Last modified: 8/21/2015 4:27:29 PM
What is the benefit of the Personal Education Plan (PEP)?

Both the ongoing conversations that the student and parent have with the school counselor and the electronic record of these discussions encourage serious thinking about future planning. Through these sessions held in grades 1st and 4th, students are able to periodically review their plans for the future and determine how they are aligned with their current course selection, academic performance, career academy, job shadowing, service-learning activities, exploration and decision of a college and/or career.  This affords students an opportunity to rethink, reorganize and re-engage in more purposeful activities that will actually lead them to their desired goals.

Counselors can build on and modify students’ responses from previous years and align students’ academic courses and overall school experience to match their career interests for further exploration. This document should guide the child’s school experience as it relates to the following:

  • Specialty middle school
  • High school career academy
  • Course selections
  • Career-focused electives
  • Service-learning activities
  • Summer bridge or internship opportunities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Job-shadowing locations
  • Selection of post-secondary institution
  • Career choice