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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 connect their interests, strengths, personality, and skills with various careers. 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 and College Exploration

    Students in Level 7 work on researching careers and colleges during their Future Planning Lessons while also taking time to work on their literacy skills through written reflections. The six activities that students work on throughout the year are:

    • Discovering their work personality type (Holland Code)
    • Research a career (based on their Holland Code)
    • Design a poster to display their career  research
    • Connect their current classes to their future goals
    • College Scavenger Hunt (virtual)
    • Post-Secondary Financial Literacy

  • 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 Registration, 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
    • Building a 4-year plan for classes they need to reach graduation and their future career goals
    • 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!