COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE PROGRAM

Individual Planning Component
A Profeional S!"ool Counelor# Guide to
Individual Planning for Student $%&'
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Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Programs:
Linking School Success with Life Success
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A Profeional S!"ool Counelor# Guide to
Individual Planning for Student $%&'
-A)(E O+ CON-EN-S
IN-RODUC-ION /%0
PROGRAM EVA(UA-ION 1
-RANSI-IONS 1
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H E(EMEN-AR* S-UDEN-S 1
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H MIDD(E SCHOO( S-UDEN-S 2
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H HIGH SCHOO( S-UDEN-S 3
APPENDI4 &5
E(EMENAR* S-UDEN- IP S-AR-ER $I- CHEC$(IS- 6
APPENDI4 '5
MIDD(E SCHOO( IP RESOURCE +I(E CHEC$(IS- &7
APPENDI4 /5
HIGH SCHOO( IP PERSONA( P(AN O+ S-UD* CHEC$(IS- &&
APPENDI4 05
PREPARA-ION O+ HIGH SCHOO( ORIEN-A-ION NIGH- &'
APPENDI4 15
HIGH SCHOO( S-UDEN- INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING HAND)OO$ CHEC$(IS- &/
APPENDI4 25
SAMP(E HIGH SCHOO( INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING S-UDEN- HAND)OO$ &0%'&
APPENDI4 35
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING RESOURCE CHAR- ''%'0
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Miouri Compre"enive Guidan!e Program
The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program (MCGP) is based on a developmental
curriculum framework and is implemented through four program components: Guidance
Curriculum (classroom guidance), ndividual Planning (planning for the future), !esponsive
"ervices (responding to uni#ue needs of individuals and groups) and "$stem "upport (guidance
program support, e%g%, research, outreach)% This Guide (ndividual Planning) for Professional
"chool Counselors (P"C) is one of si& developed with the support of the Missouri 'epartment of
(lementar$ and "econdar$ (ducation ('("() and the Missouri Center for Career (ducation
(MCC()% The si& guides, designed to support P"Cs as the$ lead the implementation of their
districts) Comprehensive Guidance Program, are:
• "mall Group Counseling
• ndividual Counseling
• Consultation * Collaboration
• !eferral Processes
• "chool +ide Crisis,Critical ncident,(mergenc$ Management
• ndividual Planning

Profeional S!"ool Counelor Individual Planning Guide
IN-RODUC-ION
The ndividual Planning component of the MCGP emphasi-es the importance of planning as
students prepare for the future% .earning how to plan is a critical aspect of preparation%
ndividual Planning is a process that formall$ begins when a child enters the school% The
process includes ac#uiring personal knowledge, skills, and understanding in the strands of the
Comprehensive Guidance Program Curriculum: Personal,"ocial, /cademic 'evelopment and
Career 'evelopment% These strands include the core school and life competencies and form
the framework for the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program% Classroom guidance
lessons, aligned with grade level e&pectations, in each of these strands are introduced at the
elementar$ level and continue through middle and high school, providing the foundation for
individual planning%
/t the elementar$ school level, students e&plore opportunities within each of the Career Paths%
The emphases in elementar$ school are two0fold: 1% To help students learn more about
themselves, their interests, abilities and aptitudes along with academic knowledge and skills2 3%
To help students learn about the world of work and workers4the importance of all work and
what people do when the$ go to work%
'uring middle school, students have opportunities for more in0depth e&plorations in the career
pathwa$s that reflect their emerging preferences in such things as school and communit$
activities, sub5ect areas and their strengths and limitations% Middle school ndividual Planning
includes gathering information about specific careers within the career paths of greatest interest
to individual students% /s students prepare for the transition from middle school to high school,
the$ are re#uired to develop a Personal Plan of "tud$%
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Career Paths e&plored during elementar$ and middle school merge into Career Clusters in late
middle school and high school% /s a result of the ndividual Planning activities in which students
engaged during elementar$ and middle school, the$ will be able to appl$ what the$ have learned
about themselves and career paths of interest to occupations within a primar$ Career Cluster%
This focus will help them continue their e&plorations in a deliberate manner% "tudents are
encouraged to gain work e&perience within their Career Clusters of interest% /s the$ progress
through high school, the$ will review and modif$ their Personal Plans of "tud$ based on new
knowledge about themselves and the world of work% Their 6013 ndividual Planning skills will
enable them to adapt to life changes% ("ee 7Sample Hig" S!"ool# CROSS,A($ O+ CAREER
PA-H,A*S8C(US-ERS9 or Missouri Connections http:,,missouriconnections%org for information
about Career Paths and Career Clusters%)
"ee the following link for sample classroom guidance lessons:
(http:,,missouricareereducation%org,curr,cmd,guidanceplacementG,G.(%html)%
The focus of the Guide is to assist all students in collecting personal information to aid in
developing, monitoring, and managing their individual planning process% This process includes
the following resources to help teachers, students and families organi-e and maintain the
information that will support students) individual planning:
• Individual Starter Kit (Elementary School) /PP(8'91
(See Individual Starter Kit Checklist)
o Begun when students enter Kindergarten
o Material added each year
o Includes such documents as academic records, work samples, service proects,
areas o! special interest
• Individual "esource #ile (Middle School) /PP(8'93
(See Individual "esource #ile Checklist)
o Begun when students enter Middle School
o Builds on$adds to elementary school archives
o Includes personal re!lections, e% g%, interests$strengths$limitations$dreams
• &ersonal &lan o! Study (&&S)'Initiated no later than (
th
grade /PP(8'9:
(See &ersonal &lan o! Study Checklist)
Peronal Plan of Stud: i re;uired <: Miouri S!"ool Improvement Program =MSIP>? It5
• ;uilds on and utili-es archives in students) middle school ndividual !esource <iles
• =ses +orking documents !evisited,!eviewed,!evised s$stematicall$ throughout high
school
• >elps students use resources in to evaluate personal choices
• /ssists students in developing personal goals
• !e#uires parental involvement as a ke$ element (re#uired b$ M"P)
• Promotes concept of life0long planning for success (high school and be$ond)
ndividual planning provides direct services to all students in a variet$ of settings: individuall$,
with small groups, in the classroom, through student,parent conferences, and through
workshops% ndividual planning is implemented through such strategies as the following:
Aement 0 Professional "chool Counselors (P"C) work with students in anal$-ing and
evaluating their abilities, interests, skills, and achievements% /ssessment data including
standardi-ed tests as well as informall$ gathered evaluation information form a basis for
developing short0term and long0term plans with students and their parents,guardians%
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A!ademi! and Career Planning 0 P"Cs work with students to help them know how to access
and use personal0social, academic, career and labor market information to develop and manage
their Personal Plans of "tud$% Through the ndividual Planning Component of 'istrict)s
Comprehensive Guidance Program, P"Cs assist students with the transitions from grade to
grade, school to school, or school to work% t takes the involvement of parents,guardians and
other school staff, along with the P"C and student, to develop Personal Plans of "tud$ that
meet their individual needs%
Claroom Guidan!e 0 P"Cs work with students in the classroom to help them as the$ develop
their planning skills and learn to appl$ the skills to their individual academic plans% "tudents
begin ac#uiring the skills the$ will need to develop a Personal Plan of "tud$ in elementar$
school% The process begins in kindergarten with strategies such as students planning the order
in which the$ will work in activit$ centers% n 1
st
grade, students learn how to plan the completion
of an assignment% /s the$ progress through the grades, the$ learn to plan and carr$0out
pro5ects% n middle school, the planning skills developed in elementar$ school form the basis for
e&ploring careers of interest% The process culminates with the development of a personall$
relevant Personal Plan of "tud$% The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program 6013 e0
learning center provides sample classroom lessons% <or e&ample:
(lementar$: 7"tick with the Plan Man?@
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'A0Gr60=nit1%doc
Middle "chool 7M$ <our to "i& Bear Personal Plan of "tud$@
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'C0GrD0=nit10.esson:%doc
>igh "chool 7/ssessing Personal Plan of "tud$ for .ife0long .earning@
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'C0Gr130=nit10.essonC%doc
PROGRAM EVA(UA-ION
t is the responsibilit$ of P"Cs to evaluate all areas of their districts) Comprehensive Guidance
Programs (CGP)% "ee following link for guidelines and e&amples of evaluation pro5ects
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,curr,cmd,guidanceplacementG,elearning,evaluation%html
The Internal Improvement "eview (II") was developed to help assess the district)s
implementation of all the components of the CGP% The ndividual Planning Component of the
II" ma$ be found on0line (pages 1101:)%
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,GuidanceEManual,!%doc
-RANSI-IONS
P"Cs work with students through a variet$ of transitions% Transitions from home to school,
grade to grade, elementar$ school to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to
post0secondar$ programs or work are addressed in the ndividual Planning Component of the
CGP%
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H E(EMEN-AR* SCHOO( S-UDEN-S
'uring the elementar$ $ears, two ma5or transitions t$picall$ occur transitioning into kindergarten
and transitioning out of elementar$ school and into middle !"ool? n addition, progressions
from grade0to0grade are periods of transition for elementar$ school0aged students% "ample
Transition .esson links are provided below%
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(ntr$ into 6indergarten:
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'F0Gr60=nit1%doc
Transition from (lementar$ to Middle "chool:
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'F0GrF0=nit1%doc
Transitions that occur when students move from one grade level to another are also
addressed in the following classroom guidance units:
(http:,,missouricareereducation%org,curr,cmd,guidanceplacementG,lessons,academicele
m%php)%
Transition into 6indergarten t$picall$ begins the previous spring when the district holds pre0
registration and assessment events% /t that time, the P"C provides the famil$ with introductor$
materials and has parents,guardians fill out a surve$ of the child)s previous educational
e&periences%
/t the beginning of the 6indergarten $ear, the P"C presents each famil$ with an Individual
&lanning (I&) Starter Kit to help parents keep track of their child)s personal, social academic and
career development% The "tarter 6it consists of a large envelope or folder with a page of
directions, and,or a checklist of items, which parents,guardians are urged to save during the
child)s elementar$ $ears and be$ond% / sample list of items for inclusion in the ndividual
Planning "tarter 6it ma$ be found in /PP(8'91
The P"C helps students and Parents,guardians identif$ documentation that the$ will add to their
P "tarter 6it each $ear% This archive will be helpful to the student and famil$ when making
important decisions regarding the student)s ndividual Planning !esource <ile begun in middle
school (see /PP(8'93) and then the Personal Plan of "tud$ begun no later than the end of
the eighth grade $ear (see /PP(8'9:)% The P "tarter 6it is especiall$ helpful when the
student is transitioning to another grade, building or school%
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H MIDD(E SCHOO( S-UDEN-S
n middle school, the student)s elementar$ school Individual &lanning (I&) Starter Kit@ provides
the foundation for the middle school Individual &lanning (I&) "esource #ile% The middle school
I& "esource #iles Middle school continues to be a time of transition including entr$ into middle
school% /s students ad5ust to the changing e&pectations of each grade level, the P"C and the
school staff address these transitions% The following links have sample lessons regarding
transitions during Middle "chool%
Transition to Middle "chool:
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'F0GrF0=nit1%doc
Progression to >igh "chool:
(http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'F0GrD0=nit1%doc)%
To help students transition from elementar$ to middle school, the middle school P"C
coordinates activities with the elementar$ P"C to provide orientation for students% /n
orientation allows students to become ac#uainted with their new school and teachers, easing
an&ieties and concerns% /nother orientation for middle school students entering high school will
be held, either at the end of the eighth grade $ear or the beginning of ninth grade% "ee
/PP(8'9A for information regarding preparation for an orientation meeting%
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/n ndividual Planning !esource <ile is compiled as middle school students continue through
each grade level% "tudents) Middle "chool !esource <iles ma$ come in various forms with
shared responsibilit$ between the student, the home and the school% "tudent !esource <iles
need to be kept in the P"C)s office and be available for the students and parents,guardians to
review as needed% These materials will aid in the development of a Personal Plan of "tud$%
"ome schools ma$ do this electronicall$ ("ee http:,,missouriconnections%org,)% ("ee P Middle
"chool "esource #ile Checklist: /PP(8'93):
(ighth graders, with input from their P"C, teacher0advisors and parents,guardians, should be
introduced to the high school coursework associated with their post0secondar$ plans% "tudents
ma$ be unsure of their future career plans, but most should have an understanding of the
Career Path or Cluster associated with their interests and abilities% "tudents will need
assistance from the P"C to become aware of the level of post0secondar$ education for which
the$ plan to prepare% ;$ the end of the eighth grade $ear, all students must create an initial
Personal Plan of "tud$ which encompasses high school planning and coursework% / sample
lesson plan is available at http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'C0GrD0
=nit10.esson:%doc
"ee /PP(8'9: for a Personal Plan of "tud$ Checklist to use when developing materials for
ndividual Planning Personal Plans of "tud$% / model Personal Plan of "tud$ is provided in the
"ample ndividual Planning >andbook (/PP(8'9C)%
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING ,I-H HIGH SCHOO( S-UDEN-S
To help students make the transition from middle school to high school, P"Cs coordinate
activities with teachers to provide an orientation for students and parents,guardians% Grientation
for middle school students entering high school is needed either at the end of the eighth grade
or prior to school starting in the fall of ninth grade or both% ("ee /PP(8'9A for suggested
agenda for >" Grientation)
>igh school is a time of transition, concluding with entr$ into post0secondar$ education or the
workforce% /s students ad5ust to the changing e&pectations of each grade level, the P"C and
the school staff address these transitions% The Personal Plan of "tud$ needs to be updated at
least annuall$ to ensure that it continues to provide direction toward the student)s academic and
career goals%
;uilding on information from the resource file is part of the process of ndividual Planning during
high school% This process helps student make wise choices when building and revising their
Personal Plans of "tud$%
Common Individual Planning A!tivitie of Hig" S!"ool PSC5
• Continue to build upon what the elementar$ and middle school P"Cs have done with the
P "tarter 6its and P !esource <iles%
• >elp students gather personal choice information through interest,skills,values surve$s
"ee www%missouriconnections%org for 6uder "urve$s%
• 'evelop ndividual Planning materials for students to use: Personal Plan of "tud$
(Checklist: /PP(8'9:), ndividual Planning >andbook (Checklist: /PP(8'9F *
"ample /PP(8'9C), Career Paths,Clusters relationships to school)s courses and
activities ("ample in the ndividual Planning >andbook), and labor outlook information
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available on www%careerclusters%org % /PP(8'9H for a !esource Chart with links to
information to take into consideration when developing these materials%
• Grgani-e a parent night for incoming students e&plaining the Personal Plan of "tud$
process (/PP(8'9A)
• Conduct individual and group meetings with students to develop and maintain Personal
Plans of "tud$ using appropriate student data including: test data (i%e% (&plore, Plan,
P"/T, /CT, "/T etc%), career surve$s, educational achievements, and post0secondar$
re#uirement information
• !eview and !evise Personal Plans of "tud$ with students individuall$, in small groups or
in a classroom guidance activit$
(http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,/'C0GrI0130=nit1%doc) at
least annuall$% This ma$ be done on0line: http:,,missouriconnections%org,%
• >elp students with course advisement and selection using the "tudent ndividual Planning
>andbook
• !evise student schedule based on identified needs
• Confer with students and parents,guardians regarding their Personal Plans of "tud$
• >elp student with Post0high school planning (individuall$, in small groups or in a
classroom guidance activit$)
• /ssist students with tracking graduation and post secondar$ re#uirements (transcript
reviews, credit studies, standardi-ed test scores, 8C// re#uirements
www%ncaaclearinghouse%com , college admissions re#uirements, etc%)
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E(EMEN-AR* SCHOO(
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING
S-AR-ER $I-
CHEC$(IS-
-"i IP S-AR-ER $I- in!lude a variet: of information to "elp Elementar: S!"ool
tudent and t"eir familie @"en talAing toget"er a<out tudent interet and
goalB @"en maAing de!iion regarding t"e tudent# edu!ational and !areer
goalB and @ill <e epe!iall: "elpful @"en t"e tudent i tranitioning to anot"er
gradeB <uilding or !"ool ditri!t?
The following key elements should be kept as the student progresses through
elementary school:
 Report !ard
 +ormal a!ademi! aement reult =e?g? MAPB A!"ievement -et>
 Certifi!ate of a!"ievement and a@ard
 IndividualiCed information =e?g? )e"avioral PlanB Healt" (imitationB IEPB
170 Plan>
 Do!umentation of parti!ipation in a!tivitieB teamB organiCation and !lu<
 Do!umentation of volunteer a!tivitieB Do< "ado@ing and @orA eEperien!e
=e?g? <a<:ittingB la@n mo@ingB dog @alAingB raAing leave or "oveling
no@>
 Career interet urve: reult and Career Pat" interet
"ttp588miouri!areeredu!ation?org8CD8Guidan!e(eon8All%Gr$%1?pdf
 Do!umentation of a!"ievement =e?g? media u!" a5 ne@paper !lippingB
internet ne@ item>
 Do!umentation of Parent Involvement
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MIDD(E SCHOO(
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING
RESOURCE +I(E
CHEC$(IS-
-"i IP RESOURCE +I(E in!lude a variet: of information to "elp Middle S!"ool
tudent and t"eir familie @"en talAing toget"er a<out tudent# interet and
goal and @"en eEploring a!ademi! and !areer option =F
t"
grade and <e:ond>B
@"en maAing important edu!ational and !areer de!iionB and i epe!iall: "elpful
@"en t"e tudent i tranitioning to anot"er gradeB <uilding or !"ool ditri!t?
The following key elements should be kept as the student progresses through
middle school:
 Report !ard
 Middle S!"ool !oure@orA and grade
 +ormal a!ademi! aement reult =MAPB E4P(OREB EOC>
 Certifi!ate of a!"ievement and a@ard
 IndividualiCed information =)e"avioral PlanB Healt" (imitationB IEPB 170
PlanB et!?>
 Do!umentation of parti!ipation in !"ool and !ommunit: a!tivitie
 Do!umentation of volunteer8Do< "ado@ing8@orA eEperien!e
 Career interet urve: reult8Career Pat" interet
 Do!umentation of a!"ievement via media re!ognition =ne@paper !lippingB
internet printoutB et!?>
 Do!umentation of Parent Involvement
 Initial Peronal Plan of Stud: =AppendiE />
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HIGH SCHOO(
INDIVIDUA( P(ANNING
PERSONA( P(AN O+ S-UD*
CHEC$(IS-
=Initiated in F
t"
Grade>
To provide direction toward the student)s educational and career goals, the Missouri "chool
mprovement Program (M"P) re#uires all students to have a P(!"G8/. P./8 G< "T='B
initiated no later than D
th
grade, and the plan must be revised at least once a $ear% To help
Middle "chool (D
th
Grade) and >igh "chool students and their families when talking together
about students) interests and goals and when e&ploring academic and career options% The
documents collected throughout students) 6013 education will be useful as families plan together
for 7life after high school%@
0)n individual planning system is in place which includes the necessary !orms and procedures to
assist all students as they develop educational and career plans% 1his planning is initiated no later
than grade eight (() and includes2
♦ Identi!ication o! long and short3range educational$career goals including a 435
year plan that is reviewed and revised annually
♦ )ssessment )ctivities
♦ )dvisement )ctivities
♦ Colla6oration with parent$guardians
0(4
th
Cycle MSI&)
The following key elements should be included:
 C"oen Career Cluter
 Ditri!t "ig" !"ool graduation re;uirement
 College Prep and Career Prep !ertifi!ate re;uirement
 Pot%e!ondar: plan
 (it of "ig" !"ool !oure to <e taAen ea!" :ear
 S"ort%term and long%range goal
 Do!umentation of Parent Involvement
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Preparation for Grientation 8ight for Parents,Guardians of ncoming
>igh "chool "tudents
Material5
Individual &lanning 7uides, agenda, enrollment !orms, personal plans o! study, ta6le !or set3up,
re!reshments and appeti8ers (i! applica6le), evaluation !or parents, and sign3in sheets%
Pre%Planning5
"eserve !acilities, promote event (e%g% mar9uee, classroom visits, mailings, email, etc%), print
materials, contact and con!irm presenters (clu6 and activity sponsors, department chairs,
administrators, nurse, teachers, etc%), prepare personal agenda (see 6elow), and other items
applica6le to your setting%
"ample /genda for Grientation
-% +elcome b$ administrator and introduce presenters%
.% mmuni-ation and health updates b$ school nurse%
/% (&plain ac#uisition of credits for high school graduation%
4% 'escribe the College Preparator$ Certificate%
:% M">// and 8C// (www%ncaaclearinghouse%com) re#uirements and e&pectations%
5% (&plain career clusters (www%careerclusters%org) and the relationship to a student)s
Personal Plan of "tud$%
;% Teachers present information about courses and programs in the district%
(% 'iscuss the <Enrollment &rocess,= Personal Plans of "tud$, and district scheduling
policies%
>% /sk audience for #uestions%
-?% ;uilding tour which ma$ include a club,activit$ fair and student council,ambassador
helpers%
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Sample cover !or Student Individual &lanning @and6ook
J"ample >igh "chool
3KKI03K1K
Individual Planning
Student Hand<ooA
Personal Plan of "tud$
Course 'escriptions,Graduation !e#uirements
Career Paths
(Insert school logo or photo, we6 address and general contact in!ormation)
(01his Sample is adapted !rom Aindsor C3- @igh School Student I& 7uide)
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IN-RODUC-ION
The administration, staff and departmental committees, along with the advice and
cooperation of the Professional "chool Counselor (P"C) and post0secondar$
institutions, prepared this ndividual Planning "tudent >andbook% The purpose of
this handbook is to provide assistance to students, parents and P"Cs in
developing and updating the students) Personal Plans of "tud$% "tudents need to
take into consideration their interests, abilities and talents when choosing a career
path and cluster% The intent is not to have students choose a specific occupation,
but to see the broader career pathwa$s and select courses that will enable them to
get as much knowledge and as man$ skills as possible given their individual
interests and needs%
"ample >igh "chool provides work e&perience training programs, college
preparator$ studies and technical,vocational training to students each $ear% Gnce
a student knows what direction the$ want to focus their energ$, the$ need to
decide on the t$pe of training that is best for them% "tudents ma$ choose Lhands
onL technical training, further education at college or universities, militar$ training
or Lon the 5obL apprentice training% (ach of these choices ma$ re#uire them to
make certain ad5ustments to their Personal Plan of "tud$ each $ear% Professional
"chool Counselors will provide assistance with these ad5ustments, and students
are to review their Personal Plan of "tud$ with their parents each $ear% /fter the$
have made revisions to their plans, the$ review revisions with their school
counselor% The revised plan aids students in their $earl$ scheduling process%
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S-UDEN- GRADUA-ION E(IGI)I(I-*
AC-IVI-* E(IGI)I(I-*
HONOR COURSES
AG PROGRAM E(IGI)I(I-*
PERSONA( P(AN O+ S-UD*
DUA( CREDI- COURSES
AR-ICU(A-ED COURSES
AREA -ECHNICA( SCHOO( PROGRAMS
INDEPENDEN- S-UD* COURSES
MOVIP
SUMMER SCHOO(
GRADE POIN- AVERAGES
SCHEDU(E CHANGES
S-UDEN- C(ASSI+ICA-ION
,ISE
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Art and Communi!ation =Artiti! HCreatorH>
Cluter5 ArtB Audio8Viual -e!"nolog: .
Communi!ation
O!!upation in!lude /rchitecture, nterior 'esign,
Creative +riting, <ashion 'esign, <ilm, <ine /rts, Graphic
'esign, Mournalism, .anguages, !adio, TN, /dvertising,
Public !elations
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 Computer /pplications, "hop,
Mournalism, 'rawing, Painting, "peech,'rama, Choir,
;and, Music /ppreciation, Te&tiles * , >ousing, Graphic
/rts, 'rafting, Ceramics, <oreign .anguages, +eb 'esign
and /rea Technical "chool (/T") programs in 'igital Media
and Culinar$ /rts
Clu< . A!tivitie5 'rama, /rt, "hop, * Graphics Clubs,
"peech Contest, <CC./, Bearbook
Poi<le Volunteer ,orA5 Communit$ Theater, Church
choir, !adio,TN station, write for local newspaper, sing
8ational /nthem at events%
)uineB Management and -e!"nolog: =Conventional
HOrganiCerH>
Cluter5 Information -e!"nolog:B +inan!e and
MarAeting
O!!upation in!lude "ales, (ntrepreneurship, Marketing,
Computers, <inance /ccounting, Personnel, (conomics
and Management
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 Computer /pplications,
Publications, /ccounting, Marketing, Personal <inance,
CG(, "ports * (ntertainment Marketing, Computer
Graphics, (conomics, "peech, 'igital Media, Career
Gpportunities%, +eb 'esign, 'esktop Publishing, ;usiness
Technolog$, Tourism * >ospitalit$, 'igital Media and
;usiness Management Program at the /T"
Clu< . A!tivitie5 <;./, '(C/,
Poi<le Volunteer ,orA5 Munior /chievement, "ales
pro5ects for clubs, raise mone$ for charitable causes, Gffice
or Guidance Gffice /ide
Healt" Servi!e =Invetigative8So!ial
H-"inAer8HelperH>
Cluter5 Healt" S!ien!e
O!!upation in!lude5 !elated to the promotion of health
and the treatment of disease% !esearch, Prevention,
Treatment and related Technologies
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 /natom$,Ph$siolog$, /;C
"cience, /dv% ;iolog$, Chemistr$, Ps$cholog$,
Computer /pplications, +eight Training, ;o$s,Girls >ealth,
<amil$ >ealth, Contemporar$ ssues, Culinar$ * ,
"peech, Mefferson College >ealth Program
Clu< . A!tivitie5 "cience Club, <>/, +eight lifting,
T!(8', Teen C(!T
Possible Nolunteer +ork: >ospital volunteer, !ed Cross,
'onate blood, <ood "ervice /dvisor$ ;oard member,
8urse,Pharmacist for a 'a$
Human Services (Social "Helpers") Clusters: Education &
Training, Government & Public dministration, Hospitalit!
& Tourism, "a#$Public Sa%et!$Corrections$Securit!
O!!upation in!lude5 !elated to (conomic, Political and
"ocial s$stems, (ducation, Government, .aw * .aw
enforcement, .eisure * !ecreation, Militar$, !eligion, Child
Care, "ocial "ervices and Personal "ervices
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 Computer /pplications,
'rama, Child 'evelopment * , Culinar$ * ,
Ps$cholog$, /merican Government, +eight Training,
"peech, Cont% ssues, .aw, /dvanced /merican >istor$ *
, /P Ps$cholog$, /P Government, "ociolog$, <amil$
>ealth, Tourism * >ospitalit$
Clu< . A!tivitie5 "ports, "tudent Council, Class officer,
<CC./, T!(8', Bouth /live, /O Program, Teen C(!T
Poi<le Volunteer ,orA5 +ork for political campaigns,
'a$ Care, Teacher /ide, BMC/, "couts, Munior
/chievement, /O Tutor,
Indutrial . Engineering -e!"nolog:
=Realiti!8Invetigative8 Conventional
HDoer8-"inAer8OrganiCerH>
Cluter5 Ar!"ite!ture8Contru!tionB Manufa!turingB
S!ien!e8 -e!"nolog:8Engineering8Mat"B -ranportationB
Ditri<ution . (ogiti!
O!!upation in!lude5 !elated to 'esign, 'evelop, nstall,
and Maintain Ph$sical "$stems, (ngineering,
Manufacturing, Construction, "ervice and related Techs%
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 Computer /pplications,
Geometr$, Ph$sics, Publications, "culpture, Ceramics,
"hop , "mall (ngines, /rchitectural 'rafting, Metals,
Mechanical 'rafting, /;C "cience, "peech and Mefferson
College programs in (lectronics, Computer /ided 'rafting,
/uto Tech, Machine Tool Tech, +elding, !esidential
Carpentr$, !esidential +iring
Clu< . A!tivitie5 "hop, Math, /rt, Graphics, and
Computer Clubs, Bearbook
Poi<le Volunteer ,orA5 Maintenance and !epairing
"mall /ppliances, automobiles, or computers%
Natural Reour!e =Realiti! HDoerH>
Cluter5 Agri!ultureB +oodB Natural Reour!e
O!!upation in!lude5 !elated to /griculture,
(nvironment and 8atural !esources% /griculture "cience,
(nvironmental "cience, (arth "cience, <isheries, <orestr$,
>orticulture and +ildlife
Re!ommended Ele!tive5 Computer /pplications,
Geolog$, (colog$, /dvanced ;iolog$, Chemistr$, Culinar$,
"peech, /;C "cience
Clu< . A!tivitie5 Missouri Conservation, "cience Club,
Gutdoor /ctivities, Green Team
Poi<le Volunteer ,orA5 /dopt a >ighwa$ or !iver,
<lorist, Parks, ;otanical Gardens, Poo, Neterinar$, animal
shelter%
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Sample Hig" S!"ool# CROSS,A($ O+ CAREER PA-HS8C(US-ERS
*For more Information go to @@@?miouri!onne!tion?org
ST!"#T G$%!%T&'# "L&G&(&L&T)
"tudents eligible for graduation must have 3A units of credit%
/ll students must complete eight (D) semesters of high school%
/lso, each student must pass a satisfactor$ test on the
Constitution of Missouri and the <ederal Constitution prior to
graduation%
The following is the minimum basic re#uirements that all students
at "ample >igh "chool must successfull$ pass to graduate%
• /ll credits are to be earned in grades I through 13%
• 3A units are to be distributed minimall$ as follows:
Mathematics 0 : units Practical /rts 0 1 unit
.anguage /rts 0 A units <ine /rts 0 1 unit
"cience 0 : units Ph$sical (d% 0 1 unit
"ocial "tudies 0 : units >ealth 0 Q unit
Personal <inance 0 Q unit (lectives 0 H units
The following are the minimum re#uirements that all students must
successfull$ pass to be eligible for college enrollment and the
college prep diploma%
• /ll credits are to be earned in grades I through 13%
• / minimum cumulative GP/ of :%K or L;L average%
• /n /CT composite score of 31 or higher%
• 3F units are to be distributed minimall$ as follows:
Mathematics 0 A unitsJ "peech R Q unit
.anguage /rts 0 A units <ine /rts 0 1 unit
"cience 0 : unitsJJ Ph$sical (d% 0 1 unit
"ocial "tudies 0 : units >ealth R Q unit
<oreign .anguage 0 3 units Practical /rt 0 1 unit (Comp )pp B)
Personal <inance R Q unit (lectives R A Q units
*%lgebra & or higher +,th grade %lgebra accepted for college prep diploma-
**. unit of each: Physics .
st
/ (iology and Chemistry re0uired
n order to complete the re#uired credits for graduation, the student
has the opportunit$ to choose a variet$ of courses that would fit his
or her career path%
AC-IVI-* E(IGI)I(I-*
/ll students wanting to participate in high school athletics, band,
choir or an$ other competitive activit$ must be enrolled in and
successfull$ complete : credits (si& classes) the semester before
the and during which the$ participate% This is a M">"// rule for
all schools% INO-E5 (ffective Mul$ 1, 3KKI, as a result of the 3KKH
/nnual ;allot, the minimum academic standard will be increased to
/%? units of credit or (?C of the ma&imum allowable credits which
ma$ be earned, whichever is greater% (ligibilit$ for the fall
semester of 3KKI03K1K will be based upon a student meeting
these standards during the "P!8G "(M("T(! of the 3KKD03KKI
school $ear%
"tudents interested in participation in college athletics need to
understand the rules and regulations of the 8C// (ligibilit$
"tandards go to www%ncaastudent%org to get the information prior
to completing their personal plan of stud$%
AG PROGRAM E(IGI)I(I-*
+indsor >igh "chool is an L/O "choolL designated b$ the state of
Missouri% This designation enables ever$ student who meets /O
criterion to receive tuition incentives to Missouri Communit$
Colleges or Nocational,Technical "chools% "tudents who are
interested in receiving the benefit must sign an L/O /greement@
form and return it to the /O counselor)s office during sophomore
$ear%
Re;uirement to !omplete t"e AG Program:
• "ign an /O /greement and submit it to the /O Gffice%
• (arn a cumulative grade point average (GP/) of 3%F on a A%K scale b$
graduation%
• Maintain a IFS attendance average over a A0$ear period%
• Provide FK hours of supervised, unpaid tutoring within the "ample "chool
'istrict%
• Maintain a record of good citi-enship (8o G"")
• /void the unlawful use of drugs (have no alcohol or drug offenses on school
or police records)%
• /ttend an /O high school the : $ears prior to graduation%
• ;e a =" citi-en
• The student and their parents must also complete a free application for
<ederal "tudent /id% (</<"/) after Man% 1st of senior $ear% <orm available:
www%fafsa%gov
HONOR COURSES =H>
>onor courses are for the academicall$ gifted students% <inals in
the honor courses will count as 3KS of the semester grade% 8inth
* Tenth Grade students must maintain at least a ; average to
continue in an honors class% These courses are weighted for GP/
* !ank in Class%
>onor (>) courses offered at "ample >igh "chool are as
follows:
>% (nglish >% (nglish
>% (nglish >% (nglish N
>% /lgebra >% Geometr$
>% Pre0Calculus >% College /lgebra
>% /P Calculus >% Ph$sics <irst
>% "tatistics >% ;iolog$
>% Chemistr$ >% Chemistr$
>% /dvanced ;iolog$ >% /natom$,Ph$siolog$
>% /dvanced Ph$sics >% +orld >istor$
>% /merican >istor$ >% /P Govt% * Politics
>% /P Ps$cholog$ >% /dv% /m% >istor$ *
>% Bou and the .aw >% "pan
>% "pan N >% <rench
>% <rench N >% /ccounting
>% ;usiness Technolog$
DUA( CREDI- COURSES
'ual Credit courses provide an opportunit$ for #ualif$ing students
to not onl$ earn high school credit but also college credit for the
course% /pplications and fees to take a course for college credit
must be submitted to the college during the first 3 weeks of the
course% nstructors of these courses will go over the cost and
procedures with the students%
The following colleges offer academic college courses at +indsor:
=niversit$ of Missouri0"t% .ouis
Missouri ;aptist College
Mefferson College
/t this time, the college courses that are offered are as follows:
>% /dvanced ;iolog$ >% (nglish N
>% Chemistr$ >% College /lgebra
>% /dv% /m% >istor$ >% Pre0Calculus
>% /dv% /m% >istor$ >% <rench
>% "pan >% "pan N
>% ;usiness Technolog$
The following courses are offered for /dvanced Placement credit,
which means at the end of the course the$ ma$ choose to take the
/P e&am (at their own e&pense) and possibl$ earn college credit:
/P /rt Portfolio >% /P Calculus
>% /P Govt% * Politics >% /P Ps$cholog$
AR-ICU(A-ED COURSES
"tudents ma$ articulate the following courses through "ample
College earning credit toward an /ssociate 'egree of /pplied
"cience:
Computer /pplications Marketing
/ccounting
AREA -ECHNICA( SCHOO( PROGRAMS
"tudents enrolled in /rea Tech "chool classes attend these
classes on the "ample College Campus and ma$ earn : (>igh
"chool) credits for each $ear completed% "tudents will also be
enrolled in A classes on "ample >igh "chool Campus in order to
meet all graduation re#uirements% "tudents ma$ earn credit
toward an /ssociates 'egree in /pplied "cience at "ample
College upon successful completion of most of the programs
Area -e!"ni!al S!"ool Program Availa<le5
/dvanced !esidential Carpentr$ 11013
/utomotive Technolog$ 13
;uilding !epair Technolog$ 1K013
;usiness Management 11013
C/' /rchitecture 13
C/' (ngineering 11013
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Programs: Linking School Success With Life Success
(arl$ Childhood * (lementar$ (ducation 11013
Culinar$ /rts 1K013
'igital Media Technolog$ 11013
+eb 'esign * Computer Gperations 11013
>ealth "ervices /ssistant 11013
>eating,!efrigeration,/C 13
Metal <abrication 1K013
!esidential Carpentr$ 1K013
!esidential +iring 11013
+elding Technolog$ 11013
SPECIA( SERVICES
Courses are offered for individual students with diagnosed special
needs%
INDEPENDEN- S-UD* COURSES
>igh school correspondence courses and Plato web courses are
available for students who need to make up credit missed% Gnl$
5uniors and seniors are eligible to take these courses if the$ need
to earn credit in order to graduate on time% / student must have
approval from the principal and,or a counselor in order to receive
an application% Those students not meeting the re#uirements for
graduation ma$ elect to take correspondence or Plato courses to
supplement credit earned at "ample >igh "chool with the following
provisions: / ma&imum of four classes, 3 credits, ma$ be applied
toward graduation re#uirements% =ni#ue circumstances presented
to the principal would allow for a student to take additional
correspondence courses%
MOVIP
>igh "chool Credit courses are also available through Miouri
Virtual Intru!tional Program go to:
www%dese%mo%gov,divimprove,curriculum,movip or see $our
counselor for details%
SUMMER SCHOO(
"tudents ma$ also earn up to 1 full high school credit, each
summer, toward graduation from "ummer "chool Program in order
to graduate on time% / course schedule for summer school is
distributed in /pril (each $ear) to students who need to make up
credit and is available for all students who ma$ need to take a
course to fit into their personal plan of stud$%
GRADE POIN- AVERAGES
Grades from all courses will be included in the grade point average
including P(, but not Pass,<ail courses%
Standard GPAGrade Honor GPA
A%KK / F%KK
:%CH /0 A%CH
:%:: ;O A%::
:%KK ; A%KK
3%CH ;0 :%CH
3%:: CO :%::
3%KK C :%KK
1%CH C0 3%CH
1%:: 'O 3%::
1%KK ' 3%KK
%CC '0 1%CC
**#o 12onors Grades3 will be transferred in from other
schools4 %ll grades will be interpreted on the standard scale4
SCHEDU(E CHANGES
"tudents ma$ re#uest a schedule change through the first seven
da$s of the semester% /fter the first seven da$s, students will have
to receive administrative approval% "tudents will receive an L<L if
withdrawn for disciplinar$ reasons%
(&ceptions to the above will be made through administrative
channels for uni#ue and unusual circumstances%
S-UDEN- C(ASSI+ICA-ION
"tudents will be classified in certain grade levels b$ the number of
credits he or she has earned at the end of each school $ear%
Ith grade K%KK 0 A%FK credits
1Kth grade F%KK 0 1K%FK credits
11th grade 11%KK 0 1C%FK credits
13th grade 1H%KK 0 3A%KK credits
,? I? S? E? =,OR$ING -O INSPIRE S-UDEN- E4CE((ENCE >
This is time set aside twice a month for students to work on life and
career goals% /ll students will go over this booklet in their +"(
group in <ebruar$%
"5PL'$"6PL%#6%CT
The /CT is the test used in Missouri for most Colleges and
"cholarships% t is a A0hour test given C times a $ear at various
test centers on a given "aturda$ morning and a fee is charged (fee
waivers are available in the counselors office)% To best prepare for
the /CT students must take core academic courses all A $ears%
"tudents ma$ take the test more that once and colleges e&cept the
highest score% Most students take the /CT for the first time the
end of their 5unior $ear because that is the curriculum it tests and
then ma$ take it again throughout their senior $ear% <or more
information go to http:,,www%act%org or see $our counselor%
To prepare "ample >igh "chool students for the /CT all are given
the P./8 during their sophomore $ear, this is the pre0/CT and the
results are e&plained in +"( (educational planning time)% n
(ighth grade all students take the (9P.G!(, the pre0P./8%
/CT Test 'ates 3KKI03K1K
"eptember 13, 3KKIJ
Gctober 3A, 3KKI
'ecember 13, 3KKI
<ebruar$ C, 3K1KJJ
/pril 1K, 3K1K
Mune 13, 3K1K
COURSE O++ERINGS A- SAMP(E HIGH SCHOO(
*!enotes a course is only one semester
COMMUNICA-ION AR-S
(nglish
>onors (nglish
(nglish
>onors (nglish
(nglish
>onors (nglish
(nglish N
>onors (nglish N
/merican <olkloreJ
"hakespeareJ
Creative +ritingJ
"peechJ
Publications
Publications
+riting for Mournalists
+riting for Mournalists
MA-HEMA-ICS
/lgebra
/lgebra /
/lgebra ; (<all 3K1K)
/lgebra Topics
/lgebra
>onors /lgebra
Geometr$
Geometr$ "urve$
>onors Geometr$
Pre0(ngineering
>onors "tatisticsJ
College Prep /lgebra
>onors College /lgebraJ
>onors Pre0Calculus
>onors /P Calculus
SCIENCE
Ph$sics <irst
>onors Ph$sics <irst
(colog$J
Geolog$J
;iolog$
>onors ;iolog$
>onors /dvanced ;iolog$
>onors /natom$ and Ph$siolog$
ntro to Chemistr$
Chemistr$
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Programs: Linking School Success With Life Success
>onors Chemistr$
>onors Chemistr$
>onors /dvanced Ph$sics
SOCIA( S-UDIES
+orld >istor$
>onors +orld >istor$
/merican >istor$
>onors /merican >istor$
Government
>onors /P Government * Politics
Contemporar$ ssuesJ
>istor$ of "portsJ
"ociolog$J
Ps$cholog$J
>onors /P Ps$cholog$J
>onors /dv% /m% >istor$ J
>onors /dv% /m% >istor$ J
>onors Bou and the .awJ
PRAC-ICA( AR-S
CAREER . )USINESS -ECHNO(OG* EDUCA-ION
/ccounting
>onors /ccounting
>onors ;usiness Technolog$
Computer /pplicationsJ
'esktop PublishingJ
'igital Media Technolog$J
Personal <inanceJ
+eb Page 'esignJ
Career GpportunitiesJ
Marketing J
Marketing ,CG(
"ports * (ntertainment Marketing
Tourism and >ospitalit$J
Nocational !ehabilitation CG(
+AMI(* AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Culinar$ /rts J
Culinar$ /rts J
>ousing and nteriors J
Creative Te&tiles,Techni#ues J
Creative Te&tiles,Techni#ues J
<amil$ >ealthJ
Child 'evelopment J
Child 'evelopment J
INDUS-RIA( AR-S
General "hopJ
+oodworking J
+oodworking J
Mechanical 'raftingJ
/rchitectural 'raftingJ
"mall (ngine !epairJ
MetalsJ
Computer GraphicsJ
+INE AR-S
'ramaJ
<ine /rts "urve$
ntro to /rt: dentitiesJ
Ceramics J
Ceramics J
'rawing J
'rawing J
Painting J
"culptureJ
/P /rt Portfolio
MenTs Choir
+omenTs Choir
Mi&ed Choir (MN)
Concert Choir (Narsit$)
Music /ppreciationJ
Marching ;andJ
Concert ;andJ
Ma-- ;and
+OREIGN (ANGUAGE
"panish
"panish
>onors "panish
>onors "panish N
<rench
<rench
>onors <rench
>onors <rench N
PH*SICA( EDUCA-ION8HEA(-H
+omen)s Ph$sical (ducationJ
+omen)s "trength * ConditioningJ
CG(' Ph$sical (ducationJ
Men)s Ph$sical (ducationJ
Men)s "trength * Conditioning J
>ealthJ
/CT Prep
A DESCRIP-ION O+ COURSES O++ERED A-
SAMP(E HIGH SCHOO(
COMMUNICA-ION AR-S
ENG(ISH I5 This is a re;uired !oure for nint" grade tudent
which focuses on the writing process, including a review and
refinement of sentence structure and grammar skills% Composition
and research are integrated throughout the course% t also serves
as an introduction to a variet$ of genre, including a "hakespearean
pla$, short stories, novels, non0fiction and poetr$% Grade I 1
unit
HONORS ENG(ISH I5 "tudents in honors (nglish will be re#uire
to complete the same components of (nglish with a more
rigorous workload striving for a greater depth of knowledge, with
independent stud$ pro5ects and more re#uired reading% Must meet
entrance criteria and maintain a 7;@ or higher to continue% Grade I
1 unit
ENG(ISH II5 -"i i a re;uired for all tent" grade tudent%
"tudents work with the basic parts of a sentence, punctuation, and
simple, compound and comple& sentences% The$ learn to develop
paragraphs into longer pieces of writing, communicating in a
logical and concise manner% The$ also do research in the librar$
becoming familiar with resources there, which include using the
computer lab% "tudents in (nglish read Mulius Caesar b$ +illiam
"hakespeare becoming re0ac#uainted with the (li-abethan /ge, its
language, customs and the Globe theatre% The$ will also read two
other novels during the $ear% Prere#uisite: (nglish Grade 1K
1 unit
HONORS ENG(ISH II5 "tudents in honors (nglish will be
re#uired to complete the same components of (nglish with a
more rigorous workload striving for a greater depth of knowledge,
with independent stud$ pro5ects and more re#uired reading%
Prere#uisite: (nglish and must meet entrance criteria and
maintain a 7;@ or higher to continue% Grade 1K 1 unit
ENG(ISH III5 Re;uired !oure of all Dunior% This course
provides students with an understanding of the philosophies,
historical conte&t and literature that shape /merican culture%
"tudents will read a cross section of /merican authors and genre%
"tudents will respond anal$ticall$ in writing to literature, and
practice different forms of e&positor$ writing% "tudents will write an
M./ st$le research paper% "tudents are also e&posed to modif$ing
the writing process to function under time constraints during essa$
e&ams% Prere#uisite: (nglish Grade 11 1 unit
HONORS ENG(ISH III5 /n advanced class that gives college0
bound 5uniors an intensive stud$ of /merican literature and a
foundation for effective college writing% "tudents read, discuss and
e&amine a broad sampling of /merican literature from 1FKK to the
present% "tudents learn to compose accurate, grammaticall$
correct essa$ test answers under time constraints and practice
skills that are needed for success on the /CT% "tudents also write
an M./ st$le research paper and prepare a portfolio for college
admissions% Prere#uisite: (nglish and must meet entrance
criteria and maintain a 7C@ or higher to continue% Grade 11 1 unit
ENG(ISH IV5 "tudents will read, respond, discuss, write and ,or
present on novels% "tudents will stud$ the historical setting and
culture of each novel% (nriching vocabular$ will be stressed as will
the college application process and e&perience% "tudents will
receive instruction in the process and specifications of writing
research papers, which follow the M./ st$le of documentation%
Prere#uisite: (nglish Grade 13 1 unit
HONORS ENG(ISH IV5 "tudents in honors (nglish N will be
re#uired to complete the same components of (nglish N with a
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more rigorous workload striving for a greater depth of knowledge,
with independent stud$ pro5ects and more re#uired reading%
"tudents will read, respond, discuss, write and ,or present on
novels% "tudents will stud$ the historical setting and culture of
each novel% (nriching vocabular$ will be stressed as will the
college application process and e&perience% "tudents will receive
instruction in the process and specifications of writing research
papers, which follow the M./ st$le of documentation% 'ual credit
option is available% Prere#uisite: (nglish , 1D on /CT and must
meet entrance criteria and maintain a 7C@ or higher to continue%
Grade 13 1 unit
AMERICAN +O($(ORE5 / one0semester course, which studies
the e&pressive traditions of ever$da$ people in ever$da$ life%
/reas of folklore that will be e&amined are: folktales, legends and
rh$mes2 music2 superstitions2 customs and festivals2 architecture2
crafts2 and foods% "tudent pro5ects will develop writing and
communication skills% Grades 1K013 Q unit
SHA$ESPEARE5 / one0semester course in which students will
revel in the culture of (li-abethan (ngland and the writing of
+illiam "hakespeare% >ands0on pro5ects will bring the 1FKK)s to
life, and students will en5o$ reading and viewing "hakespeare)s
most popular pla$s% Grades 11013 Q unit
CREA-IVE ,RI-ING5 Creative +riting is an elective course
designed for the student who likes to write and has alread$
demonstrated above average abilit$ in writing% Grades 11013 Q
unit
SPEECH5 "peech is a one0semester course which progresses
from group discussions to individual performances% "peech is
designed to improve communication skills and overcome public
speaking an&iet$% This course develops a basic understanding of
communication fundamentals and provides opportunities for
students to ac#uire skills in oral communication, effective listening,
oral interpretation, speech writing and public speaking% !e#uired
for college0prep diploma% Grades I013 Q unit
PU)(ICA-IONS I5 s a hands0on class designed to teach
students to plan, research, and produce a camera0read$ high
school $earbook% "tudents gain some graphics and computer
knowledge as the $earbook is produced using ndesign C"3%
"tudents are also responsible for attending student Mournalism
conference and raising part of the mone$ necessar$ to produce the
$earbook% The$ sell advertising to area merchants, hold fund0
raisers and make posters advertising the $earbook sales%
nstructorTs approval Grades 11013 1 unit
PU)(ICA-IONS II5 s a continuation of Publications% "tudents
admitted to this class have alread$ taken Publications and have a
working knowledge of the $earbook process, the computer and
ndesign C"3% Prere#uisite: Publications and instructorTs
approval Grade 13 1 unit
,RI-ING +OR JOURNA(IS-S I5 This course is a writing
intensive course that is designed to help students begin to e&plore
the 5ournalism profession% Throughout the $ear, students will be
e&pected to activel$ participate in all aspects of newspaper
production, including generating and writing stories, raising
advertising mone$, and la$out and design% Prere#uisite:
nstructorTs approval Grades 11013 1 unit
,RI-ING +OR JOURNA(IS-S II5 This course is an advanced
writing course that will allow students to further e&plore the
knowledge the$ gained in +riting for Mournalists% Throughout the
$ear, students will be e&pected to activel$ participate in all aspects
of newspaper production, including generating and writing stories,
raising advertising mone$, and la$out and design% Prere#uisite:
+riting for Mournalists and instructorTs approval
Grades 11013 1 unit
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PERSONA( P(AN O+ S-UD*
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Individual Planning Reour!e
This chart provides background information to aid the Professional "chool Counselor (P"C) in helping students
through the ndividual Planning process% / review of the materials listed will help develop an awareness of man$ of the
resources available to students and their families%
MO Center for
Career
Edu!ation
=MCCE>
MCC( provides a collection of resources supporting the curriculum and
instruction of career and technical education%
www%mcce%org
Career
Pat"@a: .
Career
Cluter
http://missouriconnections.org
AG Program
The Missouri /O "chools Program offers a framework and incentives for
providing #ualit$ education for all students% (ach student must enter into a
written agreement with the school prior to high school graduation and fulfill
basic re#uirements related to attendance, GP/, tutoring,mentoring and good
citi-enship%
http:,,dese%mo%gov,divimprove,aplus,proginfo,abtaplus%html
ACES8PRIMO
P!MG is a career planning and assistance program for students interested
in pursuing a career in primar$ healthcare, and is designed to address the
shortage of Primar$ >ealthcare Providers in underserved areas of Missouri%
http:,,www%semoahec%org,programsandservices%asp
AC-
The /CT is a national college admissions e&amination that consists of
sub5ect area tests in: (nglish, math, reading and science% /ll A0$ear colleges
and universities in the =nited "tates accept /CT results%
http:,,www%actstudent%org,
ASVA)
/"N/; is a multiple0choice test administered b$ the =nited "tates Militar$
(ntrance Processing Command and is used to determine #ualification for
enlistment in the =nited "tates armed forces% t is often optionall$
administered to /merican high school students when the$ are in the 11th
grade, although an$one eligible to and who is interested in enlisting can take
it% http:,,www%arm$%com,enlist,asvab%html
Area Career
and -e!"
Center
The statewide network of Missouri Career Centers provides valuable
workforce services to help people obtain #ualit$, self0sustaining careers% The
services are provided b$ wa$ of a partnership of federal, state and local
emplo$ment and training organi-ations that are tailored to reflect the specific
needs in each communit$%
https:,,www%missouricareersource%com
SA-
The "/T is a standardi-ed test for college admissions in the =nited "tates%
t measures critical thinking skills that are needed for academic success in
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college% "/T consists of three ma5or sections: Critical !eading, Mathematics
and +riting% >igh school 5uniors and seniors t$picall$ take the "/T%
http:,,www%collegeboard%com,student,testing,sat,about,"/T%html
EOC EEam
!eplaces the Missouri /ssessment Program (M/P) Tests at the high school
level% /ssessment in /lgebra , (nglish and ;iolog$ begins in school $ear
3KKD0KI2 Testing in Geometr$, ntegrated Math , ntegrated Math , /lgebra
, (nglish , Government and /merican >istor$ to be in place b$ school $ear
3KKI03K1K%
http:,,www%dese%mo%gov,divimprove,assess,eoc,
E4P(ORE
(9P.G!( is designed to help Dth and Ith graders e&plore a broad range of
options for their future for their high school coursework, postRhigh school
choices, and future academic and career success%
http:,,www%act%org,e&plore,inde&%html
Gifted .
-alented
Program
"pecial enrichment programs for the gifted and talented and other interested
students include the following: M"*T, 'rur$Ts "ummer"cape, 'uke
=niversit$ Talent dentification Program (TP"), Missouri "cholars /cadem$,
Missouri <ine /rts /cadem$, Girls,;o$s "tate, etc%
Check we6 sites o! local colleges and universities !or speci!ic programs
o!!ered%
Miouri
Conne!tion
Missouri Connections is a web0based resource for e&ploration of career
interests, occupations and educational strategies% The resource provides
information on career paths, clusters, pathwa$s and career options%
"tudents build a portfolio with education plans, resumes, favorites, and more%
t provides assistance with tracking goals and preparing for the workforce%
http:,,missouriconnections%org,
National
College
At"leti!
Ao!iation
=NCAA>
8C// is a voluntar$ organi-ation through which the nationTs colleges and
universities govern their athletics programs and provide information on
eligibilit$ re#uirements, personal welfare,decision0making and academics%
www%ncaa%org
PerAin
The Carl '% Perkins Career and Technical (ducation mprovement /ct (3KKC)
represents one of the largest federal investments in our nationTs high schools
and is a ke$ component of our secondar$ and postsecondar$ education
s$stems% The Perkins /ct e&tends through the $ear 3K13 and provides more
than U1%3 billion in federal support for career and technical education
programs in all FK states%
http:,,dese%mo%gov,divcareered,perkins%htm
Peronal
Refle!tion
nvestigating and anal$-ing interests, skills and aptitude for a perfect career
Lfit%L "trategies include writing reflections, interest surve$s, Nenn 'iagram
(EDample2 +oes my Career #it MeE (C7 ;,(F 7rade --, Gnit - Hesson /)
http:,,missouricareereducation%org,C's,Guidance.essons,C'H0Gr110=nit10
.esson:%doc
PSA-
The Preliminar$ "/TV,8ational Merit "cholarship Wualif$ing Test is a co0
sponsored program b$ the College ;oard and 8ational Merit "cholarship
Corporation (8M"C)% t s a standardi-ed test that provides Practice for the
"/T and a chance to enter 8ational Merit "cholarship Corporation (8M"C)
scholarship programs% t measures critical reading skills, math problem0
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solving skills and writing skills% t is a good source of feedback on strengths
and weaknesses which allow students to focus on preparation on those
areas that could most benefit from additional stud$ and practice%
http:,,www%collegeboard%com,student,testing,psat,about%html
MO%VIP
Miouri
Virtual S!"ool
MoNP offers online courses for students statewide% "tudents can take an
entire course from an$ nternet0connected computer, available 3A hours a
da$, and seven da$s a week% MoNP is a 6013 program that enables all
schools to offer Missouri students e#ual access to a wider range of
coursework, more fle&ibilit$ in scheduling, and learning online is neither time
nor place dependent%
http:,,dese%mo%gov,divimprove,curriculum,movip,
Miouri
-e!"ni!al
S!"ool
Contact information for Missouri Technical "chools
http:,,www%technical0schools0guide%com,missouri0technical0schools%html
http:,,dese%mo%gov,divimprove,aplus,postsecondar$,vo0techcoord%htm
Miouri
College and
Univeritie
Contact information for Missouri colleges and universities%
http:,,www%dese%mo%gov,divteach#ual,leadership,pdEguidelines,appendM%pdf
P(AN
P./8 is a Lpre0/CTL test that helps to predict success on the /CT% t is
generall$ administered to 1Kth grade students in the fall and focuses
attention on both career preparation and improving academic achievement%
http:,,www%act%org,plan,inde&%html
-e!" Prep
Tech Prep serves to support, promote and encourage career and technical
education programs that link secondar$ and post0secondar$ education,
emplo$ers and communities to ensure a highl$ skilled workforce% t also
promotes lifelong learning and helps to provide a seamless transition
between post0secondar$ education and career emplo$ment%
http:,,dese%mo%gov,divcareered,tpEcontactsElocations%htm
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