Career Ready Lesson 7 Grades 6

Mapping Your
Mapping Your Future
Set the bar high!
Be prepared to
achieve your career
and college dreams!
Course credit is the
recognition that a course of
studies (what you have
been studying) has been
successfully completed.
Course grades must be a D
or better!
Course credits usually are
figured on a semester basis
One Semester of
successful work
.5 credits
Required High School Credits
Washington State
Graduation Requirements
for Class of 2016 and
beyond Career and College
Career and College Ready
It is highly recommended
that students go beyond
the basic graduation
requirements to be able to
meet the Washington State
requirements for college
Let’s Do the Math
20 Credits needed for
graduation/ 24 credits
needed to be career and
college ready
 Divided by .5 (how credit
is earned)
 Divided by four years
 Divided by two semesters
each year
How many courses do you
need to take and
successfully complete each
semester to be ready for
Two Kinds of Credit-bearing
Required Courses (credit)
 English
 Math
 Science
 Social Studies
 Arts
 World Language
 Health and Fitness
 Occupational Education
Elective Courses (credit)
 Additional courses you
Career and College Credit Options
Two-for-One in 2016
Students may earn one
credit and satisfy two
graduation requirements
(one academic and one
career and technical) by
completing a career and
technical course
determined by the school
College Tech Prep
High school Tech Prep
courses meet the entrylevel course requirements
of comparable college
courses at local community
and technical colleges.
Career and College Credit Options
Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement courses are
college level courses offered in
the high school. Students in AP
courses may earn college credit
or advance placement if they
perform well on rigorous national
AP tests.
Running Start
Current Washington State
legislation allows high school
students to attend their local
community college or technical
school and simultaneously earn
high school credit and college
Exploring the Course Catalog
 How many credits in this
area are needed for
 Is the number of credits
suggested different if you
want to go to a four-year
 What different kinds of
course opportunities are
 What courses might be
most helpful if you are
looking at a
career/technical program?
 What courses fit the Tech
Prep criteria?
 Are there Advanced
Placement courses?
Give Yourself Advice
Be Career and
College Ready
in 2016 and
What does your course
selection need to look like
as you build your High
School and Beyond Plan?
What do you need to have
in place to be ready to meet
your dreams of a technical
program, two-year or fouryear college program?

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