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Given a post-school goal, the student will identify at least two steps that should may be
taken to prepare for that goal.
Whether a student chooses to attend college, find a job, seek vocational training, or get married
and keep a house, it is important to begin making plans to achieve those goals -- especially if they are
related to high school performance. In this lesson, students are to complete paragraphs indicating plans
for reaching a post-high school goal.
- Ask students to write a possible/probable post-school goal for themselves.
- Have students indicate if their high school performance and records have any direct affect
on attaining that goal.
Answers: (examples) 1. information; 2. interested; 3. letter; 4. scholarship; 5. office; 6.
appointment; 7. decision; 8. college; 9. information; 10. when/where; 11. well; 12.
Discussion: Go over the answers on the worksheet and clarify any questions.
- When is a good time for students to start thinking and making plans for what they will do
after high school? (during high school or even earlier)
- What are some other options for life after high school besides college or working? (getting
married, raising a family, taking an extended vacation if you have the money!)
- Why do you think the prospect of leaving high school and entering the world of work is
exciting for some people? (represents freedom, adulthood, a paycheck, application of learned
- Why do you think some people are excited about going to college and facing more
learning? (it will provide them with a more specific work goal, more directed studies, etc.)
- If someone is planning to go to college, why is it necessary to start planning early? (need
time to take tests, must adhere to deadlines, complete applications, etc.)
- Why is it a good idea to visit colleges? (you can see what the campus is like, find out about
programs offered, etc.)
- Have students select a college and write a letter requesting information about programs and
an application. These can may be used later to form a class file if the student is not really
interested in college. Find out what information is needed to attend the college, the cost per
year, housing costs, and academic/entrance requirements.
- Arrange for the counselor to give a tour of school resources for students. Show students
where to find material about schools and training, scholarship information, vertical files
containing pertinent information, etc.
- Send away (or ask the counselor) for college entrance test information (SAT, ACT).
Explain why this is required for certain colleges, how often it is given, and what the scores
List at least two steps that should may be taken in preparation for the following post-school
- attending Harvard University
- working at a local factory
- taking classes through correspondence school
Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major