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Career & College Preparation (4th Period)

  • Welcome to General Career and College Prep. (Junior/Senior Level).  We start class each day by reviewing grammar, punctuation, and capitalization as a review for basic expectations of grade level writing and revising.  We work to develop our skills in prioritizing work completion, studying, and monitoring academic achievement.  Students are expected to select a text within their reading level range each quarter and read at the start of class for 10-20 minutes in order to help them reach their academic reading goals, but also to assist in their English classes red dot reading expectations for quarterly books. Students monitor the work they complete during given homework time and are awarded points based on their preparedness, behavior & attidue, as well as working from bell to bell in class.  Weekly grade checks are provided, and students are to have them signed bi-weekly by parents or guardians for credit in class. 

    Career/College Readiness Objectives During First Semester:

    • Daily 5 minute Grammar/Writing Review
    • Students complete transition assessments determining areas of career interest and aptitude
    • Students select two careers for particular interest to study and research each
    • Present one of these research projects to their class as their semester final

    Career/College Readiness Objectives During Second Semester:

    • Daily 5 minute Grammar/Writing Review
    • Interview and learn from various class speakers on their career paths, and gaining employment (based on student interests)
    • Participate in presentations from Missoula Job Service on Interviewing, Seeking Employment, and Resumes
    • Complete multiple drafts of an updated Resume
    • Complete a cover letter to be used to obtain a Job Shadow Opportunity
    • Contact local businesses and obtain/attend an eight hour Job Shadow in the Community
    • Respond to Job Shadows with a reflective project submission and Thank You Letter
    • Develop a monthly budget