Butterfield Charter School is being recognized with a Career Choices Bronze Medal for its outstanding education program promoting college and career readiness.

As a Career Choices Medal School, Butterfield Charter School is among 32 schools across the nation that have exemplified an eagerness to promote student success with the Career Choices series program. The Career Choices series program, alongside My10yearPlan.com, helps students plot achievable 10-year plans for their future education and career goals.

Mindy Bingham, author of the Career Choices series, said being awarded a Career Choices Medal is a great accomplishment that requires solid leadership, top-notch teachers and a lot of hard work.

“After nearly 30 years, we know what it takes to implement a program that will result in increased student success and improved college and career readiness,” Bingham said. “Many of the schools we work with are committed to that level of excellence, and that is reflected in their careful planning, intentional implementation of our materials and dedication to ongoing improvement.”

Janet Uresti, a teacher at Butterfield Charter School, said each freshman student is enrolled in a career and college preparation course spanning about about 45 hours over a nine-week term. The course helps the students learn how to plan for their future and how to achieve their goals, Uresti said.

“This program helps the kids a ton,” Uresti said. “They’re coming in knowing nothing and they leave knowing how to do a resume and knowing all of those job interview tips and who they are. It’s so important.”

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