Whether a student is transferring in from out of state, following a non-traditional academic path, or seeking one that’s academically rigorous, the state of Florida seeks to provide equitable access to the right learning environment for every high school student. Not every student’s academic journey will look quite the same, but in Florida high schools, providing multiple pathways to a diploma can create more equitable learning environments so that every learner can succeed as they pursue their personal goals.
Under the revised plan, students need to meet diploma requirements and also, in most cases, satisfy additional criteria, learning and demonstrating employability skills and demonstrating postsecondary-ready competencies. Is your district or school equipped with the tools to offer students these different options? We’re breaking down these three requirements below, but additional details can also be found in this Graduation Pathways Frequently Asked Questions document.
In today’s job market, jobs that do not require a college degree are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, many of the fastest-growing jobs through 2024 will be in CTE fields. In fact, many high-demand careers require certifications instead. This is great news for high school students who want options other than going straight into post-secondary education.
Today, the ACT® exam is one of the nation’s leading college entry exams. Built to determine students’ academic readiness for the next step in their academic careers, it’s often taken by high school juniors and seniors. In recent years, however, the ACT exam has also taken a more prominent role in high school accountability plans in a handful of states (and the list is growing). And, while it’s no secret there are a lot of options when it comes to preparing for this nationally recognized exam, navigating the appropriate plan for preparation can be challenging.
As is true of all niches within education, there’s no shortage of buzzwords, acronyms, and definitions related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) for administrators and instructors to keep straight. In honor of CTE Month, we’ve rounded up the most important terms in the field today to help you stay on top of the latest trends.