Career Prep

Contact Ginger Ortiz at (810) 591-1825 or email for more information

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. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet.


To view/access your 7th -12th grader's Educational Development Plan (EDP)


Login format:


swck-(7 digit student ID)

  Ex:  swck-1234567


(8 digit DOB)  Ex: September 5, 2002 --> 09052002

Click on “My EDP"




Communications (ARC)

Programs of study related to humanities and the performing, visual, literary, and media arts

Business, Management, Marketing & Technology (BMT)

Programs of study related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing, and marketing

Industrial Technology 

Programs of study related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems




Health Sciences

Programs of study related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries and disease

Human Services

Programs of study related to child care, civil service, education, hospitality, and the social services

Natural Resources & Agriscience (NRA)

Programs of study related to natural resources, agriculture and the environment

What is an EDP?

EDP stands for Educational Development Plan.

Simply put, an EDP is a way of helping students plan their education.

To make any GOOD plan, it is important to know what it will take to make the plan work.

To make a GOOD EDP, a student must know:

  • His/Her interests
  • His/Her abilities… and “possibilities”
  • What is available
  • What it takes to get there

To help students find out what their interests are, we provide “interest inventories” where students answer questions based on what they like and don’t like. From a compilation of the student’s answers, and there are no wrong answers, suggestions are made to students to explore various occupations.

There are several ways for students to determine what their abilities are. Two of those ways include grades and test scores. Some other ways include things like hobbies (for example, making jewelry), personal traits (like organizing), and musical talents.

Helping students realize what is available in the Wide, Wide World of careers is the function of things such as:

  • Classroom discussions about careers related to specific subjects
  • Research (library, internet, interviews, etc.) careers of their choosing
  • Writing Papers about careers researched
  • Classroom speakers
  • Service Learning Projects and/or Community Service
  • Day-On-The-Job (or Job Shadowing) activities
  • Field studies (formerly called Field Trips)

Next, students focus on two or three careers and the type of education and/or training it will take to be successful in their career. Finally, the students use all the information they have discovered about themselves and the world around them to develop an EDP—their EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN. Periodically, they revise their EDP based upon new things they have learned or experienced.

For Parents: What is Career Cruising?

An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future

World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles

Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs

Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profile

A general guideline of steps to follow from 8th through 12th grades to prepare for college including Career Cruising resources, websites, and tools to apply for college online along with funding sources

Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships

Integrated with the EDP to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job