FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Visit this page for a copy of our College Planning Handbook. Aimed at students, this resource can be used as a companion to an Advisory course focused on college access or also used by a counselor or college advisor throughout a semester.
Visit this page for a copy of our parent's guide for Planning for Success: Supporting Transitions through High School to College and Career. This resource, written by a team of NYC public school parents, includes practical advice and strategies for navigating school choices after high school. Visit this page to read this parent’s guide in, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
• Identifying College and Career Readiness Benchmarks, which define the qualities and achievements that students need to complete in order to be ready to enroll, persist, and succeed in college, postsecondary training opportunities, and gain entry into meaningful careers
• Providing career readiness for the emerging 21st century workforce through Career and Technical Education (CTE), including work-based learning. Career and Technical Education schools and programs are supported by industry and community-based partnerships and provide opportunities for students to master academic, technical, and deep learning skills to complement a range of growing sectors.
• Closing the achievement gap through the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), whose goal is to dramatically increase the number of Black and Latino students who complete high school fully prepared to succeed in college and careers. ESI is a component of the Office of the Mayor's Young Men's Initiative and supported by Open Society Foundations.
• Expanding digital literacy and technology programs in the context of college and career readiness. Building off the success of Connected Foundations, Digital Ready is a technology-driven program that leverages digital technology in the classroom and connects students with the technology community in New York City. Digital Ready implementation will begin in Fall 2013.
• Bringing students who have disengaged or are off-track, through high school graduation to college and careers. These Multiple Pathways include Transfer Schools and Young Adult Borough Centers, many of which include Learning to Work.