Career Development

Career development begins in kindergarten and is exemplified by students who are knowledgeable about multiple options and are prepared to enroll and succeed in any postsecondary experience without the need for remediation. Students of all backgrounds possess unique interests, abilities, values and goals, which come together to lead to exciting future opportunities. School counselors at all levels play an important role in helping students realize their potential, achieve their dreams and become productive citizens. 

Pennsylvania requires all school districts to have a K-12 School Counseling Plan as part of Chapter 339. 

To review the PENNCREST School District's K-12 School Counseling 339 Plan, click here 

Career curriculum for grades K-2

Lessons include a video giving a first hand look into local businesses and local career options

Created by Cambridge Springs' own Danielle Varner

For more information on the "Small Sparks, Big Dreams" curriculum click here.

Career Cruising is an Internet­-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. 

ccSpark is for grades K-5 is an age-appropriate digital learning program that helps your child explore early career development building blocks, for more information click here.

ccSpringboard is for grade 6 and more information can be found here.

Starting in 5th grade, students and teachers from the Crawford County Career & Technical Center present their various programs to our students. 

In 6th Grade, our students visit the Crawford County Career & Technical Center to get a better look at programs they may be interested in.

For more information on the programs offered at the Crawford County Career & Technical Center click here.

Students in grades 3-6 will have an opportunity to hear about occupations directly from people who work in the field. We welcome our guest speakers to share with our students the details of their job and to explain the post-secondary education required.

*We always are in need of community support. If you are interested in being a guest speaker for Career Cafe, please click here and complete this short form.