Reality Town is an educational experience for 9th grade students to gain a better understanding about the importance of financial responsibility. The Reality Town experience begins with mini-lessons taught by the teachers and counselors. In these mini-lesson students:
These activities culminate with a ½ day simulation where students have the opportunity to experience what it is like to manage the financial responsibility of an adult. Students first choose a job that they are interested in. The possible job options are based on the students previous year’s cumulative GPA. Students are then given a life situation (spouse, children, ect) where they are expected to make choices and live on the money that they make.
The goal of reality town is to help students see the connection between school (i.e. grades) and their future opportunities for college and career readiness.
Reality Town typically occurs in October/November. If you would like to volunteer please contact the counseling center.
Career Day is an all-day event that gives all 8th and 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers (7th Grade students will be out of the building for “Job Shadow Day”).
Professionals from the community volunteer to present information about their careers to our students. Students have the opportunity to hear from two presenters of their choice. Career Day presentations allow students to connect and hear information from people who are currently working in their field of interest. The emphasis in all presentations is preparation for a career that they are interested in and what it takes to get there.
In addition to presentations from professionals in a variety of careers, students have the opportunity to participate in mini-lessons that help students to explore a variety of careers, learn about various colleges, and explore scholarship opportunities. Students are also able to learn about the JATC programs, as well as hear about various college from student ambassadors.
Career Day is held in March. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the counseling center.
Counselors meet individually with all 9th grade students, as well parents (if possible) in April – May each year. During this meeting counselors and students will discuss: