Growing kids “The Wylie Way” is not only about teaching them to BE good but to DO good as well. Our hope is to prepare them with a plan and purpose and lead them to achieving a prosperous life beyond high school.
This nine weeks, Wylie ISD is planning to help every student to Map Their Future. This will include discovering students’ strengths and passions, matching those strengths and passions with meaningful career tracks, and designing pathways to help them achieve their dreams. “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Heck, some of you adults may still be asking this question. Did you know that 75% of all college students change their majors? Why? Most people make career choices around the age of eighteen. We believe that’s too late! What if you could start early, introducing kiddos to careers and helping them sift through some of those bad choices much earlier? Wylie kids get a big head start, and it happens as early as kindergarten.
Starting in the fall, Wylie ISD students from grades K-8 took part in Map Your Future Monday. This video series STARRING WYLIE ISD PARENTS allows students to learn about cool jobs and participate in brief lessons that help them discover general aspects of career choices such as education requirements, salary, etc. When all is said and done, Wylie ISD students could be exposed to almost two hundred careers before enrolling in high school.
Starting in grade 5, every student at each intermediate campus takes part in a career interest course that allows them to explore their passions, strengths, and interests. In grades 7-8, all Wylie ISD junior high students participate in a series of lessons designed to facilitate a deeper level of understanding regarding their interests, passions, and strengths—in short, they design a map for their future. In the end, students will choose careers based on their strengths, education requirements, salary, and day-to-day job duties of that career.
We want the best for our kids. We want a Wylie ISD education to be the most valuable point on your family map and their education a key factor in helping discover their passions, strengths and career to match. We believe education is more than math or science, its helping your kids realize their full potential, the Wylie Way!
Stay tuned. We have tons more information for you about how we are helping your kids to map their future.