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Advanced Academics
College and Career Readiness
Early College High School

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Dr. Kristy Dietrich
Executive Director of Secondary Instruction and Advanced Academics
kdietrich@splendoraisd.org

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The College and Career Readiness and Advanced Academics Department will support students in their education by creating a bridge leading them to their college and career goals.

Definition of College and Career Readiness

Students who are ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses leading to a baccalaureate degree, a workforce certificate, or a career pathway-oriented training program without the need for remedial or developmental coursework.

What is “college” ready?

College today means much more than just pursuing a four-year degree at a university.  Being “college-ready” means being prepared for any post-secondary experience, including studying at two- and four-year institutions leading to a post-secondary degree credential (i.e., a workforce certificate, license, associate’s or bachelor’s degree).  Being academically ready for college means that a high school graduate has the English and mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework without the need for remedial coursework.

What is “career” ready?

In today’s economy, a career is not just a job.  A career provides a family-sustaining wage and pathways to advancement and nearly always requires post-secondary training or education.  Being ready for a career means that a high school graduate has the English and math knowledge and skills needed to qualify for and succeed in the post-secondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e., technical/vocational program, community college, apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training).