cb2As part of the College & Career Unit, 6th graders took a personality assessment and learned about their career interest areas. With this self-awareness, students were given the choice to explore the arts, non-profit/philanthropy, or a science-related organization. Two buses containing 75 students and their chaperones headed to Seattle for a Career Blitz Day. One bus went to the Seattle Aquarium to explore the exhibits and then convened for a 45-minute talk with staff professionals. Marine science, marketing, and accounting were but a few of the occupations represented that support the Aquarium on a daily basis. The second bus traveled to the Paramount Theater for a tour and discussion about theater operations and the many jobs that keep this performing arts center running. Sets for the Lyon King were under production and our students were able to watch the construction first-hand. After the drop off at the Paramount, the bus continued to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were our third grouping of 6th graders learned about philanthropy and global health as they toured the visitor’s center with a guide. It was a morning of experience and job-related discussions not soon to be forgotten as these students embarked on the first year of the Middle School College and Career Unit.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.