INFOGRAPHIC: The College & Career Pathway for Middle School Students
The Career & College Club is a unique way for young students to plan their futures before those critical high school years.
CCC Coach, Speech Pathologist
Washington Irving Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
As an Administrator, the [Career & College Clubs] program has three very attractive features. First, the CCC is an outstanding compliment to our academic and extracurricular offerings…second, the curriculum is very flexible…
Bassett Unified School District, La Puente, CA
Career & College Clubs provides direction to my students and helps them stay focused on school.
George Kelly School, Tracy, CA
The [Career & College Clubs] lesson plans were great, they tie directly into the AVID curriculum, and some of the students really enjoyed being able to teach to and learn from their peers.
Coach, 7th Grade AVID Teacher
Clifton Middle School, Monrovia, CA
The CCC curriculum is well thought out, accessible and very relevant. The students gained an appreciation for the AVID strategies used in class as a means to gaining the knowledge they need to achieve their goal of attending college. For my 7th graders, the CCC curriculum made college preparation a much less daunting task because, at this early age, they understand better what lies ahead of them.
CCC Coach, 7th Grade AVID Teacher
El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA
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From the LA Times… In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and female achievement. The reality is that the slowdown in U.S. educational gains is predominantly a male affair, and one that drags down the [...]
A high school diploma used to be enough to get by in the job market, but this is no longer the case. A Georgetown University study found that the percentage of jobs in the United States that require some form of postsecondary education will reach a projected 63% by 2018, up from 28% in the [...]
While progress is being made on the college-completion front, a new report from the Lumina Foundation says more needs to be done to support Latino and black students if the nation is going to meet its “Big Goal” of 60 percent of Americans with some form of postsecondary education by 2025. Full article.