Blog Elements

You can display blog posts in various ways with the “Blog Post” element/shortcode. You can see one example here and even more at the blog main menu item of this demo.

In preparation for senior year, it is important for juniors to begin creating their list of possibilities. A list of possibilities can include college options, military consideration, and/or trade choices.  In LEAP Jr., students are challenged with creating a dream list of plans after high school.  Many students who select college as an option are given multiple methods to research their choices. College Foundation (www.cfnc.org) has several resources to help in the research phase. There are links to all public and private colleges and universities in North Carolina where students can compare campus size, city location, gender ratios, and financial questions.  Juniors work with WELL staff and NCSU mentors on completing these college comparisons. This allows students to have a snap shot of their choices and how they match up beside each other. In LEAP Jr., staff use the college comparison worksheet to guide conversations when reviewing mid-year transcripts and when discussing university requirements. When considering a trade or military, it is important students are aware of what interests them. During LEAP Jr., students complete a CISS (Campbell Interest and Skill Survey). The survey has students rank statements between strongly like and strongly dislike.  The results from this questionnaire are broken down into careers and jobs students should avoid, develop, explore, or pursue.  Taking all these resources into consideration, we hope to create a concrete foundation for students in their post-secondary planning process.

Decisions, Decisions!

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Thank You!

Hello, parents! Congratulations! Your child has finished