School Districts

For school district students and their parents.

The high school years go by in the blink of an eye.  One minute a student is an in-coming freshman looking for their homeroom or locker, making new friends, and wondering about going to prom.  The next thing they know, they are faced with SAT and ACT testing, understanding FAFSA aid requirements, and ordering caps and gowns.  Regardless the path the student plans – whether it’s a four-year college/university, a two-year trade school, or the decision to serve their county, it’s important they know when and how to begin the college and career readiness preparation process.  

 

The school’s counselors, along with the student’s parents, play a critical role during these four years.  Their combined steady guidance helps all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors develop the discipline and focus required to stay ahead of looming deadlines for course selections, college admission criteria and testing, and the closing dates for financial aid and scholarship applications. 

 

Aligned with all state mandates, My Readiness Coach is an online road map that helps students, parents, and counselors understand state grant opportunities, local and state graduation requirements, crucial financial aid deadlines, how to compare financial awards, student loan consolidations, and even how to properly accept an offer of admission. The platform also contains modules that assist special education teachers build customized plans that help transition their students from high school to post-secondary success.

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Benefits for School Counselors:

  • Ensures that every student has a plan for college and career readiness.

  • School counselor’s portal helps school counselors track students weekly progress.

  • Access to live student grade level data.

  • Direct contact with students and parents via the school counselors’ email.

  • Each parent has a program for college and career readiness based on the student’s grade level and program of study.

  • Ability to conduct weekly webinars with parents and students during the COVID–19 pandemic

  • School counselors can move their college and career readiness program virtually online during school closures. 

  • School counselors have access to over 25 grade level PowerPoint presentations and worksheets they can customize.

  • Participate in monthly online professional development sessions with My Readiness Coach advisors.

  • School counselors are able to run weekly, monthly and summary reports.

  • Aligned with State Standards for college and career readiness.

  • Monthly in school grade level presentations (optional).

  • Inter-district transferring.

  • ADA compliant.

Benefits for 9th – 12th Grade Students

  • Students follow a clearly communicated process for college and career readiness.

  • Ninth through 12th grade students have access to over 800 modules, worksheets and assessments for college and career readiness.

  • Completion of all financial aid paperwork, the FAFSA, state grants, work study, payment installment, student loans and scholarships searches.

  • Ability to conduct career assessments.

  • Provided a true college and career timeline.

  • Students are provided a series of online live webinars for planning out their college and career plans.

  • Program ensures that every student has a college readiness success program.

  • Grade level transition program.

  • Individual career plan portfolio.

  • College search tool.

  • Helpful college planning links.

  • Access to My Readiness Coach student advisors five days a week 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Updated on weekly news concerning college and career readiness per grade level.

  • Ability to report incidents of school violence, bullying in a confidential safe way.

  • Five years of post-high school support, and guidance.

Benefits for 9th – 12th Grade Parents

  • Guides parents through admissions and financial aid.

  • Parents and students are able to participant in online weekly webinars per grade level and program of study.

  • Updated on weekly news concerning college and career readiness per grade level.

  • Parents are kept well informed on the process of being college and career ready.

  • Clearly defines the parent’s role in preparing their children for college and career readiness.

  • Provides parents with mentoring tools for college and career readiness.

  • Provides parents the opportunity to attend live weekly webinars concerning college and career readiness.

  • Help parents understand the complete process of financial aid, like the completion of the FAFSA, state grant opportunities, work study, payment installments and student loans.

Benefits for Special Education Teachers

  • Provides special education teachers a full array of professional development targeted to improving the lives of any students that has an IEP.

  • Special education teachers can build customized college and career plans for students on their caseloads.

  • IEP timelines are more manageable.

  • Track students for five years after graduation.

  • Ability to help transition students into their post-secondary school.

  • Post-secondary planning.

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