Elementary School Advisement & Counseling
Elementary school students work collaboratively with school counselors in three life domains: academic, career, and personal/social. Under the Career life domain, school counselors help students explore possible careers as well as their strengths and talents. School counselors guide students to answer these three important questions:
Students in first grade are provided information on these three Career Clusters:
Agriculture, Foods and Natural Resources
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
The three Career Clusters that are explored are:
Arts, AV/Technology and Communications
Education and Training
The three Career Clusters explored are:
Hospitality and Tourism
The four Career Clusters explore are:
Architecture and Construction
Business Management and Administration
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
These four Career Clusters are explored.
Government and Public Administration
Fifth Grade Portfolio
All district 5th grade students complete a 5th Grade Career Portfolio. This portfolio impacts each elementary school’s College and Career Ready Performance Index score. This portfolio provides students with the opportunity to conduct research and present information about a career that interests them or they want to know more about. The steps taken to complete the portfolio with each 5th grade student are:
- Completion of an 80-question Career Cluster Interest Inventory on GCIS JR
- Working with the school counselor to focus on a specific career for the portfolio
- Researching the Career on GICS JR
- Completing a Career Research Paper with these sections: Introduction, Training and Education, Work Environment, Salary, Closing and References.
- Presenting the selected career to an audience.
BRIDGE Advisement for Fifth Grade
There are six major BRIDGE advisement projects that support district students. The first of these major projects supports students as they transition from 5th to 6th grades.