High school career-related learning

High school is the time for building both academic knowledge and career-related skills. Regardless of your child's career direction, good foundation skills are critical. Development of these foundation skills - reading, writing, math, speaking, listening, use of technology, problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, reasoning, responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, integrity, and teamwork - comes only in part from academic classes. Oregon's career-related learning requirements also foster the development of these skills and prepare your children for a world that is changing and challenging.

What will my child do in addition to required and elective coursework?

The high school's career-related learning requirements will most likely be infused within class work. However, you will probably see your children learning differently than you did. They may be engaged in group projects, working with community groups or businesses, or completing a complex project that takes more than one term to finish.

In addition to updating the education plan begun in 7th grade, your children will be working on the following:

You can support career-related learning at your children's high school by: