What's the Plan?
Build Your Doors.
High school is a different experience for each person that navigates through it. But one thing that everyone has in common is that, eventually, you stop going.
How prepared are you? Each person that works at a school contributes in their own small ways to that preparation. They want each student to engage in the rest of their lives with the best possible version of themselves.
The College and Career Counseling position is about focusing on and planning for that life after high school. It is about helping each student find, build and open doors to that future. Each student has their own path to take. And for many, the end of high school is the beginning of that journey.
What happens after you graduate? Start with a plan.
College and Career Planning Guides.
Every Amphi Student has their own account for https://virtualjobshadow.com/ . (If you would like your log-in information, please contact your counselor or Gear Up coach.)
Virtual Job Shadow allows you to take personal interest and skills assessments, learn about hundreds of different career paths.
Know what you want to do? Have no idea? Start with a plan, these websites can help.
oNet Online Interest Profiler - This interest survey leads to career clusters that might help you find a path to follow through and after your formal education.
You can go to college regardless of immigration status
Resources for students with complex immigration status can be found at http://www.scholarshipsaz.org/ . Their vision: "We believe everyone deserves the right to attain a higher education, regardless of their immigration status." (Scholarships A-Z, 2018) Read more at their website.
Arizona high school graduation requirements
The Arizona Board of Regents graduation requirements require 22 credits, at minimum to graduate.
Four credits of English or English as a Second Language;
Three credits in social studies to include one credit of American history, including: Arizona history; one credit of world history/geography; one-half credit of American government, including Arizona government; and one-half credit of economics.
Four credits of mathematics to minimally include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (or a personal curriculum), and a fourth course that contains high school content.
Three credits of science in preparation for proficiency at the high school level on the statewide science assessment.
One credit of fine arts or career and technical education and vocational education.
Seven credits of additional courses prescribed by the local school district governing board or charter school.
(Arizona State Board of Education, 2018)
References:Arizona State Board of Education. (2018). High School Graduation Requirements. Retrieved from: https://azsbe.az.gov/resources/graduation-requirementsScholarships A-Z. (2018) About Us. Retrieved from: http://www.scholarshipsaz.org/about-us/