Editorial: CIS introduced to high school seniors too late

A high school senior faces many stresses. Whether it is taking the SAT, choosing a college or applying for scholarships, or just plainly making it through the year and graduating, a senior has many important decisions and responsibilities. As if it is not enough to be expected to accomplish all of these tasks, Marshfield High School is expecting its senior class to complete various Career Information System, or CIS, activities for their senior portfolio in order to graduate. These tasks are the issue that has caused a large buzz within the student body.
These activities were supposed to have been introduced to the current seniors years ago, and students were then to make continual progress on them throughout their high school career. On the contrary, specific activities meant to be spaced years apart have been crammed into less than a year. The program is geared toward aiding students in their journey to decide their future, but instead it is seemingly monotonous. It seems as though each activity is asking the same question over and over again: what do you want to be when you grow up? This question would be more helpful if it had been asked during one’s freshman year, but it seems irrelevant. The seniors should already have an idea by now.

These activities would be more helpful to underclassmen because they are geared toward them. Introducing CIS to seniors is a waste of time for staff and students. The senior year is jam-packed with all kinds of activities, and by adding unnecessary ones, it makes the year seem less enjoyable and more demanding. CIS should have been introduced to underclassmen only so it could be carried out properly instead of the senior year when it seems too little, too late.