Postsecondary Readiness Advising
Strong advising systems allow students and families to understand all their options and develop a path forward to achieving immediate and long-term educational goals. In the Puget Sound region, increasing equitable access to high quality and timely information around college and career readiness is a focal point of our efforts. Together with regional partners, PSCCN works to support educators in developing practices and materials to engage students and families in effective postsecondary planning throughout a student’s high school journey.
Many first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color rely on learning about college knowledge from their schools. We must create opportunities to develop students' college-going identity during the school day so they can confidently express and execute a postsecondary plan that suits their individual values. An advisory course is an important, often under-utilized opportunity for students to build college knowledge and skills for postsecondary success where students gain consistent access to an adult mentor. The PSCCN Action Team focused on increasing postsecondary readiness during the school day is exploring multiple strategies for building college and career readiness curriculum into the school day. For more information, visit the Action Teams page.