Cappex College Match Tool

Another way to increase student autonomy and decrease the workload of counselors is this college match tool from Cappex that helps students explore match and fit. Counselor resources from College Greenlight are specifically geared towards supporting traditionally underrepresented students.

Oregon Gear Up Toolkit

Have schools plan one CCR event per grade level a year. A good place to start is this parent engagement toolkit from Oregon Gear Up that includes helpful tips for authentic partnership. These family workshop power points and agendas are easy to download and customize for your school or district Broadly sharing postsecondary family tools …

College and Career Planning

Creating or expanding family focused sites for postsecondary planning helps families explore postsecondary options together, rather than having the school be the sole information keeper. The NYC Department of Education’s K-12 college and career planning site is approachable and replicable for other schools or districts. These family inclusive suggestions for career exploration, organized by school …

Career Village Online Community

Online communities, such as Career Village, are helpful once students are narrowed in on what they want to do. Another meaningful way to bring careers to life is by implementing Khan Academy’s Career Unit in 9th or 10th grade. Students learn about career basics and in-depth work experiences of young professionals via subtitled videos. The …

Postsecondary Planning Milestones Toolkit

NYC Department of Education’s Postsecondary Planning Milestones Toolkit provides effective and actionable strategies. One is a 9-12 interactive postsecondary planning checklist that has lesson plans for teachers and advisors and helps students and families make meaningful traction towards postsecondary milestones.

O*NET Interest Profiler

Have middle and high schools share the Interest Profiler (O*NET) from the Department of Labor with students to assess their career interests (and what the next educational steps are) with a simple 60 question quiz appropriate for grades 6-12. • Deepen the impact of the assessment and build student knowledge by browsing careers by industry …