Peach State Pathways:
Education and Career Planning Tool
We created the Peach State Pathways: Education and Career Planning Tool to help you and your future planning team get organized and make the best decisions. This tool will help you choose:
Academic and elective courses you should take (in grades 9–12) to reach your goals
Out-of-class learning opportunities you can participate in to help you succeed, such as
- Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
- Work-based opportunities through Career Related Education
If you need a college degree for your chosen pathway, the Peach State Pathways: Education and Career Planning Tool will also help ensure that you meet both the entrance and academic requirements of the college you choose. The Education and Career Planning Tool is available online at www.gadoe.org/ci_cta.aspx. You and your future-planning team will complete the tool together. Your plan will be kept on file in your school records or in a teacher advisement folder so you can refer to it as you progress through high school and make any changes if necessary. We have included more details about the Education and Career Planning Tool in Steps to Success. Review this sample plan to get an idea of how it relates to courses you’ll take in grades 9–12, courses you may take after high school, and your career planning process.
Before you get started using this tool, you’ll need to do a little preparation. We have included a Career Planning Checklist for you to print. You and your parents or guardian as well as your school advisors can use this checklist to stay on track as you work on the following three steps.