Elementary School Students

Access and Exposure are the key elements to Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness in the youngest grades. Providing equitable access and ongoing exposure to a variety options and opportunities for our students will support them as they explore and plan for their future.

Colorado Career Cluster model diagram

Things to consider...


  • How does content connect to careers?
  • What are students' strengths and how does that relate to the Colorado Career Clusters?
  • How can I help expose students to a variety of careers to support their ongoing explorations?

This engaging website allows students of all ages to explore various careers through videos, maps and charts.

3rd Grade College Hangout

Aurora Public School's 3rd College Hangout gave students the opportunity to participate in virtual college tours and then submit their own questions. The APS Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness team them searched high and low to find answers to our students' questions...

- 3rd Grade College Hangout-Final Version.mp4

The 5th Grade Experience

This APS event brought hundreds of 5th grade students to University of Colorado Denver's campus to experience college life. Students met Milo the Lynx, heard from panel of college students, met with college professors and then explored Auraria Campus!