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Department of College and Career Readiness
Department of College and Career Readiness

Every child college and career ready

  • Minnesota and MPS define career and college readiness as high school graduates having the “knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career pathway, including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or industry-recognized credential and employment”.
  • MPS CCR believes “Growing the Family” increases career/vocational awareness as an urgent factor for our inner-city households, growing industry connections for all MPS families to meet 21st Century workforce needs, intentional focus towards middle-high wage employment, and providing innovative measures to mandate character development within our engagement process (quality customer service, culturally relevant programming, social-emotional development, grit/persistence, etc). 

Summer Nudging through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Summer Nudging is a program created by the MN Office of Higher Education to help support students in following through on enrolling in and starting post-secondary classes. Seniors can sign up by texting COLLEGE to 651-243-9980. Students will receive texts throughout the spring, summer, and fall to help remind them of steps they need to take to get started with their post-secondary plan! 

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Common Black College Application
FAFSA Support

For details about how to get help with your FAFSA, click the link above.