Cincinnati Public Schools
8th Grade Career Day KICKs IT IN!
OPPORTUNITY: The Cincinnati Public Schools hosted an event for every eighth-grade student who attended any of the thirty K-8 schools in the district. This career day program served as a culminating experience for the 2008-09 Ninth-Grade Application Period, during which time each student selects which high school in the district they wish to attend. The goal was to help eighth-graders take what they learned about careers and connect them to one of the Career-Technical Pathways offered in the district’s seventeen high schools.
RESULTS: Working closely with the CPS Education Center, we created a customized assembly-type program which was repeated six times throughout the day. Following the event, we edited together a video summary which highlighted the day’s activities and shared snippets from the presentation.
Cincinnati Public Schools is Greater Cincinnati’s largest school district and Ohio’s third largest, serving about 36,000 students (preschool to 12th grade) in 65 schools spread across a 91-square-mile district in southwest Ohio.