Atherton's Professional Career Theme:
Human Services, Education, and International Studies
Human Services: Professionals who work in legal and public service fields are in extremely high demand, according to Federal Jobs Net. The federal government will have to hire nearly 193,000 people to fill critical jobs in the fields during the next several years. Atherton students are getting ready for these career opportunities by studying the law and social issues. Special projects give students real-world skills and experiences that make their résumés stand out.
Education: Openings for new teachers will increase 17 percent by 2020, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Atherton education students learn the foundations of teaching and gain experience by working with elementary and middle school students. Education students also learn about colleges and universities where they can continue their studies and career preparation after high school.
International Studies: Students who are interested in international studies develop an in-depth understanding of the global community. They learn a world language, and they work with government agencies and international organizations.
Through Atherton’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, students can earn a diploma that is recognized for admission at universities worldwide.