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Inspired by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the  7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we encourage our students to “Begin With the End in Mind”.

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Steps to Academic Planning


1. Get to Know Yourself


  • It is important to understand and consider what you enjoy, what you are good at, and what is important to you when creating the academic plan right for you.
  • Don't know where to start? Check out our Self-Awareness tab for direction!


  • Help your student increase their self-awareness by encouraging them to try new things and celebrating their individuality. 

2. Explore Future Career Options

  • Check out our Career Exploration tab for college and career exploration tools, resources, and advice.


3. Plan Backwards

If you need convincing check out this video Flipping the College Decision


  • What do you need to do to reach your future career goals? Create goals or milestones to help you reach your future career goals.
  • Future goals provide direction for you as you complete middle school and will help you stay motivated as you move on to high school.


  • Help your students reach high by having high expectations as they explore future careers and create their own goals. 
  • Support your students by matching the high expectations you set with your students with high empathy and understanding.
    Visit our Social-Emotional tab to find tools and resources to help support your student.
4. Know Your Options
  • Explore the courses, programs, clubs, and extracurricular activities we have to offer at Raney.

  • Identify CNUSD high school opportunities that will help you reach your future career goals.

  • Explore the programs, clubs, CTE pathways, and extracurricular activities the high schools in our district offer.

  • Align future high school opportunities with opportunities offered at Raney.


Explore CNUSD High Schools by clicking the logos below


If Online Learning is for you check out the Hybrid School of Innovation

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