest So you don’t waste time in high school – you learn about your field of interests Bad Reasons to take classes My friends are taking this class I heard the teacher was easy

52  Click here to start putting in your 9 th grade classes

53 Click on your top  choice from your assessment. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click SAVE BASHA HIGH SCHOOL

54 Get sample plans  here for your Career Cluster Begin adding your current 9 th grade classes by clicking on the Add button.

55 General Course tab pulls up subject specific not all course  1 st - Choose the class from the drop- down menu 2 nd - click on the Add button ContinueContinue Continue adding all classes you are currently taking and then click CONTINUE

56 Click on  Finalize your Plan Click here to view your completed plan for 9 th grade 

57 Every student must have a completed and verified EC AP. Email it to your parents so they can get involved in your future! Enter Parent Email here 

58 You can access your ECAP at anytime by going to and logging in. You can search for careers, scholarships and college information.

59 Things to Remember You have received your 2 nd semester classes, final changes are due by December 2 nd. Grades start now! If you fail at semester, you will need to repeat the class for credit. Get to know your teachers and counselors, they will be able to help for your future! Make smart choices in all aspects of your life.

60 Don’t Get Left Behind If you need any help see your counselor right away!


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