Career Choices & the online 10-year plan
is an interdisciplinary curriculum
engages students and teachers in an interactive learning process, helping them
develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to successfully:
- examine their own lives
- explore and evaluate a wide range of education and career options, and
- make reasoned and researched goals for their future.
Ideal for 8th- or 9th-grade students, this semester or year-long course Freshman
Transition course facilitates the in-depth exploration of three fundamental questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What do I want?
3. How do I get it?
These questions drive the academically-integrated curriculum, making it relevant,
rigorous, and relationship-rich. The course culminates with students developing an
individualized, online, 10-year plan that motivates them to envision a self-sufficient,
productive life beyond high school, college or post-secondary training
To maintain student motivation and direction, the online 10-year plan becomes a
common planning tool used throughout each student’s time in high school. Students
revisit and update their 10-year plans in academic classes during their 10th, 11th,
and 12th-grade years. Instructors use the 10-year plans for advisory and academic
coaching functions, particularly when student's educational effort does not match
their lifestyle expectations.
and the 10-year Plan align to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
and The George Washington University’s Course Standards for Freshman Transition Classes, as well as the U.S. Department of Education’s recommendations for successful dropout prevention programs.