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Exploring life after high school in the arts


Students research a career in the arts on a U.S. Department of Labor website to gain insights on what that career involves and how they might prepare for it.

Big idea

Planning now for life after high school can help set you up for success after you graduate.

Essential questions

  • What are my career options in the arts?
  • What are some higher education options I might consider to help me prepare for a career in the arts?


  • Choose a career in the arts to research
  • Answer questions about what the career involves and options for preparing for it

What students will do

  • Choose a career in the arts to explore on the U.S. Department of Labor's website.
  • Answer questions to better understand that career pathway.
  • Explore at least one education or training program that may help them prepare for that career.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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