Redefining High School
High school should be a time for planning for postsecondary opportunities while making a smooth transition into adulthood. It’s the optimal time for students to kick their postsecondary plans into high gear. Point them toward the following resources to ease the transition to adulthood.
OK College Start is a free online tool that provides career interest quizzes, career information, growing occupation trends, scholarship and financial aid resources, and information about programs of study in Oklahoma. This is a perfect tool to pair with career curriculum in the classroom, as well as financial aid presentations.
The OK Career Guide is a free online tool used to provide students free career interest assessments, information about career expectations, growing trends in occupations, and information on programs of study available in Oklahoma. This interactive tool can be used in the classroom during career lessons and also while at home with parents.
Here are a few helpful career curriculum lessons:
College Career Math Ready Course Description:
College Career Math Ready is a free course designed for high school seniors who have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and need a transition course to get them ready for college-level coursework. By engaging students in real-world applications, College Career Math Ready develops critical-thinking skills that students will use in college and their careers. College Career Math Ready has a proven track record of increasing student readiness.
Ready for High School Math Course Description:
Ready for High School Math is a free course designed for eighth grade students to develop critical-thinking skills that they will use throughout their high school studies. The course addresses elementary and middle school standards, including the topics of number sense, ratios and proportions, expressions and equations, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability, agreed to as essential college and career-readiness standards for most students. Opportunities for Summer Teacher and Administrator Training, June 3-5: Summer Training Information
For more information about the College Career Math Ready and Ready for High School Math courses, please visit http://sde.ok.gov/ccmr or http://www.sreb.org/math-ready. Any questions can be directed to Christine Koerner, Director of Secondary Mathematics and K-12 Computer Science.