""District Goals  

  • Ensure that all students are prepared for success upon high school graduation by demonstrating readiness for postsecondary study and/or the workforce. 
  • Help students identify personal skills, interests, and abilities, and relate them to career choices. 
  • Increase student awareness of financial aid options available for higher education.  
  • Help students make constructive and healthy decisions that promote personal well-being and positive social behavior.  
  • Empower students to take ownership of learning.

 Middle School

The career awareness and planning tools in Naviance assist students with realizing personal skills, values, and interests and how to translate these into future careers.  Naviance promotes middle school students awareness of career clusters and potential pathways to careers of interest.  


Grade 6 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Connecting Career and Education

  1. Learning Style Inventory
  2. Create 1 academic goal
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Gain a better understanding of their learning style and how to apply it in school. 
  • Be aware of their strengths and personal attributes 
  • Learn the importance of setting goals

Grade 7 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Connecting Career and Education

  1. Complete the Career Cluster Finder 
  2. Add clusters to favorite list
  3. Explore Roadtrip Nation Interview Library & complete Roadtrip Nation Reflection Survey
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Learn about career clusters & identify their clusters of interest
  • Discover leaders in the Roadtrip Nation Interview Library

Grade 8 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Connecting Career and Education

  1. Complete the Do What You Are (DWYA) assessment 
  2. Add at least two careers to favorite list
  3. Explore RoadTrip Nation (RTN) and complete the RTN reflection Survey
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Deepen their knowledge about their personality and how it relates to possible careers
  • Understand different careers and how leaders become successful in their various fields

High School

Helping students picture their future encourages engagement in school. The career planning tools in Naviance assists students in realizing their strengths, skills, and interests as they work toward a career path that is inspiring to them. The Naviance college planning tool allows students and their families to explore and compare colleges across a variety of criteria including academic program, student population, admission rate, cost, and student retention rate.


Grade 9 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Career and College Exploration

  1. Complete Career Interest Profiler 
  2. Review the survey results and save careers to their Favorites list
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Deepen their knowledge about career interests
  • Explore careers and colleges that match their career interest
  • Find the best post-secondary options for careers of interest

Grade 10 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Career and College Exploration

  1. Complete the StrengthsExplorer
  2. Create an Academic Goal based on the results
  3. Begin building a resume
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Gain a better understanding of their top strengths 
  • Reflect on how their strengths can be used to accomplish their goals
  • Gain a better understanding of SMCPS Academies or CTE Programs and how to make a choice based upon their career interests

Grade 11 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Career and College Exploration

  1. Complete SuperMatch College Search
  2. Add three colleges to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About List”
  3. Conduct a Scholarship Search 
  4. Update resume
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Explore careers and colleges that match career interests
  • Become aware of the costs of post-secondary institutions
  • Review important details about colleges of interests (admission rate requirements, majors, school culture, etc.)

Grade 12 SMCPS Key Performance Indicators for SY 2019-2022

Scope and Sequence Activity

Career and College Exploration

  1. Search for scholarships using the National Scholarship Search or local (district) scholarship search
  2. Finalize resume
  3. Walkthrough the college application process (Edocs)
  4. Complete MSDE Senior Survey
Learning Objective(s)

Students will:

  • Learn how a resume can connect to postsecondary options
  • Discover options for financing their postsecondary choices
  • Indicate their goals and plans after high school