College and Career Planning

Learn More Indiana - Indiana's college and career connection.

Trip to College - A step by step guide to the college planning process for any age.

21st Century Scholars - This program aims to assure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children.

KnowHow2Go - Middle Schoolers: College is closer than you think!

Bridges Choices Explorer

Learning Style Inventory - Research shows that people learn in different ways. While each of us uses all of our senses to gather information, some people use one sense more than others while learning. Students can be better learners when they understand their preference for visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), or tactile (touching) learning.

Alternate Career Activities

6th Grade Graduation Plan

Planning for Graduation Begins in Grade 6

Although your child has just begun middle school, it is never too early to plan for the future!  Indiana code requires that students develop an initial graduation plan during their sixth grade year.  This plan includes a statement of intent to graduate from high school as well as an acknowledgement of the importance of good citizenship, school attendance and diligent study habits. 

Counselors meet with all 6th grade students  to introduce and discuss the graduation promise and Core 40 graduation requirements.  Awareness and commitment toward meeting graduation requirements are first steps in setting strong goals for the future.  We encourage parents to review graduation promises and Core 40 requirements with their children!

Please see the components of the “graduation promise” as well as a link to Core 40 graduation requirements below. 

Graduation Promise

I understand that education is key to my future and therefore commit to graduate from high school. I will also take the time to plan and prepare for life after high school by:
*being a responsible citizen and making good decisions;
*going to school and actively participating in my learning;
*studying hard and turning in my homework;
*pushing myself to complete Core 40 and considering going beyond it to complete an advanced 
*diploma like Core 40 with Academic Honors or Core 40 with Technical Honors;
exploring different careers and learning how college includes lots of options: two- and four-year degrees,         certificates, apprenticeship programs, and the military; and
*asking for help when I need it.

Indiana Core 40 Graduation Requirements