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Career Planning Activities

Students will record the activities they plan to pursue to help them prepare and plan for college and careers.  The program lists a variety of activities, such as visits to colleges, attending career fairs, taking the ACT, etc.

Eighth grade students will be required to add the three Career Planning Activities that all students will add (ACT Explore, ILP Activities, and Visit to high school).  Students will select the activity, give the dates for when the activity occured (or will occur) and give a brief description that describes the activity.

The three required activities for this section will be:

Activity 1 ACT Explore
Where South Laurel High School
When   September (year of eighth grade--example 2011)
Description The ACT Explore is a test given to all eight grade students.  It tests the students basic skills in English, Math, and Science to show the students' strength and weaknesses in these areas.  It also will give students an interest inventory to determine career interest paths.  This activity is designed to prepare students for the ACT test that will be taken in high school and to help direct students toward a career path.

Activity 2 ILP Activities
Where South Laurel Middle/High Schools
When   August (year of sixth grade) to "PRESENT"
Description The ILP allows students to record career, education, and life goals.  The ILP also allows students to research career and college choices, develop their four-year high school education plan,  and create a professional resume. It also allows students to keep track of awards and recognitions, community service, work experience, and other information that will be used as they create their job resume. 

Activity 3 Visit to high school
Where South Laurel High School
When   April - May (year of eighthgrade)
Description Eighth grade students will participate in the shadowing program at the high school in order to become familiar with the high school setting and what will be expected upon entering ninth grade.

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718 North Main Street
London, KY 40741

Phone: (606) 862-4600
Fax: (606) 862-4601
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