Career Exploration


Teacher: Mr. R. Ramos

Phone number:  956-580-5333 ext. 1750
Conference Hours: 1:14-2:06 p.m.
E-Mail Address:
Room #: 102

Meeting Days: Monday – Friday

Meeting Interval: 52 minute class

In this course, students will explore careers compatible with their overall academic skills, aptitudes, and life goals. Students will assess their interests and abilities, and make realistic decisions on academic majors and careers. As a means to strengthen individual performance in high school, college and beyond, the student will become somewhat proficient in the touch-typing method of keyboarding for creating letters and resumes. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be graded. These skills will help prepare the student for a successful transition to the workforce and society.

Textbook: In lieu of a textbook, the student will use the website,, and other online resources. Microsoft Office 2013 will be used for student work. The student may also use “Micro-Type 3” software which is installed on the computer.

1 – Pair of ear buds/headphones.  Required.


Major Assignments: 60%
a)  Tests, Reports, Research papers, Projects/Presentations
b)  Minimum of 3 Assignments per grading period.
Minor Assignments: 40
  a)  Daily Classwork/Practices, Homework, Quizzes, Journal Checks.
  b)  Minimum of 9 Assignments per grading period.


a)  If 50% or more of students in a class fail a major assignment, the entire class will receive reteaching of the content using a different instructional strategy from the original presentation.  All students will be given an alternative major assignment.  Students will receive the higher of the two grades earned.
b)  All students will be given 3 additional days to make up a major and minor assignment if late (with a grade penalty of 10 points per day).


1. Bring all needed materials to class. (Pencil, paper, and composition book)

2. Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings. (Pencils should be sharpened before the bell rings, paper and pencils should be out and ready for work, and warm-ups are to be started as soon as possible after entering the room.)

3. Respect and be polite to all people. (Listen and stay seated when someone is talking and behave properly for a substitute teacher.)

4. Respect other people’s property. (Keep the room clean and neat, pick up trash, return borrowed property, don’t write on the desks, and get permission before using another person’s materials.)

5. Obey all rules.