CCP unit 1
Terms in this set (70)
A chosen profession that is personally fulfilling.
A tool that helps match personal skills, qualities, interests, talents, or academic strength to careers.
A group of similar careers.
A credential awarded by a college or university to recognize the completion of a curriculum that does not lead to a degree or diploma.
An individual who completes all college requirements and earns a college diploma.
Purposeful selection from a set of alternatives to accomplish an objective.
Example: Deciding what to eat. Deciding which candidate or what measure to vote for in an election or referendum.
An activity that is not part of a school's academic curriculum and usually takes place after school hours.
Tax paid to the federal government that is used for federal programs like defense and education.
A situation in which a person's monthly income is greater than his or her monthly costs, making it possible to save for large purchases, emergencies, and retirement.
Secondary school, usually grades 9 through 12. Completion is required by most colleges and technical schools and is necessary for entering most careers.
high school diploma
Certification of successful completion of high school.
high school dropout
An individual who does not complete all high school requirements and does not earn a high school diploma.
Placed in a correctional facility because of a wrongdoing.
Being capable of accomplishing day-to-day tasks on one's own. An independent person may still seek advice from, collaborate with, or love learning from others.
A program in which a student acquires on-the-job experience related to his or her major.
A position that pays the bills but is not necessarily fulfilling.
A time in which a student observes an expert in the workplace to learn more about a particular career.
The main field of study a student chooses to focus on in college.
The practice of making contact and exchanging information with other people, groups, or institutions. The goal of the networking relationship may be to further one's personal employment opportunities, to cultivate new clients, or to expand business relationships.
The work that someone specializes in. A person's occupation may encompass several kinds of jobs that are closely related.
Training at a place of work while an employee is doing the actual job. Either a professional trainer or an experienced employee serves as the instructor.
A characteristic or trait
An ability to do something
Money paid to an employee, usually over the course of a year, for work completed. Being paid a salary is different from being paid by the hour for work completed.
Another term for high school.
A way to identify personal skills, qualities, interests, and talents.
Tax paid to the state for funding schools as well as a variety of public programs administered at the state level.
A specific area of learning. Subject areas may include English, mathematics, languages, and social studies.
A natural ability to do something well.
technical or vocational education
The preparation of trainees for jobs that are related to a specific trade or occupation. Students of vocational or trade schools can often earn certificates or licenses in fewer than two years.
The percentage of the total workforce that is unemployed and looking for a paid job.
time spent helping
A standardized test for college admittance in the United States. It consists of four required tests — English, math, reading, and science — and an optional writing test.
The application students complete to attend a specific postsecondary institution.
A measure of how a student's performance compares to other students in his or her class.
cumulative grade point average
The average GPA including all semesters up to the most recent semester.
Enrollment in an institution of higher learning (e.g., a community college) while still in high school. Credits may be used toward a high school degree, college credit, or both.
The calculated average of letter grades earned in school. The formula to calculate a GPA is the addition of all grade points from all completed courses divided by the number of classes completed.
high school transcript
An official report supplied by a high school of the academic record of an individual student.
A postsecondary school that does not have a set of admission requirements such as a minimum GPA or test scores.
Class rank shown in the form of a percentage.
An official at a school or college who maintains students' personal and academic records, issues reports, and mails out transcripts.
A standardized test developed by the College Board for college admittance in the United States. It consists of three sections: math, critical reading, and writing.
A postsecondary school that has a set of requirements for a student to be admitted. These may include high school graduation, meeting test score and GPA requirements, participation in community service programs, and completion of specific classes.
A grade point average that does not factor in additional grade points for more challenging courses.
Credit provided for advanced or honors courses.
A grade point average that includes the additional grade points given to a student for completing advanced, honors, dual enrollment, AP, or IB courses.
advanced or honors course
A course that is taught in a more rigorous fashion than typical high school courses. Students' learning may be assessed in a more comprehensive manner.
An advanced high school course that covers college-level material. Colleges may award AP credit for the course depending on the score a student receives on the corresponding AP exam.
A teacher or staff member who oversees a club or organization to ensure it is following the school's rules of conduct and staying close to the group's objectives.
An activity or service done by volunteers free of charge, for the benefit of a person, a group, or the public.
International Baccalaureate (IB) course
One of a rigorous, interdisciplinary group of courses that are accepted by universities worldwide.
Courses that are more challenging than regular high school courses, including advanced or honors courses, dual enrollment courses, IB options, and AP courses.
The actions and activities assigned to, or expected of, a person or group.
The lack of motivation high school and college seniors often feel toward their studies.
Opportunities that allow students to give back to their community. These opportunities always have learning objectives and are often tied to a class in which the students are enrolled.
A contest for an honor or award.
The act of focusing on an activity, concept, or task.
Belief in oneself and one's abilities.
A take-home assignment.
(something thats annoying)
A schedule designed by you that includes a start time, break times, an end time, a designated study space free of distractions, and study materials.
(something that nobody does)
A tool used to aid in remembering information.
The use of music to learn and retain information.
The use of the first letter of each word in a list of items to help a person remember something. Together, the first letters spell a word.
To rephrase using different words, sometimes to make shorter.
A person's understanding based on what is observed or thought.
Something given in return for what someone has done or earned.
The use of different techniques as reminders of how to spell a word.
A group of people who meet to discuss and study a particular subject or topic.
The use of the first letter of each word in a phrase as an aid to remember information. Also known as an expression mnemonic.