Program prepares students for life after high school

Forty juniors and seniors at Whiteland Community High School are going to get help figuring out what they want to do after graduation, and seeing how math, science and language arts courses are needed to reach goals for nearly any job.

The students will still take traditional classes but also will spend part of their day with an instructor who will help them decide what they want to do after high school. The instructor also will meet with the students individually for career counseling and will track how well the students are keeping up in their classes.

The goal of the new program, which is called Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, is to better prepare the students for life after high school. The program also should increase Whiteland’s overall attendance rate and graduation rate, interim principal John Schilawski said.

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