Hillcrest Jr. High Permission Form for UtahFutures
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Beginning this 2014-2015 school year, Hillcrest Junior High School will be providing our students access to the newly revised UtahFutures. UtahFutures is an online education and career planning system. This website (utahfutures.org) will be an outstanding resource for students to plan for college and careers throughout their high school experience. UtahFutures was developed through the collaboration of the Utah State Office of Education, The Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Utah Library System, and the Utah Statewide GEARUP Grant.
Hillcrest Junior High will be giving our students in grades 7 – 9 an opportunity to create an online Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR). The student will then be able to browse UtahFutures. The student can then request that their plan be connected to their local school. If the school is unable to accept the student's connection to UtahFutures the student will NOT be able to save any assessment results, any scholarship search results, any college or university search results and any other critical information necessary for an effective Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR).
A parent must submit electronic or written permission for their student to connect to their school if you would like your student to be able to create and save an online UtahFutures Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR).
The steps to create a student profile and connect it with their school, in order, are as follows:
• Students will need a valid email address for the password recovery process. We recommend using school assigned student email accounts or parent email accounts.
• The student creates a profile with an individualized user name and password. The student will need to remember the answers to two security questions if he or she needs to recover that password. No one other than the student will have access to the password.
• As part of the student profile creation, the student can send a request to their local school to be connected to the school as a student.
• Parents must first provide written permission to allow Hillcrest Junior High to accept and connect their child’s electronic profile with the school.
• In order to complete the UtahFutures connection, a school counselor or other qualified educator at the school must accept the student’s profile as a registered student at the school and,
• The school must sign off that the student has received written permission, as outlined in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, to create and use an individual profile http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html.
Please be aware that the following information may be stored as part of an individual student's profile:
• Personalized resume, which can include home address and phone number, education and work history, interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.
• Results from the following interest and career assessments:
• Reality Check—Reality Check is a career development activity that helps student envision their future and then evaluate how well their education and career goals will support that future vision.
• Career Cluster Inventory—Students rate 80 activities on how much they think they would enjoy doing them. Most of these activities are things they have done before. Answers are used to identify which of the 16 National Career Clusters a student might find most interesting.
• Interest Profiler—Interest Profiler helps users identify interests and match them with a wide variety of careers. It doesn't tell users what they should be but organizes interests in six broad categories of work related to personality characteristics.
• Work Importance Locator—Instead of questions, the Work Importance Locator uses twenty (20) cards with statements about different aspects of work. Users sort the cards into groups,
based on how important the statement on each card is to the users ideal job the kind of job the user would most like to have. There are five (5) levels of importance from Most Important to Least Important.
• Entrepreneur’s Assessment—The Entrepreneurial Career Assessment Form can help users learn more about entrepreneurs and more about themselves. By taking the assessment, users can gain insight into the differences between being self employed and working for an employer.
Students may also save information regarding:
• Scholarship searches, including personal and family characteristics such as parent’s level of education and any religious affiliations. This information will help student’s access scholarships and information supportive of their background.
• Post-high school education and training searches, including colleges, universities and other training programs, including “following” colleges and universities, and inviting them to make contact with the student. Student contact details will be anonymous to the colleges and universities.
• Programs of study, including intended training after high school.
• Occupations of interest, including top choices for future employment.
If you would like your student to be able to create and save an online UtahFutures Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) you must give permission for your student to connect with their school.
Please complete information below as well as mark whether you give permission to Hillcrest Junior High School to accept your student's PCCR connection with Utah Futures.
I give my permission
I do not give my permission
Student First Name
Student Last Name
Student Lunch ID Number
Student Grade Level
Relationship to Student