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Rochester Community Schools believes that career planning at all grade levels is essential for the success of every student. Beginning in the 7th grade, students are introduced to the six Michigan Career Pathways, Career Cruising, and the Education Development Plan (EDP).

Career Pathways assist students to see the relationship between academic classes such as math and science and its significance in career preparation. These six pathways are clustered around careers with common areas of interests, skills and abilities, but are diverse in their training and educational requirements. Career Cruising is the secure online career guidance and planning system which students use in middle school and high school to explore Career Pathways and more. Students can take assessments and surveys about their interests and explore high school classes, training, or degrees needed for various career options. Students can access this tool from home or school. Using Career Cruising, students develoment an Education Development Plan, which is an online electronic portfolio that documents each student's academic career by recording: standardized test scores, class schedules, extracurricular activities and events, career assessments and college research information. This portfolio is updated on an annual basis until graduation. Students can access their EDP from home or school and print out copies as desired. 

Career Cruising Login Page: http://www.careercruising.com/login/RCS