Higher education partners can play a big role in supporting students in post-secondary success! The Individual Career Academic Planning process can be a fantastic opportunity for your campus to partner with K-12 districts for the purpose of:
- Creating programing to support seamless transitions from high school to college.
- Assisting families and students with financial aid assistance when planning for college.
- Providing concurrent enrollment opportunities to students getting an early start.
Below are a few ways you can leverage a students ICAP in your on-boarding and advising process:
Reducing College Remediation Rate
Oklahoma families face a financial burden – at an estimated cost of $22 million a year – when their students are not adequately prepared for higher education. But thanks to College Career Math Ready (CCMR) Courses, Oklahoma high schools are making progress. In the last year, our state has decreased the overall demand for college remediation by 4.7%.
For more information about the College Career Math Ready and Ready for High School Math courses, please visit http://sde.ok.gov/ccmr. Any questions can be directed to Christine Koerner, Director of Secondary Mathematics and K-12 Computer Science. To see a short video, “Multiplying Opportunities,” about the impact of College Career Math Ready, take a look below!
Using two free online tools like OK College Start and OKCareerGuide students are able to build their Individual Career Academic Plan using career interest quizzes, growing occupation resources guides, scholarship and financial aid resources, college major exploration guides, and career training programs in Oklahoma. Learn how you can sign your college up for the RecruitMe feature with OKCollegeStart and OKCareerGuide.
Pre – Collegiate Workshops – In order to support their surrounding districts OSU – Tulsa has designed career and major exploration focused workshops to encourage students to begin matching their career interests to majors offered.
Early College High School An early college high school model can be an excellent way for a college to further leverage a students ICAP while providing equitable pathways to a college degree. This model provides eligible high school students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits concurrently while attending high school; students who complete a early college high school program will receive both an associate degree and a high school diploma upon graduation. To see a local model click here.
College and Career Ready Math highlights the importance of foundational concepts and the opportunities teachers have to make mathematics experiential, applicable and meaningful. Students who take CCMR are making statistically significant gains in their ACT scores – 2 to 3 points on average. Even when students who take CCMR are placed in developmental coursework in college, they are more likely to succeed than peers with similar ACT scores who took Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Pre-Calculus and even AP Calculus AB.
Senior Conferences give Oklahoma high schools the opportunity to provide their seniors a taste of adulthood with a full day devoted to the next steps after graduation. Many high schools have partnered with high education institutions in this initiative by ending the day with a career / major exploration fair.