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post-secondary education planning

5 Thoughts on Mastering Post-Secondary Education Planning

Students graduating from high school today are fully embracing the open road that awaits them, pursuing all options at their disposal. In increasing numbers, more students are recognizing that college is not the only path to a successful future, as many are asking difficult questions about the true value of a four-year degree. Some students…

post-secondary planning process

How to Simplify Your District’s Post-Secondary Planning Process

Why are so many students mystified about the prospect of what happens after high school? Even for students with strong parental support, the post-secondary planning process can be challenging. This reality is amplified for first-generation students who are college-going. Fortunately, there are strategies that schools can implement to demystify the process. The creation of post-secondary…

graduation rates

Insights on Improving Graduation Rates for Varied Career Paths

One method for improving the graduation rates is by boosting awareness about the career choices that your students can explore once they complete high school. This measure will make it easier to guide learners based on their interests. Are you wondering how to improve graduation rates in your school using career and academic planning? Read…

Students

Equity of Opportunity: Optimizing for Underserved Students

HVAC installers, truck drivers, and computer support specialists are among the dozens of occupations that do not require a four-year college degree. These essential positions are in demand and often come with annual wages that exceed the national average. Yet, school career and college planning programs have historically focused on the needs of college-bound students.…

planning

What Really Matters in Planning for Student Success?

Career- and college-ready standards for all students, with a focus on high school graduates who choose to pursue paths other than a four-year college Schools can better ensure that every student completes high school and graduates with the skills that they need to succeed in their post-secondary educational pursuits and careers by focusing on two…

student career planning

Improving Student Career Planning to Increase Graduation Rates

Why student career planning needs to start early and embrace an inclusive approach to individual achievement Sixth grade is not too early to introduce age-appropriate exercises and have conversations about planning for the future. Making the connection between activities, courses, and social dynamics at school and learning how to navigate them in an intentional way…