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:

    Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?

    First Grade 

    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

     

    Second Grade 

    The three Career Clusters that are explored are:

    Arts, AV/Technology and Communications

    Education and Training

    Health Science

     

    Third Grade 

    The three Career Clusters explored are:

    Energy

    Hospitality and Tourism

    Human Services

     

    Fourth Grade

    The four Career Clusters explore are:

    Architecture and Construction

    Business Management and Administration

    Manufacturing

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

     

    Fifth Grade

    These four Career Clusters are explored.

    Finance

    Government and Public Administration

    Information Technology

    Marketing

     

    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:

    1. Completion of an 80-question Career Cluster Interest Inventory on GCIS JR
    2. Working with the school counselor to focus on a specific career for the portfolio
    3. Researching the Career on GICS JR
    4. Completing a Career Research Paper with these sections: Introduction, Training and Education, Work Environment, Salary, Closing and References.
    5.  Presenting the selected career to an audience.

     

    Resources:

    Georgia Career Information System Junior

     

    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.

     

    Middle School 101

    Power Point for Parents for May BRIDGE Opportunity

    Power Point for Students

     

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