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The Career Choices curriculumThe Career Choices curriculum

Designed to fit into the 8th, 9th or 10th grade, the Career Choices curriculum accomplishes a number of desirable goals. It:
  • How Career Choices meets the WIA requirements
  • provides relevant themes for interdisciplinary teaching teams.
  • meets the requirements for English/language arts and basic math classes.
  • is competency based-building writing, reading, speaking and computation skills.
  • introduces the SCANS competencies and provides practice in decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • involves students in a career and life planning process that motivates them not only to stay in school, but to strive for achievement.
  • fulfills the NOICC competencies and indicators.
  • meets the requirements for drop-out prevention and teen pregnancy prevention programs.
  • supports the counseling and guidance functions by helping students write their own comprehensive educational plans.

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