Academic, Career, and Personal Development

Academic Development

  • Reviewing transcripts from student’s past schools
  • Planning out which classes students will take in order to finish credit/graduation requirements
  • Planning how concurrent enrollment classes can benefit students: count towards high school graduation requirements, prepare students for careers after graduation, and increase post secondary options
  • Preparing students for higher education testing: ACT, Accuplacer
  • Working with students through academic challenges or conflicts within the classrooms
  • Make schedule changes that

Career Development

  • Work on ICAPs: Individual Career and Education Plans (see ICAP tab)
  • Exploring career pathways, college options, and other post secondary options of interest
  • Individualized future goal planning to help students feel more prepared for their future
  • Resume preparation
  • Exploring post secondary financial planning options through FAFSA completion, scholarship searches, College First (Ascent) opportunities, WIA (see paying for college tab)
  • Enrolling students in Concurrent Enrollment opportunities through local colleges (see Concurrent Enrollment tab)
  • Offer internships in professional settings throughout various DPS departments (See Internship tab)

Personal and Social Development

  • Working with students around personal barriers that have prohibited them from being successful in previous schools
  • Providing support through academic, personal and daily life stressors
  • Providing referrals for ongoing support or resources in the community
  • Creating awareness around budgeting
  • Advocate for students through personal conflict and academic challenges with teachers and other professionals
  • Help students work on personal accountability, self advocacy, setting boundaries, and communication that translates into all areas of life
  • Offer internships that help student gain life experience and interpersonal/social skills