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College and Career Readiness

DoDEA’s top priority for its students is College and Career Readiness.  This website contains information and resources for parents about this important program focused on student success.


.DoDEA College and Career Ready Education Programs

It is broadly said around the nation that the goal of high school is to ensure all students graduate "college and career ready."  What does "College and Career Ready" mean?  Simply put, college and career ready programs are designed to ensure high school graduates have the content knowledge, skills, habits and dispositions in multiple subjects to be successful in their future endeavors, after high school.

To be successful after high school, all graduates must possess a range of content knowledge, abilities and motivation to succeed that can only come from a rigorous, rich, and well- rounded Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 education. Nationwide, it has become expected that high school graduates need to continue their education in a postsecondary course of study, program or training series if they are to have options and opportunities in the current job market.

  • College and Career Ready Standards establish clear, consistent and high learning goals and are more focused on preparing students for success in college and careers
  • College and Career Ready Standards in the areas of mathematics and literacy set a foundation for even greater student success and growth.
  • College and Career Ready Standards set grade-by-grade learning expectations for students in grades K-12.
  • The continuity of College and Career Ready Standards presents an extraordinary opportunity for academic development as they are replicated in the majority of states and therefore beneficial to our highly mobile military-connected students.