Antioch High School (AHS) is being recognized with a Career Choices Silver Medal for its outstanding education program promoting college and career readiness.
As a Career Choices Medal School, AHS is among the top 5% of schools across the nation that have exemplified an eagerness to promote student success with the Career Choices series curriculum. The school’s “Get Focused…Stay Focused!” efforts, alongside www.My10yearPlan.com, help students plot achievable 10-year plans for their future education and career goals.
Mindy Bingham, author of the Career Choices series, said being awarded a Career Choices Medal is a great accomplishment that requires solid leadership, top-notch teachers and a lot of hard work.
“After nearly 30 years, we know what it takes to implement a program that will result in increased student success and improved college and career readiness,” Bingham said. “Many of the schools we work with are committed to that level of excellence, and that is reflected in their careful planning, intentional implementation of our materials and dedication to ongoing improvement.”
The career-focused course at AHS is administered to freshmen and sophomores, and it has been able to help students from all different backgrounds plan for their future, teacher Nick Wisley said. One student who was struggling at AHS improved his grades after learning what kinds of careers were attainable if he attended higher education.
“His grades turned around, and he decided he wanted to continue to go to school after that moment,” Wisley said. “That’s what I love about this course. It’s teaching life.”