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Freshman Seminar is a transition course for ninth graders to prepare them for success in high school, post-secondary education and careers. Students focus on learning more about themselves and their interests and aptitude as well as learning study skills, life skills, employability/professional skills, and career knowledge.

A portion of the course is customized around the career pathways students will be choosing in their high school or tech center after ninth grade. This course allows students to explore, gain understanding about the career itself as well as the courses in the pathway that lead to those careers through a blended learning experience.

Freshman Seminar allows students dedicated time to focus on their future, understand what it takes to be successful in high school, post-secondary and careers. They make educated choices about their pathways based on research and experiences, and they begin to understand why some of the content courses are important for their success.

Blended course optimized for classroom and/or virtual delivery
Includes 6 college and career readiness lesson modules
Lessons align to college and career readiness rubric, also included
80 career pathways included in package, with additional pathways upon request
Each of the career pathways include top career choices, required education and potential salaries

“The curriculum design of the Freshman Seminar Course truly lends itself to incorporating other tools and resources which support and extend the lessons provided. The curriculum lays out an outline and pacing guide for the year-long course. The format of the curriculum, with at least three lessons in each area covered, along with the three main components of each area (Inspire, Explore and Reflect) establishes a consistent framework throughout the course. This framework provided Belton with a foundation, while still allowing for personalization to align with Belton’s Academies and Pathways. The Freshman Seminar Course is now required for every freshman to enroll in as of this academic year, and as of last week the Board of Education added it to the graduation requirements for Belton students. It gave us the jumpstart needed to implement a quality experience for the students in the Freshman Academy!” – The Academies of Belton – Belton, MO

Contact us to learn more about how the Freshman Seminar can help your students explore for an inspired future. Email: or call (615) 522-4668