Career Planning for Middle School Students
It’s important a child gets to know him or herself by asking questions. This allows them to identify their values, interests, skills, and personal traits. Once those begin to develop, we help them identify skills that pave the way for possible career paths. Our administration knows what it takes for students to succeed beyond high school. Whether it be in college, trade profession, military, or in their careers, our career planning for students in middle school, set your child up for lifelong achievement.
Exposure to careers and figuring out what one wants to do is important for kids to see the value of long-term planning. Our staff is always just an email or a phone call away to help navigate college applications, offer advice on college and career choices, or any other aspect of career planning for middle school students.
Preparing for your future is a daunting task and must be planned carefully if you want to be successful in Phoenix, AZ, or anywhere else. There are basic steps to help students plan their future. Along with working hard to get the grades necessary in academic courses, part of these steps include evaluating what you enjoy, where you would like to live, how you would like to contribute in life, and what kind of civic contribution you can make. All while completing the required ACT or SAT testing, submitting applications, and pulling it all together!
Our team will help students realize their potential throughout this process and be there to celebrate their milestones.
Five Steps to Career Planning
Reflection and Self-Evaluation –The first step in career planning should be to gather information about yourself to assist in deciding on a career. Contact the Academic Dean.
Exploration –The second step is to explore and research your options. Exploring takes your self-assessment a step further by looking at your personal interests, skills, values, and work-life needs and narrowing down areas of possibilities.
Decision-Making and Goal Setting –After having completed your self-assessment and explored your options you should be ready to make some career decisions. The question now is how you will decide.
Gaining Experience –Career-related experience can help you develop the skills, abilities, and knowledge to solidify your career goals.
Implementation –This is the step in the process where you implement what you have learned and move forward towards a new job or more advanced education. You should also continue to evaluate your options and adjust as needed.