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College & Career Readiness

Parowan High School strives to help each student identify his/her personality and learning style.  This, in turn, helps guide the student into the exploration of career pathways that are the best fit for that student.  

CCR Conferences are held each fall and spring with the student, parent, and CCR TEAMS Advisor/Coach.  The student plays a key role in these meetings.  We encourage 100% attendance.

CCR TEAMS Advisory meetings are every Wednesday morning.   Advisors conduct a variety of activities that help students in this exploration process.

Our CCR Pathways are based on the Holland Code and Utah's Career Pathways

1.  Realistic/Doer - Technical

2.  Investigative/Thinker - Scientific 

3.  Artistic/Creator - Arts

4.  Social/Helper - Social & Human Services

5.  Enterprising/Persuader - Administration

6.  Conventional/Organizer - Business


Parowan High School is committed to the implementation of CCR as explained below.  

"COLLEGE" refers to one, two, four, or more years of training/education.

A formalized program  of College Pathways, Career Coaches, Job Shadowing, Internships, planning tools and the systematic use of UtahFutures.org as the career information delivery system.  

The Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling (NOSCA) provide a systemic approach for school counselors to implement, across grades K–12 — elementary through high school and beyond, to ensure equity both in process and results.
1. College Aspirations
    Goal: Build a college-going culture based on early college awareness by nurturing in students the confidence to aspire to college and the resilience to overcome challenges along the way. Maintain high expectations by providing adequate supports, building social capital and conveying the conviction that all students can succeed in college.
2. Academic Planning for College and Career Readiness
    Goal: Advance students’ planning, preparation, participation and performance in a rigorous academic program that connects to their college and career aspirations and goals.
3. Enrichment and Extracurricular Engagement
    Goal: Ensure equitable exposure to a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that build leadership, nurture talents and interests, and increase engagement with school.
4. College and Career Exploration and Selection Processes
    Goal: Provide early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions when selecting a college or career that connects to academic preparation and future aspirations.
5. College and Career Assessments
    Goal: Promote preparation, participation and performance in college and career assessments by all students.
6. College Affordability Planning
    Goal: Provide students and families with comprehensive information about college costs, options for paying for college, and the financial aid and scholarship processes and eligibility requirements, so they are able to plan for and afford a college education.
7. College and Career Admission Processes
    Goal: Ensure that students and families have an early and ongoing understanding of the college and career
application and admission processes so they can find the postsecondary options that are the best fit with their
aspirations and interests.
8. Transition from High School Graduation to College Enrollment
    Goal: Connect students to school and community resources to help the students overcome barriers and
ensure the successful transition from high school to college.


Also, as part of CCR, PHS offers a 9th grade Career Exploration and Planning class designed to help incoming freshmen develop skills and plans that will aid them in completing their high school requirements and put them on track for their post high school interests.

The four main units consist of SELF AWARENESS, HIGH SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT, EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, and CAREER PLANNING.

Students are encouraged to begin future planning and work those plans into their UtahFutures Portfolio expanding upon a four-year high school plan which is begun in 8th grade.

Below are helpful websites with a huge variety of self assessment tools, interest inventories, educational and career guidance information. 



Adults can also access UtahFutures by clicking on the "Utah Citizen" link.

Careers.Utah.Gov

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Division of Workforce Services

Career Magazine

Monster Board

Princeton Review


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