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.
In-depth interviews with educators of summer youth programs