My Life Plan

At NEMS, the Counseling Department wants you to be college and career ready!


2016-17 My Life Plan Scope & Sequence


My Life Plan is a curriculum from the Minneapolis Public School District’s Counseling Department that students participate in every year from 6th-12th grade.  All students complete lessons (or milestones) with the counselor during scheduled classroom lessons and use the computer program Naviance which keeps track of these milestones.  In middle school, students will complete the following milestones:

6th grade:

  • Needs Assessment/Introduction to Naviance
  • Successful Transition to Middle School
  • Learning Styles
  • Career Exploration
  • Goals Setting/Academic Course Plan

7th grade:

  • Needs Assessment/Naviance
  • Collaborating with Family, School, & Community
  • Reality Check/Budgeting
  • Goals Setting/Academic Course Plan

 8th grade:

  • Needs Assessment/Naviance
  • Decision Making
  • Taking the EXPLORE Test and getting the results
  • High School Transition
  • Goals Setting/Academic Course Plan