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Ramp-Up to Readiness

Ramp-Up to Readiness™  is a school-wide advisory program that helps students in grades 6 through 12 master the knowledge, skills and habits for success in a high-quality college program, whether it be at a technical college, a community college or a four-year college or university. Readiness means reaching the following goals by the end of high school:


Academic Readiness: The ability to succeed in first-year, credit bearing courses at a technical college, a community college or a four-year college or university


Admissions Readiness: The ability to meet admissions requirements at a range of postsecondary institutions


Career Readiness: The ability to identify careers that match personal, financial,  and other goals and an understanding of the skils, credentials, and experiences required to succeed in those careers


Financial Readiness: The ability to cover the cost of study at a postsecondary institution through savings, loans, and financial aid


Personal and Social Readiness: The ability to set educational goals, make and monitor progress toward them, and create relationships with peers and adults that support academic success


The Ramp-Up to Readiness ™ curriculum includes 28 engaging and interactive Advisory Activities designed for 30 minute sessions and 5 class-period long Workshops aligned for each grade level (6th through 12th) in an easy to use format. Sample topics include:


Seeking Help in High School

Requirements for Graduation vs. Postsecondary Admittance

Identifying Sparks

Understanding Decision Making

Setting SMART Goals

Power of Personality


At least twice a year students update two tools: the Postsecondary Plan and the Readiness Rubric. The Postsecondary Plan helps students ask and answer the question: What do I want to do with my life after high school? Similarly, the Readiness Rubric helps students ask and answer: What do I need to do to reach that goal? Students articulate, communicate, and update their plans for life after high school in their Postsecondary Plans, while they continuously monitor their progress toward being college ready by the end of high school using the Readiness Rubric.



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