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Career Counseling

Career Counseling

The career counselors offer career counseling and transition planning activities to students in 9th – 12th grades. They work in partnership with students, parents and outside support services to ensure a smooth transition to college, employment training or direct employment. Counselors assist the students in the selection of attainable goals.

The career counselors assist students with the following:

  • Developing Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) and monitor progress
  • Selecting appropriate courses and monitor student’s academic progress and state test requirements
  • Learning about their interests and abilities utilizing career awareness activities and interest assessments at school and in the community
  • Aligning aptitudes and interests with career requirements and assess students’ work habits Note: change all of the verbs to ing ending
  • Visiting work sites to learn about careers and career requirements
  • Learning about nontraditional careers
  • Researching the labor market
  • Making well-informed choices
  • Making career plans after graduation
  • Conducting employment and post-secondary preparation activities
  • Making arrangements to visit colleges and post-secondary programs with their parents
  • Providing students and parents information about college testing
  • Obtaining information about scholarship opportunities and assist students in the application process
  • Collaborating with the Department of Rehabilitation in implementing the Individual Plan for Employment (IPE)
  • Conducting and facilitating Exit IEP meetings for both seniors and Work Readiness Program students