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GPS Project: Guidance for Personal Success



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 Jasper 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. 

Circus Acrobat


Criminal Investigator

Real Estate Agent


Financial Representative

Web Designer



Sports Marketing

Orthopedic Surgeon



  Legal Professions

Video Game Design


Computer Programming

Environmental Engineering


Dental Assistant



Secret Agent



Physical Therapist

Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse




Race Car Driver

Marine Biologist




 Makeup Artist

Graphic Designer

Alabama Power Lineman

Account Manager




Planning for College


Access information about scholarships, colleges, and financial aid at the following link:
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:
Click on the following link for great scholarship information on the Walker High School Guidance Blog:

Project Transition:  Resources for Eighth Graders Who Will Enter Walker High School in August, 2016


For Students


   For Parents


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


For Students 


Middle School:  Movin' On Up - from


 For Parents


Middle School Transition - from


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

 Getting Ready for Kindergarten


For tips on what children should know prior to entering kindergarten, click on the following link:
To read about ways to help your child deal with anxiety about starting kindergarten, click on the following link:
To read  "11 Tips for Kindergarten Parents," click the following link:
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.