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PARENTS AND STUDENTS FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040 770.887.2461 www.forsyth.k12.ga.us

Preparing students for success after high school is an inherent component of the Forsyth County School District's Vision. Whether students plan to enter the workforce immediately or attend college after high school graduation, careful consideration of high school course options can impact their futures. To better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century economy and for post-secondary education, the Forsyth County School District has provided this planning guide for use by students and their parents. Use this planning guide for the next four years and use it to set career goals and plan for the world of future work. Go over the information in the guide together and begin to have discussions concerning post high school plans and how you can reach the goals that you set. Bring this guide with you to each annual advisement appointment at your high school and share with your advisor as you all work together to map out the next year's

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Dr. Jeffrey Bearden, Tom Cleveland Ann Crow Darla Light Kristin Morrissey Nancy Roche

Superintendent

FORSYTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 520 Tribble Gap Road Cumming, GA 30040 Mitch Young, Principal 770.887.8151 770.781.2289 Fax

LAMBERT HIGH SCHOOL 805 Nichos Road Suwanee, GA 30024 Dr. Gary Davison, Principal 678.965.5050 678.965.5051 Fax

schedule of courses. Finally, mark your choices in the guide as you go through high school and as your career decisions possibly change and evolve. This planning guide shows the clear connection between class work and future success, pointing out the relevance of academic learning in the classroom. It also provides information on a variety of occupations that differ in the scope of education and training required to obtain future employment. DISCLAIMER: The information contained within this book is as accurate as possible at the time of publication. Classes offered at each high school can change due to scheduling and allotment conflicts. This Career Pathways Planner is provided by the US DOE Carl Perkins Grant.

NORTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 3635 Coal Mountain Road Cumming, GA 30028 Jeff Cheney, Principal 770.781.6637 770.888.0934 FAX

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 585 Peachtree Parkway Cumming, GA 30041 Laura Wilson, Principal 770.781.2264 770.888.1224 FAX

WEST FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 4155 Drew Road Cumming, GA 30040 Heather Gordy, Principal 770.888.3470 770.888.3471 FAX

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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

PUBLIC NOTICE FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT The Forsyth County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12. • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources • Arts, Audio-Video Technology, and Communications • Business, Management, and Administration • Education and Training • Finance • Government and Public Administration

The Forsyth County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or gender in employment decisions or educational programs and activities, including its athletic programs. Any student, employee, applicant for employment, parent or other individual who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment or discrimination by other students or employees of the school district based upon any of the factors listed above should promptly report the same to the principal of the school or the appropriate coordinator as listed below, who will implement the board’s discriminatory complaints or harassment procedures. Students may also report harassment or discrimination to their school counselor. Equity coordinators for the school system are:

• Health Science

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• Hospitality and Tourism

Mr. Todd Shirley Students Dr. Cindy Salloum Personnel

• Human Services • Information Technology

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• Manufacturing

Mr. Todd Shirley Students Dr. Cindy Salloum Personnel

• Marketing • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

ADA and 504

• Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Ms Sarah Taylor Students Dr. Cindy Salloum Personnel

Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Dr. Valery Lowe Director of Workforce Development 1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040 vlowe@forsyth.k12.ga.us

The information provided in the Career Planner is subject to change as updates and/or requirements become final from the Georgia Department of Education, Forsyth County School Board (policy), and/or other agencies such as the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

SPORTS EQUITY Dr. Cindy Salloum

Personnel

Equity coordinators may be contacted at the Forsyth County Board of Education and Professional Development Center, 1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040, (770) 887-2461. Students and employees will not be subjected to retaliation for reporting such harassment or discrimination. A copy of the discriminatory complaints procedure under Forsyth County School District Policy GAAA/JAA (Equal Opportunity/Discriminatory Complaints) or under Policy IDFA (Gender Equity in Sports) is located in the school district policy manual that is available on the school system web site.

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WHAT ARE CAREER PATHWAYS? OVERVIEW OF CAREER CLUSTERS/PATHWAYS

Career Pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs defined as a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career-related courses starting in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, and/or an industry-recognized certificate or licensure, and/or a baccalaureate degree and beyond. Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced courses in a career pathway. CTAE CONCENTRATOR: A concentrator is defined as a student who takes at least three CTAE courses in a specific program area during their high school career. PATHWAY COMPLETER: A pathway completer is a concentrator who completes the requirements for the Georgia Milestones Assessment System and also completes the requirements for CTAE pathway concentrators. Selection of a pathway is based on self-awareness and the investigation of occupations plus related educational levels aligned with the pathway. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school. Implementation of career pathways is a collaborative effort between the Forsyth County School District, the Georgia Department of Education, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia.

• Georgia’s 17 Career Cluster/Pathways provide a structure for organizing and delivering quality Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. • Modeled after the National Career Clusters configuration utilized by most of the United States, Georgia’s 17 Career Cluster/Pathways Model represents approximately 96 career pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. • As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, the 17 Career Clusters provide essential knowledge and skills for the students’ career pathways. • This model functions as a: • Useful guide in developing programs of study that bridge secondary and postsecondary curriculum. • Indicator of a range of career options for students' graduation plans of study. • Method of allowing students to discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that may lead to success in high school, college and career. • The 17 Career Cluster/Pathways encompass both secondary and postsecondary education and will strengthen and improve student transition from secondary to postsecondary education.

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ADDITIONAL PATHWAYS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGER EXPLANATION OF TERMS

An Advanced Academic Pathway may be followed in any of these four content areas: ELA(English/Language Arts), mathematics, science or social studies. A student has completed an Advanced Academic Pathway in ELA, mathematics, science, or social studies when the criteria described below have been met. ADVANCED ACADEMIC PATHWAY IN ELA (ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS) CRITERIA: 1. Student graduated, thereby completing 4 required credits in ELA, AND 2. Student’s course history in ELA (23 course codes) includes at least one AP* Course Code (23. 043; 23.053; 23.065) or one IB* Course Code (23.06800; 23.06900; 23.06110; 23.06120; 23.06130) or one post secondary enrollment code in 23 that fulfills a core graduation requirement in ELA, AND 3. Student earned credits in two sequential courses in one world language. ADVANCED ACADEMIC PATHWAY IN MATHEMATICS CRITERIA: 1. Student graduated, thereby completing 4 required credits in mathematics, AND 2. Student’s course history in mathematics (27 course codes) includes at least one AP* Course Code (27.072; 27.073; 27.074) or one IB* Course Code (27.06120; 27.06130; 27.05220; 27.05240) or one post secondary enrollment code in 27 that fulfills a core graduation requirement in Mathematics, AND 3. Student earned credits in two sequential courses in one world language.

CTAE Pathway A series of 3 or 4 specified courses in a CTAE approved pathway. Consult your district CTAE Director/Coordinator for specific course codes or contact Myrel Seigler at GaDOE, mseigler@doe.k12.ga.us Advanced Academic Pathway An advanced Academic Pathway may be followed in any of these four content areas: ELA, mathematics, science or social studies. A student has completed an Advanced Academic Pathway in ELA, mathematics, science, or social studies when the criteria have been met. Fine Arts Pathway A Fine Arts Pathway may be followed in any of these five areas of study: visual arts, theater, dance, music, or journalism. A student has completed a Fine Arts Pathway when three courses, from those identified in the five accompanying attachments (B-Visual Arts, C-Theater, D-Dance, E-Music, FJournalism), have been successfully completed in any one of the five areas. World Language Pathway A World Language Pathway may be followed in any of the world language areas included in the state list of approved courses. A student has completed a World Language Pathway when the criteria have been met.

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ADDITIONAL PATHWAYS

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PATHWAY IN SCIENCE CRITERIA: 1. Student graduated, thereby completing 4 required credits in science, AND 2. Student’s course history in science (26 course codes and 40 course codes) includes at least one AP* Course Code (26.014; 26.062; 40.053; 40.083; 40.0841; 40.0842) or one IB* Course Code (26.01800; 26.01900; 26.06300; 40.08500; 40.08600) or one post secondary enrollment code in 26 or 40 that fulfills a core graduation requirement in Science, AND 3. Student earned credits in two sequential courses in one world language. ADVANCED ACADEMIC PATHWAY IN SOCIAL STUDIES CRITERIA: 1. Student graduated, thereby completing 3 required credits in social studies, AND 2. Student’s course history in social studies (45 course codes) includes at least one AP* Course Code (45.016; 45.052; 45.053; 45.062 45.063; 45.077; 45.0811; 45.082; 45.084) or one IB* Course Code (45.01310; 45.01320; 45.01700; 45.017100; 45.06500; 45.06600; 45.07800; 45.07900; 45.08700; 45.08800; 45.08900) or one post secondary enrollment code in 45 that fulfills a core graduation requirement in Social Studies, AND 3. Student earned credits in two sequential courses in one world language. WORLD LANGUAGE PATHWAY GUIDELINES AND PATHWAY CRITERIA: 1. Student graduated, AND 2. Student’s course history in one world language includes 3 distinct high school Course Codes OR includes at least 2 distinct Course Codes plus a third code reflecting an AP* course, where AP courses are offered (60.017, French; 60.077, Spanish; 60.078, Spanish Lit; 61.017, German; 61.047, Latin; 62.0196, Chinese; 63.039. Japanese); or a third code reflecting an IB* course, where courses are offered (French,60.01120, 60.01130; Spanish, 60.07130, 60.07160; German, 61.01120, 61.01130; Latin, 61.04120, 61.04130; Chinese, 62.01900, 62.01910; Japanese, 62.03920, 62.03930; Arabic, 63.10700, 63.01800;) or one post secondary enrollment course code in the same World Language reflecting a third course at the college level.

*AP, IB and dual enrollment courses must have earned credit

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SCHOOL KEY SYSTEM Throughout this book, a school key system is used to indicate which programs, classes, and clubs are offered at each school.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Forsyth Central High School Lambert High School North Forsyth High School South Forsyth High School West Forsyth High School

PARENTS AND STUDENTS

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WHAT ARE CAREER PATHWAYS?

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ADDITIONAL PATHWAYS

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GEORGIA’S HOT CAREERS TO 2022

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GEORGIA’S STEM CAREERS TO 2022

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THE HOPE PROGRAM

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GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION

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ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

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CTAE FOURTH SCIENCES AND EMBEDDED COURSES

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CTAE MOCK INTERVIEWS

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FINDING A JOB THROUGH JOB BOARD

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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BRIDGE ADVISEMENT

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MOVE ON WHEN READY

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SENATE BILL 289 GENERAL INFORMATION

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EARNING UNITS OF HIGH SCHOOL COURSE CREDIT BY TESTING-OUT

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CAREER CLUSTERS

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WORKFORCE FORSYTH

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CAREER ACADEMIES

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FORSYTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS

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PATHWAYS AGRICULTURE

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AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP IN HORTICULTURE PATHWAY Basic Agriculture Science General Horticulture and Plant Science Agribusiness Management and Leadership

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ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

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AUDIO/VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AND FILM PATHWAY Audio and Video Technology and Film Audio and Video Technology and Film II Audio and Video Technology and Film III

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ANIMATION AND DIGITAL MEDIA PATHWAY Introduction to Graphics and Design Principles and Concepts of Animation Advanced Animation, Game and App Design

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BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Business and Technology Business Communications

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Legal Environment of Business Entrepreneurship

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Legal Environment of Business Human Resources Principles

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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TEACHING AS A PROFESSION Examining the Teaching Profession Contemporary Issues in Education Teaching as a Profession Practicum

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ADVANCED ACCOUNTING PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II

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BUSINESS ACCOUNTING PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Financial Literacy Principles of Accounting II

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FINANCIAL SERVICES PATHWAY Introduction to Business and Technology Financial Literacy Banking, Investing and Insurance

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JROTC MARINES PATHWAY MCJROTC Leadership Education MCJROTC Leadership Education MCJROTC Leadership Education MCJROTC Leadership Education

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HEALTH SCIENCE

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BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY Introduction to Healthcare Science Essentials of Biotechnology Applications of Biotechnology Biotechnology Internship/Independent Research

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DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES - PHLEBOTOMY PATHWAY Introduction to Healthcare Science Essentials of Healthcare Diagnostics Phlebotomy

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THERAPEUTIC SERVICES - SPORTS MEDICINE PATHWAY Introduction to Healthcare Science Essentials of Healthcare Sports Medicine

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CULINARY ARTS PATHWAY Introduction to Culinary Arts Culinary Arts I Culinary Arts II

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SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING PATHWAY Marketing Principles Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Marketing Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing

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NUTRITION AND FOOD PATHWAY Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Food for Life Food Science

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PERSONAL CARE SERVICES - COSMETOLOGY PATHWAY Introduction to Personal Care Services Cosmetology Services II Cosmetology Services III

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COMPUTER SCIENCE PATHWAY Introduction to Digital Technology Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science Principles AP Computer Science

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INFORMATION SUPPORT AND SERVICES PATHWAY Introduction to Digital Technology Information Tech Essentials Information Tech Support

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NETWORKING PATHWAY Introduction to Digital Technology Networking Fundamentals Network Systems and Support

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PROGRAMMING PATHWAY Introduction to Digital Technology Computer Science Principles Programming, Apps, Games and Society

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WEB DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY Introduction to Digital Technology Computer Science Principles Web Development

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MANUFACTURING PATHWAY Introduction to Manufacturing and Materials Science Robotics and Automated Systems Production Enterprises

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FASHION, MERCHANDISING AND RETAIL MANAGEMENT PATHWAY Marketing Principles Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials Advanced Fashion, Merchandising and Retailing

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MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT PATHWAY Marketing Principles Marketing and Entrepreneurship Marketing Management

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STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS)

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MASTER AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN PATHWAY Basic Maintenance and Light Repair Maintenance and Light Repair 2, 3 Automobile Service Technology 4, 5, 6 Master Automotive Service Technology 7, 8 Automobile Service Technology Internship

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SPECIALTIES WORK-BASED LEARNING

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CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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WORLD LANGUAGE

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FINE ARTS

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THE HOPE PROGRAM HOPE - HELPING OUTSTANDING PUPILS EDUCATIONALLY

HOPE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY • 3.0 HOPE GPA • Core curriculum courses • GSFC must receive a letter or numberic grade for each core course in order to calculate HOPE GPA • Rigor Requirements - Credit Courses Needed • Class of 2016 need 3 rigorous courses • Class of 2017+ need 4 rigorous courses ZELL MILLER SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY • Valedictorian or salutatorian must meet basic HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements or • HOPE GPA and test scores • 3.7 HOPE GPA • Core curriculum courses • Rigor requirements • Test requirements • 1200 SAT combined score (critical reading and math) • 26 ACT composite score HOPE GRANT • Eligibility • High school GPA and/or test scores not considered • Enrolled in a certificate or diploma program • Award Amount • Portion of the 2015-2016 standard tuition • Award amount chart available on GAfutures.org • Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) • Created to help students enrolled in certain high-demand certificate and diploma programs at Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) schools pay for their education • Eligibility requirements same as for HOPE Grant HOPE GED GRANT • Eligibility and Award information including Award amount will be provided by professional school counselors.

HOPE is Georgia's unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and public technical colleges. HOPE is funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery for Education, which also funds Georgia's statewide prekindergarten program. Since the HOPE Program began in 1993, over $5.8 billion in HOPE funds have been awarded to more than 1.4 million students attending Georgia's colleges, universities, and technical colleges.

THE HOPE PROGRAM BASIC ELIGIBILITY • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen • Georgia resident • Graduated from a HOPE eligible high school • Graduated from a HOPE eligible home study program • Attending a University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia postsecondary institution • Attending an eligible private non-profit postsecondary institution or an eligible private proprietary (for-profit) institution

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ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES

CTAE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION When a program becomes industry certified, it receives a "Stamp of Excellence", which represents the apex of program quality. Only those programs that have successfully undergone rigorous reviews by leaders from business and industry are recognized with this distinction. This formal process strengthens all program components, including: • Classrooms and labs which are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology; • CTAE and academic performance standards that are aligned to national standards;

www.GeorgiaCRN.org Georgia Career Resource Network is a web site designed to assist counselors, instructors, and administrators with career-related programs, initiatives, and information. www.GAfutures.org GAfutures is an internet site for planning, paying, and applying for college. www.careervoyages.gov Career Voyage is a national web-site for emerging industries and high demand occupations.

• In-depth, project-based instruction in all curriculum areas; • Appropriate and varied Career Related Education (CRE) instruction, including school-based enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures; • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) which offer co-curricular competitive events on the local, state and national level and provide leadership development skills for personal and professional growth; and, • Business, industry and community involvement in all aspects of the program.

Industry certified programs not only offer outstanding opportunities to students who receive instruction through such programs; but they also offer positive benefits for schools as well as employers.

NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS Nontraditional careers are those occupations or fields of work for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses that fit their career goals regardless of the gender make-up in the classroom. Some examples of nontraditional careers are: • Nursing for males • Drafting for females • Cosmetology for males • Automotive for females

www.bls.gov/oco/ The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information. It describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects. The handbook covers a wide range of occupations. www.Myplan.com MyPlan.com is a career database which allows visitors to search, browse or query through over 900 different careers, read career profiles, job descriptions, and educational requirements, and explore career outlooks.

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CTAE FOURTH SCIENCES AND EMBEDDED COURSES

The following courses are typically considered Career, Technical, Agricultural Education (CTAE) Courses. The State Department of Education along with the University System of Georgia have determined that these courses may also be used to fulfill certain graduation and college admission requirements. If you have any questions, please talk with your student’s high school counselor.

Counts as 4th Math for Graduation

World Language Credit for Graduation Electives ONLY

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Essentials of Healthcare

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Food for Life

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Food Science

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Food and Nutrition Through the Lifespan

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Forest Science

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General Horticulture and Plant Science

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Natural Resources Management

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Plant Science and Biotechnology

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Sports Medicine

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* Advanced Placement Computer Science

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* Computer Science Principles * Programming, Games, Apps and Society

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Two computer science sequenced courses will satisfy the two year foreign language requirement for graduation electives but may not be accepted for foreign language credit by the colleges and universities.

Certain CTAE courses have been identified by the State Department of Education as courses in which the standards of specific academic courses are also embedded. Since mastery of the standards in the CTAE course would also indicate mastery of the standards in the academic course, satisfactory completion of the CTAE courses will also earn credit for the student in the academic course. In short, the student earns two credits for one CTAE course. The following courses are included in this provision at this time: Course Name

Essentials of Healthcare

Course Credits on your transcript

Essentials of Healthcare and Anatomy for a total of two credits

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CTAE MOCK INTERVIEWS MOCK INTERVIEWS LAMBERT HIGH SCHOOL March 7-11, 2016 All CTAE students enrolled in a third-year career pathway course or work-based learning during the 2015-16 school year will participate in organizational ethics and soft skills training. Through a sequence of activities during the school year, students will spend time developing personal philosophies around employability standards and the job-search process, with the Mock Interview Week as the culminating activity at their high school. Over 1,500 students participated in this experience during the 2015-16 school year!

NORTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL March 14-17, 2016

FORSYTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL March 14-17, 2016

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL Mock interviews will expose each student to the interview portion of the job search process, as well as provide feedback on the development of resumes and other career-related documents. This event will be community-driven, as volunteers from across the county spend time creating an experience that will help students learn what is expected in a job interview, while also providing constructive feedback on all aspects on the interview process. A focus during the school year includes the following standards: • Discipline and Character • Attendance and Punctuality • Job Shadowing and Community Service Projects • Productivity and Academic Performance • Responsibility and Organization • Attitude and Respect • Teamwork and Work Habits • Self-Management and Time Management • Oral and Written Business Communication Skills • Appearance and Professional Image Students who successfully complete the requirements of this intense focus will receive GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) certification awarded by the Georgia Department of Labor. Georgia businesses and hiring managers are recognizing the importance of GeorgiaBEST and understand that these students have gone above and beyond to prepare themselves for the workplace.

March 21-25, 2016

WEST FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL March 28-April 1, 2016

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FINDING A JOB THROUGH JOB BOARD

A student job board was recently developed to list job opportunities specifically available to high school students in the surrounding area which are listed by employment category. FCS job posting services are available to local employers, business, industry, government, and non-profit organizations for assistance in seeking qualified employees or interns. To place a listing as an employer or search jobs available as a student, visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/jobboard. The FCS Job Posting Board acts only as a posting service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers or students applying for jobs.

DISCLAIMER: FCS Job Posting Board acts only as a posting service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers or students applying for jobs. We make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the employer, not do we make guarantees about students applying for these positions. FCS is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by our office, we are unable to research each organization or person that lists a job with us, not are we able to research each student who applies for these positions. Administrators review all positions that are submitted for posting, and reserves the right to reject positions.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Forsyth County Schools offers a variety of career pathways that meet the demands of the modern workplace by equipping students for college and career. Areas include:

Workforce Development in Forsyth County Schools through Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE): The purpose of the CTAE is to provide an on-going partnership between education and business/industry to prepare the students of Forsyth County Schools with the skills necessary to meet world-class standards, successfully continue life-long learning, and enter the marketplace as productive citizens. CTAE provides "seamless" instruction that connects academic and technical skills to future educational and career opportunities. Options within the program offer curriculum and instruction linked to industry standards in labs featuring the latest technology. Programs are also supported through advisory councils comprised of community, business, and educational leaders that have on-going discussions about economic and workforce initiatives impacting Forsyth County and how best to shape CTAE programs based on the local needs of our community. In addition to the programs offered above, specific career academies are anchored at individual high schools in areas of STEM, Medical Sciences, Banking and Finance, Engineering and Technology, Hospitality, Innovation, and Sports, Entertainment, and Communications. Career academies within Forsyth County Schools offer students an intense career pathway experience which combines career pathway standards with academic integration and a strong presence to business/industry through workbased learning and job shadowing.

• Agriculture/Plant and Landscape Systems • Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications • Biotechnology Research and Development • Business, Management, and Administration • Computer Information Support and Services • Computer Networking • Computer Programming • Cosmetology • Culinary Arts • Education and Training • Engineering and Technology • Fashion, Merchandising, and Retail • Management • Food and Nutrition • Finance/Accounting • Government and Public Administration/JROTC • Health Science: Diagnostics and Therapeutic • Manufacturing

After leaving high school, students continue future training at colleges, universities, and two-year technical colleges. Several of the CTAE courses are also articulated with post-secondary technical colleges, and Forsyth County Schools has a large student presence at Lanier Technical College for career-related dual enrollment. For more information on workforce development in Forsyth County, visit http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/page/192.

• Marketing and Management • Entrepreneurship • Sports and Entertainment Marketing • Transportation/Automotive Service Technician • Web and Digital Communications

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The following is the BRIDGE Advisement Law that was signed into law on May 20, 2010 by the Georgia General Assembly. The major advisement projects in the Forsyth County School District support the requirements of the BRIDGE Law.

BRIDGE ADVISEMENT- Section 20-2 327 Part (c) Georgia General Assembly HB 400 (May 20, 2010) (c) Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades shall be provided counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories, and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests. Before the end of the second semester of the eighth grade, students shall develop an individual graduation plan in consultation with their parents, guardians, or individuals appointed by the parents or guardians to serve as their designee. High school students shall be provided guidance, advisement, and counseling annually that will enable them to successfully complete their individual graduation plans, preparing them for a seamless transition to postsecondary study, further training, or employment. An individual graduation plan shall: (1) Include rigorous academic core subjects and focused course work in mathematics and science or in humanities, fine arts, and world language or sequenced career pathway course work (Federal Perkins Program of Study (POS) (2) Incorporate provisions of a student's Individualized Education Program (IE), where applicable; (3) Align educational and broad career goals and a student's course of study; (4) Be based on the student's selected academic and career focus area as approved by the student's parent or guardian; (5) Include experience based, career oriented learning experiences which may include, but not be limited to, internships, apprenticeships, mentoring, co-op education, and service learning; (6) Include opportunities for postsecondary studies through articulation, dual enrollment, and joint enrollment; (7) Be flexible to allow change in the course of study but be sufficiently structured to meet graduation requirements and qualify the student for admission to postsecondary education; and (8) Be approved by the student and the student's parent or guardian with guidance from the student's school counselor or teacher adviser.

BRIDGE ADVISEMENT

An individual graduation plan shall be reviewed annually, and revised, if appropriate, upon approval by the student and the student's parent or guardian with guidance from the student's school counselor or teacher adviser. An individual graduation plan may be changed at any time throughout a student's high school career upon approval. MIDDLE SCHOOL The following BRIDGE Law Advisement tasks are required to be completed in middle school in the student’s MyGAfutures, GAfutures portfolio: – Grade 6 • MyGAfutures Account must be set up • Career Cluster Inventory – Grade 7 • Reality Check Inventory • 3 Career Concentrations/Clusters – Grade 8 • 3 Careers with Occupational Information • Individual Graduation Plan • Updated using BRIDGE Advisement Plan • Dual Enrollment MOWR Information HIGH SCHOOL The following BRIDGE Advisement tasks are required to be completed in high school in the student’s MyGAfutures, GAfutures portfolio: – Grade 9 • GAfutures BRIDGE Advisement Graduation Plan/IGP • 3 Careers/Occupations • “College Credit Now”/Dual Enrollment Information – Grade 10 • GAfutures BRIDGE Advisement Graduation Plan/IGP • Dual Enrollment MOWR Information – Grade 11 • 3 Postsecondary Institutions related to student’s Program of Study • GAfutures BRIDGE Advisement Graduation Plan/IGP • Dual Enrollment MOWR Information – Grade 12 • “Next Step” information: 4-year institute, 2-year institute, apprenticeship, military, technical college, special purpose school, or workforce in GAfutures • Senior Letter-FCS Requirement (not completed in GAfutures portfolio) • Senior Capstone Project

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MOVE ON WHEN READY

To be eligible for the MOWR program, a student must: • Be enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade in accordance with O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c); • Be admitted to an eligible, participating USG, TCSG or Private postsecondary institution as a dual credit enrollment student; • Be enrolled in courses listed in the approved MOWR Course Directory; • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible postsecondary institution: • Complete the MOWR online application which includes three parts: Student and Parent/ Guardian, High School and Postsecondary Institution. All three sections are completed and submitted to Georgia Student Finance Commission; • Complete required advisement conference with the high school counselor along with parent/ guardian prior to 1st, 2nd and/or summer semesters of each participating school year completing both MOWR program documents as well as the district MOWR document. It is vitally important that students meet with high school counselor to ensure all prior approvals and course alignment occur. Not completing this step could lead to inability to participate in MOWR if requirements are not met! Students, who meet all eligibility requirements, receive a studentspecific award amount to be applied toward tuition, mandatory fees and books. In addition, postsecondary credit hours taken as a Dual Credit Enrollment student, for which MOWR payment is made are not counted as “attempted-hours” nor are they included in the “combined paid-hours” limit for the purposes of HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility.

The Move On When Ready (MOWR) program provides district students the opportunity to be “dual credit enrolled”. This means a MOWR student is enrolled at both the high school and college or technical college. In this program a student may be part time or full time at the postsecondary school. The student receives credit for approved courses on the high school transcript as well as their college or technical college transcript. Thus, MOWR students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation and postsecondary requirements. Beginning with Fall term 2015 (FY 2016) the program is offered during all terms of the school year: fall, spring and summer semesters.

INFORMATION NIGHTS FOR 2016-17 ENROLLMENT

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA January 26, 2016 at 6PM January 28, 2016 at 6PM Cumming Campus 300 Aquatic Circle Cumming, GA 30040

School counselors have MOWR information and this link is also helpful: https://www.GAfutures.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/ Grants_and_Scholarships/Accel_Program.aspx LANIER TECHNICAL COLLEGE February 3, 2016 at 6PM 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd Cumming, GA 30041

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SENATE BILL 289 GENERAL INFORMATION

Senate Bill 289 General Information Senate Bill 289 allows districts to provide students in grades 3 through 12 the option of participating in online learning programs. This option is provided with the understanding that requests are approved based upon the available infrastructure either physically or technologically available to the school. REQUEST FOR ONLINE COURSES Students have the option of requesting one online course during the school day as a regularly scheduled class, or outside of the school day working independently from home. During School Hours: Requests are subject to counselor and administrative approval, school infrastructure, and supervision. There will be no cost incurred by the student for courses taken during any of the regular periods of the school day. Online course options may be accessed through our district online course catalog, Career Planner, Georgia Virtual School, or other vendors and local virtual schools that are on the state-approved list. After School Hours: Requests are subject to counselor and administrative approval. There will be costs incurred by the student with courses taken outside of the regular school day. Online course options may be accessed through our district online course catalog, Career Planner, Georgia Virtual School, or other vendors and local virtual schools that are on the state-approved list. To facilitate the process of registration, we will accept an electronic application beginning April 1, 2015 through July 14, 2015. This registration window will be for courses to be taken during the 2015-2016 school year. There will be an application window open each spring for each subsequent year. ONLINE CLEARINGHOUSE The Georgia Department of Education has developed an online clearinghouse of online courses and online course providers available for you. This clearinghouse provides parents and students the ability to search for available courses, online course providers, and guidelines for what constitutes high quality online courses. The clearinghouse may be accessed through the following link: http://www.gadoe.org/_layouts/GADOEPublic.SPApp/Clearinghouse.aspx REQUEST ONLINE COURSES SB289 Online Registration

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES Careers with common knowledge and skills related to production, processing, marketing, financing, distribution, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. These commodities include food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS Careers with common knowledge and skills related to designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION Careers with common knowledge and skills related to the preparation of students with computer skills for future college and career plans. Cluster skills mastered include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating as well as owning and operating a successful business. EDUCATION AND TRAINING Careers with common knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, and providing education and training services as well as related learning support services. FINANCE Careers with common knowledge and skills related to money management, including planning, investing, and spending. Students will gain career development skills for the finance world with opportunities that expand beyond basic business skills into financial literacy, banking, investing, insurance, and risk management. GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Careers with common knowledge and skills related to planning and performing of government management and administrative functions at local, state, and federal levels. Careers are available in national security, foreign service, revenue, and regulations. HEALTH SCIENCE Careers with common knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics, support areas, and biotechnology research and development.

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Careers with common knowledge and skills related to the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants, and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services. HUMAN SERVICES Careers with common knowledge and skills related to family and human needs such as nutrition and food science, counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Careers with common knowledge and skills related to the preparation for careers that create, use, modify, and engage technology skills. Graphics, multimedia animation, web design, game and application development, networking, and computer repair are all possibilities. MANUFACTURING Careers with common knowledge and skills related to processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities, such as production control, maintenance, and process engineering. MARKETING Careers with common knowledge and skills related to the process of anticipating, managing, and satisfying consumers' demand for products, services, and ideas. The Marketing career cluster generates the strategy that underlies advertising and promotional techniques, business communication, and business development. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) Careers with common knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services. TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS Careers with common knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, and moving people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water, and also includes other related professional and technical support services.

CAREER CLUSTERS

OVERVIEW OF CAREER CLUSTERS/PATHWAYS • Georgia’s 17 Career Cluster/Pathways provide a structure for organizing and delivering quality Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. • Modeled after the National Career Clusters configuration utilized by most of the United States, Georgia’s 17 Career Cluster/Pathways Model represents approximately 96 career pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. • As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, the 17 Career Clusters provide essential knowledge and skills for the students’ career pathways. • This model functions as a: • Useful guide in developing programs of study that bridge secondary and postsecondary curriculum. • Indicator of a range of career options for students' graduation plans of study. • Method of allowing students to discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that may lead to success in high school, college and career.

• The 17 Career Cluster/Pathways encompass both secondary and postsecondary education and will strengthen and improve student transition from secondary to postsecondary education. • The Forsyth County School District offers 14 of the 17 Career Clusters.

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WORKFORCE FORSYTH

ACADEMICS • Teaching curricula for career pathway courses built from corporate training materials and other in-kind donations

Our recent district initiative called PROPEL (Pathways for Reaching Opportunities in Preparing for Excellence for Life) placed emphasis on the fact that graduation from high school is a vital component of a viable and successful community. Through this initiative, part of the recommendations which came out of the careers and relevance findings was that Forsyth County needed to better engage local employers to understand their needs in hiring qualified candidates and take a closer look at the curriculum and training needs of our students. Throughout the past several years, we’ve been doing just that which has spawned the need for an increased focus on the employment pipeline for a student in Forsyth County. As a follow-up to these recommendations, Forsyth County Schools, University of North Georgia, Lanier Technical College, and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to create a learning collaborative that: • identifies and supports the lifelong educational needs of our community, • revisits such things as the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s Envision 2030 Report, • looks at needs to identify and support the lifelong educational needs of our community, and • studies other local economic development impacts in our community. Our plan is to develop Georgia’s most comprehensive and innovative roadmap for developing and retaining a talented workforce, and our business community and learning organizations have committed to coming together to establish the learning needs in order to provide a seamless curriculum from secondary to post-secondary which supports the workforce needs of Forsyth County – now and in the future! Our response to that is something we’re calling Workforce Forsyth! Forsyth County Schools is partnering with business and industry in the community to promote job growth by determining business needs and developing solutions that include the following components:

• Strengthened post-secondary relationships among Lanier Technical College, the University of North Georgia, and other post-secondary institutions

WORK-BASED LEARNING • Overseas cultural experiences • Externships • Clinicals • Other work-based learning opportunities

EMPLOYMENT PIPELINES • Workforce needs assessments • Chamber of Commerce/local economic development support • Online systems to match students to job opportunities

Forsyth County business and education communities are setting a new standard that will drive business growth, so we are expanding our existing CTAE programs through increased business participation, deeper collaborative organization, stronger post-secondary connections, and further innovation. To learn more, contact Valery Lowe at vlowe@forsyth.k12.ga.us or 770-887-2461.

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CAREER ACADEMIES

The Academy Concept is one where students are in a focused cohort (group of students) that take courses together for greater engagement with the

FORSYTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STEM ACADEMY Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, while combining rigorous core classes with career-technical course offerings to give students real-world experience. The STEM Academy is open to students entering ninth grade from across the Forsyth County School district. We now have students in all four grade levels enrolled in the STEM Academy.

coursework, and a greater chance for collaboration.

Each of Forsyth County Schools' high schools have strong Career, Technical and Agricultural Educational (CTAE)

The STEM Academy offers engineering and biotechnology programs and co-curricular events such as a science fair, Olympiad, robotics and rocketry. The curriculum is inter-disciplinary and project-based. Teachers of the STEM Academy have worked to design and meaningful, relevant, and rigorous course offerings that will engage students in all aspects of academic and careertechnical content. The program also enhances the partnership with the CummingForsyth County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses through apprenticeship opportunities with local industries. In addition, partnerships with universities and technical colleges to offer joint enrollment opportunities and foster mentorships leveraging industry and post-secondary researchers, practitioners, expert and leaders continue to expand.

programs. For a complete list of pathways offered at each school, click here.

In addition to the pathways, each high school has an academy focus. Entrance into an academy is by application; a list of academies are below:

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CAREER ACADEMIES

LAMBERT HIGH SCHOOL MEDICAL SCIENCES ACADEMY Lambert's Career and Technical Education department consists of course offerings in the fields of Business, Marketing, VideoBroadcasting, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Nutrition, Culinary, Teaching, and Engineering. Regardless of a student's program concentration, all Career Academy students can expect to be engaged through hands-on projects that coincide with the industry expectations, exposure to guest speakers and other business professionals, job-shadowing and behind-the-scene field trips.

NORTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY The School of Engineering is a unique opportunity for hands-on, problem-based learning for students. Integrated courses with science, technology, engineering, math and research. It’s an opportunity for students to earn Biology and Research I credit in one class. It is open to anyone who is interested in STEM and an opportunity to do original research and engineering design and present findings at conferences. The School of Technology provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on, problem-based learning. Courses will be integrated with science, language arts, and research in the field of technology. In addition, students will also have an opportunity to earn computer industry certifications and complete an internship working in an IT environment. This is an open application process. ANYONE who is interested in Technology, Science and Language Arts can apply.

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL HOSPITALITY ACADEMY In the Hospitality Academy, students will take a class in our Culinary Arts Pathway each year of high school as well as a course in the French world language. Each course will have specific language based and career based focuses to enrich the academy student’s understanding of that career pathway specific to the French language.

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATION ACADEMY In the Innovation Academy, students will take a class in our Manufacturing Pathway each year of high school as well as a course in the German world language. Each course will have specific language based and career based focuses to enrich the academy student’s understanding of that career pathway specific to the German language.

WEST FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ACADEMY At the Sports and Entertainment Communications Academy (SEC ACADEMY), students take classes tailored to their cluster, either Sports and Entertainment Marketing Pathway and/or Audio-Video Technology Pathway, which helps them navigate their way to greater success – no matter what they choose to do after high school graduation. The cluster will integrate the curriculum from core Literature and Social Studies academic classes. The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or go straight into the world of work. Project based learning will be at the core of what students participate in during and outside of the classroom.

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AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP IN HORTICULTURE PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Interior-Scape Designers $65,000-$70,000 annual salary B.S. Degree or higher

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture/Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Basic Agricultural Science and Technologies • General Horticulture Science and Plant Science • Agribusiness Management and Leadership RECOMMENDED COURSES • Biology • Business Management • Computer Applications • Economics • Environmental Science

Landscape Designers $42,000-$75,000 annual salary No degree required. B.S. recommended Garden Center Owner/Operator Salaries vary based on scope of business No degree required. Golf Course Manager/Athletic Field Manager $64,000-$84,000 annual salary Bachelors Degree

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Chemical, Equipment, Plants or Seed Sales Commercial Landscape Designers Cooperative Extension Agent Farmer Fruit and Orchard Production Garden Writers

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Associates in Science COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Education • Bachelor of Science, Plant Science • Master and PhD in all areas CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FFA

Greenhouse Horticulture Teacher Irrigation System Design and Installation Landscape, Nursery, Orchard, Vegetable Farm Marketing for Gardens or Green Industry Organic Vegetable Production Park Design and Maintenance Production Marketing Public and Private Garden Curators Public Gardens Public Relations Sod Production and Sales Research Scientist or Plant Breeding Wetland Reclamation Zoo or City Government Horticulturist

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ARTS, AUDIO-VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

AUDIO/VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AND FILM PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Audio and Video Equipment Technician Long-Term On-the-Job Training needed $40,498 annual salary 80 annual average openings in Georgia

Audio and Video Technology and Film is a class that teaches all aspects of video production from pre-production, production, and post-production, including theory and practical application. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various types of broadcast/video production from events and commercials to mini-movies and documentaries. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Audio and Video Technology and Film I • Audio and Video Technology and Film II • Audio and Video Technology and Film III RECOMMENDED COURSES • Computer Applications • Business Communications • World Language • Intro to Animation and 3D Design • Marketing Principles • Yearbook/Journalism • Web Page Design • Work-Based Learning

Broadcast News Analyst Bachelor Degree needed $57,845 annual salary 20 annual average openings in Georgia Broadcast Technician Associate Degree needed $35,443 annual salary 50 annual average openings in Georgia Radio and Television Announcer Long-Term On-the-Job Training needed $34,445 annual salary 50 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Audio-Video Operator Broadcast Field Supervisor Broadcast Technician Camera Operator Chief Engineer Control Room Technician

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Technical Studies • Telecommunications Arts COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Broadcast Design • Journalism and Broadcasting • Mass Communications • Mass Media/Arts • Public Relations • Video/Digital CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Editor Journalist Radio and TV Announcer Reporter Sound Technician Station Manager Transmission Engineer

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ANIMATION AND DIGITAL MEDIA PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Camera Operators (Television, Video, Motion Picture) 2015 Wage: $59,600

The Animation and Digital Media Pathway is a series of courses that teach all aspects of 2D and 3D animation and digital design. Students will gain knowledge in animation history, basic modeling, and fundamentals of motion while working to incorporate effective sound and lighting techniques, as well as 3-D space morphing into their animated projects. Working independently, as well as on small production teams, students will learn to manage the entire production pipeline for 3-D projects. Students in the Animation and Digital Media Pathway will have the opportunity become effective and efficient multi-skilled animators as they develop a thorough working knowledge of the animation opportunities available in a rapidly growing career field. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Graphics and Design • Principles and Concepts of Animation • Advanced Animation, Game, and App Design RECOMMENDED COURSES • Computer Applications • Business Communications • World Language • Intro to Animation and 3D Design • Marketing Principles • Yearbook/Journalism • Web Page Design • Work-Based Learning

Composing Artist 2015 Wage: $65,000 Multimedia Artist and Animators 2014 Wage: $51,800 Forensic Animator 2015 Wage: $20-$100 per hour depending on experience Mathematical Modeler 2015 Wage: $80,000 Storyboard Artist 2015 Wage: $55,000 3D Medical Animator 2015 Wage: $60,000 3D Modeler 2015 Wage: $75,000

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Animation Producers Artistic Director Graphic Designer Film and Video Editors 3D Animator TV Director TV Producer

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES BACHELOR’S DEGREE • Animation School - Varying Certificates available • Intern experience CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Administrative Services Manager Bachelor Degree needed $68,016 annual salary 420 annual average openings in Georgia

Pathway of social, ethical, and human issues related to technology. Courses will provide an introduction to computer technology, decision making, productivity, communications, and problemsolving skills. Areas of instruction include integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as the use of emerging technologies. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Business and Technology • Business Communications RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any business and computer science course • World Language • Marketing Principles • Work-Based Learning

Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant Moderate On-the-Job Training needed $37,378 annual salary 1,620 annual average openings in Georgia Legal Secretary Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $36,338 annual salary 270 annual average openings in Georgia Medical Transcriptionist Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $30,514 annual salary 130 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Administrative Assistant Communications Equipment Operator Computer Operator

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Administrative Support Assistant • Business Administrative Assistant • Business Administrative Technology • Certification in Microsoft Applications (MOAC) • Data Entry Clerk • General Office Assistant • Microsoft Excel Application User • Microsoft Office Application Professional • Microsoft Word Application Professional COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Business • Business Administration CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Court Reporter Customer Service Assistant Data Entry Specialist Desktop Publisher Dispatcher Executive Assistant Information Assistant Office Manager Receptionist Shipping and Receiving Personnel Word Processors

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Advertising and Promotion Manager Bachelor Degree needed $76,898 annual salary 60 annual average openings in Georgia

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and small businesses play a key role in Georgia’s economy. Business professionals may be managers, owners, accountants, economists, administrators, or analysts. These individuals must possess excellent communication skills and be able to establish working relationships with many different people. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Legal Environment of Business • Entrepreneurship RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • World Language • Marketing Principles • Work-Based Learning • Yearbook/Journalism POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Business Office Technology • Entrepreneurship • Management and Supervisory Development • Office Administration COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Business • Business Administration CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Chief Executive Bachelor Degree plus work experience needed $155,168 annual salary 850 annual average openings in Georgia Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialist Bachelor Degree needed $50,877 annual salary 440 annual average openings in Georgia Social and Community Service Manager Bachelor Degree needed $59,904 annual salary 100 annual average openings in Georgia Training and Development Manager Bachelor Degree needed $79,498 annual salary 60 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Appraiser and Assessor of Real Estate Accountant and Auditor Administrator Bank Teller Business Educator Chief Executive Officer Claims Adjuster Claims Examiner Computer Support Specialist Computer Systems Analyst Cost Estimator Database Administrator Entrepreneur Financial Analyst Financial Manager Investigator Network and Computer System Paralegal and Legal Assistant Personal Financial Advisor Sales Manager Tax Prepare

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES

Students will analyze the primary functions of human resources management which include recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, and evaluation. The pathway is designed to equip students with operational knowledge of hiring, managing, and terminating employees. Throughout the third course, students will be introduced to the Human Resource Management role by following the life cycle of an employee from organizational entry to exit. Upon mastery of the standards in this pathway, students should be prepared to pass an End of Pathway assessment in this career area.

Human Resources Managers 2012 Median Pay $99,720 per year Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation 5+ years Job Outlook 2012-22, 13% growth

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Compensation and Benefits Manager Employee Training Specialist Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Manager

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Legal Environment of Business • Human Resources Principles RECOMMENDED COURSES • Intro to Business and Technology and Legal Environment of Business as Prerequisite • Human Resource Principles • Entrepreneurship • Economics POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES Business Management degree at most colleges and universities • Certificate program • Associate degree • Bachelor's degree • Master's degree • Doctoral degree • Professional Certifications • PRH (Professional in HR) • SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) • GPHR (Global Professional in HR) • Professional Membership in Society for Human Resource Management encouraged CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FBLA

Human Resources Specialist Job Analysis Specialist Training and Development Manager

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Middle School Special Education Teacher Bachelor Degree needed $46,891 annual salary 230 annual average openings in Georgia

Educational services is the second largest industry which includes a variety of institutions that offer academic education or career and technical instruction. This includes elementary, middle and secondary schools, universities, colleges, professional schools, community or junior colleges and career and technical institutes. The overall demand for educational services will increase as growing emphasis on improving education along with retirements will create large numbers of job openings. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Examining the Teaching Profession • Contemporary Issues in Education • Teaching as a Profession Practicum RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Education Course • World Language • Human Growth and Development • Psychology • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Child Care Assistant and/or Child Care Manager • Child Development Associate I and/or II • Child Development Specialist • Early Childhood Care and Education (Associate Degree) • Early Childhood Care and Education Assistant • Early Childhood Program Administration • Early Childhood Education or Exceptionalities • Education of the Gifted • Infant-Toddler Childcare Specialist COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Adult, Art, Music or Special Education • Career and Technical Education • Early Childhood Education • English, Math, Science or Social Studies Education • Education of the Gifted • Family and Consumer Sciences Education • World Language Education • Health and Physical Education • Human Resource and Organizational Development • Middle School Education • Professional School Counseling • School Psychology • Speech Communication CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FCCLA • FEA

Post-Secondary Education Administrator Bachelor Degree plus work experience needed $81,328 annual salary 160 annual average openings in Georgia Post-Secondary Vocational Education Teacher Bachelor Degree plus work experience needed $45,386 annual salary 370 annual average openings in Georgia Secondary School Teacher Bachelor Degree needed $49,956 annual salary 1,360 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Administration Adult Educator After-School Program Supervisor Associate Teacher Coach County Extension Agent Education Evaluator Educational and Teacher Aide Elementary School Teacher High School Teacher Media Specialist Middle School Teacher Post-Secondary Vocational Education Recreation Attendant School Administration Social Services Aide Special Education Teacher Teacher

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ADVANCED ACCOUNTING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Actuary Bachelor Degree needed $84,822 annual salary 30 annual average openings in Georgia

The Financial Management Services pathway courses are designed to provide students with knowledge that can be applied in secondary education, the work place, and in their personal lives. During times of financial crisis it is imperative that students learn the importance of sound financial decision-making. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Principles of Accounting I • Principles of Accounting II RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • World Language • Marketing Principles • Work-Based Learning

Brokerage Clerk Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training needed $30,597 annual salary 30 annual average openings in Georgia Financial Analyst Bachelor Degree needed $80,787 annual salary 210 annual average openings in Georgia Real Estate Sales Agent Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $38,334 annual salary 500 annual average openings in Georgia Securities/Commodities Sales Bachelor Degree needed $81,536 annual salary 100 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Bank Teller and Manager

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Accounting • Banking and Finance • Business Administration Technology • Business Logistics • Business Studies COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Accounting • Actuarial Sciences • Business Administration • Economics • Finance • Insurance CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Cash Manager Chief Financial Officer Controller Corporate Finance Professional Credit Analyst Financial Counselor Financial Manager Insurance Agent and Broker Insurance Manager Investment Banker Loan Officer Personal Financial Advisor Personal Wealth Manager Real Estate Agents and Broker Stock Broker

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BUSINESS ACCOUNTING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Accountants and Auditors Bachelor Degree needed $54,330 annual salary 1,090 annual average openings in Georgia

Strong growth in accounting jobs throughout the next decade is expected to occur due to the increased growth in the number of new businesses and stricter accounting and auditing regulations. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Financial Literacy • Principles of Accounting II RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any business and computer science course • World Language • Marketing Principles • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Accounting • Medical Administrative Assistant • Office Accounting Specialist COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Accounting • Business Education • Business Management • Economics • Finance • Marketing and Real Estate

Bookkeeping/Accounting/Auditing Clerks Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training needed $29,619 annual salary 1,490 annual average openings in Georgia Budget Analysts Bachelor Degree needed $58,698 annual salary 30 annual average openings in Georgia Tax Examiner, Collector and Revenue Agent Bachelor Degree needed $43,909 annual salary 70 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Auditing Clerk Auditor Bookkeeper Budget Analyst Certified Public Accountant Corporate Accountant Entrepreneur FBI Agent Financial Advisor Financial Analyst Forensic Accountant Government Accountant

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FBLA

Income Tax Professional Managerial Accountant Non-Profit Accountant Teacher

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FINANCIAL SERVICES PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Auditor Bachelor Degree needed $73,910 annual salary

The Financial Service Pathway uses project based instruction to introduce students to the basics of the banking system, bank operating procedures, negotiable instruments, and the deposit and credit functions of banks. Methods used for measuring the financial performance of banks are analyzed. Current issues and future trends in banking are examined. Students explore the major functions of bank employees by completing a flow-of-work simulation. Students formulate business and individual investment decisions by comparing and contrasting a variety of investment options. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Business and Technology • Financial Literacy • Banking, Investing and Insurance

Insurance Sales Agent 1-2 years Post-Secondary training needed $62,790 annual salary Claims Adjuster Post-Secondary training plus on-the-job training needed $63,220 annual salary Accountant Bachelor Degree needed $73,910 annual salary

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Business Teacher Financial Project Specialist Financial Planner

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Business Foundation and Business Management • Desktop Publishing • Financial Management • Accounting 1 and 2 • Personal Financial Literacy • Personal and Business Law 1 and 2 • Marketing 1 and 2 • Web Design POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES, COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Financial Planning • Business Administration-Financial Analysis • Accounting • Consumer and Family Financial Services • Disaster Relief Insurance Claim Adjuster CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FBLA

Research Sales and Service

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GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

JROTC MARINES PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES

The program’s focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. Army JROTC is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

Students enrolled in JROTC programs may find high-demand, high-wage, and high-skilled occupations in the public sector at www.occsupplydemand.org or if they plan on a career in the military they will find “Military Occupations” listed on GACollege 411 under the Career Planning Tab.

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Administration Air Traffic Controller Aviation Ordinance

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • MCJROTC Leadership Education I/II • MCJROTC Leadership Education III/IV • MCJROTC Leadership Education V/VI • MCJROTC Leadership Education VII/VIII RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any CTAE Course • World Language • Modern US Military History POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES • ROTC (Scholarships Available) • Academy Appointments • Armed Forces (Advanced Placement Enlistment Opportunities) Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard • Active Reserve and National Guard options available

Broadcast Specialist Computer Construction Equipment Repairer Criminal Investigation Equipment Repair Finance Flight Crew Human Resource Information Technology Intelligence Lawyer Military Police Missile Fire Control Operator Multi Media Illustrator

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • Academic Team • Color Guard • Drill Team • Raiders • Rifle Team

Naval Aviation (Pilot) Photographer Supply Logistic Transportation Management

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HEALTH SCIENCE

BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY CAREER CHOICES Biological Consultant Biological or Medical Illustrator Biological Photographer Conservation Warden Crime Lab Technician

The Biomedical Research and Development pathway provides an understanding of human medicine through topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Courses will provide an introduction to teamwork and communication practices, organizational, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Areas of instruction include an understanding of the processes, structures and interactions of the human body, as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Dental Hygienist Dietician Nurse Emergency Medical Technician Farm Manager Field Biologist or Ecologist Food and Drug Inspector Forensic Service Technician Forest Ranger

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Healthcare Science • Essentials of Biotechnology • Applications of Biotechnology • Biotechnology Internship/Independent Research

Game Manager

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Honors or Pre-AP Biology • AP Chemistry or AP Biology • AP Statistics • Computer Science Courses

Medical Assistant or Records Administrator

Human Resources Staff Industrial Hygienist or Process Manager Laboratory Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Meat and Poultry Food Inspector Medical Technologist Medical Writer Mortician Museum Educational Staff Member Museum Exhibit Designer

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Biotechnology • Biomedical Sciences • Biochemistry • Epidemiology • Public Health • Health and Administration • Healthcare fields (Pre-nursing, pre-vet, pre-med) COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information.

National or State Park Ranger Nurse Anesthetist Nutritionist Pediatric Nurse Pest Control Specialist Pet Shop Owner Phlebotomist Primary or Secondary Teacher Prosthesis-Maker Public Relations Radiology Technician Sales Representative

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • HOSA

Science Journalism or Librarian University Research Assistant Veterinary Technician Waste Disposal Engineer Water Quality Controller Wildlife Management Specialist Zoo Assistant Zoologist

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DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

PHLEBOTOMY PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Phlebotomists Bachelor Degree needed $46,891 annual salary 230 annual average openings in Georgia

A phlebotomist draws blood for testing, verifies the patient’s identity, and enters patient information into a database. Persons going into phlebotomy must be comfortable with blood, needles, and test tubes. Work location typically is a hospital, lab, or blood bank setting. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Healthcare Science • Essentials of Healthcare • Diagnostics Phlebotomy RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Any Science Elective • Any World Language • Work-Based Learning

Cardiovascular Technologist and Technicians Associate’s Degree $51,600 annual salary Medical Lab Assistants Associate’s Degree $36,500 annual salary Skills Good eye/ hand coordination, pleasant bedside manner, attention to detail Growth rate projected to be 27%, much faster than the average.

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Information Nurse Specialists Medical Lab Assistants

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES Training programs are often available at community colleges/ technical schools coupled with clinical experience. Students must pass a certification exam

Nuclear Techs Patient Service Techs (PST) Physicians Phlebotomists

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA

Phlebotomy Supervisors Radiologic Technologists Registered Nurses Respiratory Technicians Other Related Health Science Occupations

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THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

SPORTS MEDICINE PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Athletic Trainer Bachelor Degree needed $35,917 annual salary 20 annual average openings in Georgia

Sports Medicine is a branch of Health Science devoted to musculoskeletal disorders that alter the functional ability of the patient. Careers in this industry focus on improvement of ability to perform life tasks through the combined use of physical training (exercise, move-ment, and modification of activities), medications, adaptive equipment, orthotics (braces), and prosthesis devices. Careers in rehabilitation focus on helping people return to independence and self-reliance. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Healthcare Science • Essentials of Healthcare • Sports Medicine RECOMMENDED COURSES • World Language • Human Anatomy/Physiology • Internships • Physics • Psychology • Work-based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Dental Hygiene • Orthopedic Technology • Physical Therapist Assistant • Radiologic Technology • Surgical Technology COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Dentist • Doctor • Nurse Practitioner • Physical Therapist • Registered Nurse • Surgeon CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • HOSA

Occupational Therapist Aide Short-Term On-the-Job Training needed $20,259 annual salary 10 annual average openings in Georgia Orthotist and Prosthetist Bachelor Degree needed $35,464 annual salary 10 annual average openings in Georgia Physical Therapist Master Degree needed $65,042 annual salary 120 annual average openings in Georgia Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree needed $40,830 annual salary 90 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Chiropractor Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Massage Therapist Occupational Therapist Orthopedic Doctor Physical Therapy Assistant Physician's Assistant Radiologist Radiologist Technician

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HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

CULINARY ARTS PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Chef and Head Cook Work experience needed $31,304 annual salary 110 annual average openings in Georgia

The Culinary Arts pathway introduces students to fundamental food preparation terms, concepts, and methods in culinary arts where laboratory practice will parallel class work. Fundamental techniques, skills, and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. Courses also provide an overview of the professionalism in the culinary industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway in culinary arts. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Culinary Arts • Culinary Arts I • Culinary Arts II

Food Services Manager Work experience needed $49,860 annual salary 400 annual average openings in Georgia Pastry Chef Work experience needed $34,890 annual salary 130 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Baker Cake Designer Caterer

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Algebra • Any Science Elective • Business Essentials • Computer Applications • Entrepreneurship • World Language (Spanish and French)

Chocolatier Culinary Arts Instructor Dining Room Management Dining Room Service Food and Beverage Director Food Stylist and Photographer

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Culinary Arts (Standard Pathway or Baking and Pastry Pathway) • Food and Beverage Management • Hospitality Management COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Culinary Arts (Standard Pathway or Baking and Pastry Pathway) • Food and Beverage Management • Food Science • Hospitality Management CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FCCLA

Food Writer and Critic Hotel Manager Kitchen Manager Personal Chef Research and Development Chef Restaurant Entrepreneur

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SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Marketing Manager Bachelor Degree needed $94,307 annual salary 310 annual average openings in Georgia

Entertainment is related to film and TV, music, gaming, digital media and sports marketing are huge in Georgia. In addition to basic knowledge and skills in management and entrepreneurship, students in this Pathway will apply their knowledge and skills to this industry in order to master the industry’s terminology, market arenas and venues, obtain sponsorships, maintain solid media relations, coordinate and manage campaigns and events, etc. This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to take the MBA Research "A*S*K Marketing Concepts" end of pathway assessment or the NOCTI "Marketing Education Manager Trainee" end of pathway assessment. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Marketing Principles • Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Marketing • Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing RECOMMENDED COURSES • Advanced Marketing • Entrepreneurship • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Business Administration • Executive Coaching • Expert Sales Management • Project Management • Visual Merchandising COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Accounting • Advertising • Bridal Consultant • Business Economics • Communication • Graphic Arts • Hospitality Administration • Management • Marketing • Professional Sales • Sport Management • Travel/Tourism CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA

Marketing Research Analyst Bachelor Degree needed $61,464 annual salary 210 annual average openings in Georgia Public Relations Specialist Bachelor Degree needed $48,672 annual salary 120 annual average openings in Georgia Recreation Worker Short-Term On-the-Job-Training needed $21,570 annual salary 260 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Advertising Account Executive Agent Brand Manager Cashier Communications Specialist Customer Service Representative Demonstrator and Product Promoter Desktop Publisher Entertainment Marketer Entrepreneur Fashion Retailer Market Research Analyst Marketing Specialist Media Buyer Product Development Management Public Relations Specialist Purchaser Retail Buyer Retail Salesperson Sales Sales Representative Sign Maker Sports Marketer Website Designer Web Developer Webmaster

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HUMAN SERVICES

FOOD AND NUTRITION PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Chef and Head Cook Work experience needed $31,304 annual salary 110 annual average openings in Georgia

Employment in this field is expected to grow faster than average through 2014 as a result of the increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. A growing and aging population will increase the demand for meals and nutritional counseling agencies in hospitals, residential care facilities, schools, prisons, community health programs, and home health care. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Food, Nutrition, and Wellness • Food for Life • Food Science RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Any Science Elective • World Language • Human Growth and Development for Early Childhood • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Culinary Arts • Food and Beverage Management • Food Production Assistant, Worker, or Apprentice • Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Dietetics/Dietician • FACS Education • Food, Nutrition and Wellness Studies • Food Science and Technology • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information. CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FCCLA

Dietician/Nutritionist Bachelor Degree needed $42,619 annual salary 80 annual average openings in Georgia Food Scientist and Technologist Bachelor Degree needed $55,869 annual salary 10 annual average openings in Georgia Food Services Manager Work experience needed $46,384 annual salary 400 annual average openings in Georgia Health Education Master Degree needed $53,290 annual salary 90 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Agricultural Engineer Biochemist Chemical Technician Consumer Representative Dietetic Technician Family and Consumer Science Teacher Flavorist Food Inspector Food Service Manager Geriatric Food Designer Health Educator Health Inspector Microbiologist Product Evaluation Scientist Research and Development Specialist Sensory Scientist Teacher Educator Technical Writer Toxicologist

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PERSONAL CARE SERVICES

COSMETOLOGY PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES

The Personal Care Services Cosmetology pathway is formulated for students who desire to become licensed cosmetologists. All participating students are required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology to obtain a total of 1500 unit hours to be eligible for both the written and practical state test. Students benefit from the program because it allows the student the opportunity to obtain at least half of the required state board hours. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Personal Care Services • Cosmetology Services II • Cosmetology Services III RECOMMENDED COURSES • Advanced Cosmetology Services • Chemistry • Cosmetology Services - Core IV • World Language • Internship I, II, III, IV, V • Licensure and Employment Opportunities • Science of Advanced Skincare • Science and Art of Makeup POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Barber License • Cosmetology Instructor License • Cosmetology License • Esthetician License • Master Cosmetology License COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Cosmetology

Salary ranges from $15,530 to $42,460 per year. In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, nail technology, or skin care in the state of Georgia, students must complete the requirements listed below. Please contact the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology for more information. Requirements: COSMETOLOGIST: 1500 Hours, Apprenticeship 3000 Hours HAIR DESIGN: 1325 Hours, Apprenticeship 2650 ESTHETICIAN: 1000 Hours, Apprenticeship 2000 Hours NAIL TECHNICIAN: 525 Hours, Apprenticeship 1050 Hours

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Barber Stylist Chemical Texture Specialist Color Specialist Chemist Cosmetologist Cutting Specialist Editorial Specialist Esthetician Hair Color Specialist Hairstylist Make-up Artist Master Cosmetologist Nail Technicians Permanent Wave Technician Platform Artist Receptionist Salon Owner Shampoo Tech

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • SkillsUSA

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTER SCIENCE PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Employment of computer programmers is expected to increase 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Careers in Computer Science lead individuals to create, modify, and test codes - all while inventing and designing new approaches to computing technology and finding innovative uses for existing technology. Career area focus requires solving complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Digital Technology • Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science Principles • AP Computer Science RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Any Advanced Math Course • Any World Language • Entrepreneurship

Computer Programmers Bachelor Degree needed $75,400 annual salary 230 annual average openings in Georgia Computer System Analysts Bachelor Degree needed $73,800 annual salary 810 annual average openings in Georgia Software Developers, Application Bachelor Degree needed $86,300 annual salary 340 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Computer Programmers Computer and Information Systems Managers Computer Hardware Engineers Computer Network Architects

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Computer Engineering Technology • Electromechanical Engineering Technology • Telecommunications Engineering Technology • Industrial Engineering Technology • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology • Computer Engineering Technology • Computer System Design Specialist • Network Design Technology Specialist • Network Specialist COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Computer Systems Engineering • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Applied Computer Science • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Game Design and Development CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Computer System Analysts Database Administrators Information Security Analysts Network and Computer Systems Administrators Software Engineers Video Game Designers

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INFORMATION SCIENCE

INFORMATION SUPPORT AND SERVICES PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Software Engineer Salary: $111,512 Database Administrator Salary: $97,288

With the Information Support and Services Pathway students will earn the CompTia A+ Certification which will help prepare them for the current workforce and essentially jumpstart their career in IT field. In today’s world it is not uncommon for information technology to be one of the most important aspects of a business. Even industries such as manufacturing and hospitals rely heavily on IT services on a day to day basis. With the help of this pathway, students will have an advantage over other entry-level job seekers in this fast-growing industry.

Systems Analyst Salary: $87,650 Help Desk/Tech Support Salary: $67,891

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Administrators Administrative Support Workers

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Digital Technology • Information Tech Essentials • Information Tech Support

Computer and Information Systems Desktop Computer Hardware Engineers Computer Operators Computer User Support Specialists

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • CISCO CCNP Specialist Certificate • CISCO Network Specialist Certificate • Computer Support Specialist Degree/Diploma • Internet Specialist – Web Site Design Degree/Diploma • Internet Specialist – Web Site Developer Certificate • Linus/ UNIX System Administrator Certificate • Networking Specialist Degree/ Diploma • PC Repair and Network Technician Certificate COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management Information Systems • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Information Security and Assurance • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Information Systems • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

First-Line Office Supervisors Managers Network and Computer System Network Support Specialists Publishers Web Administrators

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NETWORKING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Computer Operator On-the-Job experience needed $33,821 annual salary 90 annual average openings in Georgia

This pathway teaches the student about the functionality of hardware components as well as best practices in computer maintenance and safety issues. Students are provided with in-depth technical information augmented with hands-on experiences. Emphasis is placed on communication skills and the professionalism needed to become successful in the computer industry.

Computer Specialist Associate Degree needed $55,640 annual salary 80 annual average openings in Georgia

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Digital Technology • Networking Fundamentals • Networking Systems and Support

Computer Systems Analyst Bachelor Degree needed $74,443 annual salary 890 annual average openings in Georgia

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry • Calculus • Computer Applications • Entrepreneurship • World Language • Introduction to Animation and 3D Design • Physics • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information.

Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree needed $42,765 annual salary 800 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Computer and Information Science Data Processing Computer Graphic Computer Networking Computer Programming Computer Science Computer Support Specialist Computer Systems Analyst Computer Telecommunication Database Management Game Design and Development Information Technology

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FBLA • SkillsUSA

LAN and WAN Management Web Development Web Management

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PROGRAMMING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Computer Programmers Bachelor Degree needed $73,674 annual salary 330 annual average openings in Georgia

The Programming pathway gives many opportunities to strengthen problem solving skills, and provides needed skills in all disciplines.

Computer Software Engineers Bachelor Degree needed $77,022 annual salary 730 annual average openings in Georgia

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Digital Technology • Computer Science Principles • Programming, Apps, Games and Society

Computer System Analysts Bachelor Degree needed $74,443 annual salary 890 annual average openings in Georgia

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Broadcast/Video Production • World Language • Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design • Introduction to Graphics and Design • Work-Based Learning

Computing and Information Systems Managers Bachelor Degree plus experience needed $101,400 annual salary 530 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Actuaries Computer Scientist

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Business Information Systems • Computer Forensics • Computer Information Systems • Computer Programming • Computer Software Engineering • Computer Science • Information Science • Information Technology • Mathematics COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information. CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Computer Software Engineer Computer Systems Analyst Database Administrator Mathematician

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WEB DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Computer Specialist Associate Degree needed $55,640 annual salary 80 annual average openings in Georgia

The Web Development pathway instructs students on the basics of designing a web page and leads to advanced web design and 3D animation. Web design can be found in every area of business and industry, as well as in individuals’ personal life. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills that will help them create web pages, gaming and other digital media features. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Digital Technology • Computer Science Principles • Web Development RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • Art • Broadcast/Video Production • World Language • Introduction to Graphics and Design • Marketing Principles • Work-Based Learning • Yearbook/Journalism POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Computer Animation and Multimedia • Computer Simulation • Digital Media • Internet Specialist - Web Site Design • Printing and Graphics Technology • Web Site Designer COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Animation • Computational Media • Computer Science • Graphic Designer CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • SkillsUSA

Desktop Publisher Post-Secondary Vocational Training needed $30,680 annual salary 30 annual average openings in Georgia Graphic Designer Bachelor Degree needed $44,034 annual salary 160 annual average openings in Georgia Multi-Media Artist and Animator Bachelor Degree needed $44,554 annual salary 40 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Computer Service Technician Database Developer Graphic Designer Help Desk Support Illustrator Internet Specialist Multimedia Developer Network Analyst Network Engineer Programmer Project Manager Video Game Developer Web Developer Webmaster Website Designer Software Trainer

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MARKETING

MANUFACTURING PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES

The Manufacturing Pathway provides students with opportunities to become familiar with manufacturing careers and develop fundamental technological literacy as they learn about the history, systems, and processes of manufacturing. Students will also learn about computer aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, computer assisted manufacturing (CAM), programmable logic controllers, automated guided vehicles (AGV), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). In the end students will have the understanding of how to design and implement a production system. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Introduction to Manufacturing and Materials Science • Robotics and Automated Systems • Production Enterprises

Manufacturers produce numerous products in daily demand by customers. People employed in manufacturing deal with such areas as planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. They also deal with related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering. Plant Manager $50,000 - $130,000 annual salary 30-60 annual openings per year Manufacturing Engineer $60,000 - $140,000 annual salary 75-100 annual openings per year Manufacturing Supervisor $40,000 - $120,000 annual salary 75-100 annual openings per year

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES RECOMMENDED COURSES • Algebra • Any Science Elective • Computer Applications • World Language (German)

Control System Analyst Department Manager Production Supervisor Quality Supervisor Technician

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Welding Certificate COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Manufacturing Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Manufacturing Technology • Industrial Technology and Management • Production Design CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • TSA

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FASHION, MERCHANDISING & RETAIL MANAGEMENT PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Advertising and Promotions Manager Bachelor Degree needed $100,300 annual salary

The Fashion Marketing pathway introduces students to the retail industry including the fundamentals of fashion marketing, key marketing concepts essential to every business, types of businesses involved in the industry, and an array of career opportunities. Students will develop skills in such areas as fashion economics, marketing segmentation and target marketing, product selection and buying, and inventory systems. Additionally, students will develop skills necessary for managing the following marketing elements: pricing, visual merchandising, advertising, special promotions, professional sales, and customer service.

Wholesale and Retail Buyers Bachelor Degree needed $58,800 annual salary 80 annual average openings in Georgia Online Merchants Bachelor Degree needed $66,000 annual salary

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Brand Managers Divisional Merchandise Managers

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Marketing Principles • Fashion,, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials • Advanced Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing

Entrepreneurs/Company Owners

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science course • World Language • Marketing and Management • Work-Based Learning

Merchandise Analysts

Fashion Designers Financial Analysts General Merchandise Managers

Manufacturer’s Sales Representatives Manufacturer’s Store Coordinators Product Developers Retail buyers

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Sales Professional Certificate • Visual Merchandising Associate Certificate • Retail Manager • Retail Merchandise Management • Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Fashion Marketing and Management • Fashion Design • Public Relations • Advertising and Marketing Communications • Fashion Journalism • Textile Development and Marketing

Visual Merchandisers Work-Based Learning

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MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Chief Executive Bachelor Degree plus experience needed $155,168 annual salary 850 annual average openings in Georgia

Students develop knowledge and skills in the foundational areas of marketing (economics, human relations and business basics) and the functional areas of marketing (product and service planning, marketing information management, purchasing and pricing, selling and promotion, risk management, financing and distribution/logistics), as well as international marketing, management and entrepreneurship. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Marketing Principles • Marketing and Entrepreneurship • Marketing Management RECOMMENDED COURSES • Any Business and Computer Science Course • World Language • Sports and Entertainment Marketing • Work-Based Learning POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Business Administration • Entrepreneurship • Expert Sales Management • Fashion Design and Marketing • Retail and Merchandising COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Accounting • Advertising • Business Economics • Communication • Graphic Arts • Hospitality Administration • International Business • Management • Marketing • Professional Sales • Real Estate • Risk Management and Insurance CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA

Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialist Bachelor Degree needed $53,061 annual salary 150 annual average openings in Georgia Marketing Manager Bachelor Degree plus experience needed $94,307 annual salary 310 annual average openings in Georgia Marketing Research Analyst Bachelor Degree needed $61,464 annual salary 210 annual average openings in Georgia Personal Financial Advisor Bachelor Degree needed $75,754 annual salary 470 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Advertising Account Executive Advertising Executive Agent Airline Customer Service Agent Art Dealer and Director Automobile Salesperson Barber and Salon Owner Brand Manager Cashier Communications Specialist Creative Director Customer Service Representative Demonstrator and Product Promoter Desktop Publisher Entertainment Marketer Entrepreneur Fashion Retailer Floral Designer Funeral Director Insurance Agent Interior Designer Landscape Architect Logistics Specialist Market Research Analyst Marketing Specialist Media Buyer Mortgage Broker Painter and Illustrator Product Development Management Public Relations Specialist Purchaser Real Estate Agent Retail Buyer and Salesperson Sales Representative Sign Maker Sports Marketer Travel Agent Website Designer Web Developer

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ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Civil Engineer Bachelor Degree needed $56,259 annual salary

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for 9th or 10th grade students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

Electrical Engineer Bachelor Degree needed $52,990 annual salary Industrial Engineer Bachelor Degree needed $47,720 annual salary Materials Engineer Bachelor Degree needed $51,420 annual salary Mechanical Engineer Bachelor Degree needed $47,900 annual salary

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES Civil Engineer

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Foundations of Engineering and Technology • Engineering Concepts • Engineering Applications

Designer Drafter Machinist Manufacturing

RECOMMENDED COURSES • Algebra/Geometry • Trigonometry/Physics POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • State Registered Apprenticeships • Special Purpose Schools • On-the-Job Training • Military COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • See www.GAcollege411.org for additional information. CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • FIRST Robotics • BEST Robotics • TSA

Mechanical Engineer Quality Control Inspector

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MASTER AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN PATHWAY TOP CAREERS CHOICES Automotive Service Technician and Mechanics Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $34,549 annual salary 1,000 annual average openings in Georgia

The auto mechanics of the past were self-taught, learning from local auto shops or dealerships. Employers are now hiring employees with good people skills and backgrounds in electronics, computers and communications, along with math and problem-solving skills. This program will teach “head skills” and “hand skills” to prepare the student for the world of automotive technology careers and to meet the needs of prospective employers. PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES • Basic Maintenance and Light Repair • Maintenance and Light Repair 2, 3 • Automobile Service Technology 4, 5, 6 • Master Automotive Service Technology 7, 8 • Automobile Service Technology Internship

Bus and Truck Mechanic/Diesel Engine Specialist Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $36,504 annual salary 380 annual average openings in Georgia Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Post-Secondary Vocational Award needed $47,611 annual salary 130 annual average openings in Georgia Vocational Teacher, Post-Secondary School Bachelor Degree or higher plus work experience $44,637 annual salary 250 annual average openings in Georgia

ADDITIONAL CAREER CHOICES RECOMMENDED COURSES • Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry • Business Essentials • Computer Applications • Engine Performance Concepts • Entrepreneurship • World Language • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Concepts • Money Management • Physics • Preventative Maintenance Inspection • Work-Based Learning

Auto Manufacturer Sales Auto Manufacturer Service Auto or Body Technician Automotive Engineer Automotive Mechanist Automotive Parts Sales Automotive Sales Body Shop Manager Dealership or Shop Owner DOT Salvage Inspector

POST-SECONDARY DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES TECHNICAL COLLEGES • Automotive Technology/Technician • Welding • ASE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Education • Business Management • Automotive Engineering CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • SkillsUSA

Insurance Adjuster Parts Professional Quality Control Technician Retail Service Advisor Service Director Dealership Specialized Technician Teacher Technician (ASE Certified) Warranty Clerk Waste Management (EPA)

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WORK-BASED LEARNING

REQUIREMENTS FOR WBL • Students who are enrolled (or have completed) in any Pathway can apply for the Work-Based Learning Program. • Students must be at least 16 years of age • Students must have good attendance, discipline, and teacher recommendations • Students must have a 75 Numeric GPA or higher EMPLOYABILITY SKILL DEVELOPMENT (ESD) • Paid entry level work • Limited to one year • May or may not be linked to a specific pathway • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in any related pathway. INTERNSHIP • Can be paid or unpaid work experience • Directly related to a student’s career pathway • Can occur in the school or the work place • Must have earned one credit in a CTAE pathway or closely related academic course COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (CO-OP) • Paid work experience • Directly related to student’s career pathway • Enrolled in a course that is directly related to job placement

The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program is designed to provide experiences and activities that support a school to career transition. This simply means that students are allowed to work off campus in the business community in order to learn more about a chosen career. Once a student has met all requirements for WBL, the WBL Coordinator will determine the correct WBL placement for the student. The students will earn one unit of credit for each completed WBL course.

WBL IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources • Architecture and Construction • Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications • Business Management and Administration • Education and Training • Finance • Government and Public Administration • Health Science • Hospitality and Tourism • Human Services • Information Technology • Manufacturing

YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP (YAP) • Paid work in a highly technical, highly skilled position • Work in chosen career area • Student must have post-secondary education plans in chosen career area (earning a degree, licensing, or certification depending on career requirement) • For completion of YAP program students must have 720 hours of career related work in high school and post-secondary institutions CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • DECA • FBLA • FCCLA • FFA • HOSA • SkillsUSA • FEA

• Marketing • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) • Transportation Distribution and Logistics OTHER PATHWAYS • Advanced Academic Pathways • Fine Arts Pathways • World Language Pathways

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Distributive Education Clubs of America DECA is a co-curricular organization for students who have a career interest in marketing, finance, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, management, or business administration. DECA allows students to compete and learn about marketing skills needed to be successful in today’s business world. DECA currently operates in the over 4,000 high schools in many different countries including Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, and Canada. As an organization, DECA holds an annual Fall Leadership Conference that sharpens the skills and techniques of the attendees. At the annual state conference, students are also allowed to compete in a range of areas including Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Apparel and Accessories, Automotive, Restaurant Management, Accounting and many more. There is over $300,000 of scholarship money from DECA’s corporate sponsors available to its members. DECA gives students the chance to work with real business partners and can open the door for future employment opportunities. DECA allows its members to grow as leaders who can positively impact their community.

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Future Business Leaders of America Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today's students for success in business leadership. With over 50 years of experience, Georgia FBLA is the premiere organization for student leaders. Georgia FBLA is an affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest student business organization in the world with more than 250,000 members. Georgia is also the largest FBLA chapter in the nation with over 20,000 members.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are designed to build character and develop leadership abilities of high school students. CTSO’s promote active community involvelemt, providing service to others, and participation in competitive events with other high school students across the state. Involvement in CTSO’s provide valuable life lessons and educaitonal experiences to prepare students for success in today’s society. Commitment To create among members, educators and business and industry an adherence and appreciation for all Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Programs. Conviction To develop patriotism through knowledge of our nation’s heritage and practice of democracy. Education To create enthusiasm and empower students to become lifelong learners. Integrity To deal honestly and fairly with one another. Leadership To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, professional, community and social activities. Professionalism To promote high standards in career ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. Recognition Appreciation of the value of achievement.

FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums, and student leadership development. FBLA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Labor as an integral part of a co-curricular approach to business and leadership education.

Service To cultivate a desire to contribute to the benefit and welfare of others

The FBLA mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We bring our mission to life through the application of our motto: Service, Education, and Progress.

Teamwork To enhance the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic process.

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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Through cooperative and competitive programs, FCCLA members develop skills for life including character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Participation in national programs and co-curricular chapter activities enables FCCLA members to learn cooperation, take responsibility, develop leadership, and give service.

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Future Educators Association The Future Educators Association® assists high school students in exploring careers in education. The association is unique in its ability to offer students unparalleled, ageappropriate professional development opportunities, including an annual conference and access to a state-ofthe-art FEA social networking website. Through hands-on career exploration opportunities, FEA allows members to assume leadership roles and develop professional skill sets that will serve them throughout their careers. The association also connects students with chances to earn scholarship grants through its sponsoring organization, PDK International. The FEA program not only benefits its members but also has a long-lasting, positive impact on our nation’s school systems. By attracting exemplary candidates to the teaching profession, especially those from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, FEA will directly influence an increase in qualified teachers. The work of FEA will elevate the image of teaching and promote it as a challenging and rewarding career.

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FFA An Association of Agricultural Students FFA represents the relevancy to the core areas offering students opportunities that change lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Founded in 1928, the FFA organization represents a large diversity of over 300 careers in the food, fiber, and natural resources industry. FFA is an integral part of a school system. FFA uses agricultural education to create real-world success. Agriculture teachers become advisors to local FFA chapters, which students join. More than 7,000 FFA chapters are currently in existence; their programs are managed on a local, state and national level. Each chap-

ter’s Program of Activities is designed with the needs of the students in mind. Activities vary greatly from school to school, but are based in a well-integrated curriculum. Chapter activities and FFA programs concentrate on three areas of our mission: premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization. Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

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HOSA Health Occupations Students of America Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, collegiate, and adult students enrolled in health occupations education courses or instructional programs. HOSA is an integral part of approved health occupation programs. Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) students who become active members in a local HOSA chapter are eligible for membership in state and national HOSA. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health occupations education students, therefore helping the students to meet the needs of the health care industry. For more information, go to www.hosa.org or www.georgiahosa.org.

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Students Taking Action with Recognition SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA serves teachers and high school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupation, including health occupations. More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 9.9 million members since its founding. SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical programs. It provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds and reinforces selfconfidence, work attitudes, and communications skill. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standard, superior work skill, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

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PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW'S WORKPLACE Second language skills are needed by students for the new global economy for the following reasons: PLEASE NOTE: While the Georgia Department of Education no longer requires students to complete two years of a foreign language for high school graduation, the University System of Georgia does require the completion of two years of the same foreign language or two years of sign language in order to be considered for admission.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None This course allows students to begin to develop communication skills on a variety of common topics, such as friends, family, school, and leisure activities. Classwork and homework introduce listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language, as well as the cultures of regions where French is spoken.

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• Students interested in attending a 4 year college/university must have at least 2 years in a consecutive language. • The workplace of tomorrow is a world of many cultures and languageswith new forms of global commerce we can't even imagine today. • 200,000 Americans annually lose out to jobs with businesses because they cannot communicate in another language. • Monolingual speakers are at a disadvantage in employment and political life. • Managers who know how to deal with a diverse workforce have an edge. • 4 of 5 new jobs in the US are created as a result of world trade.

FRENCH II

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite French I This course builds on and expands the skills students acquired in French I. Students communicate in more detail about a broader range of topics and can ask about, narrate and discuss past, present, and future events and plans. Students who have passed one unit of French I at the high school level should enroll in this class.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite French II or Native Speakers This course allows students to extend the skills and content taught at the French II level in order to participate in more complicated situations, to communicate in extended conversations, to respond to authentic print, audio, and visual media in the target language, to react to current events and cultural patterns in the francophone world, and to develop organized composition and reporting skills in French.

• 1/3 of all corporations in the US are either owned or based abroad. • Georgia ranks 15th in the US in export sales.

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Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite French III

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite German II

As a continuation of French III, this course develops students’ proficiency in using oral and written language to inquire, narrate, and describe in a variety of tenses and situations. Students summarize and respond to authentic materials and media in the target language.

This course allows students to extend the skills and content taught at the German II level in order to participate in more complicated situations, to communicate in extended conversations, to respond to authentic print, audio, and visual media in the target language, to react to current events and cultural patterns in the German speaking world, and to develop organized composition and reporting skills in German.

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AP FRENCH Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite French IV Students who enroll in AP French Language should already have a good command of French grammar and vocabulary and have competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. The course will emphasize the students' ability to understand spoken French in various contexts and develop a vocabulary ample for reading a variety of writings, and their ability to express themselves with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None This course allows students to begin to develop communication skills on a variety of common topics, such as friends, family, school, and leisure activities. Classwork and homework introduce listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language, as well as the cultures of regions where German is spoken.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite German I This course builds on and expands the skills students acquired in German I class. Students communicate in more detail about a broader range of topics and can ask about, narrate and discuss past, present, and future events and plans. Students who have passed one unit of German I at the high school level should enroll in this class.

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Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite German III As a continuation of German III, this course develops students’ proficiency in using oral and written language to inquire, narrate, and describe in a variety of tenses and situations. Students summarize and respond to authentic materials and media in the target language.

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AP GERMAN Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite German III Students who enroll in AP German Language should already have a good command of German grammar and vocabulary and have competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. The course will emphasize the students' ability to understand spoken German in various contexts and develop a vocabulary ample for reading a variety of writings, and their ability to express themselves with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken German.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None This course allows students to begin to develop communication skills on a variety of common topics, such as friends, family, school, and leisure activities. Classwork and homework introduce listening, speaking,reading, and writing skills in the target language, as well as the cultures of regions where Spanish is spoken. The course is designed for students who did not take the Spanish I in middle school.

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SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS I

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish I

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Heritage Language Learners of Spanish

This course builds on and expands the skills students acquired in Spanish I class. Students learn to communicate in more detail about a broader range of topics and can ask about, narrate and discuss past, present, and future events and plans. Students who have passed the middle school Spanish I or one unit of Spanish I at the high school level should enroll in this class.

Designed for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, this course can accommodate a wide range of Heritage language learners, from those who are minimally functional (can comprehend Spanish but are not able to speak fluently, read or write) to those who are more proficient and literate in Spanish. This course will develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The student will also develop an awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, such as language variations, customs, geography and current events. Students will read and critically analyze authentic works of literature in Spanish.

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Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish II or Native Speakers This course allows students to extend the skills and content taught at the Spanish II level to participate in more complicated situations, to participate in extended conversations, to respond to authentic print, audio, and visual media in the target language, to react to current events and cultural patterns, and to develop organized composition and reporting skills in Spanish.

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Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish III As a continuation of Spanish III, this course develops students’ proficiency in using oral and written language to inquire, narrate, and describe in a variety of tenses and situations. Students summarize and respond to authentic materials and media in the target language. Students read and discuss appropriate literary selections and use oral and written skills to respond to the visual art, music, and drama of the target cultures.

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SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS II Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish for Native Speakers I Designed for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, this course can accommodate a wide range of Heritage language learners, from those who are somewhat functional (can comprehend spoken Spanish but speak haltingly and need improvement in reading and/or writing) to those who are more proficient and literate in Spanish. This course will continue to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and will promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic cultures, such as language variations, customs, geography, history, and current events. Students will read and critically analyze authentic works of literature in Spanish.

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Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish IV Conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language examination emphasizes the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish, to acquire the vocabulary and grasp of structure to read newspapers, magazines and Hispanic literature, to compose expository passages and to speak accurately and fluently. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Spanish Language exam in May.

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Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Spanish IV

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Latin II

Conforms to College Board required authors and selected works for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature examination. Emphasizes the ability to understand a lecture in Spanish and discuss literary topics in Spanish, to read Hispanic literary texts in all genres and to analyze critically form and content of literary works orally and in writing using appropriate terminology. Students complete the course by taking the AP Spanish Literature exam in May

In Advanced Latin, students read from authentic Latin prose or poetry texts. Students are introduced to more complex syntactical and grammatical structures. Through the reading selections and class discussions, students learn about the literary and stylistic devices appropriate for either prose or poetry. Concentration is also focused on the philosophic, historic, and cultural aspects relevant to these selections. Students make connections between the ancient strands of mythology, history, literature, and art to those same classical allusions in the modern world.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None In Latin I, students begin acquiring reading skills in Latin as well as strengthening their English reading and vocabulary skills through vocabulary building and analyzing sentence structure. Through the reading selections and class discussions, students learn about the daily lives of the Romans and make comparisons relevant to today’s society. Although students do not conduct face-to-face conversations in Latin, they may use Latin orally to initiate and respond to simple statements and commands as well as read Latin aloud. Elementary writing tasks also build a bridge to understanding the written word.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Latin I In Latin II, students refine reading skills in Latin as well as continue to strengthen their English reading and vocabulary skills through vocabulary building and analyzing sentence structure. Through the reading selections and class discussions, students acquire a more in-depth knowledge about the daily lives and history of the Romans and continue to make comparisons relevant to today’s society. Although students do not conduct face-to-face conversations in Latin, they may use Latin orally to initiate and respond to more complex statements and commands as well as read Latin aloud. Intermediate writing tasks also build a bridge to understanding the written word.

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AP LATIN Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Latin III In Advanced Latin, students read from authentic Latin prose or poetry texts. Students are introduced to more complex syntactical and grammatical structures. Through the reading selections and class discussions, students learn about the literary and stylistic devices appropriate for either prose or poetry. Concentration is also focused on the philosophic, historic, and cultural aspects relevant to these selections. Students make connections between the ancient strands of mythology, history, literature, and art to those same classical allusions in the modern world.

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RUSSIAN I Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None This course allows students to begin to develop communication skills on a variety of common topics, such as friends, family, school, and leisure activities. Classwork and homework introduce listening, speaking, reading, and writing functions in the target language, as well as the cultures of regions where Russian is spoken

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Russian I

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None

This course builds on and expands the skills students acquired in Russian I class. Students communicate in more detail about a broader range of topics and can ask about, narrate and discuss past, present, and future events and plans. Students who have passed the two-year middle school Russian sequence or one unit of Russian I at the high school level should enroll in this class.

Introduction to basic knowledge about sign communication and deafness. Emphasis is placed upon acquisition of comprehension and production skills, knowledge of the Deaf community, and the development of cultural awareness.

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RUSSIAN III Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Russian II This course allows students to extend the skills and content taught at the Russian II level in order to participate in more complicated situations, to communicate in extended conversations, to respond to authentic print, audio, and visual media in the target language, to react to current events and cultural patterns in the francophone world, and to develop organized composition and reporting skills in Russian.

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RUSSIAN IV Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Russian III As a continuation of Russian III, this course develops students’ proficiency in using oral and written language to inquire, narrate, and describe in a variety of tenses and situations. Students summarize and respond to authentic materials and media in the target language. Students read and discuss appropriate literary selections and use oral and written skills to respond to the visual art, music, and drama of the target cultures

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite American Sign Language I Enhances Level I American Sign Language skills and continues to develop receptive and expressive signing skills. Components include the study of communication, Deaf culture, connections with other disciplines, comparisons with the student’s first language, and potential for involvement in the Deaf community.

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CHORAL

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CHORAL ENSEMBLE I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Open to all students, upper levels based on director approval. This is a performance-based class. It provides opportunities for performers to increase, develop, and refine performance skills and precision vocally. Students are required to attend after school events such and concerts and other performances. Emphasis is placed on increasing music reading skills, diction, intonation, and vocal technique. Students are required to perform in the concert attire as determined by school. Grades are based on daily class participation, basic skills tests, class work, and performance participation. Attention is given to all areas that are essential to membership in a music performance. Each school offers various ensembles; for more information, contact the individual director.

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BEGINNING INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (PERCUSSION) Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Previous experience may be required. Please check with local school. This class is for any band member who has previous experience playing percussion instruments in middle school or high school. Students will learn the foundations of all instruments within the percussion family. Students will be expected to perform on mallet instruments, snare rudiments, as well as many other fundamental skills on the various instruments. Students will be studying and performing music for marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble. Grades are largely based on class participation and playing tests on all percussion instruments.

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INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (PERCUSSION) Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Band member with previous experience. This class is for any band member who has previous experience playing percussion instruments in middle school or high school. Students will continue to build on the foundations of all instruments within the percussion family. Students will be expected to perform at an intermediate level on all standard percussion instruments. Students will be studying and performing music for marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble. Grades are largely based on class participation and playing tests on all percussion instruments.

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ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (PERCUSSION) Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Band member with previous experience. This is an advanced level performance-based class for any band member who has previous experience playing percussion. It provides opportunities for advanced level performers to increase, develop, and refine performance skills and precision on all percussion instruments. Students will be expected to perform at an advanced level on all standard percussion instruments. Students will be studying and performing music for marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble. Grades are largely based on class participation and playing tests on all percussion instruments.

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BEGINNING BAND I, II Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director. This course provides instruction on the basic technical and musical theory skills needed for successful performance in an ensemble. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course many also include various components of music history, analysis,cultural influence, and improvisation techniques at a beginning level of understanding.

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INTERMEDIATE BAND Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Beginning Band (offered in all 8th grade band programs) or audition with director This course provides opportunities for intermediate level performers to increase, refine, and further develop performance skills. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course may also include various components of music history, theory, analysis and cultural influence and improvisation techniques at an intermediate level of understanding.

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ADVANCED BAND Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Intermediate Band or audition with director. This course provides opportunities for advanced level performers to increase, refine, and further develop performance skills. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course may also include various components of music history, theory, analysis and cultural influence and improvisation techniques at an advanced level of understanding.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Advanced Band or audition with director. This course provides opportunities for top level performers to increase, refine, and further develop performance skills. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course may also include various components of music history, theory, analysis and cultural influence and improvisation techniques at a level of understanding expected of master level performers.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director.

Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director.

Students will be introduced to the many diverse forms of jazz, jazz performance techniques, improvisation, and history. This is a performance-based class.

This course introduces concepts used in music production. No prior experience is necessary. However, training as an instrumental musician or singer is helpful. Students will learn about audio recording, editing, sampling, MIDI, arranging, composing, and mastering through various hands on projects. Headphones and flash drive are required.

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BEGINNING ORCHESTRA I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite None. Contact director. This course provides instruction on the basic technical and musical theory skills needed for successful performance in an ensemble. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course many also include various components of music history, analysis,cultural influence, and improvisation techniques at a beginning level of understanding.

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ADVANCED ORCHESTRA I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director. This course provides opportunities for advanced level performers to increase, refine, and further develop performance skills. This course emphasizes the performance of music appropriate for each ensemble. This course may also include various components of music history, theory, analysis and cultural influence and improvisation techniques at an advanced level of understanding.

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ETHNIC MUSIC STUDIES Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director. This course focuses on how music is incorporated into various cultures. Students will learn about a variety of styles of music and history, including the influence of music on culture, and likewise, culture on music.

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INTERMEDIATE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Intro Music Tech. Contact director. This course will continue a more detailed exploration of the concepts from the intro course. Students will learn about digital signal processing, equalization, foley effects, and film scoring. Students will have hands on experience with a digital audio workstation and music notation software.

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ADVANCED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Intermediate Music Tech. Contact director. This course is designed for the student who is interested in entering the Music Production, Music Business, Music Technology, and Music Education fields. It will continue a more rigorous exploration of the concepts from the intro and intermediate courses. Students will focus on sound design, synthesis, recording techniques, and will compile a comprehensive portfolio of their work.

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MUSIC THEORY/COMPOSITION I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Contact director. This course includes instruction on musical notation, compositional techniques and analysis. Students will also study and analyze the history of music and it’s influence on composition and society.

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AP MUSIC THEORY Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Director approval. This course is designed to develop an advanced level of understanding of musical theory, preparing students for the AP Music Theory Exam. The AP Music Theory course corresponds to two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. Musicianship skills including dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the learning process. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are emphasized. Students planning to major in music in college may be able to enroll in an advanced music theory course, depending on individual colleges’ AP policies.

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Open to all students. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course offers students the opportunity to study acting methods and games to enhance the students knowledge of theater. The course may involve performance opportunities and some after school rehearsals may be required. Students are expected to perform in front of an audience which will give the student more confidence with public speaking. All areas of theater will be discussed such as Technical theater, house management, Stage management, makeup and costumes. This is an entry level class.

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ADVANCED DRAMA I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Open to all students. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course offers students the opportunity to study acting methods and games to enhance the students knowledge of theater. The course involves performance opportunities and some after school rehearsals are required. Students will prepare monologues and scenes for performance. Acting methods are discussed at the advanced level. All areas of theater will be discussed such as Technical theater, house management, Stage management, makeup and costumes. This is an upper level class.

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MUSICAL THEATRE I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Open to all students. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course introduces the style and characteristic elements of modern musical theatre. This is an introductory course in musical theatre history and performance. The course deals with the exploration and study of musical theatre through acting, singing, and dancing. It also aids in preparation for audition. It explores a variety of genres and styles to help students gain a well-rounded perspective. This course is performance based and some previous singing or acting experience is suggested. This class is a performance class and each student is expected to attend after school rehearsals and performances.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE I, II, III, IV Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Director approval. This is an elective Fine Arts class offering beginning instruction for technical elements of theatre. Students will learn about sound, lighting, set design/building, back stage assistance, and house management. This course will offer hands on experience and require students to work several shows after school.

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CERAMICS/ POTTERY I Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts I. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course introduces students to ceramics as an art form and emphasizes each of the different types of hand-building techniques, various types of surface decoration methods, and firing processes.

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CERAMICS/ POTTERY II Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Ceramics/Pottery I. This course builds on the skills introduced in Ceramics/ Pottery I. Students will be introduced to wheel throwing and developing competency in more complex hand-building techniques. Students are encouraged to use a variety of construction methods to express original ideas and concepts three dimensionally. Basic glaze formulation, a variety of firing processes, basic sculptural processes, and surface decoration techniques will be stressed.

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CERAMICS/ POTTERY III, IV Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Ceramics/Pottery II. This course allows students to improve skills developed in Ceramics/Pottery II with an emphasis on clay as an expressive medium. Students will develop greater consistency and skill in throwing and will use the wheel and hand-building process to create original work. Students will also use clay as a sculptural medium and be introduced to careers in ceramics. Not all schools offer level IV; please contact the individual school for more details on this course.

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DRAWING LEVEL I, II Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts. Upper level based on teacher recommendation. Drawing classes teach various techniques with regard to materials used and subject matter. The following will be covered: correct use of all dry media; correct use and handling of the

pen and ink medium; working on varied surfaces; scratchboard, crayon/oil pastel relief, collage, and mosaic. Students are required to explore many different subject areas, including life drawing, still life, landscape, and design They must work in realism, expressionism, impressionism, and the abstract mode. Historical study is also incorporated. Not all levels are offered at schools listed above.

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GRAPHICS LEVEL I, II, III, IV Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts I. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. Emphasis is placed on the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. The course explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance. Upper levels of this course deepen the exploration into advanced design problems and how to apply creative ideas using storyboards, layouts and models; planning and presenting creative design ideas, with emphasis on design elements and principles, marketing psychology, production techniques and the design team concept. Not all levels are offered at schools listed above.

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IB VISUAL ARTS SL, YEAR ONE Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite

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JEWELRY AND METAL CRAFTS I Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts I. Students will use the elements of art and the principles of design to create jewelry. A variety of techniques will be taught to fashion custom designed jewelry employing paper, clay, fabric, glass, leather, and metal. Simple traditional metal smithing will be introduced. Kiln work involving fused glass and precious metal clay will be explored. Other techniques used may include casting, bead-making, enameling, and keum boo (gold metal foiling).


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VISUAL ARTS I, II, III, IV

Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual arts I. Upper level based on teacher recommendation.

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Open to all students. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation.

While drawing is necessary in this class, most of the projects will consist of working with a combination of wet and dry media. Students are taught how to paint with various media. As with the drawing classes, the students will be introduced to and explore many different subject matters and artistic movements of the past and present. Upper level classes stress critical analysis of master paintings and drawings of different styles and historical periods. Problem-solving techniques to improve technique and mastery of materials will also be included. Not all levels are offered at schools listed above.

This course introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgement and studio production. Emphasis is placed on the ability to understand and use elements and principles of art through a variety of media, processes and visual resources. Master artworks will also be studied for historical and cultural significance. Intensity of study increases with each level. Not all levels are offered at each school. This course is the prerequisite for all other art classes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY I, II Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts I. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. The beginning level photography class explores the history and development of photography, making pinhole cameras, the basic camera types, basics of darkroom processes and film development, fundamentals of digital photography and beginning editing using Adobe Photoshop. Students will work to create a portfolio of photos showing competency in basic photographic processes. Upper level classes explore a more advanced use of Photoshop. They also study the role of photojournalism and documentary photography. Photo careers are also explored. Students in the upper level classes will work to develop a more advanced portfolio of photographic images stressing excellence and personal vision.

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SCULPTURE I, II, III, IV Grade 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Visual Arts I. Upper levels based on teacher recommendation. This course offers opportunities to learn and apply sculpting techniques in a variety of media such as clay, wire, paper, paper mache, found objects, stone, plaster, and wood. Students study various sculptors, cultures, and periods of art history in which three-dimensional art-work played an important role. Art history, aesthetics, and art criticism, in addition to art production, are addressed. Not all levels are offered at schools listed above.

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AP HISTORY OF ART Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Teacher recommendation. This course conforms to the College Board topics for the Advanced Placement HIstory of Art Examination. The AP Art History course explores such topics as the nature of art, its uses, its meanings, art making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, the course fosters indepth and holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis to engage with a variety of art forms, constructing understanding of individual works and interconnections of art-making processes and products throughout history.

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AP STUDIO: 2D DESIGN PORTFOLIO Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Teacher recommendation. Content of this course conforms to College Board standards for the Advanced Placement Studio Art 2D Design Portfolio Examination. Students are asked to demonstrate a conscious and deliberate application of the principles of design: unity, variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, proportion, scale, and rhythm in works of art. Any two-dimensional media may be submitted, including (but not limited to) graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, or printmaking.

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AP STUDIO: 3D DESIGN PORTFOLIO Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Minimum Ceramics/ Pottery I and II. Teacher recommendation. Content of this Course conforms to College Board standards for the Advanced Placement Studio Art 3D Design Portfolio Examination. The 3D portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. The issues may include mass, volume, form plane, light, and texture. Such elements may be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication process.

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AP STUDIO: DRAWING PORTFOLIO Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite Teacher recommendation. Content of this Course conforms to College Board standards for the Advanced Placement Studio Art 3D Design Portfolio Examination. The Drawing portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, , printmaking, mixed media, etc. Abstract, observational, and invented works may demonstrate drawing competence.

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