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Secondary Programs

College and Career Central (3C)

Prepares YOU for life after high school graduation in grades 6th through 12th

Plan for the Future

Plan for the Future

College &

Career Central

College and Career Central (3C) prepares students for a successful future. This comprehensive classroom program provides students with the information, knowledge, resources, & skills to be ready for life after high school graduation with a plan in place, whether you are ENROLLING in college, ENLISTING in the military, or going directly into the work world, EMPLOYMENT. For seniors, Our GRAD Mentors! Program matches students with a community volunteer mentor. Our mentors provide their mentees with support to work on developing their individual plans for life after high school graduation with the skills to achieve their dreams.

Our 3C program curriculum design is aligned with The Common Core Standards and The American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA’s) national Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K – 12 College and Career Readiness for Every Student. Embedded in the curriculum are Social Emotional Learning and trauma-informed care components which guide our work with all students to promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing.

College &

Career Central

College &

Career Central

College and Career Central (3C) prepares students for a successful future. This comprehensive classroom program provides students with the information, knowledge, resources, & skills to be ready for life after high school graduation with a plan in place, whether you are ENROLLING in college, ENLISTING in the military, or going directly into the work world, EMPLOYMENT. For seniors, Our GRAD Mentors! Program matches students with a community volunteer mentor. Our mentors provide their mentees with support to work on developing their individual plans for life after high school graduation with the skills to achieve their dreams.

Our 3C program curriculum design is aligned with The Common Core Standards and The American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA’s) national Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K – 12 College and Career Readiness for Every Student. Embedded in the curriculum are Social Emotional Learning and trauma-informed care components which guide our work with all students to promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing.

Programs & Services include:

  • 6th GRADE: Kids2College

    Early outreach for 6th grade students to learn about different college and careers options and what students can do in middle school and high school to be prepared for college and career.

  • 7th and 8th GRADE

    Our 3C curriculum is aligned with the Academy Prep classes to support students in gaining college and career knowledge, planning, and 21st Century skills.

  • 9th GRADE: Freshman Academy 3C Class

    Our 3C curriculum aligned with the Freshman Academy class to support students in gaining college and career knowledge, planning for high school success, and 21st Century skills

  • 11th and 12th GRADES

    A credit-bearing college and career readiness class experience, including social-emotional learning, preparing for college, the military, or career after high school graduation.

  • Traditional and Team mentoring for high school students

  • Learn about the Project GRAD Akron Scholarship and how to leverage additional scholarship dollars through a comprehensive scholarship database.

  • GRADs Persist

    Offers our college-going students on-going support and resources to meet their needs as they matriculate to a post-secondary institution as well as learn strategies to ensure their college persistence and college graduation.

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