What is a College and Career Readiness Plan?

The College and Career Readiness Plan (CCR):

* is a primary strategy for recognizing student accomplishments and strengths
* is planning, monitoring, and managing education and career development for students in grades 7-12
* is achieved through an on-going partnership involving students, a student's parents or guardians, and school counselors or other school personnel
* is a process not an event

The CCR process addresses student information and competencies in the following areas:

* Self-knowledge
* Education and Occupation Exploration
* Education, Career, and Life Planning

The CCR process assists students in establishing education and personal/life goals, then it connects students to activities that will help them achieve their goals.

The CCR involves a process and a product that are directed by the individual needs of each student--educational needs, individual requirements, and realistic assessment. As part of the planning process, students' interests, talents, achievements, and goals are reviewed in an annual, individual CCR conference for every student in grades 7 to 11. This conference includes the student, the student's parent or guardian, and a counselor or other school personnel. Students in grade twelve are required to have at least a small group CCR conference that includes parents or guardians. An individual conference in grade 12 is optional.

The CCR product includes:

* a record of the CCR planning process activities that are kept in a personal portfolio or individual planning document
* a written four year and beyond plan for every student.