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Sample High School College and Career Readiness / Grade-level Activities

9th Grade: Learning ABOUT Work / Career Awareness


Build an awareness of the variety of careers available and to begin to identify areas of interest. Students are aware of the role of post-secondary education.
There is a focus on time and stress management, communication and collaboration, citizenship and self-awareness.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Academic & Personal Development
Review and update 4-year plans
Career Assessments
Review resources for success
o Edmodo
o Blackboard
o PowerSchools
o Tutorials
Advisory units focusing on:
o Time and stress management
o Communication skills
o Collaboration
o PBIS/Leadership & Character Development
o College and Career Readiness workshops
Review academic progress through student-led
conferences

College and Career Learning Opportunities
Project-based learning with STEM focus
School based mentors
Student Club involvement
Great Xplorations
First Impressions Workshop
JA through CTE
Service Projects
Academic & Personal Development
Advisory units focusing on:
o Time and stress management
o Communication skills
o Collaboration
o PBIS/Leadership & Character Development
Review academic progress through student-led conferences

College and Career Learning Opportunities
Business mentors through advisor
Student Club involvement
Community service/volunteerism
Job shadowing
JA through CTE
High School Rule of Law Conference
Introduce a Girl to Engineering
WRAL job shadowing
STEM Day at General Assembly
High Climbers Career and Leadership Summit
Leadership Summit
CTSOs

Volunteer
Summer enrichment
camps / programs
College visits
Volunteer
Job shadow




Sample High School College and Career Readiness / Grade-level Activities

10th Grade: Learning ABOUT Work / Career Exploration
Experiences provide students with a deeper understanding of the workplace. Students explore career options to provide motivation and inform decision-making
in high school and post-secondary education. There is a focus on building confidence and professionalism; creativity and innovation; and information literacy.
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Academic & Personal Development
Review & Update
o Career & Skills Assessments
Review resources for success
o Edmodo
o Blackboard
o PowerSchools
o Tutorials
Advisory units focusing on:
o Confidence/empowerment
o Information literacy
o Creativity and innovation
o Professionalism/self-discipline
o PBIS/Leadership & Character Development
o College and Career Readiness workshops
Review academic progress through student-led
conferences

College and Career Learning Opportunities
College visits
College fair
PSAT prep
JA through CTE
Project based learning with STEM focus
Mentorships
Student Club involvement
Community service
Resume writing and practice interviews
Academic & Personal Development
Advisory units focusing on:
o Confidence/empowerment
o Information literacy
o Creativity and innovation
o Professionalism/self-discipline
o PBIS/Leadership & Character Development
o College and Career Readiness workshops
Review academic progress through student-led conferences

College and Career Learning Opportunities
College visits
Xtreme Beginnings
JA through CTE
Business mentors through advisory
Student Club involvement & CTSOs
Resume writing and practice interviews
High Climbers Career and Leadership Summit
Leadership Summit
STEM Day @ General Assembly
High School Rule of Law Conference
Networking
Personal Branding & Social Media
College Success Series


Volunteer
Summer enrichment
camps / program
College visits
Job shadow
Part-time jobs


Sample High School College and Career Readiness / Grade-level Activities


11th Grade: Career Preparation
Experiences are designed to help students develop the basic foundation skills needed for college and career readiness. Students apply learning through practical
experiences and interactions with professionals from industry and the community including problem-solving skills, teamwork, technical skills, and applied
workplace skills. Students act in a professional manner, take responsibility for their actions and demonstrate time management skills.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Academic & Personal Development
Review & Update
o Career & Skills Assessments
o SAT & ACT test prep
Review resources for success
o Edmodo
o Blackboard
o PowerSchools
o Tutorials
o SAU resources

College and Career Learning Opportunities
College visits & College fair
Career fairs
Financial Literacy
Internship prep
Skills to Pay the Bills
Networking
Choosing the right college
o College research
o College major scorecard
o College survival & success survey

College and Career Learning Opportunities
Experiential Learning opportunities
Informational interviews
Business mentors
Work ethics
Resume updates and review
Internship prep
Community Service/Volunteerism

College visits
Internship
experience
Volunteer
Summer enrichment
camps


Sample High School College and Career Readiness / Grade-level Activities

12
th
& 13
th
Grade: Career Training
Students engage in training for post-secondary education and/or employment in a specific range of occupations. Students continue to refine the foundation
skills needed for college and career success. Students apply learning through practical experiences in the workplace through internships and other work-based
learning experiences with professionals from industry, college, and in the community.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Academic & Personal Development
Review & Update Career and High School Graduation Plan
o Review courses, graduation requirements and
transcripts
o Update CFNC accounts for college admission
process
o Develop college essay

College and Career Learning Opportunities
Lunch and Learn sessions
College day/College application week
SAT & ACT
Financial aid and Scholarships
Career internship presentations
Applying to college

College and Career Learning Opportunities
Compare admission acceptance letters and financial aid
packages
Decision making
College transition
Internship presentations
Experiential Learning opportunities
Business mentors
Resume updates
Community Service/Volunteerism

Internship
experience
Volunteer
Work experience