Fredericksburg Parent

April 2018

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30 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • April 2018 30 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • April 2018 WRITTEN BY LENORA KRUK-MULLANAPHY College, Trade School or Work? The inevitable question asked of all teens is "what are your plans after high school?" Some answer with excite- ment, while for others it brings a tidal wave of apprehen- sion. Some teens have set their dreams on a career, while others change their minds, it seems, every week. If you're a parent seeking guidance for your teen in this decision, there are plenty of resources. Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) invested in Naviance, an online resource that helps students create personalized plans to determine what they'd like to do after graduation. Naviance quizzes students to target their strengths and, according to their answers, intro- duces them to suitable careers. "Naviance helps students discover careers to comple- ment their interests, strengths and goals," says Stafford High School guidance counselor Harry Mack. Should Your Teen Go to

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