Kathy Adams

Teacher / Dept. Chair

Sean Hamill

Teacher

Eric Walker

Teacher

Kristen Westrope

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HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR CAREER PLANNING

At MVHS all RSP students are mainstreamed into regular education classes. Education specialists, instructional assistants and general education teachers work as a team to support our students. If students need further assistance in their academic classes, they can take a study skills class one or both terms.

The Study Skills course aims to prepare students to be active participants in their high school careers. Class time will be used to provide designated support services, as delineated in their Individual Education Plans. In additions, study skills provides the opportunity to assist students with academic concepts as needed so they have a better understanding of their daily homework.

Throughout this course, students will receive individualized and/or small group support with school tasks, study skills, organization, self-awareness, and social/emotional skill development via a variety of course activities. Through active participation in the Study Skills course, students will begin to develop the habits and tools necessary for success in high school and beyond.

Together, and with the support of the entire MVHS staff, we aim to inspire each learner's unique strengths, help them cultivate a commitment to their educational program, and promote personal character development. We aim to teach our students to ultimately be their own advocates in school and in life.

Use these websites to discover your interests and strengths and to learn more about different career paths.

California Career Resource Network - CalCRN

This website was created by the California Career Resource Network and the California Department of Education.

In addition to free online career exploration programs they provide numerous other resources

California Careers

California Career Zone:

a career exploration programwith four easy-to-use career assessment tools.

Make Money Choices:

Cacareer Zone.org

- an online budgeting program.

Find out how much money you will need in the future to support your chosen lifestyle and the career choices you need to make to earn the money!

The California Career Center (CalCC)

- a career planning website.

Tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military, or other options.

California Career Planning Guide

The California Career Planning Guide will help you plan your own personal career path.

By following the exercises and gathering related materials, the Career Action Plan will help you to pursue your life and career goals more effectively.

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OTHER GREAT WEBSITES FOR CAREER PLANNING

California Career Café

- a virtual career center where students can assess their strengths, explore educational opportunities, and make connections to professional associations.

WHO DO U WANT 2BE

- Information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance.

My Next Move

- Explore career interests using key words or by industry. Also has a quick and easy Interest Profiler that helps you discover what kind of job you might really be looking for!

Drive of Your Life

- Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game that will help you learn more about yourself, higher education and careers. You answer a series of questions about yourself to learn what careers might interest you and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers - all in your own customized car!

Do2learn

provides free access to their JobTIPS Determining Interests pages. In this section of their website you can identify your strengths, skills, career interests and goals. Assessments include a social skills assessment, interests quiz and work environment assessments to help guide you towards specific careers. You can also learn much more about specific jobs in the job descriptions section.