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Career PathwayS Planner
D a l l a s t o w n
A r e a
S c h o o l
D i s t r i c t
Career PathwayS Planner
M a p p i n g
y o u r
F u t u r e
A career pathways planning and course selection guide for students and parents
Business & Information Systems
Communications & Humanities
Engineering & Industry
Human Services
Science & Health
A Career Pathway for:
Dallastown Area School District
From The Principal
On Career Pathways
Dallastown Area School District is dedicated and committed to helping its
students plan for their future based on their interests, abilities, and career
choices. We believe that planning and preparing for their future is the
most challenging and exciting decision students will make. Career Pathways was created in order to give our students the help and direction they
need to choose a career as they leave high school and meet further career
choices throughout their lives.
With the help of guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators, we
are focused on helping students select foundation courses and electives
designed so each student will be able to communicate effectively, compute
accurately, think and reason skillfully, and learn to work cooperatively.
Following the vision of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, the
Career Pathways program emphasizes life and career; learning and innovation; and information, media, and technology skills.
In the past, the Dallastown Area School District has benefited from the
help of parents, guardians, and community business professionals to make
our program goals a success. We look forward to your continuing support
as the Career Pathways program grows and expands.
Our faculty is dedicated to the further enhancement of Career Pathways
and to providing enthusiastically developed, well-articulated, and thoughtprovoking courses that will promote a respect for life-long learning. We
are proud of the Pathways program and look forward to providing the very
best educational opportunities for our students!
Alan L. Fauth, Ed.D.
Principal
Dallastown Area High School
Table
of
Contents
Use this guide to develop your future career goals
and academic plan. Discuss the possibilities with
your parents, counselors, and teachers. Choose
courses that will get you to your career destination.
From the Principal..................................................................................2
Table of Contents....................................................................................3
Mapping Your Future:
Pinpoint Your Career Destination...............................................4
How to use My Career Pathways Planner..........................................6
General Information. ..............................................................................7
Career Pathways Planner (Grade 8)....................................................8
Finding Your Way (Grade 9).................................................................9
Take a Test Drive (Grade 10)...............................................................12
Checklist of Career Planning Activities (Grade 11).........................13
Self-Reflection of Culminating Project (Grade 12).........................14
Business & Information Systems Pathway.......................................15
Finance and Accounting Careers
Information Systems Careers
Sales, Marketing, and Business Careers
Communications & Humanities Pathway.........................................18
Journalism and Language Arts Careers
Media Careers
Music Careers
Public Relations Careers
Theater Arts Careers
Visual Arts Careers
Engineering & Industry Pathway ......................................................22
Construction Careers
Engineering Careers
Manufacturing and Industrial Careers
Transportation Careers
Human Services Pathway....................................................................26
Consumer Science Careers
Education Careers
Fitness and Human Development Careers
Personal Care and Cosmetology Careers
Protection, Law, and Government Careers
Science & Health Pathway. .................................................................30
Agricultural Science Careers
Environmental Science Careers
Horticulture Careers
Mathematics and Statistics Careers
Medical Science Careers
Science Careers General
Program of Academic Studies...........................................................36
Mapping Your Future
Pinpoint Your
Career Destination
Why should I select a career pathway?
Selecting a career pathway enables you to plan course selections throughout your high school education, ensuring that upon graduation your
academic goals have been met and that you are fully prepared for postsecondary options.
How do I select a career pathway?
As early as elementary education, students participate in career awareness
activities through field trips, community involvement programs, and classroom visitations. At the intermediate and middle school levels, students
begin career research and exploration in areas of interest. Upon entry to
high school, students are assigned advisors and meet with counselors in
order to further define their career pathway.
How will my career pathway affect my core curriculum options?
Choosing a career pathway provides opportunities to choose elective
courses to complement your academic studies. All required courses for
graduation must be completed in addition to the elective opportunities for
your career pathway.
How will I decide which career pathway to choose?
Studies have been conducted and assessment tools have been developed to
assist in identifying career interests. Completion of a Holland Interest Inventory* will result in an interest profile that will enable you to categorize
those areas of interest into pathways.
*Dr. John L. Holland, Ph.D., has introduced the Self-Directed Search approach in choosing a career pathway.
Dr. Holland has identified six basic categories to classify personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic,
Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Through assessment, career and education can be matched to interests
and abilities, resulting in identification of a career pathway.
Dallastown Area School District
What is a
career pathway?
A pathway is the
direction you choose
to pursue for your future.
A career pathway is the
category of careers that
include similar characteristics, while your interests
and competencies would
determine your choice
of employment. The
electives chosen within
this pathway would
focus on a particular
area of interest.
Determining curriculum interests and a career pathway can be a challenging concept for students, particularly when career awareness is implemented as early as kindergarten. As you progress through the career pathway
curriculum, it is important that parent and teacher involvement continue
through the intermediate and secondary curriculums. This booklet has been
developed to be a guide for your career planning and course selections.
“The path you
choose allows
you to plan for
a career after
high school.”
Choosing your future is one of the most challenging and exciting decisions
you will make. You have the opportunity to choose your future—not leave
it to chance or luck. Planning for your future will give you a better chance
of reaching your goal. This Career Pathways Planner is designed to serve as a
guide to coordinate your academic program with your career interests.
Everyone enters the workforce at some point. To plan your career, you need
to plan your high school academic program. The courses you choose and
your accomplishments in high school can lead you to your chosen career
path. However, not having an academic plan and not making other preparations in high school can deter your career preparation.
Career implies more than just a job—it includes education, work, and
lifestyle. Achieving success and a satisfying career takes planning, studying,
training, and vision. Your choice of courses now allows you to smoothly
and successfully move on to your career plans later.
For a better future, begin now to:
• explore the possibilities.
• determine your pathway.
• choose courses that follow your career pathway.
• learn what the workforce needs and expects of its employees.
To help you with this planning, contact your guidance counselor and visit
the Guidance Office in your school. Talk to your parents or shadow someone in your community to help determine your pathway.
This career planner:
• helps you to focus your interests and abilities.
• identifies occupations that are part of a pathway.
• recommends foundation and additional courses that lead
to specific career pathways.
Use this booklet to assist in pinpointing your career pathway. You may
change your focus during your high school program, but having a goal will
help you to select the best foundation courses. The recommended courses
lead all students toward a solid academic background.
How to Use My Career Pathways Planner
Business & Information Systems Communications & Humanities
Engineering & Industry Human Services Science & Health
Over the next several years you will be exploring various careers. As you
select a career field, and then narrow it to a specific occupation, you will
need an academic program that provides a solid foundation. You may select
courses that are recommended foundation courses and additional courses
that lead to specific career goals.
How To Use This Career Planner
1. Read the information about each career and discover how
what you like to do relates to possible careers and occupations.
2. Consider each pathway and what it has to offer.
3. Discuss your plans with your parents/guardians, your
guidance counselor, and your teachers.
4. Select one of the five overall pathways to follow.
5. Next, determine which career concentration best suits your
career goal (the resources in the Guidance Office can help you).
6. Select the foundation courses that are listed for your career and
decide on a focus area for your additional courses.
7. Complete the worksheet on page 8 of this planner.
8. Identify your specific courses for next year. Using the online
Program of Academic Studies, complete your course selection sheet by
the due date.
The recommended foundation courses include English, Social Studies,
Math, Science, World Language, Physical Education, and Health. The
recommended additional courses should be chosen because they connect to
your career goal. When you begin a sequence of elective courses, it is recommended that you stay in one academic discipline to advance your skills.
Entry-level positions are jobs most likely to begin immediately after high
school. Skilled or technical occupations usually require advanced skills or
technical training in a two-year or certificate program. Professional level
occupations usually require four or more years of college/university education. Remember that most careers of the future will require some advanced
training. Be prepared to continue your education in a variety of ways.
Remember this Career Pathways Planner
is a guide—a map to a career pathway.
Dallastown Area School District
General Information
Students must earn a minimum of 26
credits in specific areas in order to graduate
from Dallastown Area High School.
In addition to the required courses listed
above, 12th grade schedules must reflect
one of the following combinations:
A) Three additional major courses and
three elective courses
B) Four additional major courses and
one elective
Grade 9 – Required Courses
Special Education Students
English I
Physical Education
World Cultures
Computer Software Applications
Algebra
Oral Communications
General Science
In addition to the courses listed above,
9th grade schedules must reflect one of
the following combinations:
A) One major course and two or
three electives
B) Two major courses
Special Education students will determine
foundation and elective courses through
the IEP process. Career planning and
preparation will be facilitated by counselors
and faculty.
Graduation Requirements
Select your career pathway and courses
using the requirements for graduation.
Grade 10 – Required Courses
English II
Algebra or Geometry
U.S. History I
Physical Education
Biology
Health
In addition to the courses listed above,
10th grade schedules must reflect one of
the following combinations:
A) One major course and two or
three electives
B) Two major courses
C) Two major courses and one elective
Grade 11 – Required Courses
English III
Science
U.S. History II
Physical Education
Geometry or Precalculus
In addition to the required courses listed
above, 11th grade schedules must reflect
one of the following combinations:
A) One major course and two, three,
or four electives
B) Two major courses
C) Two major courses and one elective
Grade 12 – Required Courses
English
Physical Education
Social Studies
Culminating Project (1 credit)
World Language
World Language choice is an individual
decision. While certain careers would appear
to indicate the study of a particular world
language, parents and students should realize
that the study of any world language is beneficial in preparing for any career from entry
to professional level. The choice of which
language to study should ultimately lie within
the student’s interests and career goals.
Recommended years of study:
Entry level careers – World Language
elective
Technical and skilled level careers –
two or more years sequence
Professional careers – three or
more years sequence
Admission requirements to most 4-year
colleges include a minimum of two years of
the same World Language.
Community Experiences
for Career Exploration
Job Shadowing
11th and 12th grade students may spend
up to two days each year in pre-arranged
and approved workplace visits with a
person who performs a job closely related
to the student’s career areas of interest (no
credit is awarded).
Mentoring
11th and 12th grade students are paired
with workplace mentors relative to the
student’s career interests. The purpose
of this activity is to give students a broad
perspective on the workplace in regard to
a company’s place in the global economy,
the structure and focus of the operation,
and employability skills necessary for longterm success in school, and in any future
workplace activity. Students will spend
half a day per week at the work site for one
marking period (.2 credit is awarded).
Diversified Occupations
This cooperative arrangement between
the student and parents, the school, and
an employer allows the student to receive
instruction in school and training in an
occupational field based on the student’s
career objective. Students are excused for
the last three periods of the day to participate in a paid work experience (4 credits
are awarded, 1 for coursework and 3 for
work experience).
Workplace Transition
Senior students desiring general workplace
experience may be excused the last two periods of each day to report to a paid work
experience site. A specific career goal is not
required (2 credits are awarded).
Your Employability Skills (Y.E.S.)
12th grade students may take this 1-credit
course to learn or improve their “soft skills.”
Upon successful completion, a certificate
will be awarded, which may give the student an advantage for employment in the
York area.
Advanced Skills Center
12th grade students attend this off-campus
center four periods each day to learn skills
in various manufacturing technologies as
well as healthcare, Geospatial Information
Systems, and auto technology (4 credits are
awarded).
Career Internship
11th and 12th grade students may explore
their career goals in a workplace or classroom. Two to twenty periods per week
may be dedicated to a paid or un-paid
internship on or off campus (off campussenior year only) (credit is awarded).
U.S. Marine Corps JROTC
A leadership course offered to 9th through
12th grade students for their chosen career,
providing skills that will enable them to
grow personally and professionally.
Dallastown Area High School CAREER PATHWAYS PLANNER
Four-year Course Planner Worksheet
Name:
Grade:
Mapping My Future to:
Business & Information Systems
Communications & Humanities
Engineering & Industry
Human Services
Science & Health
Entry (OJT)*
FOUNDATION COURSES
Skilled (2-year)
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
Professional (4-year)
GRADE 11
English
English I
English II
English III
Oral Communications
Social World Cultures
US History
Studies
Science
General Science
Biology I
Mathematics
Applied Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra
Algebra I
Algebra II
Applied Algebra II
Algebra II
Geometry
I
US History II
AP US History
GRADE 12
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies IV
Linked Semester Courses
AP Courses
SEE PATHWAY OPTIONS
Applied Geometry
Geometry
Precalculus
SEE PATHWAY
OPTIONS
5th Major
6th Major
Business
Computer Software
SEE PATHWAY OPTIONS
Applications
Physical Education
Health &
Physical
Education
GRADE 9
Health
Physical Education
GRADE 10
Physical Education
GRADE 11
Physical Education
GRADE 12
CAREER
PATHWAYS
ELECTIVES
TOTAL CREDITS
You are invited to schedule a meeting with your guidance counselor to discuss your career pathway and course selections. Every student
must schedule a minimum of 34 out of 40 periods per week.
Signature:
Date:
Dallastown Area School District
* On-the-Job Training
Finding Your Way According to Holland Interest Types
1.In each group, check the items that best describe you. For an accurate assessment, be honest about your
choices—there are no wrong responses.Count the number of check marks and note the total within each section.
R=Realistic
Realistic people like to take a concrete approach to problem solving rather than rely on abstract theory. Generally,
realistic people show an interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill, and physical strength.
Are you…
a nature lover?
athletic?
mechanically inclined?
practical?
straightforward?
Can you…
fix mechanical things?
pitch a tent?
play a sport?
read a blueprint?
solve mechanical problems?
work on cars?
Do you like to…
be physically active?
build things?
operate tools and machinery?
tinker with mechanics?
use your hands?
work outdoors?
R Total =
I=Investigative
Investigative people prefer to think rather than act, to organize and understand rather than persuade.
Investigative people tend to be good at math and science.
Are you…
analytical?
inquisitive?
observant?
precise?
scientific?
Can you…
analyze data?
do complex calculations?
solve math problems?
think abstractly?
understand physical theories?
use a microscope?
Do you like to…
explore ideas?
read scientific and
technical magazines?
perform lab experiments?
use computers?
work independently?
I Total =
A=Artistic
Artistic people like to work on unstructured situations where they can be creative. Artistic people enjoy
performing theater and music and the visual arts.
Are you…
creative?
intuitive? on page 10...
Continued
imaginative?
innovative?
an individualist?
Can you…
design fashions or interiors?
play a musical instrument?
sing, act, dance?
sketch, draw, or paint?
write stories, poetry, or music?
Do you like to…
attend concerts, theater, or art exhibits?
express yourself creatively?
read fiction, plays, or poetry?
take photographs?
work on crafts?
A Total =
S=Social
Social people like to work with other people and receive satisfaction from teaching, counseling or caring for
others. Social people are often good public speakers and demonstrate helpful, empathetic personalities.
Are you…
Can you…
friendly?
helpful?
idealistic?
insightful?
outgoing?
understanding?
Do you like to…
cooperate well with others?
express yourself clearly?
lead a group discussion?
moderate disputes?
plan and supervise an activity?
teach or train others?
do volunteer service?
help people with problems?
participate in meetings?
play team sports?
work in groups?
work with young people?
S Total =
E=Enterprising
Enterprising people are verbally skilled and enjoy influencing and persuading others. Enterprising people like
to lead and tend to be assertive and enthusiastic.
Are you…
Can you…
assertive?
energetic?
enthusiastic?
persuasive?
self-confident?
sociable?
Do you like to…
arrange activities and events?
be elected to office?
convince people to do things your way?
make decisions affecting others?
give talks or speeches?
meet important people?
initiate projects?
start your own political campaign?
lead a group?
win a leadership sales award?
sell things or promote ideas?
E Total =
C=Conventional
Conventional people do not mind rules and regulations. They demonstrate self-control and prefer order and
structure in their work. Conventional people are highly organized and generally place value on prestige and status.
Are you…
Can you…
Do you like to…
accurate?
do a lot of paperwork in a short time?
conscientious?
keep accurate records?
efficient?
work well within a system?
methodical?
write an effective business letter?
numerically inclined?
use a computer terminal?
well-groomed?
follow clearly defined procedures?
be responsible for details?
type?
work with numbers?
use the computer?
C Total =
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Dallastown Area School District
2.Using your totals, identify the three letters that have the highest scores. Record the letter and number of
checks in the boxes below:
1.
2.
3.
#
#
#
3.Match your Holland Interest Type with a career pathway:
Interest Code
R I S E C
A C S E
R I
S A E C
R I S
Pathway
Business & Information Systems
Communications & Humanities
Engineering & Industry
Human Services
Science & Health
4. Count the number of circles in each pathway to determine your primary and secondary pathways.
Primary Pathway
Secondary Pathway
(Greatest number of circles)
(second Greatest number of circles)
In the event of a tie, go back and review the assessment for more indicating factors or contact your guidance
counselor for assistance.
The Holland Interest Type tool may be used in conjunction with other assessment tools to further assist students and parents
in the career pathways process.
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Take a Test Drive with a Summer Job
While considering your options for what to do with the rest of your life,
right about now is a really good time to test drive some of those ideas
through summer employment.
Review the results of your Holland Interest Type assessment and note
below three summer jobs that you might consider for career exploration.
Discuss these options with your parents or ask them for additional ideas
for summer job opportunities.
Example:
1.
Employer
ABC Construction
Job
Laborer
Interests
1. Building and construction
2. Engineering
3. Math and science
I can…
1.
2.
3.
use computers and technology.
apply math and science concepts
to real world situations.
work from drawings, illustrations,
and schematics.
I enjoy…
1.
2.
3.
solving problems using technology,
math skills, and mechanical skills.
working on a team.
operating tools and equipment.
Apply/interview
for summer
employment
2.
3.
Submitted application(05/01)
Follow up on application(05/15)
Scheduled interview(05/25)
Begin summer employment (06/15)
Schedule a day to visit the employers noted above. Inquire about summer
employment opportunities and complete an application. Ask your parents,
teacher, or guidance counselor for assistance with your interviewing skills.
Practice responses to questions such as:
1. What special skills and qualities do you bring to this position?
2. Why are you the best person for this job?
3. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
4. Why do you want to work here?
5. Why should we hire you?
Preparation is key to a successful interview, and a successful interview will
lead to opportunities that point you in the direction of professional and
personal fulfillment.
Good luck as you continue your career pathway journey.
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Dallastown Area School District
Checklist of Career Planning Activities
Check off all activities that have been completed. Mark those that can still be of benefit.
Grade 9
Review components of career planning
process (self-knowledge, career awareness, career planning).
Review Dallastown Area High School
career pathways concept.
Complete 9th grade www.bridges.com
portfolio items: personal information
interest, work values, and aptitude
inventories. Select, compare, and
evaluate two occupations of interest.
Become familiar with Internet
resources for career development
(ID 1008512, Password, dtowncats. Ability Profiler Password “begin.”)
www.bridges.com.
Create letter for 10th grade English
teacher describing choice and why it
is an appropriate choice.
Review career pathway choice
and take appropriate courses.
Review high school transcript.
Consider attending York County
School of Technology.
Grade 10
Take and interpret PLAN test to consider academic strengths, interests, high school courses, and postsecondary courses.
Review portfolio items and update.
Complete 10th grade www.bridges.com
portfolio items: Add to Personal
Information and do Career Goals/
Occupational Planning, High School
Education Planning, and School-toCareer activities.
Complete I-Search career research
project using www.bridges.com (career
articles and labor market information).
Attend assembly on work-based
programs at high school.
Complete application and resume.
Prepare for and complete
simulation interview.
Review career pathways choice and
take appropriate courses.
Select topic for culminating project.
Consider courses at York County
School of Technology.
Grade 12
Options: Participate in job fair, work
or volunteer in chosen career field,
participate in career programs related
to career choice.
Grade 11
Review and update www.bridges.com
portfolio items.
Use www.bridges.com to develop postsecondary education or training plan (4-year, 2-year, military, apprentice-
ship, on-the-job training).
Review pathway choice and take
appropriate courses.
Select career choice for ethical
decision-making program.
Attend postsecondary options assembly (alternatives to 4-year schools).
Begin research and bibliography items
for culminating project.
Receive instruction from counselors
on selection and application process
for postsecondary training.
Consider ethics and values to prepare
for Ethical Decision-Making Day.
Attend ethical decision-making program
to apply for decision-making process in relation to ethics and values of career field.
Create rough draft for culminating project.
Continue planning and preparation
of culminating project.
Options:
• Take PSAT, the SAT, and/or ACT.
• Take ASVAB.
• Participate in work-based programs:
mentoring, internships, shadowing, field trips, career programs.
• Attend college fair, and military recruiter sessions.
• Visit potential postsecondary
education/training facilities.
• Work or volunteer in chosen career field.
Consider Flex Block Course at York County School of Technology.
For more information,
Present culminating project.
Meet with counselor to discuss
career and postsecondary plans
and application process.
Proceed with career planning based
on project outcomes. (If career on which project was based is still appro-
priate, continue with postsecondary planning. If career is no longer of
interest, use www.bridges.com to
reassess career choice, then develop postsecondary plan).
Update resumé.
Review and update www.bridges.com
portfolio items.
Print hard copy and/or disc of
www.bridges.com portfolio entries to
place in Career Planning Portfolio.
Attend assembly to receive portfolio
to use as a future reference for a job,
school, military, apprenticeship, or
scholarship interviews, for personal
reflection, or to make decision for
career changes throughout life.
Use www.bridges.com for letter of
application to schools, employers,
and scholarships.
Create Personal Data Sheet to use for
application process.
Request letters of recommendation.
Make application for appropriate
postsecondary education/training.
Options:
• Take SAT and/or ACT.
• Attend college fair.
• Attend Financial Aid Night.
• Attend job fairs.
• Participate in career opportunities program.
• Participate in work-based programs:
field trips, career programs, mentor ing, internships, Diversified Occupa tions, Workplace Transition, Shadow ing, Your Employability Skills class.
• Work or volunteer in chosen
career field.
Consider Flex Block Course at York County School of Technology.
contact Dr. Jud F. Stauffer, School-To-Work Coordinator.
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Self-Reflection of Culminating Project
Name:
Date:
Homeroom:
Advisor:
Pathway:
Project Title:
Respond in writing to the following questions:
1. What knowledge, skills, or abilities have you gained as
a result of your project?
“ Your future is
your choice.”
2. What do you consider to be a major strength of your project?
3. Knowing that there is always room for improvement, what
is one thing that you would do differently?
4. Which part of the project proved to be the most
difficult for you?
5. In the future, how might you apply what you have learned?
Advisor Signature:
Date:
Student Signature:
Date:
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Dallastown Area School District
Business & Information Systems
Pathway
Finance and Accounting Careers
Information Systems Careers
Sales, Marketing, and other Business Careers
Are you Interested in…
assisting people with products/services
business atmosphere
communicating with others in a
variety of ways
fashion merchandising
following directions
identifying new opportunities
learning new software programs
meeting with groups
organizing a project
personal finance
retail sales
solving problems
traveling with your job
using numbers to develop proposals
working in a variety of places
working with technology
Can you…
be flexible
communicate effectively
conduct market research
design and give presentations
evaluate information
navigate the Internet
network
organize data
organize your time effectively
pay attention to detail
persuade others
presentation skills
travel with your job
use computers and
other technology
use interpersonal skills
work on a team
work with others or
independently
work with statistics
work with the public
Pathways that might
Interest you…
accounting
advertising
banking
buying and merchandising
computers and technology
e-commerce
finance
hospitality and tourism
insurance
investments
management
marketing
owning a business
sales
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the occupations listed below.
POSSIBLE CAREERS
Entry
Technical/Skilled
Professional
Accounting assistant
Accounts payable/receivable
Adjustment assistant
Auto sales
Bank teller
Cashier
Computer operator
Customer service representative
Entrepreneur
General merchandising
Help desk
Insurance support
Management trainee
Military accounting
Military logistics
Military supply
Office administrative assistant
Payroll assistant/administrator
Product demonstrator
Receptionist
Recreation/sporting goods rep
Retail sales
Salesperson
Shipping/receiving
Travel agent trainee
Accounting administrator
Administrative assistant
Buyer
Commercial artist
Computer maintenance/service
technician/help desk
Corporate trainer
Data processing technician
Desktop publishing
Electronic sales technician
Fashion merchandiser
Graphic designer
Insurance assistant/representative
Marketing researcher
Media buyer
Merchandising manager
Numerical control tool programmers/CNC
Purchasing manager
Real estate agent
Restaurant manager
Software technician
Sound recording technician
Tax planner/preparer
Telecommunications
Travel agent
Web page designer
Wholesale sales
Accountant/controller
Actuary
Advertising manager
Attorney/business law/paralegal
Auditor
Computer design/manufacturing
Consultant
Database manager
E-commerce manager
Economist
Entrepreneur
Event planner
Fashion merchandiser
Financial planner
Hotel manager
Human resource administrator
Insurance professional
International business
Manager
Manufacturer’s rep
Marketing manager
Operations manager
Software development engineer
Stockbroker
Store manager
Underwriter
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FOUNDATION COURSES*
These courses will fulfill graduation requirements
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
English
English I
English II
English III
(4 years required)
Oral Communications
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies
World Cultures
US History I
US History II
(4 years required)
AP Micro/Macro Economics
AP US History
Geography/Economics
Geography/Psychology
Government/Economics
Introduction to Law/
Western Civilization
Psychology/Sociology
Social Studies IV
AP Government/Politics
AP Psychology
Math
Applied Algebra I
Applied Algebra II
Applied Geometry
Tech Prep Math
(select one sequence)
Intermediate Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra II
Informal Geometry
College Prep Math
(3 years required)
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Algebra II Honors Geometry
Honors Precalculus
Honors Algebra II
AP Probability/Statistics
Intermediate Algebra II
College Prep Math
Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Science General Science
Biology I
(3 years required)
(Entry)
Human Biology
Nature of Science Human Biology
Nature of Science Science General Science
Biology I (Technical/Skilled)
Earth/Space Science Physical Science Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Science (Professional)
Chemistry I
Physics I
General Science
Health Education
Physical Education
Biology I
Health Physical Education
Physical Education
Business
Computer Software Accounting I
Applications
Introduction to Business
World Language
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French I or French II
German I or German II
Latin I or Latin II**
Spanish I or Spanish II
Spanish I Foundations A
Accounting I
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
French II or French III
French III or French IV
German II or German III German III or German IV
Latin II or Latin III
Latin III or Latin IV
Spanish II or Spanish III
Spanish III or Spanish IV
Spanish I Foundations B
Dallastown Area School District
Health/PE Major
Physical Education
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Introduction to Business
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
French IV or French V
German IV or German V
Latin IV or Latin V
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language
RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL COURSES*
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
Business
Life Skills in Business
Desktop Publishing
Athletic Administration
Internet/Web Page Design
Multimedia Presentations
World of Fashion
Merchandising
English
Advanced Reading/ Study Skills
Family & Consumer
Clothing I
Clothing II
Sciences
Foods I
Foods II
Fine Arts
Computer Graphic Design Computer Graphic Design
Mathematics Computer Programming I
Probability & Statistics
AP Probability & Statistics
Science Clothing III
Culinary Arts
Interior Design
Computer Graphic Design
Computer Graphic Design
Honors Computer
Programming II
Nature Study
Social Studies
Holocaust Studies
Local History
Technology
Intro to TV/Mass Media Education
Mechanical Drawing
Architectural Drawing I
Engineering Graphics
Television Production I
Nature Study
Choice of Additional
Foundation Courses
Advanced Computer Aided Advanced Materials
Drafting
Television Production III
Television Production II
World Language
Miscellaneous
Philosophy
*For course descriptions, please contact the Guidance Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 3531.
**2011-12 proposed course.
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Communications & Humanities
Pathway
JOURNALISM AND LANGUAGE ARTS CAREERS
MEDIA CAREERS MUSIC CAREERS (INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL)
PUBLIC RELATIONS CAREERS THEATER ARTS CAREERS VISUAL ARTS CAREERS
Pathways that might
Interest you…
Can you…
Are you interested in…
being part of a team or
production company
being physically involved with
performance
blogging
challenging authority
competing with others for dramatic roles
community development
designing clothes, buildings, interiors,
window displays, bulletin boards,
children’s rooms or illustrating stories
designing/making costumes, sets,
hairstyles and make-up
drawing people, buildings or other
objects from life
entertaining others in a staged setting/
picture/video/write
international language/interpreter
learning new ways to express yourself
meeting new people
politics/civics
social networking
teaching acting, choreography, aerobic
dancing, music, art
telling stories
using your imagination to create new
products and designs
web site design
working with colors, fabrics, and
textures
writing
If you answered yes to
most of these questions,
you might consider a future
in one of the occupations
listed on the next page.
act or direct
adapt to new technologies
articulate clearly and boldly
be creative with facial expressions,
gestures, voice inflections
create images in your mind
curious
dance and express yourself
design or help construct sets
design presentations and layouts
develop visual competencies using
knowledge of elements and
principles of design
digital production
display poise and stage presence
draw, paint, sculpt
edit video
entertain and communicate with others
express your feelings in a visual format
flexibility
imagine an advertising campaign
influence others
interview
make people laugh or cry
meet deadlines
model clay
multimedia: 1 story/persuade others
passion for learning
play an instrument
proofread
quickly adapt to new Web applications
read music
research
search the internet
sell
sing, dance, act, recite
speak in front of an audience
visualize designs
work on a team
work several types of sound equipment
or light boards
write
write and conduct an interview
write or perform music
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acting/extra
advertising with print media and/or
broadcast media
art history
art, design construction, make-up,
and fashion
attending concerts
attending or participating in theater or
Broadway productions
being a professional musician, conductor,
music teacher, performer or composer
being an original thinker
cartooning/animator
circulation
computers
creating new things and inventing ideas
cultural awareness and diversity
dance classes, stage productions, sports
half-time performances, parades,
special events
drawing, painting, and sculpting
editing
electronic communication
graphic arts
interviewing and reviewing
investigative reporting/writing
journalism
libraries and data collection
make-up, costume, and hair design
multimedia productions
news reporting and writing
newspaper and magazine technology
owning/managing a dance studio,
fitness center, theatrical related business
performing in band, chorus, orchestra
photography
radio, TV, film, video
seeing art as an integral part of society
selling
speech communication
sports reporting/writing
story/script writing and reading
technical support-lighting, sound, staging
television, movies, plays
using a camera
working with your hands to improve
POSSIBLE CAREERS
Entry
Acting career
Assignment editor
Background artist
Children’s theater production director
Choreographer for dance recitals
Community theater dancer
Continuity director
Copy editor
Costume designer
Dance fitness class teacher
Dancer in performing group
Darkroom assistant
Desktop publisher
Digital photographer
Draftsperson
Electrical assistant
Floor director
Framer
Grip
Instrumental tutor
Lab technician
Marketing representative
Motion picture projectionist
Multimedia developer
Music store employee
Musical instrument repair person
(apprenticeship)
Newspaper/magazine page designer
Performer in local band/group
Photographer
Press operator
Printing supply sales
Production assistant/stagehand
Promotion writer/producer
Public affairs director
Public opinion researcher
Public speaker
Recording technician
Reporter
Researcher
Retail salesperson
Rigging assistant
Sales assistant
Show producer
Sign maker
Sound technician
Special effects worker
Stunt performer
Substitute pianist/organist for local
church
TV/radio producer
Typesetter
Videographer
Wardrobe assistant
Web page designer
Technical/Skilled
Artist-in-residence
Audio technician
Audio-visual coordinator
Binder/finisher
Cataloger
Choreographer
Church ensemble director
Circulation manager
Commercial serigrapher/silkscreener
Commercial writer
Community theater dancer
Community/repertory theater director
Composer or arranger
Copy writer
Craftsperson
Dallastown Area School District
Designer/lighting technician
Draftsperson
Editorial writer
Fabric/textile designer
Fashion illustrator
Film editor
Instrument designer/builder
IT director
Landscape artist
Layout designer
Local theater dancer
Master control engineer
Media specialist
Modelmaker
Moldmaker
Movie theater publicity manager
Music store manager
Musical instrument repair person
Newscaster
Newspaper/corporate photographer
Painter, sculptor, printmaker
Photo journalist
Photographer
Piano tuner, organ builder or technician
Pianist/organist at a church
Private instrumental or vocal teacher
Program coordinator
Proofreader
Public relations
Recording apprentice
Recording engineer
Rigger
Sales rep for music store
Screen writer
Set designer
Set painter
Special effects
Special events producer
Sports reporter
Staff photographer
Symphony orchestra manager
Technical director
Technical illustrator
Professional
Advertising agency
Animator
Archivist
Art consultant
Art critic/writer
Art historian
Art/media law specialist
Arts administrator
Associate producer
Back-up recording vocalist
Blogger
Book illustrator
Broadway stage/music performer
Career roles in opera
Cartoonist
Commercial advertiser
Conductor/choral director
Content manager
Courtroom illustrator
Creative art director
Creative services director
Curator
Dance studio owner
Dance therapy
Developer of musical scores
Director of acquisitions and development
Director of engineering
Director of operations
Director of sales
Editor
Executive producer
Fashion designer
Fine arts appraiser
Form converter
Gallery director/manager
General sales manager
Graphic designer/artist
Illustrator
Industrial packaging designer
Interior designer
Labonotation
Layout artist
Magazine editor
Major symphony orchestra conductor
Meteorologist
Military music career
Military public affairs
Multimedia designer/photo journalism
Museum curator/administrator
Music publishing house
Music store owner
Music theory or composition teacher
Music therapy
Music video producer/director
National sales manager
Newsroom manager
Package illustrator/designer
Photographer
Photography lab technician
Prepress technician
Preservationist/restorer/conservator
Print shop owner
Producer
Product illustrator/designer
Production director
Professional actor
Professional designer
Professional set designer
Professional video/TV dancer
Program director
Promotions director
Public relations
Public/private school teacher
Radio/TV announcer/engineer
Recording artist
Research director
Scientific illustrator/technical illustrator
Soloist with orchestra
Special effects/TV/stage performer
Sports management
Stage producer
Stage/screen designer
Studio musician
Studio owner
Teacher/administrator/lecturer
Technical illustrator
Toy designer
Traffic reporter
TV news anchor
TV news reporter
TV show host
TV/stage/movie director
University professor
Urban graphics designer (display, signs,
billboards)
Voice over specialist
Web designer
Writer
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FOUNDATION COURSES*
These courses will fulfill graduation requirements
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
English
(4 years required)
English I
Oral Communications
English II
English III
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies
(4 years required)
World Cultures
US History I
US History II
AP Micro/Macro
Economics
AP US History
Geography/Economics
Geography/Psychology
Government/Economics
Introduction to Law/
Western Civilization
Psychology/Sociology
Social Studies IV
AP Government/Politics
AP Psychology
Math
(select one sequence)
(3 years required)
Applied Algebra I
Applied Algebra II
Applied Geometry
Tech Prep Math
Intermediate Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra II
Informal Geometry
College Prep Math
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
College Prep Math
Precalculus
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Intermediate Algebra II
Honors Geometry
AP Probability/Statistics
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Science
(3 years required)
(Entry)
General Science
Biology I
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Science
(Technical/Skilled)
General Science
Biology I
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
Health Education
Physical Education
Health
Physical Education
Physical Education
Health/PE Major
Physical Education
Business
Computer Software
Applications
Introduction to
Business
Accounting I
Accounting I
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Introduction to Business
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Family &
Consumer
Sciences
Clothing I
Clothing II
Child Care I
Clothing III
Interior Design
Child Care II
Fine Arts
Computer Graphic Design
Drawing and Painting
Art Major I
Art History
Art Major II
Art History
Art Major III
Portfolio Preparation
Television Production 1
Television Production II
Television Production III
French II or French III
German II or German III
Latin II or Latin III
Spanish II or Spanish III
Spanish I Foundations B
French III or French IV
German III or German IV
Latin III or Latin IV
Spanish III or Spanish IV
French IV or French V
German IV or German V
Latin IV or Latin V
Spanish IV or Spanish V
AP Spanish Language20
Technology Education
World Language
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French I or French II
German I or German II
Latin I or Latin II**
Spanish I or Spanish II
Spanish I Foundations A
Dallastown Area School District
RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL COURSES*
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
Business
Life Skills in Business
Desktop Publishing
Internet/Web Page Design
Multimedia Presentations
World of Fashion
Merchandising
Athletic Administration
English
Intro to Journalism/
Mass Media
Theater Study
Public Speaking
Advanced Composition
Advanced Theater Study
Contemporary Literature
Creative Writing
Sports Literature
Sports Writing
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Clothing I
Creative Crafts
Clothing II
Child Care I
Clothing III
Interior Design
Child Care II
Fine Arts
Band-Symphonic, Concert
Chorus - General
Chorus - Select
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Music History
Orchestra
Sculpture I
Art Major I
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Ceramics
Music History
Musical Theater
Sculpture I
Voice
Art History
Art Major II
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Music History
Music Keyboard Lab
Music Theory I
Sculpture I
Art History
Art Major III
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Music History
Music Keyboard Lab
Music Theory II
Portfolio Development
Sculpture I
Nature Study
Nature Study
Holocaust Studies
Local History
Civil War
Choice of Additional Foundation Courses
Architectural Drawing I
Electricity and Electronics
Engineering Graphics
Photography I
Advanced Computer
Aided Drafting
Architectural Drawing II
Photography II
Probability & Statistics
AP Probability & Statistics
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Technology
Education
Exploring Technology
Intro to TV/Mass Media
Mechanical Drawing
Metals I
World Language
Miscellaneous
Philosophy
*For course descriptions, please contact the Guidance Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 3531.
**2011-12 proposed course.
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Engineering & Industry
Pathway
CONSTRUCTION CAREERS
ENGINEERING CAREERS
MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL CAREERS
TRANSPORTATION CAREERS
Are you interested In…
applying mathematical and scientific theories to real world products
applying technology to production
building with your hands
creating products using your hands
designing and constructing buildings
designing and using technological
systems
designing and working with projects,
models, and prototypes
designing vehicles
designing, installing and repairing
electrical, mechanical, and HVAC
systems
operating machinery/tools/equipment
operating vehicles
solving problems using technology,
math skills, mechanical skills
using 3-dimensional modeling software
using complex equipment
visiting construction sites to inspect work
working from diagrams and schematics
working in laboratory settings
working on teams
working outdoors
working with electronics and electricity
working with your hands to build and
repair
Can you…
apply math and science concepts to
real world situations
be creative and design products
design buildings, electrical,
and HVAC systems
design/repair engines
follow a schematic diagram
follow verbal and written directions
improve things to make them
work better
solve problems/troubleshoot
stay current with technology and enjoy its challenge
think in a logical sequence
use computer and other technologies
use Computer Aided Design(CAD)/
Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM)
use math to solve problems
use problem solving skills
visualize a product from beginning to
end
work from drawings and illustrations
work with your hands in a variety of
environments
If you answered yes to
most of these questions,
you might consider a future
in one of the occupations
listed on the next page.
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Pathways that might
Interest you…
alternative energy sources
and power production
building and residential construction
making products
engineering: chemical, civil, electrical,
environmental, manufacturing, mechani-
cal, nuclear systems, aeronautics, bio-
medical, computer, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), and structural
computer and technology
design and architecture
electrical systems
electronics
high technology
masonry, brick laying
materials, tools, machine equipment
math and measurement
mechanics of how things work
military
planes, trains, automobiles, motorcycles
precision work
production management
protecting the enviroment
science
tools, equipment, and materials
woodworking, carpentry
POSSIBLE CAREERS
Entry
Technical/Skilled
Professional
Apprentice body repair, painter,
technician
Assembler
Automotive detailer
Automotive service center attendant
Building maintenance
Cabinetmaker’s helper
Carpenter’s apprentice
Computer operator
Construction laborer
Drywall installer
Forklift operator
Heating and air conditioning
Highway maintenance
Machine operator
Mechanic assistant
Military engineering
Military information technology
Military logistics
Military transportation/driving
Packer/packager
Painter
Plumbing
Rail worker
Repair technician
Roofer’s helper
Aircraft mechanic
Airport/airline customer service
Automotive technician
Brick mason
Cabinetmaker
CAD/CAM technician
Carpenter
CNC machine programmer
Computer technician
Construction worker/foreman
Diesel mechanic
Designer
Detailer
Diagnostician
Electrician
Electronic technician
Service writer
Full line auto technician
Geospacial technician
Heating and air conditioning technician
Job foreman
Journeyman carpenter
Journeyman plumber
Licensed electrician
Locomotive engineer
Machinist
Mechanical technician
Paint technician
Pipe welder/fitter
Plasterer
Power plant operator
Quality control inspector
Robotics/automation programmer
Roofer
Service manager/supervisor
Sheet metal worker
Structural technician
Tool and die maker
Truck driver
Welder
Welding technician
Administrative planner
Air traffic controller
Airline station management
Airport management
Alternative energy technician (solar)
Architect
Automotive instructor
Body shop owner/manager
Builder/developer
Business logistics manager
Cartographer
Construction superintendent
Construction supervisor
Construction trades teacher
Demographer
Engineer: aerospace, agriculture,
biomedical, ceramic, chemical, civil,
electrical, environmental, genetic,
industrial, manufacturing, marine, mechanical, metallurgical, materials, nuclear, safety, transportation, automo-
tive, computer, electronic
Geographer
Industrial traffic manager
Land supervisor
Landscape architect
Land titles examiner
Manufacturer’s rep
Master electrician
Master plumber
Municipal administrator
Product and business development
Production coordinator
Urban/park planner
Welding engineer
Welding inspector
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FOUNDATION COURSES*
These courses will fulfill graduation requirements
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
English
(4 years required)
English I
Oral Communications
English II
English III
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies
(4 years required)
World Cultures
US History I
US History II
AP Micro/Macro
Economics
AP US History
Geography/Economics
Geography/Psychology
Government/Economics
Introduction to Law/
Western Civilization
Psychology/Sociology
Social Studies IV
AP Government/Politics
AP Psychology
Math
(select one sequence)
(3 years required)
Applied Algebra I
Applied Algebra II
Applied Geometry
Tech Prep Math
Intermediate Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra II
Informal Geometry
College Prep Math
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
College Prep Math
Precalculus
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Intermediate Algebra II
Honors Geometry
AP Probability/Statistics
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Science
(3 years required)
(Entry)
General Science
Biology I
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Science
(Technical/Skilled)
General Science
Biology I
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Science
(Technical/Skilled)
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
AP Chemistry
AP Chemistry
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
Health Education
Physical Education
Health
Physical Education
Physical Education
Health/PE Major
Physical Education
Business
Computer Software
Applications
Introduction to
Business
Accounting I
Accounting I
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Introduction to Business
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Interior Design
Technology
Education
Introduction to
Technology/Materials
Metal Technology
Television Production I
Wood Technology
World Language
French I or French II
German I or German II
Latin I or Latin II**
Spanish I or Spanish II
Spanish I Foundations A
French II or French III
German II or German III
Latin II or Latin III
Spanish II or Spanish III
Spanish I Foundations B
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Applied Engineering I
Energy, Power & Transportation
Graphic Communications
Television Production II
French III or French IV
German III or German IV
Latin III or Latin IV
Spanish III or Spanish IV
Advanced Materials
Applied Engineering II
Television Production III
French IV or French V
German IV or German V
Latin IV or Latin V
Spanish IV or Spanish V
AP Spanish Language
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RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL COURSES*
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
Business
Life Skills in Business
Desktop Publishing
Internet/Web Page Design
Multimedia Presentations
Athletic Administration
English
Advanced Reading/
Study Skills
Public Speaking
Advanced Composition
Basic Composition
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Creative Crafts
Fine Arts
Computer Graphic Design
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Interior Design
Art History
Computer Graphic Design
Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Ceramics
Health Education
Computer Programming I
Probability & Statistics
AP Probability & Statistics
Mathematics
Art History
Computer Graphic Design
Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Ceramics
Art History
Computer Graphic Design
Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Ceramics
Anatomy/Physiology
Anatomy/Physiology
Health/PE Major
Honors Computer
Programming II
Engineering Applications
Honors Science Research
Science
Engineering Applications
Honors Science Research
Choice of Additional Foundation Courses
Social Studies
Technology
Education
GRADE 12
Exploring Technology
Mechanical Drawing
Metals I
Wood I
Architectural Drawing I
Electricity and Electronics
Engineering Graphics
Metals II
Wood II
Advanced Computer
Aided Drafting
Architectural Drawing II
Metals III
Wood Carving I
Wood III
Wood Carving II
World Language
*For course descriptions, please contact the Guidance Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 3531.
**2011-12 proposed course.
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Human Services
Pathway
Consumer Science Careers
Education Careers Fitness and Human Development Careers Personal Care and Cosmetology Careers
Protection, Law, and Government Careers
Pathways that might
Interest you…
Can you…
Are you interested In…
being a good listener
being a leader
being competitive
being creative
being observant
child care
designing/sewing
helping and protecting others
helping others grow and develop
helping others with their problems
fitness/sports
learning how legal system works
organizing
problem solving/troubleshooting
serving others
supervising
teaching
understanding the human body
and its needs
using technology
working in retail
working on a team
working with details
working with hair, nails, and make-up
working with preschool children or the
aging population
apply theory to real world problems
approach problems logically
assume leadership roles
be conscientious, dependable, and
punctual
be creative with nails
be objective in an emergency situation
cut and style hair
demonstrate leadership ability
design a display or presentation
imagine visual designs
make learning an interesting and
exciting experience for others
manage finances
multitask
organize travel plans
pay attention to detail
prioritize obligations
relate to diverse populations easily
remain fair and just in a variety
of situations
think calmly and critically in an
emergency situation
think logically and solve problems
use computers and technology
use diagrams to install systems
use good interpersonal skills
work in a laboratory setting or medical
facility
work on a team
work with clients
work with colors and design
work within an organization
If you answered yes to most of these questions,
you might consider a future in one of the occupations
listed on the next page.
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administration of justice
aging adults
being a trendsetter
caring for people
child development
children
counseling/providing advice
family and social services
fashion design and merchandising
fire fighting
fitness and body building
food service
gerontology
government work and agencies
hair design/nail design
health care environments
hotel and tourism
intergenerational projects
interior design
judicial systems and the court
law and law enforcement
nutrition
owning your own business
personal appearance and health care
pharmacy
protection of individuals, residences,
businesses
public work
retail management and service
safety of others
science and medicine
security systems
skin care and make-up applications
social work/providing advice
specific academic disciplines
sports
teaching and education
POSSIBLE CAREERS
Entry
Technical/Skilled
Professional
Adult daycare worker
Bartender
Camp counselor
Chauffeur
Cook
Clerk
Custodian
Customer service
Daycare worker
Flight attendant
Food service worker
Health record technician
Health security and safety personnel
Host/hostess restaurant
Hotel/food services
Hotel/motel maintenance
Jail officer
Laundry/dry cleaner
Library aide
Local government/clerical
Mail carrier
Merchandise display worker
Model
Pharmacy aide
Postal clerk
Private household worker
Product demonstrator
Public radio dispatcher
Recreational facility attendant
Security guard
Senior center aide
Senior center worker
Shoe repair
State department worker
Swimming instructor
Tailor
Taxi driver
Teacher aide
Telephone operator
Upholsterer
Waiter/waitress
Veterinary assistant
Athletic trainer
Barber
Body guard
Chef
Childcare director
Corrections officer
Cosmetologist
Criminal investigations
Dental lab technician
Department of transportation – roads,
electrical, grounds crew
Detective
Dietetic technician
Dispensing optician technician
Electrocardiograph technician
Electroencephalograph technician
Esthetician
Fashion artist
Fashion management
Firefighter
Fitness instructor
Hotel/motel management
Interior decorator
Law clerk
Legal secretary
Manicurist
Massage therapist
Military law enforcement
Mortician/funeral director
Paralegal
Peace corps worker
Postmaster
Private detective
Psychiatric technician
Radiological technician
Reservation agent
Security systems
Sports instructor
Survey worker
Tax preparer
Travel agent
Veterinary technician
Administrator
Air marshall
Art therapist
Athletic trainer
Audiologist
Case manager
CIA/FBI
City/county manager
Clergyman
Counselor
Demographer
Dental hygienist
Dietitian/nutritionist
Diplomat
Economist
Exercise physiologist
Extension service specialist
Family and children worker
Foreign service
Funeral director/mortician
Health and safety engineer
Health educator
Health inspector
Health services administrator
Hotel/restaurant management
Immigration agent
Information system specialist
Interior designer
Judge
Labor relations specialist
Lawyer
Librarian
Manufacturing security systems designs
Medical records
Pastor, adult
Pastor, youth
Personnel management
Police officer
Politician
Psychologist
Recreational therapist
Recreational facility director
Safety inspector
Security systems engineer
Social worker
Sociologist
Speech pathologist
Sports psychologist
State department supervisor/manager
Teacher – preschool, elementary,
secondary
Title examiner
Translator/linguist
Ultrasound technician
University faculty
Urban planner
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FOUNDATION COURSES*
These courses will fulfill graduation requirements
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
English
(4 years required)
English I
Oral Communications
English II
English III
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies
(4 years required)
World Cultures
US History I
US History II
AP Micro/Macro
Economics
AP US History
Geography/Economics
Geography/Psychology
Government/Economics
Introduction to Law/
Western Civilization
Psychology/Sociology
Social Studies IV
AP Government/Politics
AP Psychology
Math
(select one sequence)
(3 years required)
Applied Algebra I
Applied Algebra II
Applied Geometry
Tech Prep Math
Intermediate Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra II
Informal Geometry
College Prep Math
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
College Prep Math
Precalculus
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Intermediate Algebra II
Honors Geometry
AP Probability/Statistics
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
General Science
Biology I
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Human Biology
Nature of Science
Science
(Technical/Skilled)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
AP Biology
Biology II
Physics I
AP Biology
Physics I
AP Chemistry
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
Health Education
Physical Education
Health
Physical Education
Physical Education
Health/PE Major
Physical Education
Business
Computer Software
Applications
Introduction to
Business
Accounting I
Accounting I
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Introduction to Business
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Family &
Consumer
Sciences
Family & Consumer
Science I
Child Care I
Family & Consumer
Science II
Child Care II
Technology
Education
Introduction to
Technology/Materials
Metal Technology
Television Production I
Wood Technology
Applied Engineering I
Advanced Materials
Applied Engineering II
Television Production III
French I or French II
German I or German II
Latin I or Latin II**
Spanish I or Spanish II
Spanish I Foundations A
French II or French III
German II or German III
Latin II or Latin III
Spanish II or Spanish III
Spanish I Foundations B
Science
(3 years required) (Entry)
World Language
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Energy, Power & Transportation
Graphic Communications
Television Production II
French III or French IV
German III or German IV
Latin III or Latin IV
Spanish III or Spanish IV
French IV or French V
German IV or German V
Latin IV or Latin V
Spanish IV or Spanish V
AP Spanish Language
RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL COURSES*
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
Business
Life Skills in Business
Desktop Publishing
Internet/Web Page Design
Multimedia Presentations
World of Fashion
Merchandising
Athletic Administration
English
Advanced Reading/
Study Skills
Theater Study
Public Speaking
SATs, ACTs & more
Advanced Theater Study
Family &
Consumer
Sciences
Clothing I
Creative Crafts
Family & Consumer
Science I
Foods I
Clothing II
Foods II
Child Care I
Clothing III
Culinary Arts
Interior Design
Child Care II
Fine Arts
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Art Major I
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Art History
Art Major II
Ceramics
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Art Major III
Ceramics
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Portfolio Preparation
Sculpture I
Anatomy/Physiology
Anatomy/Physiology
Health/PE Major
Nature Study
Nature Study
Holocaust Studies
Local History
Civil War
Choice of Additional Foundation Courses
Architectural Drawing I
Electricity and Electronics
Engineering Graphics
Metals II
Photography I
Wood II
Advanced Computer
Aided Drafting
Architectural Drawing II
Graphic Arts II
Metals III
Photography II
Wood III
Wood Carving I
Wood Carving II
Philosophy
Philosophy
Health Education
Sports Literature
Sports Writing
Probability & Statistics
AP Probability & Statistics
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Technology
Education
Contemporary Literature
Exploring Technology
Graphic Arts I
Intro to TV/Mass Media
Mechanical Drawing
Metals I
Wood I
World Language
Miscellaneous
*For course descriptions, please contact the Guidance Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 3531.
**2011-12 proposed course.
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Science & Health
Pathway
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE CAREERS
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CAREERS
HORTICULTURE CAREERS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS CAREERS
MEDICAL SCIENCE CAREERS
SCIENCE CAREERS GENERAL
Are you interested In…
arranging plants and floral displays
conducting experiments with animals
conducting laboratory experiments
conducting laboratory research
creating floral and landscape designs
designing and creating gardens
developing conclusions from a database
developing research techniques
diagnosing and caring for sick animals
doing field research
learning about concrete facts and
theoretical conclusions
learning about the land and forest
making a contribution to society
medical laboratory research
operating laboratory instrumentation
preparing animals for show and judging
animals
preparing chemicals for an experiment
or observation
protecting the environment
serving clients
solving problems
trouble shooting problems that occur in
systems
working on a team
working on cutting edge medical topics
working outdoors
working with wildlife and animals
working with numbers
working with people
working with plants
working with the scientific method of
observation and application
Pathways that might
Interest you…
Can you…
analyze data collected from numbers,
charts, and graphs
apply scientific principles to real-world
situations
collect and analyze data from field
experimentation
create a database
draw conclusions from an information
system
follow instructions precisely and pay
attention to detail
manual dexterity
perform physical labor
sequence data
use a calculator and computer
use laboratory equipment
work with a variety of science fields
work with numbers
work with others
work with science and mathematics
theories
If you answered yes to most of these questions,
you might consider a future in one of the occupations
listed on the next page.
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a global perspective of the environment
agricultural related business and
management
building materials and equipment
caring for animals
computers
creating plans for projects
dentistry
energy production
environmental conservation
environmental protection
farming
floristry and floral design
government regulations
health services
information systems
laboratory experiments
landscape horticulture
math, science, health, and
anatomy classes
pharmacy
physical therapy
plant nursery operation and
management
power production
problem solving
radiology
research
saving the environment
science
studying and analyzing patterns
in nature
technical advances
wildlife, animals, parks, and forestry
POSSIBLE CAREERS
Entry
Agricultural worker
Animal caretaker
Breeder
CAD (computer aided design)
technician
Data entry operator
Database assistant
Extension service worker
Farm manager
Forest conservation worker
Gardener, groundskeeper
Greenhouse keeper
Hazardous waste technician
Healthcare assistant
Lab assistant
Lawn service
Nursing assistant
Optometry aide
Patient care technician
Patient transporter
Pharmacy technician
Plant grower
Ranch and farm worker
Registration specialist
Retail florist
Statistical assistant
Unit secretary
Wildlife preserve worker
Technical/Skilled
Agricultural worker
Aircraft mechanic
Animal trainer
Appliance service
Auto mechanic
Breeder
Clinical lab technician
Coder
Computer operator
Computer technician
Computer tomography technologist
Conservation technician
Dental assistant
Dental hygienist
Dental technician
Drafter
Electrician
Electronic technician
Emergency medical technician
Engineering technician
Environment inspector
Field service representative
Fish and game warden
Floriculturist
Forest conservation worker
Dallastown Area School District
Forest conservationist
Forest/park ranger
Forester
Garden center manager
Greenhouse manager
Hazardous waste shipper
Hazardous waste manager
Health inspector
Heating/air conditioning/ventilation
technician
Irrigation systems designer
Lab technician
Landscape technician
Laser technician
Medical/dental assistant
Medical records
Medical secretary
MRI technologist
Nuclear medicine technologist
Nurse/LPN
Occupational therapy assistant
Office clinician
Optician
Physical therapy assistant
Physician office assistant
Plant grower/retailer
Plebotomist
Plumber
Programmer
Radiologic technologist
Research technician
Respiratory therapist
Surgical technologist
Surveyor
Technologist
Ultrasound technologist
Veterinarian assistant
Water plant operator
Welder
Wildlife preserve manager
Zoo keeper
Professional
Art therapist
Astronomer
Athletic trainer
Audiologist
Biologist
Case manager
Chemist
Clinical nurse specialist
Criminalogist
Dental hygienist
Dentist
Dietitian/nutritionist
Environmental scientist
Exercise physiologist
Extension service specialist
Food scientist
Forensic science
Funeral director
Geneticist
Geologist
Health and safety engineer
Health educator
Health inspector
Health services administrator
Infectious disease specialist
Information system specialist
Laboratory instrument service technician
Medical/scientific illustrator
Medical technologist/clinical lab scientist
Nurse practitioner
Nurse, RN
Occupational therapist
Pharmacist
Physical therapist
Physician
Physician assistant
Physicist
Police scientist
Psychologist
Recreational therapist
Safety inspector
Security systems engineer
Sociologist
Speech language pathologist
Sports psychologist
Teacher – preschool, elementary,
secondary
Title examiner
University faculty
Veterinarian
Veterinary specialist
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FOUNDATION COURSES*
These courses will fulfill graduation requirements
Department
GRADE 9
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
English
(4 years required)
English I
Oral Communications
English II
English III
English IV
2 Linked English Courses
AP English
Social Studies
(4 years required)
World Cultures
US History I
US History II
AP Micro/Macro
Economics
AP US History
Geography/Economics
Geography/Psychology
Government/Economics
Intro to Law/
Western Civilization
Psychology/Sociology
Social Studies IV
AP Government/Politics
AP Psychology
Math
(select one sequence)
(3 years required)
Applied Algebra I
Applied Algebra II
Applied Geometry
Tech Prep Math
Intermediate Algebra I
Intermediate Algebra II
Informal Geometry
College Prep Math
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
College Prep Math
Precalculus
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Intermediate Algebra II
Honors Geometry
AP Probability/Statistics
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
General Science
Biology I
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Science
(Technical/Skilled)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
Science
(Professional)
General Science
Biology I
Chemistry I
Physics I
AP Chemistry
Health Education
Physical Education
Physical Education
Business
Computer Software
Applications
Introduction to
Business
Health
Physical Education
Accounting I
Accounting I
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Biology II
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Chemistry
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
AP Biology
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
Health/PE Major
Physical Education
Advanced Accounting II
Business Administration/
Sports Marketing
Introduction to Business
Management/Finance
Sales/Entrepreneurship
Child Care I
Child Care II
Science
(3 years required) (Entry)
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Technology
Education
World Language
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Introduction to
Technology/Materials
Metal Technology
Television Production I
Wood Technology
Applied Engineering I
Energy, Power & Transportation
Advanced Materials
Applied Engineering II
Television Production III
French I or French II
German I or German II
Latin I or Latin II**
Spanish I or Spanish II
Spanish I Foundations A
French II or French III
German II or German III
Latin II or Latin III
Spanish II or Spanish III
Spanish I Foundations B
French III or French IV
German III or German IV
Latin III or Latin IV
Spanish III or Spanish IV
French IV or French V
German IV or German V
Latin IV or Latin V
Spanish IV or Spanish V
AP Spanish Language
Dallastown Area School District
Graphic Communications
Television Production II
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RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL COURSES*
Department
Business
GRADE 9
Life Skills in Business
English
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
Desktop Publishing
Internet/Web Page Design
Multimedia Presentations
World of Fashion
Merchandising
Athletic Administration
Public Speaking
SATs, ACTs & More
Advanced Composition
Basic Composition
British Literature
Contemporary Literature
Mythology
English IV
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Creative Crafts
Foods I
Foods II
Child Care I
Culinary Arts
Child Care II
Fine Arts
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Computer Graphic Design
Creating with Fibers
Drawing and Painting
Sculpture I
Anatomy/Physiology
Anatomy/Physiology
Health Education
Computer Programming I
Probability & Statistics
AP Probability & Statistics
Mathematics
Honors Computer
Programming II
Engineering Applications
Honors Science Research
Nature Study
Science
Choice of Additional Foundation Courses
Social Studies
Technology
Education
Engineering Applications
Honors Science Research
Nature Study
Exploring Technology
Intro to TV/Mass Media
Mechanical Drawing
Metals I
Architectural Drawing I
Electricity and Electronics
Engineering Graphics
Metals II
Advanced Computer
Aided Drafting
Architectural Drawing II
Metals III
World Language
Miscellaneous
Philosophy
*For course descriptions, please contact the Guidance Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 3531.
**2011-12 proposed course.
Dallastown Area School District
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The Keys to Success
Planning Your Route
The world awaits as you ponder the
most difficult question you must
soon answer: What will I be
when I grow up? As this career
planning process commences in
8th grade, your academic strengths
and interests are identified allowing
you to choose courses and electives
through 12th grade best suited for
your career pathway. Sometimes a
fork in the road may cause a change
in your pathway. With guidance,
your route can be altered accordingly.
In preparation for your pathway,
a few important planning details
include:
The school day begins at 7:45 a.m.
and concludes at 2:50 p.m. There are
eight class periods with five minutes
passing time between classes; periods
one through four and six through
eight are 43 minutes in length.
The school operates on a closed
school day. Period five is 86 minutes long. Thirty minutes of this
period are used for lunch and are
spaced at various times throughout
this period.
A school week consists of 40 periods. A minimum of two and a
maximum of six periods should be
allowed for study halls. All other
periods are scheduled with majors
(minimum of five) and electives.
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The goal of our educational program at Dallastown
Area High School is to motivate and develop the
potential that exists in every student. A shared
responsibility among students, parents, and instructional personnel will foster meaningful educational
opportunities and ensure productive and rewarding
experiences in our school.
All courses will require a practical
number of registrants before being
offered. Electives should be named
in order of preference with alternates
indicated.
Students interested in vocational
training may apply for admission to
York County School of Technology
(YCST). Information on course
offerings at YCST is available in the
Curriculum Guide.
Senior students who are interested
in vocational training or work experiences other than those offered by
YCST should contact the School-toWork Coordinator or your guidance
counselor.
Dual enrollment classes for juniors
and seniors are available through
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Penn State-York, and
York College. A student will earn
high school credit in addition to
the college credit received; he or she
can substitute a college course for
a high school course requirement.
A student who is interested in this
program must indicate his/her
interest on the scheduling form and
submit a dual enrollment application to initiate the process.
A student who desires to take course
work for which he/she has not been
recommended by his/her current
Dallastown Area School District
What
will I
be when
I grow
up?
instructor must have a Course
Selection Waiver signed by a parent
in order for the requested course to
be placed on the student’s schedule.
A Course Selection Waiver is used
in lieu of a teacher recommendation—it cannot be used to override
a prerequisite that has not been met
for a course. A student who enrolls
in a course using a Course Selection
Waiver is not able to withdraw from
the course subsequent to the school
year beginning.
Landmarks
The curricular offerings at Dallastown Area High School are adequately
diversified. Available programs of study for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are
fully described online. Review this information carefully with
your parents/guardians and determine the best course of study for your
individual needs and future plans.
When choosing courses, the advice of your parents, teachers, and counselor
should be considered. The selections you submit will be considered final
and will generate your course schedule. Educators and course offerings are
dependent upon your schedule requests; therefore, changes will not be made
after the date indicated on the scheduling form.
Which
Way Do
I Go?
This planner contains both required and suggested programs for students
seeking special preparation in various fields of endeavor. If questions remain, consult your counselor for guidance.
Graduation and Promotion Requirements
• 4 credits in English
(English I, English II, and English III are required)
• 4 credits in Social Studies
(World Cultures, US History I, and US History II are required)
• 3 credits in Science
(General Science and Biology I are required)
• 3 credits in Mathematics
(including two credits in Algebra and one in Geometry)
• 2 credits in Humanities
(defined on school Web site)
• .6 credit in Health
• 1.6 credits in Physical Education
(one course in Physical Education each year)
• .4 credit in Oral Communications
• .4 credit in Computer Applications
• 1 credit for the Culminating Project
• 6 credits in non-required majors/electives
Twenty-six credits are required for graduation. Four academic credits and
the culminating project must be passed in the senior year.
Promotion requirements:
6.5 credits to grade 10
13 credits to grade 11
19.5 credits to grade 12 or student must be in a
position to graduate by passing all courses on
his/her schedule.
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Program
of
academic
studies
Athletics and College
Requirements
Athletes planning to participate in
athletics at a Division I or II college/university must register with
the NCAA Clearinghouse. The
online application must be completed in the fall of the athlete’s senior
year in high school. The Web site is
www.eligibilitycenter.org.
Underclassmen with an interest in
competing in Division I and II athletics should keep in mind that high
school course work in major subjects
must be taken at a level 2 or higher
to meet core academic requirements. A list of NCAA approved
core courses for Dallastown may be
obtained in the Guidance Office and
is available on the NCAA Clearinghouse Web site.
Major Subject
Offerings
Major subjects may be offered on
four levels, from I to IV. Subjects
with the higher numbered levels are
more difficult and require greater
preparation. Grades in higher level
courses receive a greater point value
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in determining class rank. Students
should seek the recommendations of
their teachers to assist them in choosing the proper level of major subjects.
Semester subjects meet for 18 weeks.
When semester courses are chosen
in the English and Social Studies
fields, alternates must be listed.
Subjects indicated by Roman numerals must be taken in sequence,
but the next sequence may not be
scheduled when the final grade is
P or E.
Elective Program
The Elective Program is designed
to meet a definite need of a pupil
or to satisfy a special interest. All
electives meet two or three times a
week and are first available in the
grade listed and then in subsequent
grades. All electives are open to
both males and females.
What is Best for You?
Mapping your future is not going
to be the same for you as your
classmates; after all, each one of
you is as unique as your footprint.
As you step forward in this process, keep that in mind. Map your
future with pinpoints to ponder
and determine your route. As you
approach forks in the road, trust
your judgment and the guidance
of your parents and counselors—make adjustments along the
way. Consider detours or alternate career options appropriate
for your interests. Careful career
pathways planning is key to a successful future.
Good luck on your journey.
The 10 Fastest Growing Occupations
Occupations with Highest Expected Percentage of Growth 2004-2014
Occupational Projections and Training Data, Bulletin 2572, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2004
Projected Employment in South Central Pennsylvania by Educational Attainment
Globalization and outsourcing have impacted goods-producing industries, while technology has forced workers out of goods-producing
industries and into the service sector. Projections indicate that
this trend will continue and that by 2014, eighty-five percent
of the workforce will be in a service-providing industry.
As of 2004, over half of South Central Pennsylvania’s
labor force had no postsecondary education. Meanwhile, baby boomers approach retirement and as the
loss of experienced skilled workers grows, the demand
for skilled workers will multiply. Pennsylvania has the
second oldest population and will experience the impact of retirement and skill losses more than other areas of
the nation. Predictions indicate that most of the growth in
skilled jobs will be created by technician-level occupations that
in the future will require a two-year degree or a vocational education.
Based on 2004-2014 Long-Term Occupational Projections, CWIA, PA Dept. of L & I
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High School
Mission Statement
Dallastown Area High
School, in partnership with
students, alumni, family,
and community, empowers
students by fostering responsibility and integrity to
maximize individual potential. We strive for excellence
by encouraging students to
develop academic, life, and
career goals within a progressive, challenging, and diverse educational program,
enabling graduates to be productive members
of the global society.
Middle States Accreditation for Growth
Dallastown Area High School successfully completed its Middle States Accreditation for Growth evaluation, an endorsement that will remain valid through
2017. The district must now determine the direction of the high school’s growth
process, and as this vision progresses, specific objectives will be developed.
A concluding assessment by the five-member AFG Evaluation Team reflected a
few highlights of the three and one-half day evaluation. High on the list was the
enthusiasm of teachers, parents, and students to participate in the process and to
share their excitement to be involved. Comments noted included, “Throughout,
a passion for children was evident; children are certainly the prime focus of this
district... there are no weak links here, academically speaking.” “This school is
a jewel,” the evaluation continued. “The kids love their teachers and everyone,
from staff to parents to students, appreciates the cleanliness of the campus and
its facilities.” The evaluators further noted that “special education needs are being met, and paraprofessionals demonstrate a passion for working here.”
High school administration, district administrators, and the board of school directors hold the charge to determine the focus that this certification entails, and the
course to implementation to provide a strategic plan of action ensuring that the
ultimate vision creates a learning environment responsive to tomorrow’s student.
Career Pathway Planner Committee: Heidi Beck, Marell D. Clark, Pamela L. Cross, Maggie F. Guttridge, Lori D. Hartman, Lt. Col. Joseph P. Innerst, Christine L Miller,
Laura Morrison, David Morton, Jill E. Moser, Susan M. Ness, William Probert, Christine R. Staats, Jud F. Stauffer, Ph.D., Andrew Thompson, and Jane L Winemiller.
Course Offerings Review Committee: Jennifer L. Bell, Mark A. Ilyes, Patricia L. McKinney, Sandra P. Moyer, John Myers, Lynne C. Shive, and Donald E. Trout.
Community Advisory Committee: Tom Beck, Frederick E. Botterbusch, II, Mike Butson, Josh Carney, Louis J. Castriota, Lisa Cox, Audrey Crilley, Dave Fishel, Ann Gdovin,
Priscilla Gill, Don Gogniat, Tammy Hanlon, Jason Harrison, Jennifer Kanuck, John Katora, Galen Leitzel, Bonnie H. Lepson, Kevin Marquet, Roger Mentzer, Earl Miller, Randy
Parker, Jeanne Pocalyko, Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, Esquire, George Sipe, Joseph Szmajda, Chuck Thomas, Jeff Walters, Dave Wise, Stephanie A. Workinger, and Bernard J. Wujcik, D.D.S.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Dallastown Area School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504/A.D.A. For information regarding civil rights or
grievance procedures, contact Jeanne Pocalyko, Title IX Coordinator. For information regarding services, activities, and facilities accessible to and usable by disabled persons contact
Duane A. Bahn, Director of Buildings & Grounds. Mrs. Pocalyko and Mr. Bahn may be contacted at 700 New School Lane, Dallastown, PA 17313, (717) 244-4021.
Web Site Resources for Students and Parents
A Guide to PA Post-Secondary Career Schools.......................................................................................................................................................................................... www.papsa.org
10 Fastest Growing Occupations......................................................................................................................................................................................................www.collegeboard.com
Accounting & Financial Jobs............................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.financialjobs.com
ACSI – The Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information................................................................................................................................ www.acsci.org/
ACT Choosing a Career................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.act.org/cps/
Advice for Job Hunters....................................................................................................................................................................... www.howard.dowding.ukgateway.net/index.htm
Advisor Team.......................................................................................................................................................www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1
America’s Career InfoNet.......................................................................................................................................................www.acinet.org/acinet/videos_by_cluster.asp?show=y
America’s Job Bank................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.ajb.dni.us
American Careers...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.carcom.com
Association for Women in Science..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.awis.org
Best Jobs, USA.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.bestjobsusa.com/index-jsk-ie.asp
Brave New Work World................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.newwork.com
Bridges................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.bridges.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections........................................................................... www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
Career Browser...............................................................................................................................................................................................www.collegeboard.com/apps/careers/index
Career City........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careercity.com
Career Clusters......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.careerclusters.org
Career Counseling Competencies (NCDA)..................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.ncda.org
Career Cruising...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.careercruising.com
Career Education and Work Standards Toolkit, Pennsylvania..................................................................................................................................................www.pct.edu/k12/cew
Career Exploration for Kids..............................................................................................................................................................................................www.surfnetkids.com/career.htm
Career Explorer.Net..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careerexplorer.net/
Career Games.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.careergames.com/index.html
Career Key........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careerkey.org/english/
Career Liftoff................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.careerliftoff.com
Career Net................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careers.org
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Web Site Resources for Students and Parents
Career One-Stop................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.careeronestop.com/
Career Park.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careerpark.com
Career Path................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... http://careerpath.com
Career Toolbox.............................................................................................................................................................................................................www.myfuture.com/t2_ctoolbox.html
Career Voyages .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.careervoyages.gov
Career Xplorer..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.careerxplorer.com
CareerLink....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.pacareerlink.com
Careers in Science and Technology...........................................................................................................................................................http://sln.fi.edu/careers/careers_flash.html
Careers in Science WebQuest.................................................................................................................................... http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/Webquests/ScienceCareers.htm
Census in Schools.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.census.gov
CISS – Campbell Interest and Skill Survey............................................................................................................................... www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/careers/ccciss.htm
COIN.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.coin3.com
College Board.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.collegeboard.org
Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors..........................................................................................................................................www.aac.ncat.edu
Construct My Future................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.constructmyfuture.com
Corporation for National and Community Service................................................................................................................................................................. www.nationalservice.gov
Could This Be Your Life?...............................................................................................................................................................................................................www.ncrctv.com/index.asp
Developmental Career Programs for Schools...................................................................................................................................................................................www.counseling.org/
Diversity Career Center............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.iminorities.com
Dr. Willard Daggett........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.daggett.com
Eco-Employ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.ecoemploy.com/
Employment Search......................................................................................................................................................................................................www.search.com/top/0,8,50066,00
Engineering Jobs.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.engineeringjobs.com
e-span........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.espan.net/us.htm
Exploring...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.learning-for-life.org/
Exploring Career Information form the Bureau of Labor Statistics................................................................................................................................................www.bls.gov/k12/
Exploring Occupations......................................................................................................................................................................... www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html#o
Ferguson Career Guidance Center.........................................................................................................................................................................................................www.fergpubco.com
Geoscience Career WebQuest..................................................................................................................................................................................... www.earthsciweek.org/webquest/
High Skills and High Pay-An Update..................................................................................................................................................................................................www.act.org/research
Information for Counselors (ACT)........................................................................................................................................................................................ www.act.org/path/secondary
Information for Counselors Competencies(NCDA) ................................................................................................................................................................................... www.ncda.org
ISEEK................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.iseek.org/sv/index.jsp
Job Bank USA............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.jobbankusa.com
Job Hunt................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.job-hunt.org
Job Shadow Day............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.jobshadow.org
Jobs for the Future......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.jff.org
Job-Star Job Search Guide............................................................................................................................................................................................................................http://jobstar.org/
Keys 2 Work..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.keys2work.org
Kids and the Power of Work.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.kapow.org
Know It All..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.knowitall.org/kidswork/
Kuder.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.kuder.com
Mapping Your Future...............................................................................................................................................................................................................www.mapping-your-future.org
Military Career Guide........................................................................................................................................................................... www.todaysmilitary.com/mc/t13_mc_milcar.php
Mind Tools........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.mindtools.com
Minorities’ Job Bank.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.iminorities.com
Monster Board.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.monster.com
My Future......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.myfuture.com/
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Counseling Tools....................................................................................................................... www.nasfaa.org
National Career Development center Association (NCDA)...................................................................................................................................................................... www.ncda.org
National Groundhog Job Shadow...........................................................................................................................................................................................................www.jobshadow.org
National Skill Standards........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.nssb.org
National Society of Professional Engineers.....................................................................................................................................................................................................www.nspe.org
National Youth Employment Coalition..............................................................................................................................................................................................................www.nyec.org
New Jersey Non-Traditional Career Resource Center.................................................................................................................................................................. www.ncrc.rutgers.edu
New York State Career Zone........................................................................................................................................................................................... www.nycareerzone.org/index.jsp
Next Steps........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.nextsteps.org/
NIST....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.quality.nist.gov
O*NET Online................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... http://online.onetcenter.org
PA Apprentice Coordinators Association.............................................................................................................................................................................................www.apprentice.org
PA Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators..................................................................................................................................................................... www.pasfaa.org
PA Department of Education...................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.pde.state.pa.us
PA Free Enterprise Week........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.pfew.org
PA HRIC, Team PA............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.teampa.com
PA Labor Market Information.......................................................................................................................................................................................................http://www.dli.state.pa.us/
Pathway Pals............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ www.pathway-pals.com
Pennsylvania’s Career Clusters.......................................................................................... www.pde.state.pa.us/career_edu/lib/career_edu/career_clusters_book_04.pdf
PHEAA ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.pheaa.org
Postsecondary Education Opportunity.........................................................................................................................................................................................www.postsecondary.org
Preparing Middle School Students for a Career........................................................................................................................http://eric.ed.gov
http://iume.tc.columbia.edu
Quintessential Careers.................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.quintcareers.com/index.html
Roger Taylor Integrated Curriculum.................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.rogertaylor.com
Role Model Project For Girls............................................................................................................................................................................www.womenswork.org/girls/careers.html
South Central Pennsylvania Career Information System........................................................................................................................................www.sccis.org/main/educators/
Student Transition Alliance.......................................................................................................................................................................................................www.studenttransitions.com
The National Career Development Guidelines................................................................................................................................................................................... www.ericdigests.org
The Office of Personnel Management.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.opm.gov
The Princeton Review.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.princetonreview.com/
The Riley Guide......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.dbm.com
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.bls.gov/
U.S. Department of Labor......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.dol.gov
University of Waterloo Career Development Manual........................................................................................................................................... www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/index.asp
USA Jobs...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... www.usajobs.opm.gov
USA Today Education on Line....................................................................................................................................................... www.usatoday.com/educate/careers/careers.htm
Vocational Information Center..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.khake.com
Vocational Research Institute.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.vri.org
What Can I Do? With a Major in… (University of North. Carolina).....................................................................................................www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/
What Do They Do?.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. www.whatdotheydo.com
What You Are.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.dowhatyouare.com
Who Am I? Career WebQuest............................................................................................................................. http://home.sullivan.k12.il.us/teachers/lawson/webcareers.htm
Wired Scholar (Sallie Mae, Inc.)...................................................................................................................................................................................... www.wiredscholar.com/index.jsp
Wonderlic........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.wonderlic.com/
Workforce Net............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.workforceusa.net
XAP.com Plan A Career.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.xap.com/career
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Our Mission
The mission of the board of school directors and
the staff of the Dallastown Area School District,
in partnership with family and community, is to
provide a safe, innovative, and challenging studentcentered learning environment that will prepare
each student to become a successful, ethical,
responsible, and contributing citizen of this
changing world.
Dallastown Area High School
700 New School Lane
Dallastown, PA 17313
(717) 244-4021 Telephone
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