Freshmen Seminar Course Syllabus
Class Time: Monday thru Friday
Course Description: Course is designed to give students an opportunity to uncover their own unique answers to three important questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? Students will learn not only how this information can help them plan for a future career and successful life but, the importance of being able to read, write, speak and compute well.
· Reduce dropout rates
· Help students acquire skills necessary to successfully navigate their life/work transition
· Develop responsible young adults who are physically and morally fit
· Develop informed civic minded young adults prepared for higher education, civilian careers and public services
Bingham, Mindy, Stryker, Sandy (2003), Career Choices: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults, Academic Innovations
Workbook and Portfolio for the text: Career Choices
Teamwork is essential. Teams will be established and individuals will be encouraged to work together. Teams will be formed during class.
- Required: Reading of required text and related materials. This will enable students to participate in class discussions and activities.
- Required: Website Review: Focused or Content – Careers. Desired careers will be selected during class. Each individual will :
- Conduct an overall search on internet for desired and/or related career (s)
- Review at least three possible career choices
- Provide information recovered from search
C. Required: Complete and Turn-In a 10 year Career Plan for evaluation
D. Required: Completed and Turn-In individual Portfolio
Grade Point System
Class participation 20%
Career Choices 20%
Portfolio 20% (will be reviewed throughout the progress period to ensure students are on target).
LEAP (Leadership Education Achievement Program) 30%
Daily Routine will include but not limited to:
Monday Academics/Career Choices (Required Reading)
Wednesday Academics/Career Choices
Thursday Academics/Career Choices
Conduct and leadership will are evaluated each day. Classroom distracters such as tardiness, talking, inappropriate language or gestures, violations of school/district policies will follow the zero tolerance rule.