• College and Career Planning
     
    Help your son or daughter make the appropriate career choices (they count on your advice)
    You know your child better than they know themselves.  Allow them to make career choices that are attainable.
     
    Academic Preparation
    • Math skills are a key to success in most post secondary education institutions
      • Algebra I & II /Geometry are minimum required math courses
    • Laboratory Sciences College expect Students to have 2 to 3 lab sciences
      • Chemistry, Physics
    • College preparatory English is a requirement for universities and colleges
      • Grammar, reading, composition, American lit, world lit, and speech are key to success
    • Social Sciences
      • Four years of social science courses are required for most 2 and 4 year schools
    • Foreign Language
      • Two or more years of foreign language is expected by most colleges
    • Computer Science
      • Basic understanding and use of office related programs is a must
    • Fine Arts
      • Colleges view a year of fine arts a key to cultural and intellectual growth
    • Academic Electives
      • Colleges expect students to have a minimum number of academic electives 
    School and Community Activities
    • Sports, academic clubs, fine arts activities, peer tutoring, student government, community activities and organizations and church groups can all have an impact on college and career success
    Summer and Enrichment Programs
    • please visit our web page for program opportunities Click here to go directly to the summer/enrichment page
    School Success Starts at Home
    • Set up a study area in your home
    • Encourage good study habits
    • Help your child build self discipline
    • Get involved in your child's school
    • Monitor your child’s progress in reading, writing, and math. Identify and discuss any learning problems with your child’s teacher.
    • Talk with your child’s guidance counselor about assessment tests to help your child identify personality traits, interests, and skills.
    • Talk with a school counselor about classes that meet graduation requirements and lay the groundwork for higher education.
    • Encourage your child to be an active learner by taking notes, participating in discussions, asking questions, and learning from mistakes.
    • Help your child develop problem-solving skills by asking for his or her input, assigning responsibilities, and allowing him or her to make certain decisions.
    • Help your child set realistic goals. Recognize your child’s efforts as well as successes.
    • Encourage your child to take challenging courses.
    Career Exploration
    • Click here to go to our career exploration page. It is never to early or late to start the career decision process. The site provides several programs to assist you and your child with career planning.  There is also financial aid planning "paying for education" Click here.
Last Modified on August 27, 2018