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.
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
CTE provides quality, relevant, rigorous educational programming that prepares learners for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand careers.
School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs.
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: https://sites.google.com/stpaul.k12.mn.us/cpc/home
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: spps.org/Page/45555 or on Spotify or Apple podcasts.
- 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)
Office of College and Career Readiness
1780 West 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN, 55116
Test Prep Opportunities
Current 11th grade SPPS students are encouraged to register for the Testing Prep Program offered by SPPS.
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.
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