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College & Career Readiness

Having career goals is a vital component of the high school four year plan. Statistically speaking, students who have explored their career options while in high school have a greater chance of graduating and going on to a variety of postsecondary opportunities.
 
 
CALIFORNIA COLLEGES
The Moreno Valley Unified School District has partnered with the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) to provide all MVUSD students with access to the Californiacolleges.edu website.  Each student has their own account and can use it to monitor their college and career preparation.
 
Students can access their accounts by going to www.Californiacolleges.edu.  Their username is their student email address (i.e.: 91021234@g.mvusd.net) and their password is their computer account password.
 
Students have access to a wide variety of resources through this website including:
  • Academic (4-year) Planner
  • Experiences (where they can log community service, school & extra-curricular activities)
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship
 
There are also links to applications including the Cal State college application.  Students can save their information to refer to it later.  They can also monitor through their Academic Planner how they are progressing with meeting the a-g requirements.
 
 
CAREER PATHWAYS at CANYON SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
Canyon Springs offers a variety of ways for students to explore career paths. The partnership academy model is a three year program, grades 10-12, structured as a school within a school. Academies incorporate many features of the high school reform movement that includes creating a close family-like atmosphere, integrating academic and career technical education, and establishing viable business partnerships.

Students have the option to participate in one of three academy programs at Canyon Springs. They are the Health Careers Academy (HCA), the Business Academy (BA) and the Academy of Creative Technologies (ACT). For more information please refer to the "School Programs" tab on the home page.

Canyon Springs also offers two Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways.  These courses include a series of modules that provide hands on knowledge and skills development in Cyber Security Infrastructures and Maintenance & Light Repair (auto).
 
 
Below are some other useful websites that we encourage students to utilize in their exploration of potential career goals.

California Career Zone - www.cacareerzone.org
A great site to learn about yourself and the employment options available to you and the training that you will need. Visitors to the site can take a number of self-assesment tools for free to determine which professions may be a good fit for them.

Who Do You Want to Be? - www.whodouwant2b.com
Students can learn about high school and college courses, career opportunities and financial resources.