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…

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Post-Secondary Transition Planning Strategies for Counselors

The importance of post-secondary transition planning and ensuring that every student has a plan in place upon graduation Ensuring that every learner is provided with the necessary resources and support needed to make the best decision for themselves is essential. In order to establish a strength-based learning environment that nurtures the abilities and aptitudes of…

graduation rates

3 Strategies to Improve High School Graduation Rates

When we think of educational progress for students, we think in terms of achieving specific goals: ACT/SAT scores, high school diplomas, and college admission. While the ultimate goal for educators is producing successful, productive citizens, these markers of success are widely considered critical stepping stones along that path. High school graduation is a standard marker…

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Improve Retention and Graduation Rates in Your District

Strategies to improve retention and graduation rates in secondary schools, with a focus on career and academic planning Secondary school should be a place for students to explore, learn, and deepen their understanding of themselves and their place in the world in a safe and supportive environment. The teenage years are characterized by a growing…

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How to Improve Your Student Career Path Planning Program

Encouraging students to make mindful decisions and reflect on how they impact their personal goals and wellbeing is one of the best ways to engage them in their learning. This process requires encouragement and guidance, and school counselors are crucial to the process. Tools that support both school counselors and students to this end are…