responsibility for preparing the nation’s workforce is more
important than ever. Knowledge is growing exponentially and lifelong
learning is imperative. Communications, technology and biotechnology
are changing at a rapid pace and our students will enter careers
that have not yet been created. On average, our students will change
career fields seven times prior to retirement. As workplace changes
accelerate and require ever-higher skill levels, continuous workforce
learning will become a critical priority.
SAISD programs are changing
to meet this need. We are integrating academic, professional and
technical standards designed to meet the challenges of the 21st
century. Through collaborative planning, students are obtaining
a multitude of experiences and knowledge. Decisions made today directly
impact career options available for tomorrow.
The mission of the SAISD
is to graduate all students as responsible citizens with the academic
and social preparation to pursue higher education, join the military
and enter the workforce. Regardless of the path a student selects
following graduation, each path leads to a career in the ever-changing
workforce. Providing students and parents with academic/career guidance
programs will allow them to explore career interests and academic
opportunities as they make informed decisions regarding their future.
The Educational Plan should be used by parents and students to plan
high school courses and maintain a record of credits earned to ensure
students remain on track to graduate with their peers. As students
become familiar with all of the course requirements for the Recommended
and Distinguished Achievement diplomas, completion of the annual
course selection forms and meetings with guidance counselors will
be more meaningful.
are the SAISD Individual Academic Career Plan and Graduation Plan
available in Acrobat format.