The counselors at Alice C. Harris Intermediate School are here to help students prepare for their future. During the school year, all 7th grade students and parents will be invited to attend a Planning for College and Career Ready Conference .
What is a Plan for College and Career Readiness?
We hold small group conferences with all 7th grade students and their parents. Parents will receive a letter further explaining the Plan for College and Career Ready conference with a scheduled time to meet with their student and counselor. If the time that is scheduled for your appointment is inconvenient, please call Mrs. Oxborrow at 452-257-2560 or e-mail to reschedule. Our goal is to have every parent attend their students' conference. If you would rather have an individual Plan for College and Career Ready conference, you may indicate it on the letter and have your student return it to the counseling center.
Please plan on spending approximately 30 minutes for your appointment.
What is College & Career Ready?
The term “college and career readiness” refers to the knowledge and skills high school graduates must possess in order to be successful in their career paths after high school. New research indicates that the mathematics and English skills required for entry level college classes are the same as the skills needed for good jobs.
Success in the 21st century workforce requires education and/or training beyond high school graduation. This post-secondary education can come in many forms – a four-year university, a community college, a technical or vocational school, or a formal apprenticeship – all of which can prepare students for a career.
We hope you will check out the links on this page to find out more about the importance of post-secondary education and how to choose a career.