Presentation on theme: "CAREER GUIDANCE WASHINGTON. WHY DOES HIGH SCHOOL MATTER? ►Have fun ►Learn about things that interest you ►Qualify for postsecondary ►Prepare for your."— Presentation transcript:
WHY DOES HIGH SCHOOL MATTER? ►Have fun ►Learn about things that interest you ►Qualify for postsecondary ►Prepare for your career dreams
HOW CAN YOU PREPARE? ►Do your best in every class ►Join clubs and activities ►Take core courses each year (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) ►Take advanced courses o World Language o Algebra o Honors courses
HOW CAN YOU PREPARE? ►These are the classes you will take ►Get more information from your counselor ►Take electives to explore your interests
ELECTIVES HELP YOU PREPARE ►Develop a skill (Band, orchestra, choir, art) ►Explore career interests (Woodshop, metal shop, web design, cooking) ►Prepare for high school (Writing, environmental science, world language)
ACTIVITIES HELP YOU PREPARE ►It’s great to participate! ►Join at least one school activity or team ►Clubs, sports, and activities help you: o Develop skills o Show commitment o Meet friends
PLAN AHEAD FOR HIGH SCHOOL ►In 8 th grade, plan for 9 th grade courses ►Plan high school courses based on your goals and school requirements ►Plan what you will do after graduation
►Earn high school credit ►Meet standard on state tests ►Complete a Culminating Project ►Prepare a High School & Beyond Plan WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE?
EARN HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT *Note: Districts may seek an extension to 2018 for some parts of the 2016 requirements.
►High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) – 10 th grade ►End-of-Course exams in Math (Algebra, Geometry) ►End-of-Course exam in Science (Biology) Beginning in 2012 MEET STANDARD ON STATE TESTS
►Culminating Project is done during senior year ►Your school district determines requirements ►Many students present their high school portfolios to show the work they’ve done COMPLETE A CULMINATING PROJECT Photo: Yakima Herald-Republic
►Outlines your interests and goals ►Summarizes your high school accomplishments ►Describes your postsecondary plan PREPARE A HS & BEYOND PLAN
►Do more than the minimum! ►Take advanced and “dual credit” courses ►Take career prep classes to get hands-on experience MAKE THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL
►Take as many math and science courses as you can ►Take honors courses ►Take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes ►Take classes that give college AND high school credit (dual credit) ADVANCED & DUAL CREDIT
►CTE (Tech Prep) programs help students explore careers and prepare for skilled jobs ►Programs include: o Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) o Health Care o Culinary Arts o Computer Programming CAREER PREP (CTE PROGRAMS)
►Do your best in every class ►Take advanced and honors classes ►Take electives and join clubs to explore your interests ►Get ready for high school! WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?