What does College and Career Readiness mean?

College and Career Readiness means that a student is prepared to go directly to work or enroll and succeed – without remediation – in a variety of postsecondary institutions so that they are ready to enter a career of their choice.

A student who is ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit- bearing college courses leading to a baccalaureate or certificate, or career pathway-oriented training programs, without the need for remedial or developmental coursework. However, not every student requires the same proficiency in all areas. A student’s interests and post-high school aspirations influence the precise knowledge and skill profiles necessary to be ready for postsecondary studies.

Family engagement plays a crucial role in education. Georgia PTA advocates as a powerful voice for all children and a relevant resource for families and communities – providing resources to help parents and families support and assist with their child’s education including readiness for college and career.

Georgia PTA’s focus on college and career readiness supports our mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. By working together to ensure America’s youth are prepared when they graduate high school, we ensure they are ready for life!