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TJHS Roadrunner Pathway

Tooele Junior High School
College & Career Ready (CCR) Pathway Requirements
 
In order to successfully complete the College and Career Ready Student Portfolio, students must complete both Core and Supplemental requirements in four areas: Leadership, Academic, Career Readiness and College Readiness.

Students can download a tracking sheet for the College and Career Ready Pathway to keep track of the portfolio requirements. College and Career Ready Pathway Tracking Sheet

Requirements and documents necessary for each component of the Tooele Junior High School College and Career Ready Pathway are detailed below.

Leadership
Core – Complete one of the following:
  • Leader/member in an organization, team or club sponsored by Tooele Junior High School– Student must join and be an active member of their program. Advisor will certify membership with a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet and student will include this signed Certificate of Membership/Participation in their student portfolio.
 
  • Service-Learning Project Participation – Student must participate in a minimum of one service-learning project (4 hrs.) during the current school year. Teacher will verify service-learning project completion with a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet and student will include this completed Service-Learning Project Documentation form in their student portfolio. Giving back to the community can boost scholarship resumes. If you are looking for local volunteer opportunities, Utah Volunteer Center Association and Youthlinc have opportunities waiting for you!
 
Supplemental – Complete one of the following:
 
  • Religious service project – Student will obtain a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet from their advisor and include the completed Community Involvement/Service form in their portfolio. 
 
  • Scout Service Project – Student will obtain a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet from the Scout Leader and includes the Community Involvement/service form in their portfolio.
 
  • Youth Council (city) - Student will obtain a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet from their advisor and include the completed Community Involvement/Service form in their portfolio.
 
  • Care Center - Student will obtain a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet from the Care Center Coordinator and include the completed Community Involvement/Service form in their portfolio.
 
  • Hospital - Student will obtain a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet from the volunteer coordinator and include the completed Community Involvement/Service form in their portfolio.
 
  • Other – Students will obtain permission from their counselor on any other service-based activity that is not mentioned above; before the project is carried out.
 
Academics
Core – Complete the following:
  • Earn a GPA of 2.5 at Tooele Junior High School – Student must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA through the end of the third or fourth quarter. Student must provide a copy of the report card or an ASPIRE printout that shows completion of the third or fourth Quarter course work at the time of their portfolio submission.
 
Supplemental – Complete one of the following.
  • Presentation/Skills demonstration – Student will conduct a formal classroom presentation as defined and certified by their classroom teacher on their Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet. A copy of the presentation must be included in the student portfolio. Presentation/Skills Demonstration verification form.

  • Writing Sample/Student Reflection – Student will complete a student reflection
    writing assignment and include it in the student portfolio as assigned and certified by teacher/counselor on the Student Portfolio Tracking sheet or a student may complete this Writing Reflection Activity for inclusion in the student portfolio.

  • Read a book (100 pages) include a written summary. The summary must describe the plot and pick two characters in the books with whom you connected, and you must explain why you made that connection. Written summary must be included in your portfolio.

  • Tutor another student (4 hrs.) Tutoring should not be four hours straight but should be in small 20-30-minute increments. Have parent sign the certificate of completion and include that form in your portfolio. Tutoring-Service Activity

  • Other (approved by counselor ahead of time)
 
Career Readiness
Core-Complete two of the following:

  • Interview someone in a career in which you are interested. Include that interview or notes of the interview in your portfolio. Should be at least a half page typed – describing what you discovered about the career.

  • Resume – Student will include a completed resume in their student portfolio.

  • Professional Dress – Student will participate in a minimum of two “Professional Dress” days of your choosing. Certification of professional dress participation will be indicated by a Counselor or staff member in the counseling center on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet and inclusion of Certificate of Professional Dress.
 
Supplemental – Complete two of the following:

  • Research a CTE pathway from Tooele High School – include your findings in the portfolio CTE Pathway report

  • Punctuality at School – tardy no more than 4 times. Please provide a copy of your attendance report from ASPIRE.

  • Attendance - no more than 3 absences in a quarter. Please provide a copy of your attendance report from ASPIRE.

  • Fill out a mock job application – include a copy of the application in your portfolio
 
College Readiness
Core – Complete one of the following:

  • Interview a teacher about the college they attended. Please include at least a half page typed paper summarizing the interview, include at least one fact you found interesting about the interview and /or the college.

  • Do research/report on a college of your choice. Research / Report
 
Supplemental – Complete two of the following:

 
Remember there must be documentation/certificate for each activity you completed in your portfolio.