Setting The Stage
Students should be selecting their post-high school pathways by having the opportunity to learn about all the options available to them rather than blindly relying on the path to success promoted in the past of high school then college then career. Today’s highest achieving high school students are failing to graduate college and find a career.
Why do we rely on the high school then college then career model for success?
Why do schools tend to promote college and career as an “either/or” and not “both/and” options?
How can we help students take ownership of their path and give them voice in decisions about their futures?
How can we avoid stigmatizing and instead bring value to all jobs and educational options?
NEXT STEPS TO CONSIDER
Think about how you personally experienced high school and the transition to college or directly to career.