What Career Pathway interests your child? Arts/Communication Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Engineering/Industrial Technology Health Sciences Human Services Natural Resources & Agriculture Websites information on Career Pathways www.careercrusing.com Contacts: High School Career Resource Center 591-3422 Sarah Scott Email: [email protected] High School Counseling Office 591-3475 Krista Balanowski, High School Counselor [email protected] A Parent’s Guide to the Educational Development Plan (EDP) Beth Gutowski, High School Counselor [email protected] www.mivhs.org www.ferris.edu/htmls/pathways/links.htm www.michigan.giv=som.MOIS Career Development System www.myedp-gisd.org It is the policy of the Mt. Morris Consolidated School that no discriminatory practices because of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, job placement assistance, employment practices, and policies governing student conduct and attendance. Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice Junior High School EDP Contact [email protected] Ben McGuire Junior High School Counseling 591-7100 Vanita Wilson, Junior High Counselor [email protected] District EDP/CTE Administrator Susan Carlson 591-4776 Email: [email protected] Visit each schools website at: www.mtmorrisschools.org DREAM BIG! Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools Learning for a Lifetime School and families working together to help our students “Learn to Earn!” should contact Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Tricia Hill, Superintendent, at 12356 Walter Street, Mt. Morris, MI 48458 or phone (810) 591-8760. Students planning for their future = Success! Career Development & EDP Process What is an EDP? An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is an online document that allows students to begin the process of career exploration and document their educational goals. The EDP includes an area for students to record their academic accomplishments, interests, and experiences as they move from 8th to 12th grade. The EDP is an electronic system for students to “hold on to” and “showcase” their accomplishments and begin to build a resume. Through a Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) grant, additional funding is provided to merge career exploration and the creation of an individual EDP into core curriculum areas, bringing real-world relevance and building connections between daily academic work to a students career interest. Mt. Morris students beginning in the 8th grade are provided the experience of taking the ACT Explore. In addition, 9th grade students complete the ACT Plan, and 10th grade students take the Retired ACT. These assessments are used to help determine students career & college readiness, and more importantly prepare them for the state-required ACT/MME test completed as 11th graders. Students begin the career exploration process in 8th grade and continue through their senior year by presenting a Senior Exit Project. EDP development begins in the 8th grade. Interests and aptitudes are identified through many career interest inventory online assessments. Students identity career pathways through research and assessment results, then plan their 4-year class schedule using developed short and long term goals developed in their English classes as a guide. Students may change their career pathway(s) as their interests and educational development changes. All 8th through 12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in Computer/Career Development Essentials courses. As well as, at the HS level, Career & Technical Educational courses are offered right at EAJ High School. Family Consumer Sciences, Parenting & Child Development, Culinary Arts, Business/Office Administration, Sales & Marketing, Accounting, to qualifying students. Many programs offer College Articulated Credit by students successfully completing the HS CTE program. Post-Secondary partners include: Mott College, Davenport University, ITT and Baker College. The High School offers Advanced Placement courses and the Jr. High offers Algebra I and Spanish I in which students are provided the opportunity to earn High School credit. Getting to the EDP System Online 1. Computer System Needs: Any computer connected to the Internet A web browser (Internet Explorer 7.0 or above) **If you do not have access at home, please use the contact list on the back of this brochure for available lab times in buildings 2. Career Cruising Internet Address: www.careercruising.com Enter general username: mtmorris Password: panthers Once student’s have access they will get into the system in the following manner: Username: mtmr-xxxxx = student number Password: mtmr-xxx (last 4 digits of SS #) Parent Support of Career Planning Talk with your students about what interests them and how to encourage them to make connections between their school work and a future career. Parents need to review, sign and endorse their students EDP. Review the Career Planning Areas available on line: Career Interest Inventory tests, Explore Colleges/ Universities, & Vocational training schools; Explore Careers of the future & help students see how they can turn their goals & interests into a viable high wage earning job. Listen to live people talk about their jobs, careers, earnings, working conditions, education & training needs necessary during high school, scholarship/ grant information, and see sample career pathways plans which can turn into a positive future plan for your student.
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