To help ensure that all students in Pennsylvania are on track for meaningful postsecondary engagement and success, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has included a measure of students’ career exploration, preparation, and readiness as part of Pennsylvania’s state and federal accountability system through the Future Ready PA Index and under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The Career Education and Work Standards are part of the State Board of Education’s regulations of required education for all students in Pennsylvania. The Career Education and Work Standards address four areas of knowledge:
- Career Awareness and Preparation
- Career Acquisition (Getting a Job)
- Career Retention and Advancement
Emmaus High School students are required to submit a minimum of eight (8) artifacts showing they have met Career Readiness standards by April of their junior year. Students receive, track, and submit this information through their respective Guidance Google Classroom. Throughout grades 9-11, EHS students have many opportunities to fulfill this requirement, including, but not limited to: classroom activities, college/career visits, Naviance activities and reflections, and Guidance Google Classroom activities. If students have any questions regarding the fulfillment of Career Readiness standards, they should contact their school counselor.