What does Career and College Ready mean and how do we know our children are prepared?
A Washoe County high school graduate is likely to be “Career and College Ready” if the student has what it takes to begin the journey along their chosen career path, whether that means striving for an advanced degree or entering the workforce. No matter what your child’s career path, a STRONG high school academic background is required to be competitive in tomorrow’s workforce. Career and College Ready equals The 4 Rs:
- The right DIPLOMA
- The right CLASSES
- The right PLACEMENT TEST SCORES
- The right CAREER SKILLS AND ATTITUDES
In 2012, the Education Alliance P-16 Advocacy Council developed Career and College Ready guidelines to provide resources and a roadmap for parents, students, and families. While these guidelines are not requirements for graduation or college entrance, they help fill the gap that exists between a standard high school diploma and readiness for college and careers. The guidelines, printed in both English and Spanish, are consistent with current state guidance and the WCSD Gateway Curriculum and have been endorsed by the WCSD Board of Trustees, the WCSD Superintendent, business and other community leaders.
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