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Counselor Connection: Planning Your Future – 2.3.17


Excel Academy counselors prepare all students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop to their fullest potential. Excel Academy seeks to empower students to be college and career ready by helping students to identify and pursue their post high school goals. Counselors collaborate with parents and/or guardians, Education Specialists, other educators, and the community as professional advocates for Excel Academy students. Excel Academy Guidance Counselors are credentialed in California, are members of nationally recognized School Counseling associations, and attend conferences to receive updates on changes to college, career, and social/emotional issues.

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Graduation Requirements:

Subject Required Credits

English 40
Mathematics 20
Life Science 10
Physical Science 10
Visual/Performing Arts 10
OR Foreign Language
World History 10
American History 10
American Government 5
Economics 5
Physical Education 20
Electives 80

Career Links:

  • California CareerZone is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students:
  • Interested in researching what the current highest paying jobs are? Or what industry has the fastest growing occupation opportunities? We encourage you to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics which has some great tools to research information on careers.
  • Your Free Career test provides a short quiz (about 50 questions) and gives you a possible career based on your answers with links to research more about the career and colleges.
  • Are you nervous about writing a resume or applying for jobs? About Careers provides career advice including: how to write a resume, interviewing tips, connecting college majors with careers, steps to choose a career, aptitude tests/career inventories, etc.

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Adult School/GED programs Search:

Alternative tests:

GED stands for the General Educational Development Tests, examinations administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED® graduates earn a GED® credential.

CHSPE Registration:

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills taught in public schools. Eligible persons who pass the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the California State Board of Education.

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