Issue 82 | August 10, 2015 | New Course Offering

Greetings!


This October, NARHS will be offering a free course to registered students titled "College and Career Planning." This important study is highly recommended for all of our students from freshmen to seniors; all can benefit.

Course Contents

Here is a list of the course contents:

  • An introduction to high school.   Transcripts, credits, g.p.a.'s, diplomas
  • How to plan on continuing education after high school
  • Choosing a career
  • Self-assessment inventories
  • Vocational / career education path planning
  • Tech-prep path
  • Internships
  • Community service
  • Education timeline for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades, what needs to be done when?
  • Study skills that lead to success
  • Classes to take if you are going to college
  • How to prepare for test-taking
  • ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT,
  • SAT subject tests,
  • TOEFL internet-based test
  • Advanced Placement program
  • CLEP, College-level Examination Program
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • GED tests
  • The College Search,
  • criteria to consider     
  • location,
  • housing,
  • academic environment,
  • athletics,
  • programs
  • Preparing for the college interview (if required)
  • Students with disabilities
  • Applying to colleges
  • Reasons for the gap year
  • Financial Aid and scholarships
  • What to expect in college
  • Distance learning for college
  • Community colleges
  • The military option
  • The career option:
  • writing a resume
  • marketing yourself
  • the interview
  • What employers expect from employees
  • starting a new job
  • Seven steps to landing your dream job

Details on the Course

Access the course through your advisor by contacting her through email requesting the study guide which will be sent to you electronically.  Anticipate about 40 pages that you will need to print off so it can be filled out by hand.
Purchase the manual titled Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap for College and Career Planning  11th edition from Peterson's Publishing. Here is the link:
http://www.petersonsbooks.com/products/teens-guide-to-college-career-planning.html
When the study guide is completed by the student, include it in the portfolio which you are compiling for the end of the year evaluation.  Expect that the course will earn .5 credit as either a social studies or a practical art / elective.  It is highly recommended that every student completes ALL of the study guide regardless of their specific plans for either college or career.  The study guide is NOT available now, it is being developed, but you can notify your advisor of your intentions and add the course to your curriculum design for 2015-16.