Lesson Objectives

  1. Students will identify and explore careers that are a good match for their skills and strengths.
  2. Students will learn about the careers that match their interests.
  3. Students will learn about STEM careers. They will also learn about salary and geographic information available for many careers.
  4. Students will learn that the cost of living differs across the US and how to find what it is for a given place.
  5. Students will learn to use the College Scorecard website.
  6. Students will learn about the NC Promise Tuition Plan and the Carolina Covenant
  7. Students will learn about low-cost and tuition-free colleges and the populations they serve.
  8. Students will learn about the FAFSA form and will commit to completing it by the annual deadline.
  9. Students will learn to use a scholarship search engine.
  10. Students will learn about Pell grants and who qualifies for these federal grants.
  11. Students will learn to explore the cost of college by subject-area major.
  12. Students will learn to use the ACT Academy website to raise their ACT scores.
  13. Students will explore different websites for practicing and reviewing before math standardized tests to determine which they like best.
  14. Students will learn about high-quality, free online resources for learning higher level mathematics.
  15. Students will learn about the ASVAB (Armed Services Variable Aptitude Battery) and free resources for raising their ASVAB score.
  16. Students will learn about different resources by exploring the Aspiration Surveys as hypothetical students.
  17. Students will learn about information that is relevant to their financial, academic, and desired pathways and create a plan for their pathway.
  18. Students will demonstrate what they have learned from the Aspirations lesson plans.