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College/career readiness

Purpose, Passion, Power and Play

Encinitas Union School District knew career readiness rarely applied to elementary students but wanted to ensure that its learners were ready for future careers.

College Express for All

In the small farming town of Tulare, many students and parents don’t know how to navigate the college system—which often leads to students failing to seek higher ed options.

PATHS: Biomedical Academy

Thanks in part to a federal grant and local innovation, southeastern Oklahoma has a better chance to graduate more high school students with career goals and get more qualified health workers in the region.

Steps to Readiness

West Valley High School has been honored previously as a DA District of Distinction for its Five Steps to Student Success.

Advanced Authentic Research

In 2014-15, Palo Alto leaders created the Advanced Authentic Research Program to get high school students thinking about their future careers

Global Internship Program

Students are transitioning into an era in which global connections and awareness are keys to success post-graduation. That’s why Sandusky City School initiated its homegrown Global Internship Program (GIP) for high school students.

College Credit Plus

To provide increased academic rigor for students, the Rolling Hills Local School District partnered with 10 local colleges to offer up to 50 courses via distance learning.

Redesign K12 for College, Careers

Like in many small towns, Kankakee businesses couldn’t find the workers to fill local jobs, and the high-performing students in the school district had to seek careers away from home—and sometimes in another state.

YEP Middle College: Competitive Edge for Students to Make Higher Ed Real

YEP Middle College exposes middle school students to introductory college-level work.

About three-quarters of Hayward USD’s students are from low-income families; 65 percent are Latino, 30 percent are English language learners, and many will be the first in their family to attend college.

Everything is Possible

A diversifying student body convinced an urban Indianapolis-area district to turn a building that housed vocational programs into a full-service college and career readiness center.

In 2010, the percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch climbed above 50 percent in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, while the percentage of students of color grew to 60 percent.