Starting on their first day at Equality, scholars embark on a course that will guide them towards their career of choice. They create middle school Life Action Plans and high school Career Action Plans, both of which are adjusted each year as scholars are introduced to new professions and gain additional educational experiences. Life Action and Career Action Plans assist scholars in using goal-setting as a means to an end, as well as fostering a sense of responsibility for the choices that they make.
In addition to the rigorous requirements expected of all scholars when working towards a Regents diploma, scholars will also engage in Career Center Classes. These classes will provide Equality's scholars real-world experience within areas of interest to prepare them to enter the competitive global economy.
Examples of general courses and advanced courses offered to scholars who are meeting their Regents diploma criteria are:
PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE AND INTERACTIONS
FASHION & COSMETOLOGY
FINANCE & INVESTMENT
WEB SITE & GRAPHIC DESIGN
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A change in teaching methods requires a shift away from the traditional classroom setting. The Common Core expects a transition from lecture based teaching to an environment where scholars are more active learners. With this in mind, Equality has designed the Career Center with various resources to enable scholars' participation in hands-on learning.
Equality's Career Center is located at the high school and includes:
The Career Center will also provide space to be used for lectures and workshops by professionals and college representatives.