College and Career Center
Contact: Tracy Muilenburg, College and Career Readiness Counselor (CCR)
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99% of ISB graduates go on to two and four-year colleges after graduation; therefore college planning is embedded in our curriculum
BSD College & Career Information
Throughout the school year Beaverton School District holds informational presentations on post-graduation planning. To see dates for upcoming presentations this year, as well as to access the presentations and handouts from each session, visit Career and College Readiness. In order to serve all students district CCR counselors offer identical presentations at two different locations within the same week. We ask that families only attend one session.
Career Planning Curriculum
All ISB students in grades 6-12 participate in Career Education and post-graduation planning. Students participate in advisory lessons and organized events, often using resources available through Career Information Systems (CIS). As students move into the high school years, they are provided opportunities to participate in Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) provided by BSD’s partnership with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School to Career Program. These hands-on, interactive experiences are an excellent way for students to explore areas of interest further and make connections with professionals in the community. Beginning Freshman year, students are expected to participate in at least one CRLE each year of high school as part of their Career Education credit required for graduation. More information on the Career Education credit and CRLEs.
Middle School Curriculum Areas of Focus
During the middle school years students are in the process of exploring who they are, discovering new interests, and developing their plan for the future. Our counseling department focusing curriculum using the guidance of the American School Counselor Association K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards for Every Student. This includes using tools found in the middle school version of CIS, such as interest inventories and career exploration, understanding the mindsets and behaviors are more important that solidified plans at this developmental stage.
Career Education Credit Requirements (High School Only)
The following lists the required activities in each grade level in order to complete the .5 Career Education credit required for graduation. Students receive .125 of this credit each year by completing these activities. Students who do not fulfill the required activities will receive an “I” on their transcript and will be required to make up this work the following year in order to receive this Pass/Fail credit.
We welcome college and university representatives to visit ISB throughout the year. To see available times and sign up for a visit, please visit Counselor Community. As of June 2021 our policy will be to hold only virtual college visits in the month of September 2021. We hope to welcome college representatives back to the building by October. Check back for updates.
If you are unable to find a time that works for you or if you have questions, please contact: Tracy Muilenburg, College and Career Readiness Counselor (CCR)