North Cedar partners with Kirkwood Community College to bring college and career programming to all 8th grade students. The Career Quest 2.0 program evaluates every student’s interests, skills, values, and personality type to determine careers that could be a good fit. Students will have online access to these results all throughout their high school years.
Our 8th graders also create a four-year plan for their high school classes prior to the end of the year. This allows them to know which classes will be required each year as well as what electives and other opportunities they may want to take advantage of while in high school. We utilize the My Academic Plan website through Iowa State University to create these plans.