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College and Career Readiness Practices

 

Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Full-Time College-Bound Advisor – 2016
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. Read More

Industry-Certification in High School – 2016
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 Read More

Deep Grounding in Agriculture or Business Careers – 2016
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 Read More

Work-Ready Graduates – 2016
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, Read More

CAD, Code, Teaching, and Entrepreneurship – 2016
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 Read More

CTE for All – 2016
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 Read More

AP for All – 2016
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 Read More

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