It's not too early to start thinking about post-secondary plans in Junior School. In fact, this is a fantastic time to explore your interests and skills and try out new things through sports, volunteering and extra-curricular involvement. Students in the Junior School have the opportunity to attend a career night in the spring where they will learn about careers in different fields. They are also welcome to visit the Guidance Centre to begin exploring different programmes.
All Grade 9 students will complete a portfolio in Xello. This is a fantastic online programme that looks at students’ interests and skills and suggests careers that would be suitable matches. The programme also allows students to research more about careers through interviews, salary information, educational requirements, job prospects, videos, and more. They can also explore schools in Canada and the USA that offer programmes in their area of interest. All of their work can be saved in a portfolio that they can access and modify as they get closer to university.
Junior School students who are interested in attending schools in the USA should be aware that they must write the SAT, and it is never too early to start preparing for these tests. They are encouraged to see Ms. Sasaki in the Guidance Centre for more information about SAT prep.