Academic and Career & Technical Planning

Grade 1

  • Students will identify one career of interest

Grade 2

  • Students will identify student qualities that may be expected in a career

Grade 3

  • Identify the names of 10 careers

Grade 4

  • Students will match their personality according to Holland’s Interest Inventory
  • Students will identify a career of interest in the category

Grade 5

  • Students will demonstrate how to look up a variety of occupations and look for careers of interest to them
  • Students will create a learner’s resume

Grade 6

  • 6th grade orientation – Informational program provided for parents and students
  • Students participate in Art, Computers, and General Music
  • Students will:
    • learn the scholarly behaviors that lead to achievement, i.e. managing assignments, workloads, and deadlines, prioritizing tasks and getting things done without constant reminders (Lythcott-Haims, 2017)
    • define the five areas of soft skill competencies and self-evaluate their level of understanding and competence: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making
    • evaluate self and apply self-knowledge to career exploration
    • learn how to introduce himself or herself to an adult
    • explore their interests and potential careers
    • understand the connection between school subjects related to careers they like
    • learn the importance of considering consequences before making decisions

Grade 7

  • Students participate in Spanish, Agriculture, and Health
    • Exploring Agriculture, FFA
  • Students will:
    • learn scholarly behaviors that lead to achievement, i.e. managing assignments, workloads, and deadlines, prioritizing tasks and getting things done without constant reminders (Lythcott-Haims, 2017)
    • work on the five areas of soft skill competencies and self-evaluate and set goals on the five SEL competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making
    • explore career pathways that play to strengths and interests
    • understand how visual, auditory and tactile skills/strengths help them learn
    • understand bias and how it affects the workplace
    • explore the impact on bias on career choices

Grade 8

  • Future Quest Career Exploration Expo
  • Visit a technical college and university
  • Parent Night for High School
  • Students participate in Agriculture, Technology Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Writing about Careers
    • FFA
    • Intro to Family & Consumer Science
    • 8th Grade Tech ED
    • Computer Literacy
  • Students will:
    • learn scholarly behaviors that lead to achievement, i.e. managing assignments, workloads, and deadlines, prioritizing tasks and getting things done without constant reminders (Lythcott-Haims, 2017)
    • work on the five areas of soft skill competencies and self-evaluate and set goals on the five SEL competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making
    • determine career pathways most suited to individual
    • realize the connection between academic achievement and post-secondary opportunities
    • plan course enrollments that reflect potential career pathways
    • identify skills needed for different occupations
    • complete the Career Match assessment and reflect on different careers
    • identify activities, clubs, and resources that will help with the transition to high school
    • understand transition as part of growing older

Grade 9

  • Freshman Orientation – Informational session for parents and students
  • Emphasize soft skills for employment
  • Students participate in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education
    • Small Animal Care, Large Animal Care, Wildlife Management, FFA
    • Intro to Culinary Arts, Professional Foods, World of Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts, Housing & Interior Design, Fashion & Textile Design
    • Residential Construction, Small Engines, Computer Aided Design and Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Material Processing

Grade 10

  • Students participate in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education
    • Small Animal Care, Large Animal Care, Wildlife Management, Food Science, Greenhouse Management, Ag. Leadership, FFA
    • Intro to Culinary Arts, Professional Foods, World of Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts, Housing & Interior Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Child Development, Food Science
    • Residential Construction, Small Engines, Computer Aided Design and Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Material Processing
    • Personal Finance, FBLA

Grade 11

  • Post-secondary Planning Conference with parents
  • Emphasize soft skills for employment
  • Students participate in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education
    • Small Animal Care, Large Animal Care, Wildlife Management, Food Science, Greenhouse Management, Ag. Leadership, FFA
    • Intro to Culinary Arts, Professional Foods, World of Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts, Housing & Interior Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Child Development, Food Science
    • Residential Construction, Small Engines, Computer Aided Design and Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Material Processing, Herzing IT100, Herzing programming Logic
    • Marketing I, Education for Employment, Accounting, FBLA

Grade 12

  • Senior Conferences with parents and students
  • Classroom guidance session on the application process
  • Emphasize soft skills for employment
  • Students participate in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education
    • Small Animal Care, Large Animal Care, Wildlife Management, Food Science, Greenhouse Management, Ag. Leadership, FFA
    • Intro to Culinary Arts, Professional Foods, World of Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts, Housing & Interior Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Child Development, Food Science
    • Residential Construction, Small Engines, Computer Aided Design and Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Material Processing, Herzing IT100, Herzing programming Logic
    • Marketing II, Education for Employment, Accounting, FBLA

 

Parents can help their students with the Academic and Career & Technical Planning process by:

  • Asking your child to show you what they have been doing on Xello (Online Career Development Resource) or by completing career and education exploration activities with your child
  • Knowing your child’s interests, skills, and values
  • Encouraging your child that all careers have multiple pathways and encouraging them to explore all options
  • Talking to your child about your career experiences
  • Helping your child find the resources they need to be successful