How do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? At Broken Arrow Public Schools, career exploration is important at every grade level. Opportunities for career exploration give students broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter. It helps them “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep them motivated to graduate with the skills they will need for the future.
Beginning in elementary school, students are introduced to different careers through guest readers, speakers, career days, interest assessments and more. At the middle school level, all Broken Arrow students engage in an Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). This student-driven process takes places throughout the rest of their high school career and enables them to understand their values
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Internships and apprenticeships give high school students an authentic learning experience in the business world.
Students learn about various job opportunities through presentations and career fairs.
Guest readers and community partners present a unique opportunity to teach elementary students about their chosen career paths.