Senior Seminar Class

Senior Seminar Class

Goal:

Senior Seminar class is designed to help 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.