2 How will you get from the classroom to your career?
3 What will you do today?You will identify interests and learn about college and career choices.You will learn about taking advanced courses in middle school to prepare for high school, college and your career.You will set a personal, academic and college and career goal.
4 Let’s find out what you know… Pre-test – please answer these questions.Do you know what you like to do?YES NOIf YES, what is one thing you like to do?Do you have goals?If YES, what is one goal?Do you know about middle school courses?If YES, what is one thing you know?
5 Student Academic Planning Guide Academic planning – involves making decisions about the courses you will take in middle school and high school to prepare for college.
6 Why is academic planning important? Earn high school credits in middle school (Algebra, Geometry, World Language I & II, World Geography).Earn the advanced diploma when you graduate from high school.
7 Why is academic planning important? Earn college credits while in high school (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment).Earn scholarship money to pay for college.Go to the college of your choice.Have the career of your choice.
8 Your FutureLet’s learn a little bit more about what you are interested in and what your goals are for the future.What do you think you want to do when you get older?Write your answer in your student academic planning guide.
9 All About Me What do you like the most right now? Circle your answers. You can circle more than one answer.Draw your own answer if you don’t see it.
10 What is a goal?A goal is something you set and challenge yourself to do.We should all have goals and we should work on our goals each day.Sometimes you set a short-term goal – it takes a short time to reach this goal.Sometimes you can set a long-term goal – it takes a longer time to reach this goal.
11 What are your personal goals? Look back at what you like to do.Where would you like to get better?How can you do it?Who can help you do it?When do you want to do it?
12 What do you like to do at school? Everybody has a favorite thing that they like to do at school.What’s your favorite subject – circle your answer in your guide.ReadingMathScienceSocial StudiesWorld LanguageFine ArtsIf you don’t see it there, draw your favorite thing to do at school.
13 What is your school goal? Sometimes you need to change some things in school to do them better.What do you need to change?What school subject do you need to work on a little more?What do you need to do?Who can help you?When do you want to do it?
14 What will you study in college? You have many choices of things you can study when you go to college.You will be ready for college by working hard in school now.You will find the college that has what you enjoy studying.Circle the things that you want to study in college in your guide.
15 What is your college and career goal? What do you want to study in college so that you can be ready for your career?What college goal do you have?What career goal do you have?Who can help you?When do you want to do it?
16 Let’s find out what you learned… Post-test – please answer these questions.Do you know what you like to do?YES NOIf YES, what is one thing you like to do?Do you have goals?If YES, what is one goal?Do you know about middle school courses?If YES, what is one thing you know?
17 Next Steps You will receive your middle school course request form. You will receive your Program of Study booklet.You will talk with your parents about selecting courses that you are interested in.
18 Next StepsYou will plan to earn high school credit while you are in middle school.You will plan to earn college credit while you are in high school.You will go to college.You will have a successful career.
19 What questions do you have? InterestsGoalsMiddle SchoolHigh SchoolCollegeCareer