Students at Bowling Green High School are meeting with counselors this week to plan for the 2019-2020 school year, including a new Project Me initiative and the Infinite Campus Multi-Year Academic Planner.
Project Me is the Individual Learning Plan for students in Bowling Green Independent Schools. The program supports students’ social and emotional development, academic development, and career development with annual and age-appropriate initiatives throughout Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School.
Students begin implementation of Project Me this spring with grade-level advising. Freshmen will also complete personality profiles, sophomores will take a career interest inventory & interpret their results, and juniors and seniors will complete career profiles. All students will also evaluate their transcripts and complete an end-of-year self-evaluation.
Student files, evidence of activities, and evaluations will be stored in each student’s Project Me folders located within the district’s Google Drive. The folders are also shared with and accessible by grade-level counselors.
The Infinite Campus Multi-Year Academic Planner, or MYAP is also being used to support Project Me with academic development. Academic planning, including course requests and scheduling will be completed this spring using MYAP. The application allows students to choose their diploma track and view year-by-year courses toward that goal. Both the student goals and progress are available to the student, parents, and the school for future planning purposes, including staffing needs for courses.
Project Me meets the requirements for the Individual Learning Plan or ILP, required for Kentucky public school students. All ILPs assist students in creating education plans, setting personal goals, tracking their community and work experiences, and encourages students to begin exploring careers in 6th grade, finding careers that match their skills and interests. Counselors hope to expand Project Me in the future to include transition activities with feeder schools, in both 5th and 8th grades.