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This program supports College and Career Readiness Plans— for students’ academic and future careers. It is designed so that students can take the steps needed to be successful in their academic and personal lives. It helps them understand where they are at in their academic careers and where they can go.

Collaborative discussions, interactive activities with writing and research, and socio-emotional learning reflections are embedded in each lesson. English language support is included wherever there is a need to further scaffold the lesson. This planning program supports the individual evolution of goals.

Students are empowered with strategies to address the development of academic behaviors, or key learning skills. The contextual skills and self-awareness supports their transition to postsecondary education. ​They will discover for themselves how to proceed through their personal College and Career Readiness Continuum* planning process.

IDEAS for College and Career Readiness Plans provides schools resourced with grants, resource classes, summer, after-school, or freshman experience classes, with an ideal, easy-to-implement curriculum based on 6 sessions. The depth and breadth of each session is flexible and can be maximized over a school year. School and District administrators will be pleased how this capacitates those who participate in the program to discover their abilities and succeed.

​The Need for College Readiness Counseling - In today’s global, knowledge-based economy, a college education is the gateway to social mobility and better lifelong opportunities. The vast majority of America’s high school students (86 percent) expect to attend college, but many lack the support and guidance they need to prepare for enrollment and success in college. (U.S. Department of Education, NCES 2010-170). Furthermore, college-going rates differ disproportionately by family income, parent education level and other demographic characteristics.

-The College Board Advocacy and Policy Center 2010

Curriculum Components:

Curriculum Components:
IDEAS Workshop – Classroom Set for 25 Students3

A Student Book

Each participant receives their own resource book as a reference and progress journal to last through high school graduation.


Comprehensive Facilitator Guide

Easy-to-use resource provides the necessary overview with lessons, extensions, and English Language Supports.

Visual Aids

Each unit has ready-to-use presentations, our "IDEAS ePOSTERS"(with notes) to enable Facilitators to easily  to support each session.


  • Practice socio-emotional learning strategies
  • Recognize their strengths and challenges, goals, and the resources available to them
  • Document their achievements in their personal student book/journal
  • Proceedon their College and Career Readiness Continuum to achieve their goals​

Students who employ the strategies and steps taught in the IDEAS for College and Career Readiness Plans program, will have a sure path to graduation and postsecondary career and college options.

The College & Career Readiness Continuum*


*The College and Career Readiness Continuum (CCRC) used in this program provides the stages of progress in a student's personal action plan towards high school graduation and post secondary academic goals.


If you have purchased the program and which to access the workshop and facilitator resources please refer to your booklet for access (do not include ".html")

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