Course Description

The High School Explorer program helps middle school students think effectively about the process of researching and applying to high schools. These skills are useful to any other decisions that require a significant process.

Each lesson includes engaging class activities, a brief homework assignment, and a prompt for a family conversation.

High School Explorer lesson topics include:

  • An activity introducing group decision making
  • Thinking habits important to decision making:
    • Be Open-Minded
    • Deal With Uncertainty
    • Be Resilient
  • Elements of a decision:
    • Communicate
    • Pinpoint Your Preferences
    • Collect Information
    • Analyze Your Options

Head Instructor

Alliance for Decision Education

How I Decide is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) that equips youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives. Rather than telling youth what to decide, we teach them how to make more sensible decisions. We create innovative programs and instructional content to develop students’ critical thinking, social, and emotional skills. In addition, we support research to develop new products, interventions, and instructional methods.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Student Guide

    • Student Guide

  • 2

    Teacher Guide

    • Teacher Guide

  • 3

    Links From Teacher Guide

    • Video Clips and Websites