20-101: Major Clarity

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

DATE:            October 21, 2019

 

ACTION ITEM

SUBJECT

Major Clarity

RATIONALE

As presented in September as an information item, Major Clarity is a Career readiness, exploration, and tracking platform to assist schools in adhering to the Profile of a Virginia Graduate in regards to content knowledge, workplace skills, civic responsibility, and career exploration. It will assist students in developing critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, and citizenship while focusing on future goals once their K-12 education is completed. Major Clarity unifies teaching, counseling, and career readiness to make it easier for everyone to focus on what matters: equipping students for meaningful and successful careers through engagement methods. Major Clarity starts in grade 4 and continues through grade 12.

 

As mentioned in September, Major Clarity is a needed step forward for ACPS, as there is currently not a comprehensive, K-12, career readiness, exploration, and career tracking program. The ACPS counseling team reviewed and selected this program unanimously.

Counselors will implement the program beginning in January, after professional development in the fall semester.

ESTIMATED COSTS

$4,350, year one; $4,000, years two and three

BUDGET CATEGORY

Title IV

LEGAL REFERENCE

n/a

STAFF CONTACTS

Kelly A. Huff and Sherman B. Callahan

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended Approval

 

 

Attached:       Major Clarity quote
                      Major Clarity order form
                      Major Clarity subscription agreement & sole source letter.