Free download: Career Exploration Questionnaire
Introduce your teen to career exploration with this free questionnaire!
Many teens have NO clue about what they want to do when they grow up.
They need a lot of discussion and brainstorming to get the ball rolling.
This questionnaire is the perfect kick-off. It explores with them the influential people in their lives, their careers, and why they were important. Download it today and have some good chats while you are doing summer driving.
What courses does your teen need on his/her transcript in order to be college attractive?
First, let me say something very important: There is no ONE right way to homeschool.
However, it is helpful to have some guidelines in choosing courses for the transcript. I am going to share the requirements from the homeschool umbrella school where I have served as the upper-classmen advisor for years.
1) Each state has different requirements for graduation. You can check Homeschool Legal Defense Association’s website for this information. (You should also join.)
2) Check your local colleges to see what they are looking for in their incoming freshmen. (Their websites will have this info.)
3) Our umbrella school’s requirements are on the high side but have been useful in creating powerful transcripts and getting these teens into college:
4 credits of English (Language Arts)
4 credits of Mathematics
-Financial Literacy/Consumer Math
4 credits of Social Studies
-Geography .5 credit
-American Government .5 credit
-Economics .5 credit
-.5 credit of a topic of personal interest
4 credits of Science
-Biology with 30 hours lab
-Chemistry with 30 hours lab
-Health (can include Human Development, Psychology, Nutrition Sciences)
-remaining credit will be a lab science such as Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Marine Biology
2 or 3 credits World Language(must be in the same language)
2 credits Phys Ed
1 credit Fine Arts (includes Art, Drama, Music)
1 credit Technology (includes any computer topic, photo/movie editing, church technology- sound systems, music powerpoints)
3 credits Career Exploration
-Career Exploration courses
-various apprenticeships and volunteer work
-specific introductory training courses such as Early Childhood Education, simply to see if the student enjoys the subject
-OR any of the above required courses that prepare a student for his chosen college major (for example, all the science courses are career exploration for a future biology major)
2-3 Electives (these are important because they add sparkle to the transcript– also intentional character and spiritual development)
-subjects of personal interest such as Home Ec, Bible, Philosophy, Worldview
-extra courses in Arts, Science, History, Language or Literature
26 total credits (Our umbrella school’s students usually graduate with more than 26 credits.)
This may look overwhelming but think about it this way:
For a homeschooler, all of life is education. He is earning credits in lots of different ways.
Besides the basic academics. It is your job to capture what he/she is doing naturally in life and honor that in credit form. I’ll talk about how to do that next Monday when we talk about How to Earn Credits for Your Homeschool Transcript.
Download it today and begin to earn those Career Exploration credits.
Follow up your Career Exploration Questionnaire with this workbook and help your student discover his/her:
-career shaping experiences
-how to look for God’s leading
-what to do next
Download today for $9.99.