Career Readiness Progression, TK-12th
MVUSD School Counseling programs, spanning elementary, middle, and high schools, actively foster Career Readiness. Counseling teams annually review and enhance existing activities to ensure they are comprehensive and can be expanded to benefit the entire school community.
Career Awareness TK-5th
Starting at the elementary level, our counselors are providing CAREER AWARENESS to our young students. Counselors provide career-focused lessons for grades TK-5, encompassing an introduction to various professions, and organizing career and college activities.
Career Exploration 6th-8th
In middle school, our counselors engage with students through platforms such as CA Colleges. Our 6th –12th grade students all have free California Colleges accounts through the Cradle to Career initiative and our collaboration with RCOE College and Career unit. Students take career inventories to learn about their interests and learning styles, conduct in-depth research on potential career paths and colleges, and finally gain exposure to the diverse high school career technical pathways available. Furthermore, they collaboratively learn about academic planning.
Career Preparation 9th-12th
High school marks a crucial stage in the journey towards a successful career. Here, students undergo rigorous preparations. In their 9th-grade ICT/Careers course, they take a robust aptitude test, named 'YouScience.' Counselors guide our students through the California Colleges platform in 10th –12th in grade level appropriate inventories and lessons. Our counselors also work closely with each student to build a comprehensive academic plan that aligns with their chosen path, be it in Career and Technical Education (CTE), college credit courses, or other career pursuits.
Post Secondary Options:
An apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It's a hands-on approach to gaining skills and knowledge in a specific trade or profession. https://www.apprenticeship.gov/
Community College (2yr): Community colleges, also known as junior colleges or technical colleges, are educational institutions that offer a variety of programs and degrees at the post-secondary level. Mt. San Jacinto Community College is Murrieta's local community college district partner. www.msjc.edu
College/University (4 yr): Four-year colleges and universities offer undergraduate programs that typically lead to bachelor's degrees in various fields of study.
All MVUSD 6th -12th grade students have a free account with California Colleges. Students have access to online career assessments which they will be guided to complete throughout their 6th - 12th grade years. This platform provides students and families access to the nation's 2-year and 4-year college applications and FAFSA/CADAA. California Colleges www.californiacolleges.edu (6th-12th)
Cal-SOAP - MVUSD is proud to partner with the Cal-Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) consortium, empowering our students and families as they pursue their college and career aspirations. Each school will have access to a dedicated college success coach, providing invaluable guidance through the post-secondary application journey, including support with the FAFSA and CADAA processes. To connect with a college success coach, please contact your student's counselor.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are financial aid applications designed to help students access funds for higher education. The FAFSA helps determine eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs, as well as some state and institutional aid. The CADAA provides financial aid opportunities for eligible undocumented students who meet certain criteria set by California state law. Students are able to access FAFSA/CADAA through their California Colleges account.
The Alliance (CSUSM) - Guaranteed Admissions Requirements
The military offers various opportunities for personal growth, education, training, and service to the nation. It provides a chance to develop leadership skills, receive specialized training, serve the country, and access benefits such as education assistance, healthcare, and career advancement. Additionally, it can offer a sense of purpose and camaraderie while serving a greater cause. Military branches: ARMY, NAVY, MARINES CORP, AIR FORCE, COAST GUARD and SPACE FORCE. https://www.military.com/
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test used by the U.S. military to assess a person's skills and abilities for potential placement into various military jobs and career paths. https://www.officialasvab.com/
March2Success:- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is helping prospective recruits and other students improve their test-taking strategies and math, science, and English skills through March2Success, a free Web-based program. The curriculum was designed by Kaplan and Educational Options, Inc. Participants may select part of all of the sections offered through March2Success, and are free to repeat lessons. Registrants may request recruiter contact through the site; however, they are not required to do so and will not be contacted without request.
Trade or vocational schools offer specialized training in specific fields such as automotive technology, cosmetology, carpentry, plumbing, culinary arts, healthcare, and more. These schools focus on providing hands-on training and practical skills necessary for immediate employment in a particular industry.