Future Ready: College, Career & Beyond
By 2028, Marin’s High School and Postsecondary education ecosystem will prepare students, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance, to become confident young adults with the social, emotional and academic skills they need to be ready for, continue into, and successfully complete their learning journey after graduating high school.
This Initiative will focus on the following strategies:
Readiness Plans: Increase and improve communication, awareness and understanding of future readiness requirements for students and families.
Policies & Practices: Increase collaborative support for common Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)/Blueprint action items such as: graduation requirements, standards based grading, project based learning, ethnic studies, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), and shared data systems.
Financial Aid: Improve support infrastructure.
Bridging & Belonging: Improve transition to post-secondary programs.
Success Networks: Increase early, collaborative, whole-child intervention support.
Below is a list of Partners engaged in this Initiative:
- 10,000 Degrees
- Bridge the Gap College Prep
- Canal Alliance
- College of Marin
- Dominican University
- Huckleberry Youth Programs
- Next Generation Scholars
- Novato Unified School District
- San Rafael City Schools
- Santa Rosa Junior College
- Shoreline Unified School District
- Tamalpais Union High School District
Why Future Ready: Over the years, partners have identified the importance of how social, emotional, and academic factors impact future outcomes for students. Additionally, partners have identified that while they share a common goal of postsecondary learning for all students, they recognize that postsecondary learning might look different as each student follows their own dreams.
Future Ready represents what partners have been expressing: they want all doors to be open to students and secondary education to prepare them for bright futures of their choosing.
What happened to CRAT, CEAT, Enrollment Teams?
In order to continue the work started last year weaving together the work of the Plan, Enrollment, KEDO, and Completion teams, we’re bringing everyone together as a Future Ready dream team. Starting September 23, 2021, we will begin having partners from these teams meet as a single group to better integrate all of the strategies that are working toward educational equity in college and career readiness, enrollment, and completion (while still using small groups to move the action forward).
Related Resources & Blog Stories
The Keeping Every Door Open Action Team has been working together since the winter of 2019 to assess, plan and implement the policy and practice changes needed to ensure that by June 2025 all students will graduate college and career ready. Read more to view their process timeline.
Keeping Every Door Open (KEDO) policy Action Team successfully advocated to make equity a key element of district LCAPs.
Funding and help navigating the complex college application process are two of the main barriers to college enrollment. 10,000 Degrees has developed a fantastic series of toolkit videos for educators, students and families.