INFOGRAPHIC: The College & Career Pathway for Middle School Students
The Career & College Club is a unique way for young students to plan their futures before those critical high school years.
CCC Coach, Speech Pathologist
Washington Irving Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
As an Administrator, the [Career & College Clubs] program has three very attractive features. First, the CCC is an outstanding compliment to our academic and extracurricular offerings…second, the curriculum is very flexible…
Bassett Unified School District, La Puente, CA
Career & College Clubs provides direction to my students and helps them stay focused on school.
George Kelly School, Tracy, CA
The [Career & College Clubs] lesson plans were great, they tie directly into the AVID curriculum, and some of the students really enjoyed being able to teach to and learn from their peers.
Coach, 7th Grade AVID Teacher
Clifton Middle School, Monrovia, CA
The CCC curriculum is well thought out, accessible and very relevant. The students gained an appreciation for the AVID strategies used in class as a means to gaining the knowledge they need to achieve their goal of attending college. For my 7th graders, the CCC curriculum made college preparation a much less daunting task because, at this early age, they understand better what lies ahead of them.
CCC Coach, 7th Grade AVID Teacher
El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA
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