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The age old question facing every student is: “What do I want to be when I grow up?”.

This question can be intimidating for adults let alone young students who are faced with
so many daily pressures.

It is our goal to assist students in developing a career plan that will give them the skills,
knowledge and confidence to make sound, informed decisions when it comes to
achieving their career goals. Students will feel confident as to the direction they need to
go upon graduation whether they decide to attend a college, university, or trade school,
join the military, or enter the workforce directly.

Students will begin to explore career options beginning in the 8th grade Careers course.
This nine-week course allows students the opportunity to explore different career areas
based on interests, abilities and skills. Students will be introduced to Career Pathways
and will select a Career Pathway when they schedule for their 9th grade academic year.