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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township


Post High School Planning

For help making your post-secondary plans utilize the

SFHS College and Career Readiness Checklist


College * Military * Workforce



TYPES OF COLLEGES

2 Year Technical College
Technical Colleges offer specialized training in a particular trade industry or career. Possible programs of study include the culinary arts, firefighting, dental hygiene, mechanical trades and medical-records technology. These colleges usually offer certificates or associate degrees.

2 Year Community College
Community Colleges offer two-year associate degrees that prepare you to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree. They also offer other associate degrees and certificates that focus on preparing you for a certain career. Community colleges are often an affordable option with relatively low tuition.

4 Year Public
Public colleges are funded by local and state governments and usually offer lower tuition rates than private colleges, especially for students who are residents of the state where a college is located.

4 Year Private
Private Colleges rely mainly on tuition, fees and private sources of funding. Private donations can sometimes provide generous financial aid packages for students.

4 Year For Profit
These are businesses that offer a variety of degree programs which typically prepare students for a specific career. They tend to have higher costs, which could mean graduating with more debt. Credits earned may not transfer to other colleges, so be sure to check with the admission office at each college.


4 YEAR COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS (minimum)


English

8 Credits


Social Studies


8 Credits

Probability /Statistics (1cr)

7 Credits

  • Science 9 (2cr)
  • Biology (2cr)
  • Chemistry or Physics (2cr)
  • Earth/Space Science (1cr)

Math

5 credits

  • Geometry (2cr)
  • Algebra 2 (2cr)
  • Probability /Statistics (1cr)
  • *U of M TC looks for 4 years of Math completed

World Language

4 Credits

  • Two years of the SAME language (recommended, not always required)

Art/Music/Fine Art


2 Credits



BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY

***If applying to a Military Academy speak to your counselor during Sophomore or Junior year of high school


Air Force and Air Force Reserve


The nation's source of air and space power. The primary mission of the USAF is to fly planes, helicopters, and satellites.

Air National Guard

The Air National Guard as we know it today is a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force.


Army and Army Reserve

The dominant land power. The Army generally moves into an area, secures it, and instills order and values before it leaves. It also guards U.S. installations and properties throughout the world.


Army National Guard

The Army National Guard is an elite group of warriors who dedicate a portion of their time to serving their nation. Each state has its own Guard, as required by the Constitution; in fact, it is the only branch of the military whose existence is actually required by the Constitution.


Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve


The Coast Guard's mission is primarily with domestic waterways. The Coast Guard does rescues, law enforcement, drug prevention, and clears waterways.


Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve

The Marine Corps is known as the U.S.' rapid-reaction force. They are trained to fight by sea and land, and usually are the first "boots on the ground." Marines are known as the world's fiercest warriors.


Navy and Navy Reserve

The Navy accomplishes its missions primarily by sea, but also by air and land. It secures and protects the oceans around the world to create peace and stability, making the seas safe for travel and trade.


ENTERING THE WORKFORCE


If you plan to enter the workforce directly after high school here are some things you should consider doing during high school:

  • Complete a Job Shadow experience Job Shadow Form
  • Build your Resume ( utilize Naviance resume Builder)
  • Volunteer work
  • Keep your grades up
  • Complete Career Interest and Skills inventories on Naviance
  • Connect with Local business owners
  • Obtain Letters of Recommendation (Maintain strong relationships with teachers / counselors)
  • Take classes that related to your career interests



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