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.

  • Student and Family Support Resources

    School Counseling

    School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs.

  • Personal Learning Plans

    Personal Learning Plans

    Students document their interests, strengths, & values and connect those to course taking plans, career development activities, and career and postsecondary education aspirations. 


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:

OCCR In the News

    • Two middle school counselors, Courtnie Conyers and Juli Montgomery-Riess, were interviewed in Episode 2: Supporting Youth Mental Health on the Community Connect 625 podcast. Listen Here: or on Spotify or Apple podcasts. (12/5/2022)
    • 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. (11/22/2022)
    • 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)

Contact OCCR

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    Office of College and Career Readiness
    1780 West 7th St.
    Saint Paul, MN, 55116

    Link: Staff Directory

ACT Test Prep

    • Methodize is a self-paced online ACT test prep program available through Xello. Students can access Methodize directly from their Xello account.

      1. Open the Clever app or go to
      2. Click 'Log in with Active Directory'.
      3. Enter your Active Directory username and password.
      4. Click on the Xello app.
      5. In the ‘Links & Resources’ section, select ‘Methodize’. The program will open in a new tab.

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It's Never Too Late To Graduate

  • If you are age 20 and under, and are looking to complete your high school diploma, please contact the Student Placement Center.

    • Phone: 651-632-3700

    If you are 21 and over, and would like to earn your adult diploma, please contact Amy Stotzheim at the Hubbs Center.

    • Phone: 651-744-7592