It is not simply a dream; I have a plan.
Decision Day is derived from National College Decision Day. Traditionally, May 1st has been designated as Decision Day because students commit to their selected post-secondary institutions by signing their Letters of Intent. Over the past 10 years, secondary schools started to commemorate the day to encourage seniors to finalize their post-secondary plans. The day also serves to raise community awareness of college and career readiness efforts for all grade levels.
DoDEA is celebrating Decision Day as a way to highlight the post-secondary plans for for this year's graduating class. As a system that educates military-connected students, we strive to recognize all students' post-secondary plams-whether they be to pursue higher education, enlist in the military, complete a vocational or trade program, or immediately seek employment.
In the weeks leading up to Decision Day, DoDEA school faculty and staff members are encouraged to decorate their doors with pennants, signs, or other items showcasing the post-secondary institutions they graduated from and/or their military affiliations.
On May 1st, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to wear their college/university, military, or career paraphernalia and take photos! High school seniors will announce their decisions and grades K-11 will explore college and career options using interactive tools and other classroom activities that support our focus on College and Career Readiness as aligned with our Blueprint for Continuous Improvement.
Schools and students are encouraged to share pictures and video snippets of the day's activities via Facebook/Twitter/Instagram #dodeadecisionday.
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