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What is Career Choices and the 10-year Plan?
Career Choices & the online 10-year plan is an interdisciplinary curriculum that 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.

Career Choices and Changes Book
Career Choices and Changes, the college edition of Career Choices, is used in secondary schools for a dual enrollment course.

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 and online during their 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade years using these Get Focused…Stay Focused!® follow-up modules:

10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade

Career Choices 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.
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