HIGH SCHOOL SCENARIEOS High school may be the

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HIGH SCHOOL SCENARIEOS High school may be the best time of some student’s lives,

HIGH SCHOOL SCENARIEOS High school may be the best time of some student’s lives, but for many, it is a trying and questioning time. Luckily, the GPS Life. Plan (Goals+Plans=Success) can help. The GPS Life. Plan is a 24/7 online referatorium of practical information students, parents and educators can use.

Scenario 1 – Mike C. Academics: Very successful academically Location: Suburban Twin Cities Age:

Scenario 1 – Mike C. Academics: Very successful academically Location: Suburban Twin Cities Age: 18 (Senior) Parents: Upper Middle Class, can afford some help, but not too much for college Situational • Leaving home for the first time • Determine resources to finance education • Through combination of PSEO and AP, student has passed all AA Gen Ed • Very shy and introspective – thinking about getting involved • Not focused and does not know what he wants to do with his life Educational and Career • Assess how his interests, values, skills, and personality align with career options • Hoping to work part-time on campus • Research which education programs/classes prepare him for transferring after his AA Slide 2 • Determine how previous college credits will transfer toward his bachelor degree

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Mike • Career. Plan: Career interests • Finance. Plan:

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Mike • Career. Plan: Career interests • Finance. Plan: Debt Management • Career. Plan: Trend and • Finance. Plan: Creating a savings plan • Education. Plan: Majors and • Leadership. Plan: Cultural programs of study competency • Education. Plan: Alternative Options for Earning College • Leadership. Plan: Campus involvement Credit (PSEO or AP) • Education. Plan: Transfer in • Personal. Plan: Housing resources • formation for credit review industry information • Finance. Plan: Scholarships • Personal. Plan: Transitioning to college and Financial Aid Slide 3

Scenario 2 – Jake K. cademics: Has NOT been successful, struggles Location: Urban Metropolitan

Scenario 2 – Jake K. cademics: Has NOT been successful, struggles Location: Urban Metropolitan Area Age: 17 (Junior) Parents: Blue collar. Cannot pay for college Situational • Has daughter, but mother has custody • Has not done well at school. Will need classes to meet basic skills (development) • Thinking about entering the military, but unsure of what he wants to do • Wants to get out of his house as soon as possible, but does not have any money • Has held part-time labor jobs Educational and Career • Investigate what and where are the job opportunities are close to home • Explore educational programs related to what the military might require • Will struggle with his academics, needs to learn more about academic support, learning styles, and study skills • Would like to continue to stay fit, but lacks the motivation to do so Slide 4

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Jake • Career. Plan: Assessing yourself – interests &

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Jake • Career. Plan: Assessing yourself – interests & skills • Finance. Plan: Create a budget • Career. Plan: Finding a job • Finance. Plan: Saving for the future • Career. Plan: College and university information Slide 5 • Finance. Plan: Identity theft • Education. Plan: College readiness • Leadership. Plan: Personality inventory • Education. Plan: Time management • Leadership. Plan: Social justice • Education. Plan: Understanding the Accuplacer Placement Test • Personal. Plan: Health and fitness • Personal. Plan: Crisis hotlines

Scenario 3 – Maddie M. Academics: Average Location: Rural Age: 16 (Sophomore) Parents: Was/Is

Scenario 3 – Maddie M. Academics: Average Location: Rural Age: 16 (Sophomore) Parents: Was/Is Upper Middle Class, parents recently lost their jobs Situational • Has many questions about relationships • Struggles with an eating disorder • Parents financial situation has changed and so she needs to find a PT job • Has done volunteer work, but never worked Educational and Career • Thinking about dental assistance program • Decide which classes to take; what are the program requirements. • Struggles with test anxiety and is slightly dyslexic – needs to explore strategies Slide 6

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Maddie • Career. Plan: Exploring career • Finance. Plan:

GPS Life. Plan Resources for Maddie • Career. Plan: Exploring career • Finance. Plan: Financial aid options • Finance. Plan: Understanding credit cards • Career. Plan: Educational Options • Leadership. Plan: Know yourself • Career. Plan: Creating a plan • Education. Plan: Determining • Leadership. Plan: Community involvement education goals • Education. Plan: Study skills • Personal. Plan: Personal relationships and strategies • Personal. Plan: Eating • Education. Plan: Learning disorders & body shape styles assessment Slide 7

Questions for You § What other features would be helpful? §What do you need

Questions for You § What other features would be helpful? §What do you need from each plan that was not mentioned? §How would you access the website (i. e. i. Phone, computer on campus, laptop, etc. )? §What other sites appeal to you - why? §Any other comments? Slide 8

Thank you for your participation! Contact information: Randy La. Foy; randy. lafoy@century. edu 651

Thank you for your participation! Contact information: Randy La. Foy; randy. [email protected] edu 651 -779 -3363