Essential Guideposts for the
Journey to Success
Will Your Child Be Ready for College and/or a Career?
Today, most jobs require more than
a high school diploma and many workforce training/vocational programs require
the same readiness skills as those required for success in college. In
fact, for students to be ultimately successful in the workplace, knowing how to
think critically, solve problems and get along with others are as important as
knowing how to read, write, and calculate.
The Great Eight: Essential
Guideposts for the Journey to Greatness was developed as a resource for
parents in making decisions along the pathway from grades K-12. Each
guidepost is aligned to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) strategic
plan and promotes the development of a strong foundation for student success in
college or in a vocational career.
Since the guideposts are more
strenuous than the requirements for graduation from high school, starting early
allows parents to plan for the numerous pathways to graduation while
accommodating the various learning styles of individual students.
Therefore, itís never too late to reach one of the Great