Curriculum

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As a college access program for 6th Grade through 12th Grade, we seek to provide students with the ability to strengthen their study habits and interpersonal skills while exploring what the future can hold for them with a college degree and a career that matches their interests and talents. What your student will learn with Project Discovery will provide them with resources and tool to secure a positive future for themselves.

Explore the features below for examples of the curriculum for the respective grades:

6th Grade:

  • Study skills: note taking, speed, and shortcuts, listening skills, learning styles
  • Outdoor classroom, evening and weekend activities and
  • Service Learning Week and other summer enrichment programs both on and off campus at WCU

8th Grade:

  • Career exploration
  • College awareness and exploration: interest inventories through CFNC and Career Bridges
  • Identifying and accepting healthy challenges: activities provide skills that help one develop healthy challenges in their lives through high element challenge course, outdoor classroom
  • Service Learning Week and other summer enrichment programs both on and off campus at WCU

10th Grade:

  • Career exploration
  • College awareness and exploration: interest inventories through CFNC and Career Bridges
  • Career Occupational Preference Survey is used to identify each students career interests.
  • Summer enrichment programs are encouraged, “On the Road”, “Girl Power”, “Adventure Treks”

12th Grade:

  • Senior needs assessment
  • Individual guidance is provided to assist each student in choosing a post-secondary school that will best suit the student
  • Assistance with applying for post-secondary ed programs
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid
  • FAFSA Parent Night workshops
  • College and Career awareness and exploration: interest inventories through CFNC and Career Bridges
  • SAT and ACT registration and preparation workshops
  • SAT and ACT fee waivers

 

7th Grade:

  • Decision making and group problem-solving skills: cooperation, communication, and concentration
  • Develop career and college awareness
  • Low element challenge course, outdoor classroom
  • Service Learning Week and other summer enrichment programs both on and off campus at WCU

9th Grade:

  • Development of the Individual Career Plan (ICP)
  • Career exploration
  • College awareness and exploration: interest inventories through CFNC and Career Bridges
  • A Community College visit, and at least 3 classroom career exploration workshops
  • Summer enrichment programs are encouraged, “On the Road”, “Girl Power”, “Adventure Treks”

11th Grade:

  • College and Career awareness and exploration: interest inventories through CFNC and Career Bridges
  • SAT and ACT registration and preparation workshops
  • SAT and ACT fee waivers
  • Overnight multi-stop college tour
  • Summer enrichment programs are encouraged, “On the Road”, “Girl Power”, “Adventure Treks”
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