"Destination Graduation for Every Child"
CMS is now working with a system called Georgia Career Information System, or GCIS. This program is very close to what we used to use (GACollege 411). This website allows students to start off by listing interest and rating activities so that they may explore careers that are close to the current activities they like. Additionally, there is a Reality Check, where students can list everything they may want when they are an adult, but see how hard they will have to work through college, what kind of degree they may need for a career, or how much they may need to make to have everything they want.
As an 8th grade student, they will be required to come up with an individual graduation plan (IGP). This allows the student to plan ahead on courses offered at the high school and pick out the required classes for them to graduate from Coosa High School. Basically, it is your child's ideal schedule for grades 9-12. This is not setting your child's schedule and does not ensure when a class will be taken; it is simply a tool for you and your child to see what is required.
While I will be working with your child in school, we encourage that you check in and talk about future options with them. To check it out, go to GCIS and get started.