Here is the booklet on the eight components of career and college readiness. There are booklets to apply the eight components to the elementary, middle school and high school.
The Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling provide a systemic approach for school counselors to implement, across grades K–12 — elementary through high school and beyond, to ensure equity both in process and results.
1. College Aspirations Goal:
Build a college-going culture based on early college awareness by nurturing in students the confidence to aspire to college and the resilience to overcome challenges along the way. Maintain high expectations by providing adequate supports, building social capital and conveying the conviction that all students can succeed in college.
2. Academic Planning for College and Career Readiness Goal:
Advance students’ planning, preparation, participation and performance in a rigorous academic program that connects to their college and career aspirations and goals.
3. Enrichment and Extracurricular Engagement Goal:
Ensure equitable exposure to a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that build leadership, nurture talents and interests, and increase engagement with school.
4. College and Career Exploration and Selection Processes Goal:
Provide early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions when selecting a college or career that connects to academic preparation and future aspirations.
5. College and Career Assessments Goal:
Promote preparation, participation and performance in college and career assessments by all students.
6. College Affordability Planning Goal:
Provide students and families with comprehensive information about college costs, options for paying for college, and the financial aid and scholarship processes and eligibility requirements, so they are able to plan for and afford a college education.
7. College and Career Admission Processes Goal:
Ensure that students and families have an early and ongoing understanding of the college and career application and admission processes so they can find the postsecondary options that are the best fit with their aspirations and interests.
8. Transition from High School Graduation to College Enrollment Goal:
Connect students to school and community resources to help the students overcome barriers and ensure the successful transition from high school to college.
George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.