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College and Career Readiness

Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.125  Legislation requires all students, starting in grade nine, to have a "plan" around seven key elements. This plan includes academic scheduling, career exploration, 21st century skills, community partnerships, college access, all forms of post-secondary training, and experiential learning opportunities. These seven elements are integrated into students' experiences and programming at Little Falls Community High School.  

  1. Provide a comprehensive academic plan for completing a college and career ready curriculum premised on meeting state and local academic standards  
  2. Developing 21st century skills such as teamwork, collaboration, and good work habits
  3. Emphasize academic rigor and high expectations  
  4. Help students identify personal learning styles that may affect their post-secondary education and employment choices  
  5. Help students succeed at gaining/gain access to post-secondary education and career options.  
  6. Integrate strong academic content into career focused courses and integrate relevant career focused courses into strong academic content  
  7. Help students and families identify and gain access to appropriate counseling and other supports and assistance that enable students to complete required coursework, prepare for post-secondary education and careers, and obtain information about post-secondary education costs and eligibility for financial aid and scholarships.