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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Wordle - College & Career.pngCollege and Career Ready means that students graduate from high school prepared for any postsecondary experience. By postsecondary experience we mean two and four year institutions, trade schools, technical schools or a career (not just a job).  Being academically ready for postsecondary education means that a high school graduate has the English and Mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to enroll and succeed – without remediation - in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework.  To be career ready means graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills to qualify for and succeed in the postsecondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e. technical/vocational program, community college, apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training). 

8 Components of College & Career Readiness

The Eight Components of College and Career Readiness provide a systemic approach for school counselors to implement, across grades K–12 — elementary through high school and beyond, to ensure equity both in process and results.  (Adapted from http://nosca.collegeboard.org/)

1. COLLEGE ASPIRATIONS

Goal: Build a college-going culture based on early college awareness by nurturing in students the confidence to aspire to college and the resilience to overcome challenges along the way. Maintain high expectations by providing adequate supports, building social capital and conveying the conviction that all students can succeed in college.

2. ACADEMIC PLANNING FOR COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Goal: Advance students’ planning, preparation, participation and performance in a rigorous academic program that connects to their college and career aspirations and goals.

3. ENRICHMENT AND EXTRACURRICULAR ENGAGEMENT

Goal: Ensure equitable exposure to a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that build leadership, nurture talents and interests, and increase engagement with school.

4. COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION & SELECTION PROCESSES

Goal: Provide early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions when selecting a college or career that connects to academic preparation and future aspirations.

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5. COLLEGE & CAREER ASSESSMENTS

Goal: Promote preparation, participation and performance in college and career assessments by all students.

6. COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLANNING

Goal: Provide students and families with comprehensive information about college costs, options for paying for college, and the financial aid and scholarship processes and eligibility requirements, so they are able to plan for and afford a college education

7. COLLEGE & CAREER ADMISSION PROCESSES

Goal: Ensure that students and families have an early and ongoing understanding of the college and career application and admission processes so they can find the postsecondary options that are the best fit with their aspirations and interests.

8. TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE

Goal: Connect students to school and community resources to help the students overcome barriers and ensure the successful transition from high school to college.

Resources

Career Ready Now:
http://careerreadynow.org/docs/CRPC_4pagerB.pdf

Ed.gov College & Career Ready:
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/college-career-ready.pdf

College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards:
http://www.californiareads.org/res/Common_core/CC_Anchor_Standards.pdf

EPIC – Defining CCR:
http://programs.ccsso.org/projects/Membership_Meetings/APF/documents/Defining_College_Career_Readiness.pdf

News Release from CDE March 3rd:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr14/yr14rel22.asp

CCR – What Do We Mean (connect ed):
http://www.wccusd.net/cms/lib03/CA01001466/Centricity/Domain/57/CACRF%202%20pages_v7.pdf

Affordable Colleges Online:
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

Registered Nursing

http://www.registerednursing.org

Consumer Affairs- Compare Reviews for Online Nursing Programs

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-nursing-programs/

Online Nursing Schools:
http://www.rntobsnonlineprogram.com/

Contacts

Jamie Valenzuela-Mumau, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent
jmumau@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0383

Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant
gfrindt@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0364

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