• College and Career Readiness

    Setting Students on the Path of Success Today and in their Future

    Dear Woodland Middle School Parent/Guardian,

    We are excited to share that students will be engaging in activities to learn about career and education pathways. Research has identified middle school as a time when students can benefit the most from career exploration. This includes building self-awareness, learning about goal setting and developing a strategy for realizing educational and career goals.

    Career exploration capitalizes on a student’s abilities to think abstractly, preferences for teamwork and active learning through relevant real-life scenarios. These preferences are what make middle school an ideal time for students to learn about careers and develop skills (problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork).

    Our College and Career Team includes an Assistant Principal, School Counselors and Career Advisor. Teachers will be working with your student weekly. Students will access interest inventories, surveys, and curriculum resources through http://my.sarasotacountyschools.net using their log-in and password.

    We look forward to working with your students to develop their awareness of their potential path to success!

    Your College and Career Readiness Team,
    Leo Abreu, College and Career Readiness Advisor 
    Michelle Kloese, Assistant Principal 


    WMS continues to offer CCR, an exciting program for our students, empowering them to make a plan for their post-secondary college or career choices!

    Below are the lessons for Quarter 1:

    6th Grade

    What Do You Know?
    My Foundation
    Self-Confidence
    Defining My Dreams
    My Present vs My Future

    7th Grade

    What Do You Know?
    Listening To Myself
    What Makes Me Unique?
    Overcoming Obstacles
    How I Learn

    8th Grade

    What Do You Know?
    Success, Risk & Failure
    Working Through Stress
    Re-imagining Success
    Connecting Interests & Careers

    We encourage you to discuss with your student what they are doing in their CCR class!