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College and Career

College & Career



Even though your child is still in elementary school, it's never too early to start talking about college and career! There are many ways parents can help children create a college-going culture.

  • Talk about your education and career
  • Discuss a variety of other careers so your child knows there are many options out there
  • Talk about your child's college and career goals
  • Introduce your child to colleges and after high-school training programs by visiting websites together
  • Encourage your child to do the best they can now in order to prepare for the future and develop his or her strengths


Tara Oaks Elementary Leads to...

 Middle School: Collierville Middle School

 High School: Collierville High School 



Links for College Information

Tennessee Promise: Information about enrolling your child in Community College

Tennessee Stars: Information about saving for your child's college funds 

Tennessee Hope Scholarship: Information about money for TN Colleges

College Board Website: Information about SAT, Advanced Placement, College Planning, and College Search  


Links for Career Information 

Paws in Jobland: Career interest inventory and exploration for kids 

My Child's Future: A variety of activities to help your child gain career awareness 

Bureau of Labor Statistics: A wide range of career exploration videos and activities