Arlington Public School students are encouraged to undertake a planning process starting in middle school called Exploring and Mapping Academics and Careers (EMACS). In the world of Career & Technical Education (CTE), this planning process is commonly referred to as "Pathways".
Some tools to assist APS parents and students with their academic and career planning can be found here:
Pathways (EMACS) Resources and Links
|"What Do You Like to Do and What Can You Do?"|
A good place for middle school students to begin is with this interactive web page.
|Arlington Career Center's PowerPoint for 8th Grade Assemblies||PowerPoint version 2009-10|
pdf version 2009-10
|Student Elective Planning Guide (SEPG) -- screenshot|
A .NET application written by Career Center staff that allows students to view APS Career & Technical Electives (CTE) according to their interests and schools.
|Career Center Program of Studies (13-page pdf)|
The 12-page listing of all Career Center course offerings, organized by pathways, shown in to APS High School Program of Studies.
|Career Center Index to all Career & Technical Education (CTE) Electives|
|Virginia Career View||www.vaview.org||A free and very useful website that allows parents and students to look at real jobs in Virginia, and the outlook for those jobs when they graduate.|