“I’VE GOT THE PWR”
PWR PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY GRADUATE
POST-SECONDARY & WORKFORCE (PWR) READINESS ALIGNED TO 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
“Postsecondary and workforce readiness (PWR)” describes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential for high school graduates to be prepared to enter college and the workforce and to compete in the global economy. The description assumes students have developed consistent intellectual growth throughout their high school career as a result of academic work that is increasingly challenging, engaging, and coherent. Postsecondary education and workforce readiness assumes that students are ready and able to demonstrate the following without the need for remediation.
The portfolio, or collection of work samples, is divided into two sections:
- Section I is the academic credit earned that is demonstrated through course/passage completion on the student transcript. Students will show mastery by including their transcripts, links to courses descriptions, ICAP: Individualized Career & Academic Plan and ICAP Milestone: Annual Learner Review.
- Section II is divided into 6 Quests of 21st Century Skills. The 10 PWR Learner Behavior & Life Skills necessary for success demonstrate these skills after high school. Mastery of these skills is demonstrated by presenting work samples in the form of final projects for each PWR at end of marking period portfolio presentations. These Quests may be fulfilled through participation in classes, passages, work study, service learning, internships, interim experiences, performances, college courses, Friday field outings, etc.