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8th Grade ACP

Throughout their time at Birchwood Middle School students will have a variety of opportunities to thoughtfully consider who they are as people and how that relates to future career options. Students will utilize Xello to engage in career-related exploration. They  will be exposed to a variety of hands-on experiences to help them begin narrowing the focus of possible career options.


During the 8th grade we will continue to develop students and parents knowledge of Academic and Career Planning. In the 8th grade students will learn about career pathways and various options available to them in high school that can help them pursue their career interests. Post-secondary options will be explored.  Students will further explore educational requirements and skills needed for 3 occupations aligned with their personalized skill and interest set.


In the 8th grade students will begin narrowing the focus of their possible career interests by being exposed to the following activities and experiences:

  • Review of Academic and Career Planning Portfolio

  • Enter at least one academic goal for the school year

  • Update and revise Extracurricular; Hobbies and Interests Resume

  • Complete a new Matchmaker Inventory and add any additional careers of interest to portfolio

  • Complete the My Skills Assessment and save results to their portfolio

  • Attend the 8th grade Career Day Field Trip

  • Write a reflection on one of the careers learned about at the Career Fair

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