College and Career Readiness Content
Academic Goals:

To prepare our students for post-secondary choices.  We will explore many career options that coincide with our skills and abilities and interests

Behaviorial Expectations:



Welcome to College and Career Readiness!  When you graduate from high school, you will have spent more than 13 years in school.  Most will need additional schooling after high school.  School is meant to prepare you for the future, but sometimes the connection between school and your future gets lost.  This nine week elective is designed to help you with your future plans.  It will help you discover what you possibly want to do in school, in work, and in your life.  This is the time to explore your options and to look at the many exciting possibilities that exist for you.  We will explore our goals and skills, we will look at the multitude of careers that would coincide with our goals, skills, and interests, and we will look at the importance of our high school academic as well as our extra-curricular choices that will help us to succeed. 

The following are guidelines that we need to follow in order to be successful in this class:

  • 1-Be respectful!  -Respect is not a gift- you have to earn it!  Be considerate and nice to others!
  • 2-Be responsible!- Every student will bring the necessary supplies to class.  Every student will be in his/her seat before the bell begins to ring to avoid a tardy.  Every student will have his/her homework complete and ready to turn in at the beginning of the class period.
  • 3-Be Safe!- Moving in, around, and out of the classroom.
  • 4-No cell phones!- Cell phones are off and put away…this will eliminate the temptation of texting etc...


  1.  Warning- depending on the action…(TMR)
  2. 20-30 min. detention (TMR)
  3. Office intervention (TMR) (ODR)


  1.  Folder with 3 ring holes or small 3 ring binder
  2. Pens/pencils

Daily Assignments:

Most of our assignments will be done in class.  If you do not complete the assignment with the allotted time offered to all students, then it will be your responsibility to complete on your own at home, during advisory, or before or after school.  If there is an outside assignment, the assignment would need to be complete at the beginning of the class period.  Assignments will be considered late if they are not turned in the following day.


If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to come and get make-up work from me.  There will be a rack on the wall that will have a detailed list of what was missed and any worksheets/assignments attached.  It is the student’s responsibility to get a pass and come in to get help, take notes, make-up quizzes.  I am very understanding with absences due to illness, however please do not abuse!  I am available before school with a prearranged pass or after school.

 Career and College Readiness

Course Outline:

  1.  What motivates you?
    1.  Characteristics of high motivation/low motivation
    2.  Beliefs and emotions affecting motivation
    3. Poverty statistics
    4. Money Isn’t Everything
    5. Higher Ed. Pays/Making an Investment
  2. Setting goals
    1.  Personal Goals
    2.  Academic Goals
    3.  Occupational Goals
    4.  Social Goals
    5.  SMART Goals
  3. Interest Assessments
    1.  RIASEC
    2.  Data, People, etc… assessment
    3. Who R U? assessment
  4. Strengths and weaknesses
    1.  Strengths and skills inventory
    2.  Work habits
    3.  Study habits
    4. Turning weaknesses into strengths
  5. Why people work?
    1.  Family tree
    2.  Earnings by educational attainment
  6.  Multiple Intelligence Inventory
    1.  What I want from a career
    2.  Lifestyle considerations
    3.  Self-Exploration
    4.  Self-appraisal
  7. Career Decision-Making
    1.  Why is career decision making important
    2.  What are my options?
    3.  Career Cruising –
    4.  Mapping your future-
    5.  Career clusters-
  8. Career Research Project
  9. College Searches-
  10. Scholarships and Financial Aid
  11. High School Education 4 year plan
    1.  Making the most your high school experience
      1.  What curriculum is offered
      2.  Making the 4 year plan
    2. Value of activities, clubs, organizations
  12. Military options
  13. Vocational options
  14. Soft skills vs. hard skills…What do employer’s expect?
    1.  In the future
    2.  Working part-time jobs as a teenager
  15. Volunteerism
  16. Building a resume