The Connections ProgramA "Career Based" Academic Intervention Program designed to help students succeed in the formal academic classroom and investigate career options that help them see the "connections" between success at school and success in life.Career Connections (8th grade Semester Elective Course)A guided introduction to Career Exploration through the individualized discovery of students' interests, ability and aptitudes. Students explore the 16 career clusters and participate in formal career explorations. They participate in a career-related, "problem based scenario" and hear from professionals in a variety of career fields. They learn how their lifestyle choices affect their career options. Students leave the course more prepared to choose high school courses that are a fit to their individualized plan.