Announcements for MESA Freshmen
Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)
Mapleton students will begin building an individual career and academic plan that prepares them for post-secondary and workforce success. The ICAP is designed to assist students and families in exploring post-secondary career and educational opportunities, to develop academic goals to align with career and educational plans, while also helping students understand how volunteering in the community can assist in post-secondary preparation and opportunities for entering the workforce.
Tools students are encouraged to utilize when exploring career interests for ICAP projects are:
College in Colorado - www.collegeincolorado.org
Occupational Outlook Handbook - https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Both of these resources, College in Colorado and the Occupation Outlook Handbook, offer details about:
- what specific careers do
- what the typical work environment is like
- how students can have a career in this field
- what people who work in this chosen career earn
- and how many jobs are expected in this career field in the future
Service Learning/Volunteer Hours and Graduation
All students who graduate from Mapleton Public Schools are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service. The purpose of these volunteer hours is to ensure that Mapleton Students contribute to their community in a meaningful way through experiences that
- Develop empathy and foster a sense of citizenship
- Help students gain a sense of pride and ownership of their community
- Give students the opportunity to give back to the community they are part of
It is recommended that students complete these volunteer hours before their senior year of high school.
PSAT Testing and Practice
All 9th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT9 test in April each year. Students can click on this link PSAT Practice to connect with College Board to access two PSAT practice tests.