Consistent with CHC’s understanding that Our Lord has created each student as a unique individual, High School of Your Dreams was developed by Nancy Nicholson as an approach to high school that can be tailored to fit virtually any learning style and goal. The expanded 2015 program consists of three essential elements: the Guidebook, the Career Path E-Books, and the Course Resource E-Books. Read on to learn more about the High School of Your Dreams Career Path E-Books.
The High School of Your Dreams Career Path E-Books are designed to help students determine the long-term goal of their studies. The Career Path E-Books describe possible career paths; what courses are needed to prepare for careers in those fields; examples of how those careers might be used in service to Our Lord; and where to find information about degrees and training programs for those fields.
In the seven different Career Path E-Books, fields as diverse as environmental engineering, automotive mechanics, construction, wildlife biology, veterinary medicine, and culinary arts are presented for consideration. After reading and deliberating over the information contained in the chosen Career Path E-Book, parents and teens should have a clearer sense of the direction in which they wish to proceed, or whether a different Career Path might be more suitable.
Also included are detailed sample Individualized Plans (courses of study) written for real students with skills related to the Career Path in question. These plans demonstrate how to adapt core subjects such as English and Math to fit the student’s goals and abilities more precisely, and also suggest related electives and hands-on volunteer opportunities.
Career Path E-Book A:
Agriculture: Animal-Related (Animal Care, Veterinary Services)
Agriculture: Plant-Related (Horticulture, Landscaping, Farming)
Environmental & Wildlife Sciences (Game Warden/Park Ranger, Wildlife Biologist)
Sample Individualized Plan: Anna the Animal Lover
53 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 7.1 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book B:
Sample Individualized Plan: Brendan the Businessman
41 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 2.5 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book C:
Physical or Sports Therapist
Sample Individualized Plan: Chelsea the Future Nurse
42 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 2.6 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book D:
Sample Individualized Plan: Damien the Auto Expert
42 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 6.6 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book E:
Criminal Justice (including Law)
Culinary Arts/Food Service
Home Economics & Family Management
Social Work (e.g., Social Worker, Victim’s Advocate)
Sample Individualized Plan: Erik the Law Enforcement Officer
50 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 6.8 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book F:
Sample Individualized Plan: Creative Faustine
42 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 6.7 MB pdf
Career Path E-Book G:
For special needs students with learning challenges:
Challenges to Learning: Approaches
Sample Individualized Plan for a Student with LD: Gideon
Level-Appropriate Materials and Resources
Career Exploration and Preparation
Volunteer/Paid/Career Bridge Positions
61 pgs (including 12-pg. introduction). 7.1 MB pdf
Note: The Guidebook, Career Path E-Books, and Course Resource E-Books are each integral parts of High School of Your Dreams and are not meant to be used independently of each other. The first step in planning your student’s high school program is to purchase and read the Guidebook with care. Next, select two or more Career Path E-Books which best fit the student’s interests and goals. Once the student’s career goals have been prayerfully considered in light of the information in the Career Path E-Books, specific Course Resource E-Books can be chosen in order to plan the high school courses which will best prepare the student for his potential career goals.
Note also that there is some repetition or similarity in certain segments of each Career Path E-Book. This repetition ensures that, no matter which combination of e-books is chosen, the parent will have in hand the necessary information to facilitate chosen educational aims.