Preparing students for success beyond high school graduation is one of the most important roles of RCAS. College, Career, and Life Ready is an umbrella term for education and workforce development programs and pathway initiatives which ensure high school graduates have the academic, employability, and technical skills necessary to be prepared for the full range of postsecondary opportunities. The focus in RCAS is to prepare students for both college and career, rather than one or the other.
What is College, Career and Life Readiness?
A progression of knowledge and skills leading to credentials, certificates, and/or college– whether that is a one-year, two-year and/or four year degree program.
COLLEGE is an educational training opportunity beyond high school.
COLLEGE Ready: Students meet academic indicators, standardized test benchmarks, and complete credit-bearing general education courses or a certificate program without remediation.
CAREER Ready: Students have explored and identified a career interest and possesses sufficient foundational knowledge, skill and general learning strategies necessary to begin studies in a career pathway
LIFE Ready: Students leave high school with grit and perseverance to achieve their goals, as well as possess growth mindset that empowers them to approach their future with confidence.
Accelerated Learner Services provides academic support and resources to identified gifted and high ability students by: Finding alternative programming options for their academic needs. Providing advancement and enrichment opportunities. Advising students on early college, Advanced Placement, and selective college admissions and scholarship processes. Connecting students to personalized learning options.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) maximizes student learning with real‐work knowledge and skills. Students are provided with challenging academic and technical content, that fosters strong relationships with industry and higher education. CTE courses fulfill high school graduation requirements, allow students to develop leadership skills, earn industry certifications and dual credit in their fields of interest.
College and Career Planning provides resources and information for students and parents as they look to and prepare for life after high school. The resources range from discussions with your elementary school student to college prep and preparing to enter the workforce.
Our school counselors engage with all students, challenging them to push beyond limitations to achieve rigorous academic, personal, and post-graduation goals. They empower students to be successful now and to approach their diverse futures with confidence.
The Youth Engagement program provides guidance and support to young people as they plan, implement, and expand projects that benefit the community. Students are able to collaborate with governmental agencies, educational institutions, business professionals, and community organizations. Youth Engagement empowers young people to share their voice, create change and develop leadership skills that will prepare them for success with their educational and career goals.