The path to a successful future includes supporting academic learning with career education per the Ohio Career Connections Framework.
Students entering primary school embark upon their career awareness journey, where the focus is to learn that adults do all types of jobs in a variety of workplaces to earn money.
In the middle grades, students begin to explore what makes them unique, their interests and talents. Students also begin to organize careers into the six career houses: Helping and Teaching People, Communication and Travel, Leadership and Finance, Rules and Enforcement, Making and Shipping, and STEM. They also learn about the three post-high school pathways: Education, Employment and Enlistment.
Along the way, AWLS monitors student's success through the lenses of academics, attendance, and behavior. Starting in 6th grade, students who are falling behind in two of those areas are put on a success plan to assist in getting back on track.
In high school, careers are separated into sixteen career clusters, and students begin to consider how their talents and interests align with their chosen post-high school pathways. Graduation from high school is one step in the journey toward a successful future. When graduates enter the 'roundabout' they are future ready, prepared with their own unique road map and compass to assist them as they pursue their goals.