ERIC Number: ED358387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Preparing for Life and Work: A Student and Parent Guide to High School Planning.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Pupil Services.
This document presents a guide to help students, who are entering the ninth grade, and their parents prepare for the transition from middle school to high school. The booklet is organized around a series of questions that students might ask themselves as they begin to plan for their high school careers. Each question is considered and discussed to help students make the appropriate decisions. Students are advised to consider what they might like to do as a career when they finish school, what basic skills they will need, whether they are learning the right things to help them in the future, and what courses they are required to take and what other courses might be useful to them. A section on subject areas offered in high school defines 17 possible subject areas, including agricultural education, computer education, English and language arts, mathematics, science, and technology education. A section on job areas that may be of interest to students lists example of jobs in each of the 14 general job areas defined by the U.S. Department of Labor. A grid is included to help students identify which subject areas in high school will help be useful to specific job areas. Three resources are listed for students desiring further information. (NB)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Grade 9, High School Freshmen, High Schools, Parents, Planning, School Counselors, Teachers
Bureau for School and Community Relations, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Pupil Services.