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We have a responsibility to develop students who are college and career ready.  Pathways to prepare students for college and career success in our increasingly global and information driven economy should be clearly articulated and supported.

 
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Video Introduction:

2016-2017 Goals for Pathways:

  • Goal: Strengthen pathways for providing students with the academic preparation, learning experiences and guidance necessary to take advantage of the range of postsecondary options, including career and technical education.
  • Evidence of Success
    • Provide experiences for students to be exposed to, build their knowledge of, and prepare for various postgraduate opportunities.
    • Implement a clear transition plan for each senior.

2015-2016 Indicators of Success

  • Introduced an additional guidance counselor at the high school to support the effort of providing all ninth-grade students with a career inventory. This will facilitate career discussions between the guidance counselor and the student, as well as help students set goals for themselves and plan future courses of study.
  • Created a 10th-grade college search to help students set goals for themselves. Students were introduced to the Naviance software and shown how to research a college and determine what the entrance criteria for admission is for the colleges that interest them.
  • Revised district College Planning guide.
  • Organized workshops to educate families on various college-related topics, including financial aid, applying to competitive colleges, applying to SUNY colleges and writing the college essay.  
  • Provided two college trips for our high school students and plan to add a middle school college trip next year.
  • Added several additional Advanced Placement courses, including AP World History and AP Computer Science. This will bring our total AP course offerings to 19, an increase from the 15 courses we had in 2013.  
  • Provided special education teachers with Transition Goal training. This is the first step toward developing a personalized plan for each student leaving our high school, a plan that is designed to result in a meaningful next step after graduation. On a related note, we have begun conversations with Sen. Lindsay and the LI Workforce Institute on possible opportunities that may be available to our students.
  • Began conversations with various entities such as Stony Brook University, Composite Prototype Center and FNI, all of whom will assist in designing the curriculum for the new middle school STEAM lab.

2015-2016 Goals for Pathways:

  • Strengthen pathways for providing students with the academic preparation, learning experiences, and guidance necessary to take advantage of the range of post-secondary options, including career and technical education.
 
     

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