The St. Francis High School Career Center is a place where students can access information regarding careers, colleges, internships, financial aid, scholarships, skills and interest assessments, military, apprenticeships, jobs, ACT and SAT and other information a student may need to help make decisions about the future. The Career Center is open on a drop-in basis or a student can set-up an appointment to meet with one of the Career Advisors.
The Career Center is part of the Futures Prep program which students start in grade 9 by taking Futures Prep class. Students in grades 10 and 11 are encouraged to continue working on a plan for after graduation. A follow up for students in grade 12 is made to make sure students have the information needed to make informed decisions.
Students are expected to take two college tours (or something equivalent) and explore three different types of career activities throughout their four years of high school to encourage the gathering of helpful information.
The Career Center is an excellent resource for students, allowing them to discover many options available beyond high school. It’s all about finding the best fit!
Some resources available in the Career Center:
- Interest Inventories and personality assessments
- College brochures and application information
- Apprenticeship opportunities
- ACT, SAT, and ASVAB testing information
- FAFSA information and forms (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Career speakers
- Job shadows
- Mock interviews
- College rep visits – Representatives from several colleges in the Midwest visit students at St. Francis High School; students can check upcoming visits on their Naviance Family Connection account
- College tours – High school juniors and seniors are allowed two excused absences for independent college tours
- Computers access to search career and college websites
- Military brochures and contact info from all branches
The Careen Center is pleased to introduce Naviance Family Connection, a service designed especially for students and families. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to help make plans about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed™, a service that the Center uses to track and analyze data about college and career plans, as it provides up-to-date information specific to St. Francis High School.
Family Connection allows students and parents to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
- Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
- Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments like the Do What You Are® test.
- Create plans for the future – Build course plans, create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals.
- Send transcripts, recommendation letters, and documents to colleges and other organizations. – Transcripts will now be sent electronically through Family Connection. Students will be able to see when their transcripts are sent and to where.
Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your child about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.
Visit the Family Connection site
Students receive a registration code in grade 9 Futures Prep Class. If help is needed with a code, students can visit the Career Center for assistance.
Staff in the Career Center are ready to assist students and parents. For further questions about Family Connection or any other resource offered, contact the following:
SFHS Career Advisor: Dawn Abraham 763-213-1580
SFHS Career Advisor: Alysa Erickson 763-213-1715