Monday, October 26, 2009

Career Cruising

All 9th, 1oth and 11th grade English classes are currently cycling through the Delaware CareerCruising program over the next few weeks. The link is This program allows every student in these grades to explore career and college options through a state the art web based system. It can be accessed at home 24 hours a day or during school hours.

Students are required to meet certain criteria such as picking three college choices, three college majors, three careers, constructing a resume and creating a plan to acheive short term and long term goals. I encourage all students to log in to your Student Success Plan (SSP) and continue to update your information monthly throughout the school year. Success doesn't just happen; it takes planning and hard work, and your SSP is a big part of this process.

After your two days with Mr. Snyder, you'll have all of the information you need to log in and continue to plan toward your goals using your SSP. For username and password information, see me, Mr. Snyder, or your school counselor.

Finally, parents/guardians need to review these accounts in order to certify that they know what they're student's goals are. They have their own login, so parents need to contact me, Mr. Snyder, or they're child's school counselor for that username and password. The library phone number is 302-422-1616 and I'm available 7:30-3:00 daily. Leave a message if we don't pick up, and we'll get back to you with the log in info within 24 hours. You can also email me at and I'll respond within a few hours.

College should be part of every student's plans, and the SSP can be a powerful tool to help all students get there.