Boulder Creek High School TSW


What is TSW?

TSW, or Transition From School to Work, is a collaboration with Vocational Rehabilitation, which is a state agency that provides supports for individuals who have a disability to obtain and maintain successful employment. Our program provides opportunities for students to learn about their individual skills, strengths, and needs related to learning and careers. We work with students to explore the various career options that align with their personal interests, preferences and strengths. Student will also have the opportunity to explore careers of interest through off campus learning activities such as job shadows, informational interviews and career fairs. We also work on key pre-employment skills such as filling out job applications, developing a resume, interviewing skills and budgeting. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to develop a plan for after high school. This could include additional training, supports, etc. The students will receive their services through the TSW staff until graduation. During senior year, the TSW Teacher and VR Counselor will work closely with your child to develop a clear plan to meet the identified goal. We will also hold a senior exit meeting with you to ensure that you are aware of next steps to be completed.

Accuplacer/Ed Ready

Accuplacer refers to a testing system that can be used to determine if post-secondary students have the skills and knowledge needed to start taking college-level courses, regardless of whether they're enrolling in a career-training or traditional college program. The purpose of the Accuplacer tests is to evaluate the mathematics, reading and writing skills of test-takers. Some individuals may also take the Accuplacer tests during high school to determine if they are ready to pursue postsecondary studies or to identify areas where they need to improve to be ready for college.

Below is the link for information to enroll in Maricopa Community Colleges:


ACCUPLACER tests make sure you get placed in classes that are right for you so you don’t waste time or money taking courses you don’t need.

FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA is an acronym that stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Colleges and universities use this form to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. Therefore, even though the FAFSA is technically the application for federal aid, you have to fill it out to receive state and college-sponsored financial aid as well. If you're hoping for any government or school financial aid for college, you should file a FAFSA.

Below is a short video about FAFSA:

Parent Letter:

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What Are We Learning?

Career Development Course:

Professional Skills: Networking, Interviews, Resumes, Cover Letters

We will be completing a mock interview before the holiday break!

Career Inquiry Course:

Employment Toolbox: Public Transportation, Certifications ( CPR, Food Handler), Job Skills.