By Pennsylvania law, all public schools are required to prepare students in regards to career readiness through a Career Education & Work (CEW) program.
Before they finish the 11th grade, all students are required to complete at least 20 “artifacts” that are kept within their career portfolio. The portfolio, and the artifacts contained within, is an ongoing and individualized collection of materials that document a student’s educational performance, career exploration, and employment experiences over time. Each year, students have monthly career activities to complete that are added to their portfolio, including the creation of a career plan.
Students have the opportunity to choose and pursue a career pathway as early as 7th grade. Our teachers embed “employability skills” into their daily lessons so that students can work towards their career plans and obtain the required artifacts.