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     AVID
     College and Career Readiness Knowledge
     

     

     Middle School High School
     
    6th grade
    1. College and Career Knowledge – Middle School
    2. Use technology to understand differences in postsecondary institutions

    7th grade

    1. Use technology to research colleges of interest
    2. Begin developing an understanding about the value of a college education
    3. Begin a basic understanding of college vocabulary
    4. Prepare for and conduct a career interview on a profession of choice
    5. Research various careers, comparing salaries and qualifications

    8th grade

    1. Use technology, guest speakers and field trips to expose students to different aspects of college
    2. Use the Internet to analyze a career-related website
    3. Utilize email, when appropriate, to interview a person regarding a specific career
    4. Understand differences between jobs and careers
    5. Complete a career interest inventory to determine potential career opportunities that align with interests

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9th grade

    1. Research college admissions requirements, with emphasis on cost of living, tuition, and financial aid for a college of choice
    2. Continue developing a basic understanding of college vocabulary
    3. Research a career of interest, based upon career values
    4. Participate in career awareness tests and activities to help build awareness of personal strengths

    10th grade

    1. Narrow down potential colleges/universities of interest, choosing campuses that fit personality, academic interests and goals
    2. Sign‐up for ongoing information regarding admissions and potential scholarships from colleges/universities of interest
    3. Develop an understanding of the college application process and required information
    4. Begin developing an understanding of career paths and the associated college degree

    11th grade

    1. Develop an understanding of the scholarship application process and required information
    2. Determine which colleges/universities will best meet academic pursuits
    3. Examine cost of colleges and determine how financial aid, grants, scholarship, work study programs and other funding sources can help meet those cost needs
    4. Examine FAFSA requirements and determine appropriate action steps to meet deadlines
    5. Begin a basic understanding of selecting and scheduling courses in college

    12th grade

    1. Apply for scholarships as a class and individually
    2. Check any specific college requirements or local graduation requirements for community service and log those in the student portfolio
    3. Examine cost of colleges to which students have been accepted and determine how financial aid, grants, scholarships, work study programs and other funding sources can help meet those cost needs
    4. Develop an understanding of selecting and scheduling courses in college, including fulfilling the requirements of a degree plan
    5. Ask for letters of recommendation from teachers and club advisors with whom a strong relationship has been established
    6. Select a college major based on a career choice of interest    
Last Modified on December 5, 2012