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What do I want to be when I grow up? The age old question that does not necessarily have a clear-cut answer. “Career development” is a life long process.
Many high school students stress because they must choose “one job” that skills and resources that will prepare them to make informed decisions,
Many high school students stress because they must choose “one job” that
skills and resources that will prepare them to make informed decisions,
Incoming freshmen take the Explore exam for high school placement, which includes an assessment of interests. The students’ interests are grouped
9th graders also get a chance to experience “The Real World.” The Real World is a simulated activity in which students explore career opportunities and make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those adults face daily.
Sophomores take the PLAN test, which provides a prediction of ACT scores.
Within their Communication class, students experience what it is like to
In the junior year the ACT and PSAE exams are taken. The ACT provides
A requirement for successful completion of Senior English is an
occupational study where students choose a career, research its
history, and job shadow/interview a practicing professional in the field.
Students use several resources to help them with this written project,
including Career Cruising, to fully develop their understanding of the career
they chose to study. The project also requires successful completion of
the career portfolio and resume through the Career Cruising program.
Career Cruising also offers students the opportunity to examine their
career goals and possibilities for continuing education both as
undergraduates or graduate students.
More Career Development
CAREER EXPLORATION SEM. 1 – 6101 (22151A000) SEM. 2 – 6102 (22151A000)
Semester – 0.25 credit; All Classes; Prerequisite: None; Required course taken opposite Driver Education every other day. If a student did not take Driver Education at MTHS or has already taken Driver Education, this course may be taken opposite a study hall every other day.
This is a one-semester, every other day class in which students will be given opportunities to explore their interests, abilities, values and personalities as they relate to a choice of career. Students will examine and research those careers that match their individualities and those careers of interest to them. Students will then create their own personalized plan of study, which will cover their high school course selections, as well as prepare a plan of study for beyond high school (job, career or technical school, junior college, or four-year college). Career Cruising software will be used to build a personalized, electronic portfolio for each student. This portfolio can then be accessed throughout their high school and college years and beyond.
MTHS is excited to promote its new career program students can use
For further questions contact Mrs. Brown in the guidance office
In addition, MTHS offers the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on a volunteer basis to students (sophomore-senior). The test provides valuable aptitude information that may help students with career choices. This test is typically offered in January and is free of charge. Students interested in taking this test should come to the guidance office.
Endnote for students!
Your future begins with the choices you make today and everyday after.
|Last Updated: 9/19/13|