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College and Career Readiness Practices

 

Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Brownsville Early College High School Brownsville Early College High School (Brownsville, TX). Ninth grade students are enrolled in one semester each of Computer Programming and Money Matters. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Computer Programming class uses computer technology to examine the changing adaptations of business processes to new technologies and business models and provides knowledge of structured programming techniques and… Continue Reading Computer Programming, Finance for All

Young Women's Leadership Academy Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth TX). All YWLA content areas incorporate college and career readiness standards and support our college-bound mission to expose, educate and equip every student for success in college, career and life. Students learn about college and careers through college visits, enrichment programs, presentations, college and career readiness lessons, and special programming.… Continue Reading Full-Time College-Bound Advisor

Tunstall High School Tunstall High School (Dry Fork, VA). Career and Technical Education programs offer opportunities for students to earn a State Board of Education-approved industry certification and/or a professional license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Passing an industry-approved examination verifies that students have the knowledge and skills to compete for higher education and career opportunities after high… Continue Reading Industry-Certification in High School

Borden County School Borden County School (Gail, TX). In their junior year, students may take dual credit classes in conjunction with a local junior college, at no cost, in English, History, Government, Economics, Psychology, and Math; most students graduate high school with 30 college credits. Students not interested in college can select a curriculum pathway to become career-ready… Continue Reading Deep Grounding in Agriculture or Business Careers

South Aiken High School South Aiken High School (Aiken, SC). An impressive 92% of our juniors are certified Work Ready, having earned national career readiness certificates on Work Keys assessments. The Career and Technology programs provide students from all grade levels the opportunity to enhance their college and career readiness skills. The Business Cluster offers courses in Integrated Business Applications,… Continue Reading Work-Ready Graduates

William Mason High School William Mason High School (Mason, OH). The MHS Applied Technology Department offers Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Advanced CAD Engineering CAD, Architecture CAD, and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) (1-3) for elective credit for all grade levels. Pre-college CAD and CAM experience is important for students interested in STEM careers and guides students’ ability to model, adapt, and develop ideas… Continue Reading CAD, Code, Teaching, and Entrepreneurship

Kerr High School Kerr High School (Houston, TX). Technology/Career-Technology Education (CTE) courses are offered to students in all grade levels and all students take at least one CTE or other technology course in computer science, computer applications, or digital art and media. Technology application TEKS are taught and reinforced across the curriculum with a focus on college and career… Continue Reading CTE for All

George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology (Towson, MD). A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, combined with challenging courses in arts and technology, fosters students’ ability to question, analyze, and problem solve, ensuring they are fully prepared for college and career. In Maryland “College and Career Readiness” is defined as “ready to take a credit-bearing course in… Continue Reading AP for All

Mahtomedi HS Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi, MN 2016 winner: Inspired by a retired engineer who saw a need to prepare students for the good jobs of the future, Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, created the world’s first Fab Lab in a high school. There students use high tech… Continue Reading Minnesota School’s Fab Lab Is First In the Nation: Mahtomedi High School

Caldwell Early College HS Teacher with Students Caldwell Early College High School Caldwell County Schools Hudson, NC A partnership between Caldwell County Schools and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) created Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS)  in 2006 with an emphasis on creating opportunities  The school’s five-year program is located on the CCC&TI campus and emphasizes creating opportunities for first-generation college students… Continue Reading A Secure Bridge to College: Caldwell Early College High School

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