PrepareRI for Students and Families

Prepare Rhode Island means ensuring that every student has the skills they need to be successful in whatever career they end up pursuing. The initiative was built on the belief that all young people—regardless of their previous background or intended career—will need a post-secondary credential and practical work experience to be successful.

How to get involved in PrepareRI depends on a student's age.
Check out the high school or elementary/middle school sections below.

 
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All students start here:

From sixth grade on, every should should have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
Don't have one? Talk to you guidance counselor or a teacher today to make sure you
have the support and tools you need to set and achieve your goals. 

 

High school students

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If you or your child is in high school, PrepareRI provides resources to help forge a pathway to a high-demand job. Whether a student is planning to attend college or not, there are many opportunities in high school that can set them up for long-term success.

  • If a student is graduating in 2021 or later, they are eligible to earn a pathway endorsement with their diploma, proving that they are graduating with skills in a specific subject area.
  • All students should have an Individual Learning Plan that helps them think about how they can use their schooling experience to reach their personal goals.
  • All students should graduate with a work-based learning experience, such as an internship, that helps them apply their learning in a real-world setting.
  • All students should earn post-secondary credit before they graduate. For some students, that means taking a career and technical education (CTE) course and earning an industry-recognized credential that that will help them land a job after graduation. For others, that means earning a college course credit through dual enrollment or the Advanced Coursework Network.

 

Elementary and middle school students

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If you or your child is in grades K-8, then PrepareRI means helping students discover their passions and the many possible careers they could pursue.

  • All students should have an Individual Learning Plan that helps them think about how they can use their schooling experience to reach their personal goals.
  • All K-8 students should receive career exploration coursework that helps them think about the many jobs they could possibly do when they grow up.