Archives for September 2016
In the words of Walt Disney, “Keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because you’re curious and curiosity keeps leading you down new paths”. IEM’s three schools – Ocean Grove, Sky Mountain, and South Sutter are so very pleased to support you in your exhilarating journey ahead into adulthood. While there are many paths that you can take, Ocean Grove, Sky Mountain, and South Sutter are hopeful that you will take a path that speaks to you and creates that magic in your life.
Ocean Grove, Sky Mountain, and South Sutter offer a personalized map for you to complete your high school graduation requirements with the guidance and support needed to make the most of your high school education. The IEM Guidance Department promises to be your travel guide to the most important destination known as your future.
You have a travel partner!
The guidance department will walk with you down the path that will help you reach your desired destination. As you enter our high school, you will start your trip with a personalized appointment which will include you, your parent, an Educational Specialist and a Guidance Coordinator. This is done through our online meeting software so that you and your family can meet face to face with the Guidance Coordinator from the comfort of your own home. At the meeting, your traveling team will help you explore interests, talents, strengths and goals for your future. Your map will include a flexible four-year plan of courses, tests to be taken, honors to aim for, and career exploration. From here, you can explore many of our unique options that you may choose to make your trip and destination all that you want it to be.
1. University Bound
If your desired destination is to go directly to a four-year college or university, you can choose from our extensive list of over 385 distinct University of California approved courses. These include courses from several online providers as well as courses written for our school by subject matter experts. These choices allow you to customize your trip which allows flexibility in assignments. The Guidance Coordinators will also offer support to very well-known side-trips which include destinations such as SAT and ACT testing and financial and scholarship workshops.
2. Community College
Another popular destination is the community college. Our guidance department can help you find the path that meets your ultimate goal whether it would include transferring to a university or earning a certificate to enter the workforce. As a high school student, you have the opportunity to “pack ahead” and take community college courses while still attending our school. These advanced education courses help students get ahead, get used to college and explore interests.
3. Early Graduation
Others may feel that a shorter trip is more their style. You can choose that path as well by graduating in three years. Our guidance coordinators can also help you create a map to meet that goal.
4. Career Exploration
At the guidance meetings, you will be given a list of things that you will need for your trip such as resources, links, and class syllabi for career exploration. You can either explore on your own with your own personalized account or you can get credit by being enrolled in a career exploration class. We even have career exploration classes that are approved by the University of California.
5. Career Technical Education
Another popular destination for our students is Career Technical Education. You can take many electives and Career Technical Education courses to get an idea of what you enjoy. This is another area that the Guidance Department can help with. You can get credit for volunteering and may choose from our extensive list of over 100 Career Technical Education courses to explore career options. The Guidance Coordinator can help you chart a path to graduate from high school certified for a career in the workforce. Ocean Grove, Sky Mountain, and South Sutter have an agreement with an approved travel partner (accredited college) that offers certification for careers in the health fields, education, law and technology.
The IEM Charter School’s Guidance Department is here and ready to serve you and we promise that we will be great travel companions. Are you ready to let us join you in this exciting journey as you choose your path?