What is Academic and Career Planning?
As of July 2017, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department of New York have added new regulations related to state-wide school counseling, mandating a comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program for all students in grades K-12. Certified school counselors are required to provide an annual individual progress review plan for each student in grades 6-12, which reflects each student’s educational progress and career plans. It is believed that the amended school counseling regulations will help increase opportunities for all students to be successful. An appointed school counselor will help inspire young students to strive for success and consider college and career opportunities as well as direct students on the appropriate path to reach these goals. School counselors will not only support students through individual counseling, but also aid in instruction of college and career exploration.
Services provided in Your Future Greater Binghamton will be supported by educators and local businesses that will work to give students this dynamic academic and career plan. Students will have unique learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that support employability skills, career awareness, exploration, planning and training. Career information will be infused into direct guidance counselor sessions and into curriculum as educators may request professionals to speak in a class, add relevance to their curriculum or offer a tour or onsite event. Businesses can show a student what it is like to work in a particular career by hosting a variety of experiences, such as, but not limited to; job shadows, informational interviews, youth apprenticeships and internships.
The Student Process
Self awareness and understanding YOU
• Self-assessment of interests and strengths
• Reflection and goal-setting
• Financial knowledge & understanding of resources
• Academic courses & skill preparation
• Behavioral & employability skill preparation
Your school provides the following tools to help you with this.
How do you get there? Create your path!
Set goals, choose courses, join clubs & activities
• Execute your plan
• Update your plan with new information & documentation in your electronic portfolio
• Take advantage of conferencing & connecting with business professionals
• Update and modify your Academic, Personal and Career Goals as necessary