Alternatives to 4-Year Colleges Activities

FINE PRINT: Leave and Earnings Statement

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Understand the various components of a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)

PROJECT: What's Your Plan After High School?

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Choose a path to pursue after high school besides attending college
  • Set a goal for where they want to be on this path one year after graduating from high school
  • Create a timeline that identifies steps they need to take and by when
  • Reflect on how they will stay on track should unexpected events occur

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RESEARCH: Apprenticeships and Internships

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Choose a type of apprenticeship or internship they want to explore
  • Research 3 different apprenticeships or internships they can apply for based on their preferences and skills

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RESEARCH: Associate Degree and Trade Schools Programs

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Research programs that they would like to study if they are pursuing an associate degree or interested in attending a trade school
  • See which schools offer those programs

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RESEARCH: Jobs For You After High School

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Research 3 different occupations they might be interested in pursuing after high school
  • Think about the larger context of how these roles can shape their future

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