Freshmen News

November 2013

Career Clusters

There are 16 Career Clusters representing a distinct grouping of occupations and industries based on the knowledge and skills they require. The 16 Career Clusters and related Career Pathways are important to know as you create your high school plan and meet with your counselor for academic advising.  For a detailed listing, visit   1.Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 2.Architecture & Construction Arts, 3.A/V Technology & Communications 4.Business, Management & Administration 5.Education & Training 6.Finance 7.Government & Public Administration 8.Health Science 9.Hospitality & Tourism 10.Human Services 11.Information Technology 12.Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 13.Manufacturing 14.Marketing 15.Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 16.Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.

Study Tips

*Be prepared*Do your homework*Schedule regular study time.*Create a study area.*Study short and often (take breaks as needed).*Review notes regularly.*Understand vs. Memorize*Avoid distractions.*Eat well and get plenty of sleep.*ASK FOR HELP!!!


Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically-talented, rising sophomores and juniors prepare for college. Over the course of the day, students will learn techniques for approaching the ACT, explore the Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill) campus and its wide-ranging academic opportunities, as well as learn how to manage the college application process. They will also get the chance to connect with other outstanding students from across the country. Students should be academically motivated, rank in the top 10% of their class, be enrolled in a rigorous curriculum.  School Nomination Required.  See counselor if interested. Deadline: February 28, 2014.


The Saint Augustine’s University TRIO-Educational Talent Search program is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.  It works in conjunction with school counselors and focuses on 6-12.  The goal of the program is to help students better understand their educational opportunities.  The program encourages participants to complete high school and continue their education. See counselor if you would like to know more about the program.


To learn more about Career Clusters, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook: (Big Future) to plan for college. Visit to plan,save and apply to college.
School Counselor, Mrs. Makiya Wilson,   252-492-6041 ext. 6196