Career Development at Berea High School

The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) gives students in South Carolina a guided pathway for exploring careers by using resources within the classroom and the community.


Each student begins exploring their individual career path as soon as they begin school. Eighth and ninth grade students start to define their interests and choose a career cluster with their parents and school counselor during their Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meeting. Using the “Personal Pathways to Success” program, students, parents and the counselor create an IGP. Students in the tenth – twelfth grades narrow their focus by choosing a career major during their IGP meeting. During the meeting, students, counselors, and parents also discuss which classes they should take to further explore their career interest. Students can change their major anytime with their counselor.

**If you are interested in speaking to a class at Berea High School about your career, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Berea High Schools Guidance Department at 864-355-1604.

There are 16 Career Clusters. For more information about a specific career cluster, please visit

Discover Your Career Interests



Explore careers and colleges on the SCOIS website.

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 11-12th grade students may take the ASVAB on November 9 at Berea. The ASVAB is a military entrance exam that has a career component included.



12th grade students may access the WorkKeys website to take career related skills tests.



Informal Assessments to try at home


Career interest game 


Princeton Review Career Interest Inventory 



Experiential Learning Opportunities for Berea High School students


At Berea High School, students may participate in job shadowing, or experience career speakers during the school year.  Job shadowing allows students to understand the day-to-day responsibilities of a job assignment. Career speakers reiterate the relationship of coursework to on the job tasks. Both opportunities show the relationship of school and professional careers.


Additional Resources



SCETW’s Career Aisle Videos

South Carolina Pathways to Success