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Middle School bridge Program CoverEarly adolescents crave a sense of direction for their future lives.

The new Instructor’s Guide for a Middle School Bridge Program: Developing the Skills and Intrinsic Motivation to Succeed in High School, Post Secondary Education and the Workforce provides a classroom resource for 7th and 8th grade instructors to start the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® program in the middle grades.

Using the self-discovery format popular in the award-winning Career Choices curriculum, this new resource provides lessons and projects to help launch students into high school as self-directed learners. Using Common Core Standards-based activities, teachers can design classroom modules that span anywhere from 10 class sessions to a semester-long course. 

This Middle School Bridge Program delivers:

This optional curriculum component of the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Initiative introduces themes students will explore in detail as they get focused with Career Choices in their freshman year and then strive to stay focused throughout high school and college/post secondary with their 10-year career and education plan.

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UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
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