Transitions Course

Transitions Course - New!

In addition to typical graduation requirements related to credits, every student who graduates from Joplin High School will have been exposed to and have completed competencies in the following areas:

  • Exhibit self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and strategic goal setting for short and long range planning.
  • Research and develop academic plans and preparation to meet both short term and long-term goals.
  • Exhibit leadership and self-assessment skills, re-evaluate post-secondary goals, and prepare for college and/or career readiness.
  • Identify, understand, and execute an individual plan for future success.
 

TRANSITIONS/COLLEGE and CAREER READY Courses

Transitions 100 (9)
This is a full year course ½ Unit

Transitions 100 will focus on building quality relationships and applying information and skills necessary to transition into high school. Students will work to build appropriate study skills and learn how to be active learners in order to achieve academic success. Students will explore how to apply interpersonal skills and develop the skills needed to maintain healthy relationships and a positive self-image. Activities may include further developing their career pathway plan, career interest surveys, job explorations, team building, club exploration, and goal setting for high school and beyond.
 
Transitions 200 (10)
This is a full year course ½ Unit

Transitions 200 will focus on student self-assessment, academic goal setting, career exploration, and employability skills. Students will refine the four year plan, revisit goals, resumes, and other activities completed freshman year. Sophomores will begin to practice leadership skills. Activities may include, test preparation, career/lifestyle research, and job application/interview practice. 


Transitions 300 (11)
This is a full year course ½ Unit

Transitions 300 assist students in reviewing their four year plan and develop strategies for achieving their short and long-term post-graduation goals. Students will build workplace, interpersonal, and academic/technical skills required for their future success. Activities may include job shadowing, financial planning, college and major selection, test prep, industry/military information, resume building, and mock interviews.


Transitions 400 (12)
This is a full year course ½ Unit

Transitions 400 will focus on completing the high school four-year plan and developing the post-graduation plan. Students will identify the required levels of training and education to attain their life goals. Students will also demonstrate appropriate job-seeking and self-management skills. Activities may include internships, completing college and work applications, campus visitations, college and job interviews, testing requirements, and graduation preparation.
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