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    Westminster Public Schools prepares graduates to meet or exceed Colorado’s career and college readiness standards.

    It’s the way students learn about who they are, what kind of life they want, and how to get there! The Future Plan helps your child prepare for careers and college. Creating a Future Plan involves your student and you, along with his or her teachers and counselor. Our students begin creating their Future Plans in sixth grade, and continue to update it all the way through to graduation. Talk with your child about his or her Future Plan at the start of each semester!

  • 6th

    Career Awareness

    Students in Level 6 learn about different careers and take personal assessments to then connect who they are to their own career interests. Students receive six guidance lessons on the following topics:

    • Student Interview (e.g. career interests, personal and class strengths, work environment preferences, etc)
    • Learning Styles
    • Bright Outlook Jobs and Work Skills
    • Personal Strengths
    • True Colors
    • New Planet Occupations

  • 7th

    Career Exploration

    Students in Level 7 spend the entire year (seven classroom guidance lessons) researching three careers related to their own interests or work personality type (Holland Code). They also work on their literacy skills by writing three reflections throughout the year, with a final reflection that connects their current academics to their career interest(s).

  • 8th

    Connecting Careers to High School Planning

    Students in Level 8 focus on 3 main topics over seven classroom guidance lessons: The Career Expo, High School Transition and Course Registation, and Financial Literacy. The topics are broken down as follows:

    • Discovering Career Clusters (and understanding the new graduation requirements)
    • Understanding to dress and interview professionally for their field trip to the Career Expo in November
    • Learning about high school (and beyond) transition topics
    • Exploring the high school course catalog and practicing building a 4-year plan
    • Bulding a 4-year plan with the help of the high school and Future Center school counselors
    • Learning how to budget as an adult

  • 9th

    Self Awareness

    Students learn about themselves and their career interests and explore the following:

    • Myers Briggs
    • Work values
    • Learning styles
    • Life goals
    • Sphere self-assessment

  • 10th

    Understanding Career & College Pathways

    Students go through an in-depth exploration of options for career and college after high school, including:

    • Four-year colleges
    • Community colleges
    • Technical schools
    • Apprenticeships
    • Military

  • 11th

    Understanding Career & College Process

    Students start to form an idea of the pathway that matches hisor her career goals and and learn how to get there, and begin the following essential tasks:

    • Job applications
    • College applications
    • Scholarships
    • FAFSA application
    • Interviewing
    • Resume
    • Cover letters

  • 12th

    Completing Career & College Plans

    Students start to form an idea of the pathway that matches hisor her career goals and and learn how to get there. They then put the plan into action through the following essential tasks:

    • Job applications
    • College applications
    • Scholarships
    • FAFSA application
    • Interviewing
    • Resume
    • Cover letters

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  • The skills needed for today’s high school graduate have increased due to new and expanded career opportunities and expectations. These changes require a high school graduate who can demonstrate competence in English language arts, math, science and social studies as well as in Personal Social Competencies (PSC) that will foster success in the workplace.


    To meet these new demands for readiness, the State of Colorado has approved new minimum high school graduation requirements. Accordingly, WPS has shifted its graduation requirements to meet or exceed those of the state for students who are in the graduating Class of 2021 and beyond!