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Senior Seminar Class

 

Goal:

Senior Seminar class is designed to help students complete credits and make it to graduation as well as start to prepare students for life after high school. The goal is to increase and reinforce student self-awareness and career knowledge to better prepare them for college, post-secondary training and/or employment. Upon completion of the course, students should have developed plans and goals that bridge the transition from high school to beyond. 

Description:

  • Develop and utilize self-advocacy skills by understanding  learning styles, IEP's,  and assertive communication.
  • Identify and develop work styles and career interests, work values, job seeking and keeping skills including applications, resumes, letters, etc.
  • Identify PSEO-Post secondary education options including technical and college programs related to employment interests.
  • Create a student generated plan for beyond senior year.
  • Identify basic economic and financial principals as they relate to independent life.

Outcomes:

  • Successfully complete college and/or employment applications, resumes, cover letters
  • Practice and assistance filling out financial aid and grant/scholarship forms
  • Develop confidence and skills in interviewing
  • Discover how job relationships and behaviors affect career advancement.
  • Decide and arrange placement for the following year

Grading:

  • Grading will follow the Minneapolis Schools grading scale.
  • Students earn points for class assignments (40%), using good study/work skills during independent work time (50%), and semester exams (10%).
document Post Secondary Options   --  For mpls. students w/ an IEP after 4 years of HS.