Career Guidance Plan

6th Grade (Collaboration of counselors and Career Awareness class)

  • Students set up a Gacollege411 account
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Career Assessment
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Interest Inventory
  • Through Advisement students explore different career interests

7th Grade (Collaboration of counselors and Career Awareness class)

  • Students set up a Gacollege411 account
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Career Assessment
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Interest Inventory
  • Students use Gacollege411 to explore three career concentrations/clusters
  • Students use Gacollege411 to save three career clusters/concentrations in their portfolios
  • Through Advisement students explore different career interests and the skills steps needed to acquire and keep various careers.

8th Grade(Collaboration of counselors and Career Awareness class)

  • Students set up a Gacollege411 account
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Career Assessment
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete and save the Interest Inventory
  • Students use Gacollege411 to explore three career concentrations/clusters
  • Students use Gacollege411 to save three career clusters/concentrations in their portfolios
  • Students use Gacollege411 to explore three occupations
  • Students use Gacollege411 to save occupational information in their portfolios
  • Students use Gacollege411 to complete an Individual Graduation Plan
  • Through Advisement students explore different career interests and the skills steps needed to acquire and keep various careers.
  • Through Advisement students explore high school courses and discuss post-secondary plans.
  • Through Advisement a student/parent conference is schedule to discuss four year plans.

9th Grade

  • Each 9th grade student will review graduation requirements and complete a 4 Year Plan of Study with their advisor.
  • Students will complete a Learning Styles Inventory to increase their self awareness as it relates to academic learning and career readiness.
  • Students will participate in an advisement activity that explores ways to be successful in high school including academic, extracurricular, and work based learning activities.
  • Students will review components of GACollege411 and will be directed to become familiar with the High School Planning Tab-9th Grade on the Timeline.
  • Each 9th grade student will have a GACollege411 account and will be asked to identify 3 potential career areas to save to their electronic portfolio.
  • Students will review Career Pathways available at Madison County High School and be encouraged to select a Career Pathway.
  • Students will be provided with the tools available in GCIS and Career Cruising as supplemental college and career planning resources.
  • Students will be introduced to College Planning during advisement including types of colleges, types of degree programs, college admissions requirements, the college application process, and financial aid information.
  • Students will complete and interpret a career inventory with their advisor.
  • Students will learn about College Credit Now Programs such as ACCEL, Dual Enrollment HOPE Grant, Move-On-When-Ready, Joint Enrollment, Articulation, and Advanced Placement.
  • Students will learn about their personality type and explore how personality types relate to career interests.
  • Students will be introduced to local employer expectations through a video produced by the CTAE department.
  • 9th Grade students will be given the opportunity to register for the PSAT.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will receive information about the HOPE Scholarship Program, Zell Miller Scholarship Program, and program changes through advisement.

10th Grade

  • All 10th grade students will be encouraged to take the PSAT to prepare them for the SAT and assist with college planning.
  • All 10th grade students will receive test preparation in advisement related to PSAT.
  • Students who take the PSAT will be introduced to My College QuickStart and encouraged to use the program for planning and further preparation for college admissions testing.
  • Tenth grade students will review College Credit Now opportunities available to them during their junior and senior years. These opportunities include ACCEL, Dual Enrollment HOPE Grant, Joint Enrollment, Move-On-When Ready, Articulation, and Advanced Placement.
  • Students will complete a Learning Styles Inventory to increase their self awareness as it relates to academic learning and career readiness.
  • Students will review components of GACollege411 and will be directed to become familiar with the High School Planning Tab-10th Grade on the Timeline.
  • Students will review Career Pathways available at Madison County High School and be encouraged to select or continue working toward a Career Pathway.
  • Students will be provided with the tools available in GCIS and Career Cruising as supplemental college and career planning resources.
  • College Planning information will be reviewed during advisement. This information will include types of colleges, types of degree programs, college admissions requirements, the college application process, and financial aid information.
  • Students will complete and interpret a career inventory with their advisor.
  • Students will continue learning about their personality type and how personalities relate to career interests.
  • Students will review employer expectations through a video produced by the CTAE department.
  • Students continue to update and maintain their electronic portfolios on GACollege 411, GCIS, and/or Career Cruising.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will receive information about the HOPE Scholarship Program, Zell Miller Scholarship Program, and program changes through advisement.

11th Grade

  • Students will review components of GACollege411 and will be directed to become familiar with the High School Planning-11th Grade on the Timeline.
  • Students will be reminded about the College Planning process during advisement. Information will include types of colleges, types of degree programs, college admissions requirements, the college application process, and financial aid information.
  • Eleventh grade students will be asked to identify 3 postsecondary schools in GACollege411.
  • All eleventh grade students will be encouraged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which provides a comprehensive career interest inventory. The results of the ASVAB are reviewed with the students by military personnel and counselors.
  • Eleventh grade students will be encouraged to attend the PROBE College Fair to begin making contacts with postsecondary schools.
  • Eleventh grade students will be encouraged to take the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
  • Students will receive SAT/ACT preparatory information through advisement.
  • SAT Preparation courses will be offered to juniors during the spring of their junior year-students must be registered for a corresponding test date.
  • Eleventh grade students will review College Credit Now opportunities available to them during their senior year. These opportunities include ACCEL, Dual Enrollment HOPE Grant, Joint Enrollment, Move-On-When Ready, Articulation, and Advanced Placement.
  • Students will review Career Pathways available at Madison County High School and be encouraged to select or continue working toward a Career Pathway.
  • Students will be provided with the tools available in GCIS and Career Cruising as supplemental college and career planning resources.
  • Students will complete and interpret a career inventory with their advisor.
  • Students will complete a lesson in advisement to further their understanding of how personality types relate to career interests.
  • Students will learn more about employer expectations through a video produced by the CTAE department.
  • Students continue to update and maintain their electronic portfolios using GaCollege411, GCIS, and/or Career Cruising.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will receive information about the HOPE Scholarship Program, Zell Miller Scholarship Program, and program changes through advisement.

12th Grade

  • Students will be provided with information about the college application process, deadlines, and financial aid information.
  • Students will receive SAT/ACT preparatory information through advisement.
  • SAT Preparation courses will be offered to seniors in the fall-students must be registered for a corresponding test date.
  • Twelfth grade students will take Articulation and Pathway Assessments as appropriate.
  • Students will review components of GACollege411 and will be directed to become familiar with the High School Planning Tab-12th Grade on the Timeline.
  • Twelfth grade students will be asked to identify their plans after high school using GACollege411.
  • Twelfth grade students will be encouraged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery if they are interested in the military or need assistance identifying career opportunities that match that interests, skills, and abilities. The results of the ASVAB are reviewed with the students by military personnel and counselors.
  • Twelfth grade students will be encouraged to attend the PROBE College Fair.
  • Twelfth grade students will be given the opportunity to apply to college during Apply to College Week in November. College representatives will be present on campus to assist with college applications. Students will also take part in a virtual college fair in advisement during this week.
  • Students will be provided with the tools available in GCIS and Career Cruising as supplemental college and career planning resources.
  • Students will complete and interpret a career inventory with their advisor.
  • Students will complete a lesson in advisement to further their understanding of personality types and how personality types relate to career interests.
  • Students will learn about the world of work by viewing a video produced by the CTAE department.
  •  Students and parents will learn about financial aid opportunities during the Fall and Spring Financial Aid Workshops with Georgia Student Finance Commission.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will receive information about the HOPE Scholarship Program, Zell Miller Scholarship Program, and program changes through advisement.