Freshmen Advisory Curriculum

These assignments are requirements for the Mt. Ararat High School Advisory program. 

Students should create a folder on their laptop titled “Advisory” that they store their work in for the year.


Quarter 1 Activities

--Complete "Goal and Reflection-beginning of the year." Log on to Family Connection and find this assignment in the "tasks that were assigned to me" under the "my planner" tab.

   Logon to Family Connection. Click on the "My Planner" tab. Click on the purple tab, "Tasks Assigned to Me."
   Click on "Complete StrengthsExplorer" under tasks. You only get one chance to complete  
    it and then the data will be saved for you.
   Review you top 3 themes when you are done.
   Click on "See Related Career Pathways." Explore some of these options by clicking on the career and reading  
   more about it.
   Click on "Add this pathway to your list" for careers you think you might be interested in. Add at least three.
   These careers will show up in your career clusters under the "career" tab.

Quarter 2 Activities

-"Career Interest Profiler"
      Logon to Family Connection. Click on the "My Planner" tab. Click on the purple tab, "Tasks Assigned to Me."
      Click on and " Complete Career Interest Profiler."
      After you have completed the profiler click on the results. Click on "matching occupations list."
      Review the list and click on ones you think you might be interested in to read more about it.
      Add at least three more careers to your list. You should have a total of at least 6 now.

-Research 2 careers
              Fill out out by hand or digitally complete: "Researching Occupations for TWO careers you are most
              interested in. Use the information in Family Connection (under the career tab)
              Or research using the internet.

Quarter 3 Activities

-Interview 1 person from the career you are most interested in that you previously researched in quarter 2.
              Fill out "My Talk with an Expert" permission slip and worksheet
              *note: Parents/guardians need to be aware of this interview and sign the form above before or after the    
                        Interviews should be conducted in person if possible, or via phone or Skype. 
                        Email interviews are viewed as less personal and should be avoided.

-Send a "Thank You" note to the person you interviewed. Show the note or a copy of it to your advisor.
              Showing gratitude is a good thing.

Quarter 4 Activities

-Career Project and Presentation (Product Descriptor)
            Make some kind of visual display (slideshow, poster, etc.) of what you have learned about
            your researched career and present it to your advisory group.
            Use your research packet and interview information for your presentation.
            *Advisors will need to give a deadline to allow for presentations before the end of the year.

-Discuss your goals for next year with your advisor or advisory group 
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