"Middle school students are growing, developing their self-concept, attitudes and beliefs and beginning to apply these to the world of work. Our role as school counselors is to help students acquire knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and progress successfully. We should also provide opportunities for students to identify and connect their interests to postsecondary decisions. Career and college readiness programming can serve as a tool of empowerment for students, specifically students who will be first-generation college attendees." (Brant-Rajahn, S.(2019), Middle school college & career readiness in a digital age, ASCA, January 2019.)
We have provided information about the career learning opportunities students have in the Widefield School District and how parents/guardians can start the career conversations at home. Students will be able to make informed educational decisions in high school and confidently pursue their career aspirations. It's never too soon for middle school students to start learning about career and educational opportunities available to them in high school.