There's no better time to start thinking about the future than NOW! Thinking about the future doesn't mean that you have to know every detail of your post-high school plan. It might just mean you're looking at some career options that seem exciting or you might be taking classes that give you an idea of how that career works. Some of you will absolutely know where you want to go and have a good idea of what you want to study. Below you will find links and other resources to help you decide which path you would like to take in your future.  

Are you a first generation student? Check out this resource.

GA Futures: Extensive site that allows you to research colleges, explore different qualities about yourself (and link them to careers), and even apply to college. You can even check your HOPE GPA.

YouScience: Uses 11 "brain games" to measure the nine aptitudes most critical in determining career success: Idea Generation, Inductive Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Sequential Reasoning, Spatial Visualization, Timeframe Orientation, Visual Comparison Speed, Vocabulary, and Work Approach.

Every user receives: 

-Personalized career matching with in-depth information about each career (including salary, projected openings, education requirements, a day in the life, and much more). 

-Comprehensive insights about how natural abilities impact work, school, and social life. 

-Self-advocacy language to help you think in a very positive way and communicate strengths on resumes, applications, essays, and interviews. 

-Online access to results for 10 years.

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Dual Enrollment: Dual Enrollment is designed to prepare students for college and career opportunities leading students to postsecondary institutions for an industry recognized certification or licensure, an associate and/or higher college degree, and successful employment.  Georgia has created a singular program known as Dual Enrollment for students in grades 10-12 who qualify to participate.  Students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis as a Dual Enrollment student and take college courses at their high school or on a postsecondary campus.  Students will receive high school and college credit simultaneously when attending and passing approved college classes.

Military: Interested in the military? What branch are you thinking about? Have you taken your ASVAB?

Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship: Have a job? Want to do your job during your school day AND receive high school credit for working? What about gain experience in your intended career field? Work-Based Learning or Youth Apprenticeship may be just for you! 

Choosing a Major: Choosing a major to study for four years is an important but difficult decision. Some students have no idea what they want to do, while others daydream about their dream job but aren’t really sure how to get there. This guide highlights the important factors to consider when choosing a field of study and looks at top majors as well as the potential careers they can lead to. 

Georgia Probe: Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. AHS hosts a Probe fair in September, and there are numerous other local Probe fairs you can attend. These are a great way for juniors and seniors to meet college representatives. 

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