The Education Foundation of Sarasota County has granted more than $60,000 in funding for Sarasota County Schools to support its Middle School College and Career Readiness Project. This funding provides over 6,300 students in eight middle schools The Naviance College & Career Readiness Curriculum, allowing students to develop skills and college knowledge needed to reach their post-secondary goals, and AchieveWORKS assessments, providing a comprehensive profile of each student’s strengths.
Observers of this blog and NCAN’s work know that thanks to the support of Strada Education Network, we have been exploring the connections between college and career success. Students not only need to access college, persist when they get there, and complete, but they should perform all of these activities with a purpose in mind. Activities like career exploration, skill and interest inventories, and networking, among other information and experiences, are key to ensuring that students identify and connect to a career that fulfills them personally and professionally.
“Identifying Predictors of Credential Completion Among Beginning Community College Students”, a report published by Hobsons and ACE (second in a four-part series) examines how high school students fare when they enroll in community college directly after high school and what can be done to remove the student success barriers for this specific demographic.
“What do I want to be when I grow up?” Now, Ipswich High School students will be better able to answer that question, not just ask it.
In addition to helping students with their applications and with financial aid information, they are also helping students transition to the Naviance software that is now a primary means by which SVHS students work on post-graduation plans.
New Partnership Improves Access and Usability for Students and Staff
The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, a magnet school in L.A., is one of the schools where most graduates get to college. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)