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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Grade 11 Career Plans

GRADE 11 meetings and presentations focus on the following topics with websites listed:  

  • Reviewing credits for graduation, review cooperative education program requirements, information on websites for careers, unions, apprenticeships, civil service, career partnerships, military, tech prep connections:
  • Researching website career paths, college majors, joint admissions requirements:;,
  • Discussing SATs, SAT Subject tests, Accuplacer, Civil Service Exams, ASVAB, Joint Admissions and specific major tests (ie: TEAS for Nursing), alternate deadlines for competitive programs, costs associated with applications and sending scores (reviewing financial hardship waiver eligibility/where to buy reviewbooks);;
  • Discussing summer visits to colleges w/parent or guardian: individual college websites have Open House and Tour dates online
  • Information on Boston National College Fair in May/June
  • Reviewing available online e-portfolio
  • Completing Junior Career Plan online and discussion re: EPP and MCAS requirements
  • Resume updated in joint meeting with Ms. Mills and English teacher: grade 11 competencies, etc.
  • Discussing course scheduling options

We ask students to think of what they can do this year to plan for their future success, and to realize the commitment it takes to reach those goals. We discuss learning how to make decisions and setting action plans. Goal setting is discussed at every career planning meeting and includes setting academic and technical goals such as: earning high grades to be competitive, researching academic and technical programs and colleges, taking required high stakes assessment exams, and/or getting help to get organized and improve study habits. We discuss setting personal and social goals such as the benefits of: playing a sport, or volunteering in community service activities, or joining clubs. Workplace readiness goals are stressed, such as: looking for part-time or summer employment, reviewing technical competencies to make sure students are on track, and creating initial resumes. Students are encouraged to explore career paths, to do further research to understand what skills, training and education they need to be successful in a career, and are asked to identify their interests, and think about what would give them job satisfaction.


website resources (Guidance tab/Career and College Planning tab), (Northeast Metro Tech HS Career and College Planning System - your resume, assessments, careers, majors, colleges) (SAT registration, colleges, majors, and free study materials)


  • UPDATE Resume (on with your English class
  • Interview Skills (Mr. Pisani’s class/Career Center)
  • Recommendations (your shop teachers, academic teachers)

 Apprenticeship (

  • Test Dates, Age requirements, Drug Screens, which Local are you applying for?
  • Interview Skills (Mr. Pisani’s class/Career Center)
  • Resume 
  • Transcript (must show graduation)
  • Do you have transfer hours from your shop that can be used? Get documentation of those hours.


  • ASVAB, which branch are you applying for? Military afternoon at NE in December and there is a Military Service Night for ROTC and Service Academies @ November at the Danversport Yacht Club

 Education:  start looking at schools over the summer, open houses, etc. w/YOUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS  - talk to parents/guardians re: need for transporation if looking at coop - financial re: college

 Technical Schools

  • 1-2 years of post high school training in a specific job/technical area
  • Examples, Ben Franklin, Massasoit CC, MassBay CC, UTI, NEIT, NE Culinary Institute, etc.

 Two Year Community College

  • 1 year-certificate – also offer technical training in areas of health, childcare, culinary, computers
  • 2 year- AA/ AS – English, Math, SS, Science, electives and area of study
  • No SATs  but MUST TAKE ACCUPLACER exam to accurately place you into college classes
  • If you do not score “college ready” on Accuplacer, you will have to take, pass and pay for remedial classes that do not count towards a degree.

 Four Year College (Public or Private) require SATs or ACTs, MA require 16 units CP or Honors classes all 4 years

 PSATs and SATs : sign up, waivers, all info ONLINE – you must check messages

ACTs:   you must set up accounts online for either testing option

CHECK YOUR SAT MESSAGES FOR SENDING SCORE REPORTS OR YOU WILL LOSE MONEY.  Different study options: Examples: Group classes, Night school classes. SAT & PSAT Online Course

 College Fair:  National College Fair in Boston, MA (usually April or May) go with your parent/guardian

 College Goal Night: SENIORS  Financial Aid Night      FAFSA.ED.GOV (not  need FSA ID

Last modified on Thursday, 22 December 2016 13:41