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Tracy Buck

Recommended Grade Level:
9th Grade


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Preparing for College and Careers (Keystone)

Preparing for College and Careers (Keystone) addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors all students need to be prepared for success in college, career, and life. The focus of the course is the impact of today’s choices on tomorrow’s possibilities. Topics to be addressed include twenty-first century life and career skills; higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes; exploration of personal aptitudes, interests, values, and goals; examining multiple life roles and responsibilities as individuals and family members; planning and building employability skills; transferring school skills to life and work; and managing personal resources. This course includes reviewing the 16 national career clusters and Indiana’s College and Career Pathways, in depth investigation of one or more pathways, reviewing graduation plans, developing career plans, and developing personal and career portfolios. A project based approach, including computer and technology applications, cooperative ventures between school and community, simulations, and real life experiences, is recommended


Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors


Students must have access to a computer with high-speed internet access. Students will also be provided a copy of “The Top 20 Teens” book.  There will be an additional fee for this book.  All additional instructional materials will be provided by the instructor.

Final Exam

There will be no on-site final exam. The final exam for this course will be an “ePortfolio” grade using Family Connections.