Explore 2022

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  • Explore is the District’s annual curriculum and career expo for 8th graders, and it is being held as an in-person event at the NOW Arena on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

    Families are welcome to preview the event at a "Parent Showcase" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 at the NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Each of the Magnet Academies will have representatives present at Explore to answer questions.

    Each 8th grader has worked in Naviance — a digital college and career planning system —  to learn which career clusters align with their interests and aptitudes. Using this information, they will work with counselors to select three career groups to learn more about on Oct. 6. The middle school counselors have also created pre-lessons and post-lessons so students better understand how their career exploration, interests, and insights can be applied to their coursework at U-46 as well as planning for their future. 

    The event will be conducted during the normal school day hours. The schedule will be reviewed by them, and the kick-off activities will occur. Parents should talk to their children to make sure they understand what is expected of them on Oct. 6 and also to learn about what areas they will be investigating.

    Once again, the Alignment Collaborative for Education is partnering with U-46 to organize the event. Alignment is a non-profit local organization that brings together community resources and initiatives to support District U-46 priorities. 

2022 Parent and Student Packet

  • Please check out the parent and student packet below for the schedule and a list of featured careers!

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