Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness - Grade 12
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Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness

Grade 12

Curriculum Map

# Lesson Theme
1 Where Am I Going in 12th Grade?
  • Identify the key readiness milestones of 12th grade.
  • Analyze their 11th grade portfolio achievements and challenges.
  • Create at least five academic and/or activity goals for 12th grade.
Ownership of Learning
2 What Does It Take?
  • Identify key strategies that students need to have in order to make it to college.
  • Self-assess strategies they are already using to get them to college.
  • Self-assess strategies they will add.
Career and College Development
3 Stress, Drama and Your Senior Year
  • Causes of stress in navigating the college search/application process.
  • Strategies for dealing with stress in the college search/application process.
  • Personalize a plan to reduce the stress of researching and applying to college.
Metacognitive Skills
4 FAFSA Process – It’s Not Just the Application
  • Knowledge of the FAFSA process and timeline.
  • Awareness of the materials needed to complete a FAFSA.
  • Familiarity with the FAFSA website.
  • Obtain an FSA ID.
Financial Literacy
5 College and Career Readiness
  • Explain the value of a diverse collection of assets in a professional portfolio.
  • Identify their top ten educational achievements of 9th – 12th grade.
  • Predict their top ten educational and/or career accomplishments that they will achieve in the next ten years.
  • Predict the top five motivations they will explore over the next ten years.
  • Explain the value of taking charge of your own future.
Career and College Development
6 Completing a College Application
  • Students will describe the key components of a college application.
  • Students will complete a sample paper application form as practice.
Transition Skills
7 Preparing to Complete a FAFSA
  • Knowledge of the materials needed to complete the FAFSA.
  • Strong understanding of how to complete the FAFSA.
Financial Literacy
8 Postsecondary Admission Requirements/Credit Check
  • Students will describe the admission requirements for admission to a Washington State public or other four-year college or university.
  • Students will summarize their progress toward meeting postsecondary admission requirements.
  • Students will complete a high school graduation requirements credit check.
Academic Eligibility
9 High School & Beyond Plan | Rewritable Digital HSBP
  • Students will develop a High School & Beyond Plan each year.
  • Students will complete a career interest inventory.
  • Students will review their high school course plan.
  • Students will work on their postsecondary plans.
  • Students will write a resume or activity log.
High School and Beyond Plan
10 Admissions Essay
  • Students will describe the key components of a successful admissions essay.
  • Students will write a sample admissions essay for a college of choice.
Transition Skills
11 Seeking Out Role Models and Mentors
  • Understanding what makes a person a role model.
  • Understanding how can students become role models.
  • Take action to meet with people of similar backgrounds and discover their postsecondary journey.
Ownership of Learning
12 Academic Progress Review
  • Compare personal academic and activity progress to defined 12th grade goals.
  • Identify tactics for improving performance in 12th grade.
  • Update 12th grade academic and activity goals to reflect progress.
  • Write a one-page summary of mid-year progress towards defined 12th grade goals.
Ownership of Learning
13 Exploring High Growth Occupation
  • Students will identify high growth occupations in Washington State.
  • Students will research a selected high growth occupation.
Career and College Development
14 Professional Interviews
  • Update their personal resume for an imaginary or real job interview.
  • Outline the basic stages of a typical job interview.
  • Write questions for your interviewer that demonstrate an understanding of the business.
  • Provide post-interview feedback for another person following a mock job interview.
  • Use feedback to improve personal job interview skills.
Career and College Development
15 Variable Futures
  • Create three balanced career/life plans for three different career goals.
  • Prioritize three possible career futures in order of preference.
  • Identify key contributors to the achievement of their top balanced career/life plan.
  • Predict obstacles that may emerge to prevent achievement of their top balanced career/life plan.
Career and College Development
16 Career Bridge
  • Students will identify a potential career of interest.
  • Students will identify and research at least one postsecondary program that could prepare them for a career of interest.
Career and College Development
17 Accepting a Financial Aid Package
  • Components of a financial aid package.
  • Student choices and responsibilities in regards to a financial aid package.
  • Apply the basic constructs of a financial aid package to their own college situation.
Financial Literacy
18 Personal Networking
  • Explain why a person’s network is often regarded as their most valuable professional asset.
  • Identify future circumstances where personal networks may help in the achievement of goals.
  • List the advantages of maintaining a record of personal contacts.
  • List the types of information stored in a typical contact sheet.
  • Begin to develop a personal contact list.
Transition Skills
19 Preparing For Student-Led Conferences I
  • Understand the student-led conference structure.
  • Schedule conference and invite parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Organize High School and Beyond Plan and portfolio materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
Ownership of Learning
20 Preparing For Student-Led Conferences II
  • Review the student-led conference structure.
  • Finalize outline and organization of High School and Beyond Plan and portfolio materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
  • Finalize invitation of parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Conduct a practice student-led conference.
Ownership of Learning
21 Fulfilling Requirements in 12th Grade
  • Students will describe the minimum course requirements to graduate from high school.
  • Students will describe how course requirements can differ between graduation, college entrance and selective college entrance.
  • Students will identify their progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements.
Academic Eligibility
22 Building a Strong Transcript in 12th Grade
  • Definition of dual credit.
  • Options for dual credit equivalency.
  • Identify or list opportunities for dual credit equivalency within their own school system.
Academic Eligibility
23 Conducting the College Search in 12th Grade
  • How to organize an online search for college information.
  • Questions to ask yourself about the search.
  • Critical information to find.
  • Identify information for a college they are interested in attending.
Career and College Development
24 Learning to Use Money in 12th Grade
  • Learn about personal debt and credit ratings.
  • Explain personal credit rating and how it is determined.
  • Manage access to personal financial information.
  • Outline the process of making a credit application.
  • Calculate the real cost of a product purchased on credit and paid back over time.
Financial Literacy
25 Investment and Insurance
  • Outline the value of an investment/saving portfolio.
  • Explain the purpose and value of insurance: health, auto, life, disability, property and liability.
  • Explain how insurance companies determine insurance rates.
  • Summarize basic consumer protection laws.
Financial Literacy
26 How to Get Fired
  • Extend student information regarding the qualities, skills, and behaviors employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace.
  • Identify and discuss the behaviors that cause someone to be fired.
Career and College Development
27 Refining Your Career Focus
  • Review of early high school Career Interest Inventory.
  • Expand the online career exploration tools students have experienced.
  • Relate the summary of the Career Interest Inventory to career and technical pathways.
  • Connect Career Focus with Personalized Pathway.
Career and College Development
28 Research Employment Outlooks
  • Understand the steps to use in assessing an employment outlook.
  • Understand the tools for learning more about the employment outlook and labor statistics.
  • Describe their personal career choices based on current employment and labor statistics.
Career and College Development
29 Moving On: Reflecting the Transition to College
  • Increase awareness of transitional challenges from high school to college.
  • Describe college resources for transitional and academic success.
  • Identify student/family communication opportunities.
  • Analyze academic, social, and co-curricular differences between high school and college
Transition Skills
30 Personal Motivations, Assets and Character Traits
  • Update their list of top motivations, assets, and character traits.
  • Analyze and explain changes in motivations and assets over time.
  • Relate motivations, assets and character traits to their postsecondary plans.
Transition Skills

   Updated 8/23/2017

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