So What Are Personalized Learning Requirements (PLRs)?
PPS and Ida B. Wells HS want every student to have a plan for life after graduation. To help you get there, you'll need to complete the following during your time at Ida B. Wells HS:
- Complete and reflect on TWO Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs)
Following your event, please complete and submit your reflection assignment using the link below.
These reflection assignments are evaluated. Follow the instructions carefully and avoid common mistakes like writing only one sentence when asked to write two paragraphs.
CRLE Reflection Form #1 CRLE Reflection Form #2
- Create a Resume
- Write your My Plan Essay
Yes, completing these assignments are required for you to graduate. Answers to your questions including what, when, and how to complete these requirements are detailed below.
PPS Personalized Learning Requirements
Career Related Learning Experiences
My Plan Essay
CRLEs are activities that bridge classroom learning with the world of work and help you explore future college and career possibilities. Simply attending an event does not meet this requirement. You must complete TWO CRLE reflection assignments that meet rubric standards.
The Resume is a personal document that you will use in job searches, scholarship competitions, college admissions or when asking for a letter of recommendation. You are required to complete a resume that meets the criteria below.
The My Plan Essay is a formal reflection of your high school experiences related to college and career, future plans, and goals, and supports OSAC scholarship essay questions. The My Plan Essay supports the district’s goal for every PPS student to graduate with an informed post-high school plan.
CRLE #1 is a Career Fair facilitated during Freshman year in either College & Career Exploration or AVID 9.
You must complete CRLE reflection form #1 by the end of your Sophomore Year: https://tinyurl.com/WHSCRLE1
CRLE #2 is a student choice experience and can include any of the following activities*:
- Industry Career Day or Fair
- Career-focused guest speaker
- CTE Project-based activity or enterprise
- Mentoring or Apprenticeship Program
- Internship or Volunteer position
- Job Shadow
- Informational or Mock Interview, etc.
Wilson’s College & Career Center offers numerous CRLE opportunities every term.
You must complete CRLE reflection form #2 no later than April 1st of your Senior Year:
*The following are not CRLEs: college visits, paid employment, one-time volunteer events.
The Resume is assigned by your Junior English teacher during the Spring semester.
You will create a resume using a Google Doc Resume Template and upload this to your Google Classroom. You should also save a copy in your Google Drive for future use.
Your one-page resume must include:
- Your name and contact
- Objective statement
- AND Your choice of two or more additional categories such as:
Work Experience, Volunteer Service, Achievements, Extracurriculars, Leadership, References, Awards, Certificates, Skills, etc.
You must complete the Resume by teacher’s assigned due date during your Junior Year. No later than June 5th.
The My Plan Essay is assigned by your Senior English teacher during the Fall semester.
In brief, you will need to address the following three areas in 1000 characters each:
- Your career aspirations and your educational plan to meet these goals.
- How you have helped your family or made your community a better place to live, providing specific examples and including what you learned from these experiences.
- A personal accomplishment and the strengths and skills you used to achieve it.
Please refer to the detailed assignment.
You must complete the My Plan Essay by the teacher’s assigned due date during Fall semester of your Senior Year. No later than January 24th.
Evaluation & Transcript Check off
Both CRLE #1 & #2 are submitted as Google forms and evaluated by Career Coordinators. CRLE submissions that meet the standards are submitted to the District quarterly at the end of each term for entry into your transcript.
Students whose CRLE reflection assignments do not meet the rubric standards will be notified by email. It is your responsibility to check your email for notification.
Your resume is evaluated by your Junior English teacher. Your teacher will share a roster of students whose resumes meet the criteria for this assignment with Career Coordinators by June 5th. A final roster of all completing Juniors will be submitted to the District by June 12th. If you do not complete the assignment and are not on this roster, your resume requirement will not be checked off on your transcript.
Your My Plan essay is evaluated by your Senior English teacher based on district rubric. Your teacher will share a roster of students whose essay meets the criteria for this assignment with Career Coordinators by January 24th. A final roster of all completing Seniors will be submitted to the District by January 31st. If you do not complete this assignment and are not on this roster, your My Plan requirement will not be checked off on your transcript.