K-12 Career Development

International Academy Governance Council Meeting June 14, 2023 3pm. Download AGENDA.

Avondale High School
Career Development

Secondary Career Development is embedded into our curriculum whenever possible. We also have intentional activities that give students time and space to reflect on themselves and careers that might match their personality, skills, and interests. Some of these include:

  • Monthly “Career Reflection and Connection” Days (writing prompts and class discussion)
  • “Future Focus Days”: Time for students to reflect, explore careers/schools in Xello and complete state requirements
  • Future Fridays: Guest speakers at lunch
  • Jobs in Action: job site tours at local businesses
  • Field trips: Manufacturing Day, Construction day, etc.
Students in science class

Jobs in Action Series

Still not sure what you want to do after high school?

Want to talk to someone who has a job you are interested in?

Hear from a industry professionals and SEE them in action!

Sign up for a field trip!

What to do:

Find registration forms for the Jobs in Action Series on Google Classroom
(graduating class)!

Current Jobs in Action Series

April 19, 2023
Detroit Carpenters' and Milrights' Career Fair
7am - 1:15
9th - 12th grades invited to register!
Carpenters' career Fair permission slip

April 26, 2023:
Construction Career Day 
6:45am - 1:45pm
9-12th grades invited to register! Limited space!
Construction Day Permission Slip

May 17, 2023:
Vitesco Technologies Tour
for students showing an interest in STEM careers
Vitesco permission slip

Other Career Readiness Field Trips

Career related field trips are also offered throughout the year. Find more details and registration forms in your Graduating Class Google Classroom!

Careers In Demand at Oakland University  - FULL
May 3, 2023, 10am-1:30 pm
9th graders only 
Careers in Demand Permission slip

Other Resources for
Secondary Students

- Local apprenticeships, Trades, Culinary, Healthcare and military links
- AHS Opportunities by Career cluster
- Michigan HOT Jobs
- Metro Detroit Job Outlook
- Day in the Life Videos
- Career Onestop Videos

Find more videos in your Graduating Class Google classroom!

Looking for a specific career video? Request one from deanna.johnson@avondaleschools.org


Avondale students use Xello, a comprehensive career and education planning program. Xello provides everything students need to complete annual state EDP requirements and more! It includes:

  • Self-awareness assessments
  • Career and skill matching tools
  • Career awareness and exploration
  • Educational planning information
  • Space for documenting goals and plans
  • Upload space for a digital portfolio
  • Lessons in career and life skills
  • A resume building tool
  • And much more!
Login using your Avondale Google Credentials