Students went to various career areas including, nursing, business, education and others, to learn what degrees can lead to a career of interest.
Starkey said it was an eye-opening experience for the students.
“If we don’t talk about life after high school and prepare them, who will?” Starkey said. “In the past, we thought we prepared students for the elementary to middle school leap more than the middle school to high school leap. We’re focusing on that.”
Starkey said she hopes students will have a better understanding of the importance of education and the many options available. There are a lot of options from two-year college, four-year college and certification to military and technical training, Starkey said.
Starkey and Hatten both hope to see the class grow. Starkey hopes they continue to make changes to the class and ultimately help students after high school.
“I want to see students start to think of their 10-year plan, not just what they’re going to do in high school,” Hatten said. “I want them to see what they’re going to do after college. There are so many options and I want them to start thinking about it.”