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Career & College Center Policies & Procedures

Career and College Center (CCC)

Coordinators: South High has two CCC Coordinators, Katie Hanson and Kelsey Massey. The Career and College Center is open Monday - Friday 

Scanner: All students who enter the CCC need to type in their student ID number at the designated scanner computer (except for MLP classroom visits).

Passes: Students are allowed to use the CCC before school, after school, during open periods for independent college and career planning, or during class time (by appointment and with teacher permission). College Admission Representative Visits have their own pass and procedure, which is addressed in an additional attachment. Since most CCC opportunities take place during the scheduled school day, teachers have the final decision regarding missed class time.

CCC Happenings: We email a monthly newsletter to both staff and students called “CCC Happenings” which highlights events in the center that week and opportunities for students. For full details of CCC events and other opportunities please visit the CCC Webpage. Parents are encouraged to visit the Counseling Webpage for Counseling and CCC information.

Weekly Schedule: The weekly schedule is posted, listing availability and all events in the CCC listed for that week.

College, Career, and Military Representative Visits: Admissions representatives are welcome to visit the CCC during fall or spring to talk with interested students

Workshops/Individual Assistance: We offer a variety of workshops and individual appointments for students to receive help on the following topics: FAFSA, scholarships applications, college exploration, college applications, ACT/SAT registration, college essay, scholarship essay, Step Up application, resume, job searches and more. For individual appointments students must receive a pass from one of us. Teachers have the final discretion as to whether a student is able to leave class to attend.

Naviance and My Life Plan: Coordinators support counselors to ensure that all students meet their specific milestones at each grade level. We collaborate with teachers to bring students into the CCC to complete milestones. If you have questions regarding Naviance, please stop by the CCC and we will help.

Why do we do My Life Plan (MLP)? My Life Plan (MLP) is used in grades 6-12 to help students build their college and career plans. MLP requires students to explore self, college and career. Each grade level has required milestones students complete through a classroom activity. Activities include personality and interest assessments, career and college research and self-reflection surveys. Minneapolis uses a system called Naviance Family Connection to house every student’s college and career readiness plans/portfolio. Completing My Life Plan is a post-secondary planning graduation requirement.

Big Events: Financial Aid & College Knowledge Night, College Fair, and Career Event. We will send out specific details and ample reminders about these events as they approach.

More Information: Visit our webpage for more detailed information about career & college readiness. 

Thank you,

Ms. Hanson and Ms. Kelsey and

AchieveMpls Career and College Center Coordinators

South High School

CCC Room 246