Entering kindergarten, moving from one school to another, and exiting high school to enter college or the work world are all exciting, but sometimes challenging, times for students and their parents. Through the GPS Project: Guidance for Personal Success, we hope to provide information and tips that will make these important educational transitions easier.
Career Podcasts Created by Walker High School Students through
College Access Challenge Grant
Have you ever thought about what you want to do with your life--what field of work you want to enter? Choosing a career and completing the education required for that career are huge tasks.
Students in Career Technical classes at Walker High School are creating career-related podcasts with the College Access Challenge Grant Mobile Guidance Computer Laboratory. This computer laboratory was made possible through a competitive federally-funded grant from the Alabama Department of Education. Our collection of career podcasts will grow over time. Feel free to check out the podcasts by clicking on the links below.
Real Estate Agent
Video Game Design
Race Car Driver
Alabama Power Lineman
Planning for College
Access information about scholarships, colleges, and financial aid at the following link: http://www.fastweb.com
Click on the following link to learn about how to win a merit scholarship:
Click on the following link for pointers on writing a winning scholarship essay:
Click on the following link for information about performing and documenting community service for the scholarship search: scholarship_planning:_
Project Transition: Resources for Eighth Graders Who Will Enter Walker High School in August, 2016
Moving from Middle School to High School - from the National PTA
Destination Maddox: Resources for Fifth Graders Who Will Enter Maddox Middle School in August, 2016
Middle School: Movin' On Up - from pbskids.org
Middle School Transition - from pamf.org
The Elementary to Middle School Transition: Five Helpful Hints for Parents - from the National Middle School Association
Making the Transition - from Scholastic
Middle School Article Archive - Links to many helpful articles for parents from schoolfamily.com
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
To read about "Tips for the First Day of School," click on the following link:
Links above are offered as helpful resources; however, once you leave the Jasper City Schools web site, the school district claims no responsibility for content beyond that point.