Welcome to the Office of College and Career Readiness
The Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR) works to encourage SPPS students of all ages to understand that preparation for greatness in college, career, and/or community is achievable with the right planning, preparation, support, and accountability. SPPS students benefit from our strong school counseling program, the creation of personal learning plans (PLPs), a wide array of post-secondary partnerships and invaluable opportunities allowing them to explore career and technical education.
Students document their interests, strengths, & values and connect those to course taking plans, career development activities, and career and postsecondary education aspirations.
Saint Paul Public Schools is proud to be one of only a few urban school districts in the nation where students can earn 12 free college credits (and sometimes more) while in high school.
Career Pathway Centers
Career Pathway Centers are managed by SPPS counselors and Achieve Twin Cities coordinators. Students can get help on planning for after high school by connecting with the Career Pathway Center coordinator or counselor at their high school. The Career Pathway Center website has resources to help students explore career paths, apply for college and financial aid, find internships, and more!
Career Pathway Center website: https://sites.google.com/stpaul.k12.mn.us/cpc/home
OCCR In the News
- Three SPPS school counselors recently won counselor of the year awards in three different categories from the Minnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA). Congratulations to Errol Edwards, John Eschenbacher, and Jeanette Vyhanek! Read more here. (11/22/22)
- Keela Kuhlers was named 2022 Minnesota School Counselor of the Year. Read more about Ms. Keela here. (2/9/2022)
- The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program offers opportunities for students to explore their interests and plan for future postsecondary options. Read the full article in Ramsey County Workforce News. (2/2/2022)
SPPS has partnered with TutorMe to give students free access to online tutoring services. TutorMe allows students to connect with a subject-level expert tutor at any time to get support in current classes.