October 14, 2015 marks our first annual “Kickoff to College” event. Students in all grade levels will be participating in activities that focus on preparing them to be college and career ready. Our students’ college and career readiness is more important now than ever before. Approximately 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs in this country require post-secondary training. The benefits of educational achievement directly translate not only into meaningful careers, but also into higher future incomes for our students. For these reasons, college and career readiness is one of our top priorities. We want to ensure that ALL students graduate ready for college and/or the 21st Century workforce.
Bringing awareness to our students about college and career readiness is the motivation for the “Kickoff to College” event. It is imperative that our students have the knowledge and tools to navigate their way through the many career paths and college choices that are available to them as they transition into young adults. There is not one single path that suits every student. We want to ensure that every student has a plan for success upon completion of high school. This means we will continually engage students in activities that expose them to the tools and resources available to support planning for their future.
On the day of the event, students in all grade levels will participate in specific activities that prepare them for post high school success. We are excited to have this opportunity to bring focus and awareness to our students about the importance of preparing for their future!