• Question: “What is Ramp-Up to Readiness?”

     

         Ramp-Up to Readiness™was created by the University of Minnesota’s College Readiness Consortium and is a school-wide guidance program designed to increase the number and diversity of students who graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for success in a high-quality college program.

                

         Through participation in Ramp-Up to Readiness™, students in grades 9-12 progress toward readiness in five areas: Academic, Admissions, Career, Financial, and Personal and Social Readiness.”  (University of Minnesota, 2012)

     

    Delivery Model http://www.rampuptoreadiness.org/

     

         As students enter the high school, they are assigned an advisement section that they will have until they graduate. In that section, the students will meet 28 times for a 30 minute Advisory Activity and also meet 5 times for a 45 minute Workshop over the school year. Every session will be centered around preparing each student for life after high school.

     

         During each of these sessions, the students will be asked to organize the information they receive into 2 main documents:

     

    1.) The Postsecondary Plan:

        This document helps students answer the question,

           “What do I want to do with my life after high school?

     

    2.) The Readiness Rubric:

        This document helps students answer the question,

           “What do I need do to reach that goal?