May 09

High School Leadership Camp

Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) Leadership Camp is for high school students (entering 9th grade through senior year) and graduating seniors (GAP camp). At camp, students explore social issues, break down stereotypes, and prepare students to take action in their schools and communities. Click here for more information and application:

Apr 12

Scholarship Deadlines Are Around the Corner!

Keep checking the Scholarship website to apply for FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE!


Apr 07

Last Call for Job Shadows

The last day for job shadows is Friday, May 6. All job shadows must be completed by this date so that students can attend class in the weeks before final exams. Applications are available in the Career Center or online.

Apr 07

Cass County Youth Commission Applications 2016-17

The Cass County Youth Commission is recruiting students who will be in grades 10, 11, or 12 during the 2016-2017 school year to be a part of the youth leadership program being sponsored by Cass County Government. Two students from each of the public and private high schools in Cass County will be selected to participate in the program. If you want to be part of the youth commission, take part in leadership experiences, learn more about county government and interact with other youth who have similar interests, you are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the Career Center.  Deadline is April 29. Click here for more information.


Mar 08

Sanford Youth Medical Explorers Applications Available Now

Fargo – Sanford Health Youth Medical Explorer Program

The youth medical experience program provides an excellent opportunity for selected high school juniors and seniors to explore careers in healthcare under the guidance of Sanford Health professionals.

Acceptance into the program is competitive, with space for only a limited number of students. Applicants should be mature, self-motivated individuals interested in taking an active role in furthering their education. It is also necessary for participants to make a time commitment to the program, which includes attending program sessions at Sanford Health in Fargo during the school year. There is a $75 fee for the program, however scholarships are available for students with limited resources.

Applications are distributed each April and participants are selected in May for the program. Please print the documents below to learn more about the program.

Youth Medical Explorer Letter
Youth Medical Explorer Program Description
Youth Medical Explorer Application
Youth Medical Explorer Draft Schedule

For more information, please contact Susie Munyer at (701) 234-6202 or

Here’s the link for Fargo Sanford YME:

Mar 02

SHS Career Week

This week is Career Week at Sheyenne. Monday was Start Somewhere Monday (got SWAG), Tuesday was College Connection Tuesday, Wednesday was #FindYourCallingDay, Thursday is Build Your Brand Thursday, and Friday is Take a Break Friday (non-degree careers). There are prizes and plenty of great conversations about the future happening. Mustangs, you are awesome! I’m so proud of you this week for investing in your futures! Click here for more details:

career week wednesday career week wheel



Mar 01

BSC Open House, March 22

Bismarck State College offers 12 energy-related degree and certificate programs online and on campus. Attend an open house to learn about career opportunities in the industry. Students can register to win one of two $500 BSC scholarships.

March 22, 2016, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged:

If you have any questions, please contact or 701-224-2445


Feb 05

College Conversations – February 18

College Night is back on Thursday, February 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Sheyenne Commons. While you are at conferences, you will have the opportunity to meet 20+ representatives from college, military, and other post-secondary options. This is a great place to have all your questions answered by the experts! Check out for more information and a list of attending colleges.


Feb 05

Scrubs Academy 2 – Bismarck, ND

Health Scrubs Academy 2 is an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn about the exciting opportunities in the health care fields. You will become HIPAA certified, learn about different body systems and how health care professionals work with those systems. Activities planned in the following areas:

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Public Health, Dentistry, and tour the Sanford AirMed aircraft.

Open to any North Dakota student who has completed grades 8-11. Cost is $175.

Located at Bismarck State College, July 24 – 26, 2016

Deadline is April 1, 2016

Apply at

Questions: Lois Karlstad


Jan 21

Great Message from Cass County CTE Director

High School Career Planning…To What Degree?

By Denise Jonas, Cass County CTE Director

It always amazes how fast the cycle of a school year transpires. Although we are only at mid-year, teachers and principals have already reviewed curriculums, finalized course offerings, and begun planning for next year. Yes, it’s true, high school counselors will begin assisting students with course registrations for 2016-2017 mid-January through February, while middle school counselors will be meeting with all eighth grade parents and students to develop four-year educational plans for their high school experience. It is a busy time of the year, yet, it is one of the most important. The decisions students and parents make during the registration process can set the trajectory for their child’s future and to what degree it has on their career and/or college preparation.

One of the biggest challenges students face is the contradiction and questions raised as to what degree they truly need to prepare for their future. As parents/guardians help their child sift through information during the registration process, we encourage them to take a realistic look at their child’s interest, aptitudes, and future employment opportunities. Check out the Career Resource Network for a wide range of career information. We would also encourage them to ask these questions:

 Does being “career-ready” require a degree?

 Would a certificate or two-year degree work to support my career interests and goals?

 Does college mean a four-year institution or is a two-year technical school an option?

 Should I consider the military or would an apprenticeship program pay for my training while I obtain my degree or develop skills?

 Once I have made a decision, are there options to advance my career or become an entrepreneur?

As a District, it is the goal of West Fargo Public Schools (WFPS) to help parents and students discover and answer these questions through intentional career planning and career and technical education programs. In WFPS, students begin exploring careers as early as elementary school, with interest inventories and exploration at middle level. In high school, WFPS is proud to offer a wide-range of career and technical education courses in the areas of: automotive, business education, construction, family consumer science, health science careers, information technology, marketing, technology and engineering, welding, agriculture education, aviation, and diesel technology. Additional options through the Cass County Career and Technical Education Center also include: automated manufacturing. Career and technical pathways intentionally align high school coursework with post-secondary programs, giving students a jumpstart on curriculums/skills, options for industry certifications, and, in some cases, dual credit (high school and college).

Is there only one right answer to what degree a high school student should plan for their future? Perhaps not! What we propose is that students and parents try not to limit their choices by the perceptions or stigma of the past, but keep their minds and options open to today’s trends. It is evident from discussion with F-M area local businesses and labor market trends that career opportunities and the ability to earn a solid wage can happen by traveling a variety of career and college pathways. The idea that one must have four-year degree is diminishing as high-tech, high-wage technical careers emerge. The real question for families may be not be just to what degree they will invest to fulfill their child’s passion toward a career, but how can they minimize the indebtedness of the process.

As registration begins in January, we encourage students and parents to truly keep their minds open to all career and college options, take a career and technical education course to explore knowledge and skills in a pathway of interest, and to try not to get caught up in the stigma of the degree. The workforce of the future will look different then the past, and to what degree will be up to each individual traveling that path!

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