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CareerX Is Launching Two New High School Pathways This Fall!

CareerX Is Launching Two New High School Pathways This Fall! 

Teacher Cadets

The Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach designed to attract talented young people to the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. (think ROTC for students who are interested in education and kids) includes English elective credit and concurrent EDU credit at CSU Pueblo. Students will learn about the ins-and-outs of teaching and education.  

The Program seeks to provide high school students with insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools.

As a Teacher Cadet, you will: 

  • Develop and strengthen skills in public speaking, writing, and communication
  • Gain a solid understanding of teacher education.
  • Earn high school English credit. 

This program is run by Kristi Evans at Mapleton Early College. She has previously been the Assistant GLA Director at Monterey and taught English at Academy High School for 16 years.

Ready to make a difference? 
Contact Kristi at 303.853.3001



Adventure fitness leadership program logo

Are you the type of person that enjoys being outside regardless of the weather? Do you embrace adventures that challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally? Would you like the opportunity to lead others in fitness and adventure? This experience will help you explore careers in adventure education, outdoor leadership/guiding, parks and recreation, fitness, and more!

This rigorous internship for MEC (second semester) and Big Picture (first semester) will develop students to be leaders in the district, the community and their future. Students will work with the Mapleton Adventure/Fitness coordinator to develop curriculum, facilitate learning experiences, organize logistics, schedule field experiences and discover new ways to support adventure/fitness programing in Mapleton Public Schools. From this experience, students will explore careers in adventure travel, outdoor guiding, adventure/outdoor education, resort recreation, camp leaders, park rangers, naturalists, and more. Furthermore, this internship introduces students to strategies for outdoor leadership, effective planning, decision-making, conflict resolution, teamwork, communication, as well as the necessary technical skills.
Working out student

Workforce Readiness skills

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Task/Time Management
  • Career Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Management

Student Qualifications

  • A commitment to growing as a leader
  • A commitment to work with others towards a common goal
  • A love of fitness, nature and the outdoors
  • An interest in environmental science and wildlife studies
  • Ability to take on physically and emotionally demanding tasks
  • Variable work hours and conditions
  • Work with various populations in challenging situations
  • Desire to learn how to build and use specialized gear for a variety of activities

This program is run by Sergio Panelo at Big Picture. He has previously taught PE at MESA and CareerX for 12 years.

Ready for Adventure?
Contact your PSOC today!