Join us for the next Avondale Board of Education meeting on June 18, 2024 at 7pm. In-person at the Avondale Administration Building (2940 Waukegan, Auburn Hills) or on ZOOM.

K-12 Career Development

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Avondale Middle School

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:

  • 6th Grade Career Day
  • 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
  • College campus visit
  • Field trips: Oakland Technical Campus, Construction Career Day, etc.
Students in science class

Future Fridays

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 an industry professional 
while you eat lunch!

Sign up for a Future Friday lunch!

What to do:

Sign up for the date you want to attend on Google Classroom (graduating class)! 
Look for the Future Friday topic.
Invite your friends!
Go to the host teacher’s room during lunch.
Bring your lunch.
The Host Teacher will introduce you to the speaker who will either be in-person or will join remotely to tell you about their career and give you an opportunity to ask questions!

Upcoming Field Trips


Tools to Schools Carpentry Semi at AMS
7th grade
May 8
Details coming soon!

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Tour
8th grade
May 10
OSTC Tour Details
OSTC Application Part 2
Applications due April 19

*Note: STUDENTS must login to Google in order to download details and applications.

In-District Events


April 4, 2024: AMS 6th Grade Career Day!

May 8: Tools to Schools Carpentry Semi at AMS
for all 7th graders
Details coming soon!

Countywide Opportunities


OSTC SUMMER CAMPS
Is your child interested in careers in automotive technology, construction, health science, culinary, machining or collision repair? Give them the opportunity to explore at Oakland Schools Technical Campus summer camp!  
OSTC summer camps flyer

Alternative Energy at OU

Engineering Exploration at OU

Bioengineering at OU

Mathematics and Physics in Engineering at OU

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

Xello

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!
Log Into Xello With Your Avondale Google Credentials