6 - 8: California Colleges Information (CCGI)

California Colleges is a one-stop resource for parents who want to help their children prepare for life after high school.

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Lessons for 7th Grade:

1st Lesson: Interest Profiler


What does the Interest Profiler do?

The Interest Profiler analyzes student responses. Students answer using one of five response options presented in Likert Scale format. The Interest Profiler provides greater opportunity for reflection by helping students understand how their interests connect to different careers. It can help them realize their interests and focus on them as they explore careers.

What do the results show?

Students will see how their responses correspond to six interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC).  Students can also include a reflection on these results that will be saved and added to their My Career Plan. Additionally, students see a list of careers that match their interests. 

2nd Lesson: Through California Career Zone - Make Money Choices

Forming a budget is one of the most important parts of financial success. As you first enter the workforce, or even if you switch jobs, knowing how much money you will have available to spend on different aspects of your life will help you avoid debt and possibly even save some money for a rainy day.

Choose Your Lifestyle

When you select this option, you will be asked a series of questions to help you determine the lifestyle you want to lead and how much it will cost you. When you are finished you can look at occupations that might support that lifestyle.

Lessons for 8th Grade:

1st Lesson - Learning Styles Inventory 

What is the Learning Styles Inventory?

The Learning Styles Inventory was designed to resolve learning and productivity issues, in turn building student confidence through valuable self-knowledge and more successful learning thorough out school. Students complete an assessment in an easy to use Likert rating scale, appropriate for 6th - 12th grade students.  Benefits to students completing the Learning Styles Inventory include: Increased awareness of environment, discovery of better learning strategies, improvement of overall academic performance, and a reduction of stress.

What do the results show?

The information provided by the students will be organized into a Preference Summary Report. The report will reflect the students 16 analyzed preferences in easy to read charts and explanations.  The report will also provide proven identified strategies that a student can implement to improve interaction and learning.

2nd Lesson - 9th Grade Course Selection

The DPS Counseling Team works with the high schools to push out course selection for each 8th grade student, helping them to select the appropriate classes for their 9th grade year.  This information will be emailed to families, as well as communicated to the students by their 8th grade teachers. Visit the high schools' websites for more information.
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