GOAL:                                Adequately prepare students for college, the workforce, or vocational training upon completion of high school




MEASUREMENTS:
On-time high school graduation and enrollment in post-secondary education

While our primary focus is early childhood education, Ready! also contains a high school piece because leading businesses informed us of their difficulty in finding skilled local workers, something we need to improve if we are to attract employers to our community.

STRATEGIES: 


1. Develop a technology fund to assist local school districts with software and hardware needs not currently addressed by their existing budgets.

2.  Provide a testing assistance fund to help students take ACT/SAT testing for college entrance, AP testing for college credit, career counseling testing, and GED testing for drop-outs.

3. Provide grants to school districts to assist in guidance work to direct students down the most appropriate paths – college preparation, workforce development, or vocational training.