Prepare for College:
Step 1. Career Exploration:
Choosing a career often begins with self-assessment.
The assessments described below can help you learn more about your interests, personality, skills, and values.
No single test can tell you "what you should be." Successful career planning may require an appointment with a Career Specialist.
ASSESSMENTS SPONSORED BY CAREER SERVICES
Assessments can be taken at Career Services or in the convenience of your own home/location. Please call (920) 498-6250 for a FREE
We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment to review your results.
- Career Cruising (www.careercruising.com) offers Career Matchmaker, a survey to help you find careers related to your interests. You can then use Career Cruising to explore those careers.
- WisCareers (http://wiscareers.wisc.edu) helps you assess your career interests, work values and skills. Take any of the inventories, then enter your scores to learn about occupations that match your results.
- MyPlan (www.myplan.com) uses personality tests, interest inventory, and other tools to help you choose a career.
OTHER ONLINE ASSESSMENTS AND CAREER INFORMATION
"Skills Search" allows you to explore and identify your skills, with an opportunity to consider careers related to your skills.
Learn How to Become
is a great resource to search career paths and to research education options, job details, and salaries.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Kids Page
is designed to provide information for K12 students about careers related to class subjects.
Step 2. Dual Credit Courses:
College Level Courses:
Students who are 16 years old are eligible to take any college level course as long as they meet course prerequisites and/or requirements (certain ACT or Accuplacer scores and/or additional prerequisite coursework).
For more information, visit: https://classcart.nwtc.edu/
Transcribed Credit Courses:
Transcribed Credit Courses are delivered at the high school, duplicating NWTC competencies, curriculum, assessments and resources. Students can earn dual credit at the secondary and post-secondary level, but must earn a "C" or better for the transcript to become part of the student's official college record. High school instructors are trained, certified and mentored by NWTC faculty. Transcribed credit agreements are transferable to other Wisconsin technical colleges and many four-year universities (enrollment eligibility depends on the school districts).
For more information, visit: www.nwtc.edu/dualcreditbyhighschool
Can my child take courses at a public school while he/she is enrolled in homeschooling?
The part-time attendance law, s.118.53, Wis. Stats., allows homeschooled students to attend a public school on a part-time basis. A school district is required, space permitting, to allow pupils who are enrolled in a homeschool program to take up to two courses per semester at any
public school. Students must satisfy the minimum standards for admission to a course offered by the school district.
To register for courses, please contact the school district office you are interested in attending.