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Advanced Education Opportunities

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide high school students with college-level curriculum and exams Help develop study skills and habits that prepare students for the rigors of college coursework. Available in34 different areasWhat is Advanced Placement?Courses offered on SD Virtual SchoolFree of charge to studentsSchools cover cost of booksCourses are rigorous. Students must have the permission of their schoolTaught by qualified instructors.Cost effective AP?What is dual credit? Students earn credits for both their high school diploma and postsecondary degree Courses taught by postsecondary facultyOnline or on-campusReduced rate of $40 per credit hourWhat courses are available?All public postsecondary institutions in South DakotaGeneral Education coursesIntroductory Career & Technical Education coursesFull list at available on SDMyLifeWhat can students do with dual credit?Get a jump start on postsecondary career by earning college credits in high schoolTry college coursework with the support of high school teachers Increased confidence for college successExperience significant cost savings through reduced tuition costsWhat is remediation?Coursework assists students in preparation to enter credit-bearing postsecondary courses following high school graduation.Coursework is available for English, reading, & mathematicsCourses available on the SD Virtual School at no cost to studentsHow do the courses work?Students begin by taking proctored examThe results of the exam generate online, individualized courseworkAfter completing coursework, student takes second proctored exam.The score of the final exam determines a students placement at his or her postsecondary institution.Students save both time and money.

What is CTE?Offered in middle schools, high schools, technical institutes & universitiesProvides students with engaging experiences that make education matter both in the classroom and in future careers. For all students helping students purposefully register for courses that align to their IEP/PLP/future goals. Intro level and advanced optionstie dual credit and online10CTE: Learning that WorksVocational EducationCareer & Technical Education (CTE)Targeted specific, often low- achieving, students Targets all students Offered limited programs Offers programs in 16 career clusters Focused on technical education and high school students (competency-based)Integrates academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum (standards-based)Students trained with specific occupational skills sets Focuses on secondary and postsecondary students entering the workforce and associate, bachelors or advanced degree programsCurrent Perkins focuses on ensuring all students have access to rigorous and relevant courses (from introductory through advanced). 11How does CTE benefit students?Explore a variety of careers Participate in hands-on coursework Solve real-world problems Work side-by-side with professionals Develop leadership skills

Current Secondary Reach:As schools work to develop strong programs of study (from introductory level to high-level, challenging coursework), students choose to take more classes in those programs. Students who take 2 or more credits in a cluster are considered concentrators. Helping students achieve concentrator status is important because

Sources: Participants by Cluster and Concentrators by Cluster files for selected school years on DE56 13CTE: Learning that WorksStudents see why school matters!CTE ConcentratorsGraduate at higher rate than peersGo on to postsecondary at higher rate than peers

Sources: CTE = 3S1 & 4S1: School Completion and Student Graduation Rates for selected school years Overall = 2012-13 ( 2011-12 Graduation Rate (

Note: For 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, the completer results are not comparable in that different exit codes were user for a dropout count, and a GED completer was not considered a completer outcome as it is now (per Tom Morths 1/27/14 email), so data those school years data were omitted 14CTE: Learning that WorksCTE students overwhelmingly go on to some kind of postsecondary work or training after graduation. 76% go on to some kind of degree-seeking postsecondary program. 14% to employment. And 5% to the military or another kind of advanced training.

Source: Statewide Secondary Placement (5S1) files for selected school years on DE56. Four year average was calculated by summing number of students in each category from 2009-10 to 2012-13 and dividing that by the sum of the total number of students four years15How can students get connected to courses?Districts offer approved programs of study16 Career ClustersSouth Dakota Virtual SchoolDual credit courses National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)Portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills Applied MathematicsLocating InformationReading for InformationWhat is NCRC?Validates skills during hiring processAligns skills and careersGreat resources to assist students in career selection and course/activity planningWhat is the value of NCRC?Credit and noncredit bearing experiences focused on career exploration and development Help students build employment-related competencies in the workplace. What is Work-Based Learning?Capstone experiencesService Learning projectsWork placementsProject SkillsJob shadow experiencesWorkplace mentoringGuest speakers

What is Work-Based Learning? Web-based career exploration and planning tool students can use to explore career and college options and create a comprehensive career portfolio

What is SDMyLife?What accommodations does SDMyLife include?Fully compliant with Section 508 of Americans with Disabilities Act.-Compatible with screen readers-Assistance with reading-Additional explanations-No time limits on assessments**The Ability Profiler is norm referenced, is timed, and may not be appropriate for students reading below a 6.0 grade level. Accommodations available: extended time for certain sections, enlarged print, print version, provision for additional explanations, instructions can be read, and words in the Arithmetic Reasoning section can be read. What is a Career Portfolio?Their own online filing cabinetIn it, they can keep all the information they need to plan their education and career path.

Formulate realistic career plan based on interests, abilities, goals, and potential accommodationsParticipate in the transition planning processSave Career Matchmaker results for career explorationKeep notes on the careers and schools that are of interest to themDevelop an education plan based on career interestsTrack career preparation and planning activitiesRecord career and life goalsDocument extra-curricular activities and work experiencesCreate a great looking resume What can students do with a Career Portfolio?Ways to utilize features in transition planning:AssessmentsPart of the transition assessment processIdentify career interests (Matchmaker) and work skills (My Skills)Recognize different careers require different level of ability (My Skills)Relate requirements and demands of a career interest to personal abilities and potential need for accommodation (Ability Profiler)Analyze personal strengths and limitations as they relate to career and postsecondary education preferences (My Skills)Self-advocacy (Learning Style Inventory) Identify study strategies that will help student in future postsecondary educational settings (Learning Style Inventory)

Ways to use features in transition planning:CareersCompare/sort careers of interestExplore careers based on a favorite school subjectExplore career profiles to include working conditions, education and training requirements, earnings, and employment outlookView multimedia interviews for perspectives from people in a career and learn about workplace culture Recognize other careers related to a preferred career interest

Ways to use features in transition planning:SchoolsIdentify postsecondary training/education needed to attain a selected career goalIdentify related high school education curricula necessary to attain a selected career goalDetermine the postsecondary education/training setting that best meets personal needs to include admission requirements, personal abilities, and potential needs for accommodationsFind undergraduate, graduate, and career & technical schoolsCompare schools based on specified criteriaDesign a plan to address the costs of a postsecondary education needed to attain career goalWays to use features in transition planning:EmploymentIdentify strategies in managing a job searchPractice self management skills in achieving goalsExplore and practice interview skillsDemonstrate skills needed for seeking and maintaining employmentView considerations in employment trends and career advancementPractice effective letter writing skillsWrite a professional resumeSDMyLife Advisor AdministrationAssignments and Activities- Specify and manage assignments and activities that students should complete and upload to thei


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