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Develop Life Readiness Pathways: Prepare and Empower Students for Their Futures

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

– Bobby Unser


  • Reflections and activities from all of these experiences should be aligned with the school’s Shared Vision for Readiness, collected in portfolios that each student adds to throughout their school journey, and are used in Senior Exit Interviews.

This type of pathway could be structured as follows:

  • All freshmen explore careers and how they relate to their interests and aspirations
  • All sophomores get hands-on experience with postsecondary education such as a tour of a local college and or informational sessions with students currently in postsecondary education (should not be limited to only “traditional” college/university education)
    • Assign specific questions as a blog post or journal prompt
  • All juniors get a career related hands-on experience such as a mini-internship
  • All seniors apply for some form of postsecondary education, and receive support
    navigating options for financing postsecondary (FASFA, grants, loans, etc.)

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