PrepareRI for Schools
PrepareRI aims to close the gap between what students learn in school and what they need for high-demand jobs. The initiative was built on the belief that all young people—regardless of their previous background or intended career—will need quality work experience and valued credentials beyond high school to be successful.
What does prepare ri mean for schools?
PrepareRI aims to create a K-12 education system that is aligned with the demands of colleges and employers. Making this goal a reality involves coordinated effort from teachers, school leaders, superintendents, and all stakeholders in Rhode Island's education system. Here are some of the main changes that PrepareRI will involve:
- All high school students should have access to a high-quality work-based learning experience in a high-skill, high-demand career field.
- All high school students should graduate with postsecondary credit. This postsecondary credit could be a college credit (earned through dual enrollment or the Advanced Course Network) or an industry credential (earned through a career and technical education program). All students also have the option to pursue a Pathway Endorsement.
- All elementary and middle school students will have access to career exploration programming.
- All students will have a personalized Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to guide their coursework throughout their K-12 experience.
- Career and technical education (CTE) will be expanded and aligned to high-demand industries.
Please see the links at left for more information on all of these programs.
Leverage your role
The following are slide decks, from the PrepareRI Fall Summit, that outline what PrepareRI means for your role.
- PrepareRI for elementary and middle schools
- PrepareRI for high school counselors, school-based coordinators, and support staff
- PrepareRI for high school principals and school-level leaders
- PrepareRI for school district leaders
If you would like support in implementing PrepareRI in your school or district, please contact us.